Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Farmers’ markets near Southborough

June 27, 2012 04:27:24 PM
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Farmers’ markets are cropping up all around Southborough. Westborough opened for their second year earlier this month, and Ashland is offering a market for the first time this year. Add that to old standbys in Hopkinton, Grafton, and Framingham, and Southborough residents have plenty of choices when it comes to fresh, local fare.

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Voluntary odd/even water ban now in effect

June 27, 2012 02:04:57 PM
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The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last night to impose a voluntary odd/even water restriction starting immediately and running through September 22. Under the ban, outside water use is restricted based on your house number, so odd-numbered houses use water on odd-numbered days, and even-numbered houses use water on even-numbered days.

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No increase in sticker fee, but changes for the Transfer Station could be on the way

June 27, 2012 11:48:49 AM
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An increase in the cost of a Transfer Station sticker has been an annual event for several years now. Last night Selectmen decided to hold the fee at its current rate of $175, but there was little consensus on the board about how the Transfer Station should operate and be funded in the future.

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McAuliffe steps aside, selectmen appoint Eagle to zoning board

June 27, 2012 09:28:36 AM

In a surprise move at last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, Zoning Board of Appeals member Regina McAuliffe withdrew her application for reappointment to the board. Her withdrawal paved the way for selectmen to appoint Southborough businessman David Eagle as a new permanent member of the ZBA.

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Care packages sent to troops, as special thanks comes in from overseas

June 27, 2012 07:16:49 AM
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Earlier this week a group of Southborough residents gathered at the Senior Center to package up gifts from home to send to soldiers serving overseas, including one Southborough native far from home.

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