Government

Advisory and Selectmen to hash out Budget differences Tuesday

June 1, 2020 02:50:09 PM
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A week from Saturday, Southborough Annual Town Meeting voters will be asked to decide on the Town’s budget for July 2020 through June 2021. Town officials still aren’t in agreement on what that budget should be. That may change tomorrow, when the Advisory Committee and Board of Selectmen “meet”.

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The week in government: Advisory and BOS on FY21 budget; Town Meeting update

June 1, 2020 02:46:50 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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Video: Southborough’ Memorial Day Ceremony

June 1, 2020 11:54:30 AM
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As I posted last week, Southborough Access Media recorded the Town’s closed Memorial Day service. The video was completed over the weekend. 

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Candidate’s Letter: Mark Pietrewicz (write-in) for Assabet Valley Regional Vocational District

May 29, 2020 01:23:12 PM
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Two candidates are seeking election as Southborough’s representative on the school committee for Assabet Valley Regional Technical School. To help you make that decision, I have invited each of them to submit letters to readers.

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Enjoy Scavenging the Town forest

May 28, 2020 03:30:00 PM
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The Southborough Stewardship Committee is again encouraging the public to walk the Town Forest Trails. This time, they’re adding a little fun to the walk, especially for kids.

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Building/Zoning department issues new standards, plus helpful tips, for homeowners and contractors

May 28, 2020 09:15:20 AM
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It turns out that the Building/Zoning Department has been posting helpful information during the pandemic. They also posted the new safety standards and application procedures.

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Southborough planning for climate change resilience – June 4th Listening session

May 27, 2020 11:43:41 AM
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The community is invited to join a special “Public Listening Session” a week from tomorrow. The topic is Southborough’s efforts to prepare for potential hazards related to climate change.

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Candidate’s Letter: Dan Butka (write-in) for Assabet Valley Regional Vocational District

May 27, 2020 09:30:31 AM
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Two candidates are seeking election as Southborough’s representative on the school committee for Assabet Valley Regional Technical School. To help you make that decision, I have invited each of them to submit letters to readers.

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Town Election: A new school committee race and an update on another

May 27, 2020 07:30:45 AM
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I learned yesterday that one of the write-in positions on the Town election ballot is contested. So, it’s time for an update on the June 16th election.

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Selectmen file to move Barron lawsuit to federal court

May 26, 2020 03:03:49 PM

Last week, selectmen filed to move a lawsuit filed against them and the Town from Worcester Superior Court.

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The week in government: Advisory on FY21 budget (Updated)

May 26, 2020 02:00:00 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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Reopening of fields and courts (but not playgrounds): What’s opening & when, plus rules and prohibitions (Updated)

May 23, 2020 11:44:07 AM
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Last night, Southborough Recreation announced the timeline and rules for reopening most of the Town’s outdoor facilities.

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Why flags will are at half staff: May 22 – 24 and May 25, 2020

May 22, 2020 02:23:39 PM
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This Memorial Day weekend, flags around the state will be lowered for more than just remembrance of veterans. First, they will honor victims of the pandemic.

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Resources for Residents – including Southborough Emergency Fund

May 22, 2020 07:30:48 AM
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The Town published a simple two page flyer about “Resources for Residents”.

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