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Transfer Station Update: New rules, answers on Commercial Vehicles and Recycling, potential Petitioner rules, and more

June 22, 2018 12:42:21 PM

Last night’s discussion about the Transfer Station included revised rules, answered questions to residents’ concerns, and a preview that changes to come may impact both citizen petitioners and those who complain of harassment by them.

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Historical Commission filing Ethics Complaint against a Selectman

June 21, 2018 01:56:41 PM

Earlier this month, I reported on the conflict between Board of Selectmen and Historical Commission member Michael Weishan. Last night, the Historical Commission voted to file an ethics complaint against the member of the board who led the charge against renewing Weishan’s term on the Commission.

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Main Street area updates: Reconstruction of Downtown Business Village; Night Work; state project delay, beautifying a corner, and more

June 20, 2018 04:21:40 PM
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Selectmen approved $1.2M in spending to extend the Main St Reconstruction project to the Downtown Business Village and make other connected improvements.

That’s part of five project updates I’m rounding up on what’s happening on Main Street and intersecting roads near downtown.

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BOS on Transfer Station rules and fees – Thursday

June 19, 2018 12:29:48 PM
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On Thursday night, selectmen will discuss (and likely vote on) Transfer Station rules and regs for to be implemented this summer. Included in the draft is a fee increase they conceptually approved earlier this spring. It also includes a safety net suggested by another board to offset the burden for residents in need.

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The week in government: ZBA on board officers; Historical on ethics charge; Combined & Regional school committees; ConCom on Stonebrook Village, and BOS on ZBA appt and Transfer Station rules (Updated)

June 18, 2018 03:15:02 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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Missing details on the Weishan “hornets nest” (Updated – Again)

June 13, 2018 03:07:46 PM

As I posted last week, the Board of Selectmen opted not to renew Historical Commission member Michael Weishan’s term past the expiration of his term (at the end of this month). That story was missing a lot of details, so I’m following up.

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Bid to purchase, redevelop, and preserve Fayville Hall includes relocating Affordable Units from Ila Bella/Rossi Estates (Updated)

June 12, 2018 01:38:28 PM
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A bid on the historic community hall may result in preservation, but don’t celebrate yet. The bid is contingent on many conditions.

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The week in government: Public Works on Deerfoot & Flagg intersection, last K-8 School Committee of year, and Rec on Capital Planning and Field policy

June 11, 2018 02:15:47 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 refuses to reappoint Michael Weishan to Historical Commission (Updated-again)

June 8, 2018 03:29:39 PM
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For years, Michael Weishan has been one of Southborough’s most ardent public advocates for historical preservation. That passion, combined with his determination to “call a spade a spade”, put him at odds with the Board of Selectmen. Last night, they voted not renew his term on the Historical Commission despite the Commission’s request they do so.

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Southborough Police Roundup: Patrolman saves life, seeking new Officer, Seniors ask to show support, and latest logs

June 6, 2018 03:00:00 PM
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I have news to share from and about the Southborough Police Department. In contrast to last week, most of it is feel-good.

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Letter: Response to “slandering” of “unruly citizens” at Special Town Meeting

June 6, 2018 11:26:43 AM

My Southborough accepts signed letters to the editor submitted by Southborough residents. Letters may be emailed to mysouthborough@gmail.com.

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The week in government Update: BOS meeting on Thurs and Fri

June 5, 2018 03:15:00 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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Opting out of pesticide sprayings

June 5, 2018 11:28:10 AM
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Mosquito spraying season is beginning. So, I’ve been asked to again remind people about their rights for opting out.

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The week in government: Planning Board tonight

June 4, 2018 08:34:29 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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