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Why flags will be at half staff: Monday, April 20

April 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM
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Flags in Southborough and across the state will be flying at half staff on Monday, April 20th in honor of Corporal John Michael Dawson, 22, United States Army, of Whitinsville, MA..

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Town Election: Fields narrow as two pull out

April 17, 2015 11:21:10 AM
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This May, residents have the opportunity to choose the best candidate in three races for town office.

Two of those races have narrowed since my last update.

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Why flags are at half staff: April 15, 2015 (Updated)

April 15, 2015 12:33:00 PM
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Flags in Southborough are flying at half staff for more than one reason today.

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Wrapping up Town Meeting: Demolitions will be delayed and recycling supported

April 15, 2015 07:30:17 AM
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Last night, 80 voters overruled 54 to determine that Southborough will have a bylaw to delay demolition of historic buildings.

Clearer majorities chose to support other articles, including a solar bylaw, recycling sticker, and actions supporting town recreation.

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What’s still up for a vote tonight at Town Meeting

April 14, 2015 04:00:16 PM
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Planning to attend tonight’s Town Meeting. Here’s a reminder of what’s on the Warrant.

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Town Meeting: Salaries raised to “market rate”, grilling over cemetery supervisor, and hiring an economic coordinator

April 14, 2015 12:34:27 PM

Town Meeting voters approved more than $50 million in town budgets and expenditures last night. But there’s still a lot of business to be resolved tonight.

Residents didn’t question the bulk of the budget or the biggest expenses. Instead, much of the night was spent debating issues related to town personnel.

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Town Meeting Continued to Tuesday night: Demolition Delay Bylaw back in the running

April 13, 2015 11:18:40 PM

Annual Town Meeting opened at 7:00 pm tonight. Four hours later, it has been continued to 7:30 pm on Tuesday.

Still up are articles 18-33 That includes the Demolition Delay Bylaw which is back on.

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The week in government: Annual Town Meeting

April 13, 2015 07:30:39 AM
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The Annual Town Meeting (opening tonight) dominates, with most committees focused on pre-meeting preparations. Boards are clearly prepared for the meeting to continue into a second night, with more meetings planned to prep for Tuesday evening.

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Are you heading to Town Meeting on Monday?

April 9, 2015 11:27:18 AM
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This is a post I publish every year before Town Meeting. If you’re on the fence about whether to attend Southborough’s Annual Town Meeting on Monday evening, here are seven reasons why you should.

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35th Annual Senior Conference: free services, workshops, food and raffle prizes

April 9, 2015 07:30:27 AM

Every year, area senior citizens are welcomed to a special conference hosted by state officials. This year’s event has been announced for Thursday, April 23rd.

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Warrant Article to advise (or force?) recycling sticker policy

April 8, 2015 12:25:28 PM
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Last night, resident Jack Barron presented his citizen petition article to the Board of Selectmen. The Warrrant Article seeks to allow residents discount access to the recycling area of the Transfer Station.

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Breakneck Hill Cows leaving the hill

April 7, 2015 07:30:16 AM
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The Breakneck Hill Cow Fund has posted news that they are throwing in the towel.

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The week in government: Pre-Town Meeting; Transfer Station and Personnel Board articles; Kindergarten update

April 6, 2015 02:30:36 PM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week.

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Reminder – Senior tax work-off applications accepted beginning Tuesday

April 6, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Applications for the senior tax work-off program will be accepted beginning April 7th.

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