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SWL: Planning Board to approve application for plan to breakup Garfield/Burnett estate (updated)

July 30, 2014 11:30:00 AM
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According to Southborough Wicked Local, the Planning Board indicated they will have to approve the ANR to split the lot into four properties.

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Garfield House ANR to be resubmitted by owners; look for Planning Board meeting next Monday (updated)

July 29, 2014 02:00:53 PM
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The initial ANR to tear down the historic stone house is in the process of being resubmitted.

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Why flags will are at half staff: Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 02:30:48 PM
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Flags in Southborough and across the state are flying at half staff in honor of Sergeant Major Kevin Walsh.

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Garfield/Burnett House: More background, potential competition for funds, and a celebration

July 28, 2014 11:30:25 AM
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Taking a look at some news on the issue from other sources last week.

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Selectmen to meet with Garfield/Burnett House owners about preservation as owners still pursue possible tear down

July 25, 2014 05:55:43 PM
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Selectmen will meet with owners of the historic estate at 84 Main Street to discuss preservation efforts. Meanwhile, the owners continue to pursue approval of plans to replace the stone house with 3 new homes.

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Town warns house preservation “not a done deal”

July 24, 2014 11:30:39 AM
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Opponents to demolition of the Garfield House are celebrating news that the sale didn’t go through last week. But Southborough’s Town Planner warns that preservation of the house “is not a done deal.”

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Economic “stewards” update town on their work; statistics on town’s economic growth (Updated)

July 22, 2014 11:10:27 AM

An update from the EDC on their work as stewards of the town economy. And analysis of the town’s economy over the past 3 decades.

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Garfield House photo gallery

July 19, 2014 10:10:54 AM
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A Southborough Historical Society member provided a bounty of photos of the old Burnett (aka Garfield) house and estate.

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More on the Garfield House: History and photos

July 16, 2014 04:30:00 PM
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For those of you wondering, what’s the big deal about the Garfield House (aka Burnett House), there are many in town eager to school you.

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BOS: Planning Board and ZBA appointments

July 16, 2014 11:49:05 AM
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At Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen Meeting, the Board was scheduled to appoint a new member to the Planning Board. They were also slated to reappoint a member of the Zoning board of Appeals. Neither of those appointments occurred.

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Garfield House: Planning Board awaits advice from counsel; 14 year old rallying a protest

July 15, 2014 04:13:59 PM
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Last night, developer Robert Moss explained to the Planning Board and public his plans for demolishing the historic Garfield House. Early on he stated he has no interest in exploring alternatives to demolition of the historic home. The Town Planner and community members sought to change his mind. And today, a town teen is leading a protest in hopes of effecting a change.

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Garfield House may be demolished within weeks; town without historic protection bylaws (Updated)

July 14, 2014 11:30:15 AM
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The town notified department and committee heads last week of plans to demolish the Garfield House. According to Town Planner Jennifer Burney, the town lacks the bylaws to protect the property.

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The week in government (7/14-7/20): New ZBA & Planning Board members, police interviews, Park Central continuance, Narcan, economic report (Updated)

July 14, 2014 07:30:42 AM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week.

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Why flags will be at half staff: Monday, July 14, 2014

July 11, 2014 03:30:34 AM
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Flags in Southborough and across the state are flying at half staff in honor of Lance Corporal Dougan.

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