Government

The week in government: Historical Commission discussions on Fayville Hall and the police station building

May 2, 2016 04:00:19 PM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Candidates for Town Moderator call for your vote

May 2, 2016 01:37:18 PM
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On Thursday, candidates for Town office answered questions at Candidates’ Night. On Thursday, candidates for Town office answered questions at Candidates’ Night. It was a great evening of short speeches with Q&A. I can’t capture it all, so recommend Southborough Access Media’s video. But I know many of you won’t, so I’ll try to summarize the highlights.

Today’s post focuses on the three candidates for Town Moderator.

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Why flags are at half staff: Friday, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 07:11:20 AM
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Flags in Southborough and across the state are flying at half staff in honor of Corporal Christopher J. Orlando, United States Marine Corps, of Hingham, MA who died in a tragic military training accident on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

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Selectmen approve CommCan Host Agreement 3-1; Kolenda asks to vote on rescinding letter of non-opposition

April 28, 2016 11:43:31 AM

On Monday night, selectmen had a civil but tense discussion on the Medical Marijuana Dispensary planned for 255 Turnpike Road. In the end, the draft Host Agreement with CommCan, Inc. was approved 3-1. What was left unclear is whether the board will consider rescinding the letter of non-opposition allowing the dispensary to operate.

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Reminder: Candidates’ Night this Thursday

April 27, 2016 01:00:00 PM

Tomorrow, the Library Board of Trustees is hosting their annual Candidates’ Night.

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Southborough getting state assistance with transparency

April 27, 2016 08:17:31 AM
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Town officials have been talking for a while about making our government more open and transparent. Now they are getting some assistance in seeing things through.

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Public Safety building update: BOS aiming for Presidential ballot; may vet out reappointment of opponents (Updated)

April 26, 2016 04:52:42 PM
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Last night, the Board of Selectmen reassured volunteers that they are still prioritizing a Public Safety Building project. Chair John Rooney told the study committee they hope to complete negotiations with St. Mark’s School for land acquisition within 2-3 weeks. The Town will be seeking to put something on the Presidential election ballot.

As part of the effort, Rooney agreed that it makes sense to vet out opponents on Town Committees when reappointments are made this June.

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The week in government: St. Mark’s Solar Array at Planning Board, Public Safety Building update at BOS; Regional School Committee

April 25, 2016 04:02:16 PM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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BOS to vote on updated Host Agreement with CommCan tonight

April 25, 2016 07:30:39 AM

Tonight’s, the Board of Selectmen will likely approve an updated Host Community Agreement for the Medical Marijuana dispensary coming to 255 Turnpike Drive.

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Hydrant flushing next week (Check taps and the schedule before you wash a load!)

April 22, 2016 12:20:00 PM
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Next week is the last week of April, and that means it’s time for the annual flushing of the hydrants in Southborough. It will take nearly all week for the DPW to flush all the hydrants in town, and when they’re doing the ones in your neck of the woods, you may notice your tap water running brown.

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Woodland Meadows Affordable Housing lottery

April 20, 2016 11:22:38 AM
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Almost 8 years after the Woodland Meadows 40B development started making headlines, four 2-bedroom affordable units will be allotted.

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Meet the Candidates – April 28

April 20, 2016 07:30:00 AM
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The Library Board of Trustees is again hosting their annual Candidates’ Night.

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The week in government: ZBA hearing on Southville senior housing; St. Mark’s solar & Park Central at Conservation

April 19, 2016 09:30:00 AM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Town Meeting 2016 recap: Preservationists prevail across the board; every voter mattered (Updated-again)

April 13, 2016 11:11:07 AM
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A single voter was the difference between holding onto the “rotting”, historic Fayville Hall (with its “cess pool”) and authorizing selectmen to “dispose of it”.

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