May 2021

Early Bird registration open for Youth Football & Cheer; season kicks off in August

May 25, 2021 07:30:41 AM
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Registration is open for Jr. T-Hawks Northborough/Southborough Youth Football and Cheer.

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The week in government meetings

May 24, 2021 04:23:09 PM
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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Events this week: Gardening Workshop, Alcohol & Teens talk, “Happiness Project” Discussion, Read to a Dog, and Memorial Day ceremonies

May 24, 2021 02:15:15 PM
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Here are some highlights of events in and around Southborough through the long weekend.

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Town Meeting: One voter “saved” St. Mark’s Bell Tower; other highlights (Updated)

May 24, 2021 12:06:50 PM
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On Saturday, Annual Town Meeting voters weighed in on how the Town should spend its money and what our Southborough’s bylaws should be.

There weren’t many of us there. But we had a quorum and for one Article, every single vote counted.

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Fireworks tonight

May 22, 2021 09:00:18 AM
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The private school will be setting off a 10-12 minute display beginning at 8:30 pm tonight.

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Saturday’s Annual Town Meeting-at-a-glance (Updated)

May 21, 2021 05:45:01 PM
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The 2021 Annual Town Meeting finally opens tomorrow. Here are important reminders and links to details.

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Town Meeting Update: Proposed zoning process improvements

May 21, 2021 12:31:23 PM
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Two Articles on the Warrant for Saturday’s Annual Town Meeting focus on fixing issues in Town zoning bylaws. Although neither would seem to be controversial, voters can be nervous about zoning changes. So, I’m giving an overview of each.

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Town Meeting Update: Outdoor Lighting Bylaw

May 21, 2021 10:52:02 AM
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Voters who haven’t been paying close attention to the Outdoor Lighting Bylaw may have questions or misperceptions. So, it’s (past) time to focus on what it does and doesn’t ask to do.

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Town Meeting Update: Projected tax increase and PILOT news (Updated)

May 20, 2021 05:00:56 PM
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Annual Town Meeting is in two days. So, it’s past time to update readers on the proposed budgets. In related news, I’m also sharing an announcement on PILOT promises from the two big private schools in town.

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On the market this week in Southborough

May 20, 2021 01:34:02 PM
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What went on and off the market this week.

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Give Rugby a try this Sunday: Free Intro Session for Grades 5-8

May 20, 2021 11:50:16 AM
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The Northborough Southborough Eagles Youth Rugby program is inviting kids to give their co-ed middle school program a try.

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NSBORO Update: New Covid guidelines differ between elementary and upper schools (Updated)

May 20, 2021 11:09:28 AM
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Yesterday, the Superintendent issued new policies for the Northborough-Southborough public schools.

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South Union bid withdrawn; Article 23 to be postponed

May 19, 2021 01:58:00 PM
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The proposal to purchase the historic South Union building was withdrawn yesterday. With no active proposals, the Board of Selectmen will ask Annual Town Meeting voters to indefinitely postpone Article 23.

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Sign up now for upcoming Poetry Seminars

May 19, 2021 09:31:15 AM
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The Southborough Library is bringing back poet Heather J. Macpherson to lead her popular poetry seminars.

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