Government

Senator Eldridge arrested as part of yesterday’s disruption protests for higher wages

November 30, 2016 11:15:33 AM
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Southborough Wicked Local shared yesterday that our State Senator James Eldridge was arrested.

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Digital Billboard Use Variance: Controversy over offered funding; Opposition speaking out; ZBA Hearing postponed to Dec 14

November 29, 2016 11:28:33 AM

The hearing is rescheduled for Wednesday, December 14. The related hearing at the Planning Board is also postponed.

In the meantime – Some opponents are questioning the ethics of the project proponent’s offer to help fund Town organizations through the billboard. The proponent reached out to me to defend his integrity. And the attorney for one opponent is questioning whether the application even fits the definition of Use Variance.

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The week in government: Conservation Commission on Main St project and Park Central

November 28, 2016 02:07:16 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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Thanksgiving Holidays: What’s closed and What’s Happening

November 23, 2016 02:30:00 PM
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Here’s a list of when our municipal facilities will be closed for the holiday.

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Selectmen oppose recreational marijuana shops, exploring prohibitions & restrictions

November 22, 2016 12:08:28 PM

Last week, the Board of Selectmen put their “stake in the ground” by voting they won’t support recreation marijuana facilities in Southborough.

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Town recruiting for golf course planning committee & cable committee – start applying (Updated)

November 21, 2016 03:01:13 PM

Selectmen approved charges for two new committees and can now accept applications. The board hopes to appoint members to the St. Mark’s Golf Course Master Plan Committee in December. They are also seeking volunteers for the Cable Television Committee.

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Hearing to rule on removal of ZBA member scheduled for December 6

November 18, 2016 11:21:30 AM

Selectmen have officially scheduled a hearing to potentially remove Leo Bartolini from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

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Library offering amnesty and seeking feedback (especially from residents who don’t use it) – deadline Wednesday

November 18, 2016 09:30:53 AM
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The Southborough Library’s Board of Trustees is reaching out to the community again. They are looking for feedback on the services the library offers and the ones it doesn’t.

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Planning Board drops appeal due to lack of legal counsel; Selectmen continue to deny request

November 17, 2016 12:54:34 PM

The Planning Board filed a motion to withdraw their appeal against the Zoning Board of Appeal’s decision on Park Central. Chair Don Morris told selectmen they made the decision because they didn’t have independent legal counsel to guide them.

Two selectmen viewed the withdrawal as making the petition and request moot. But the petition organizer and the Planning Board chair disagreed.

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“Vets Corner” raising awareness of veteran suicides; Southborough remembers veterans

November 16, 2016 02:30:00 PM
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For those of you wondering about the flags on St. Mark’s field downtown. Plus, a recap of Southborough’s Veterans Day ceremony.

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Town greenlit to continue pursuit of historic Main Street district

November 15, 2016 09:35:00 AM
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It’s looking like Southborough will succeed in having a section of the Main Street area (and some adjacent roads) adopted as a Historic District.

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Citizen petition asks Selectmen to allow Planning Board to hire outside counsel

November 14, 2016 11:21:08 AM

Over 300 residents are asking selectmen to reconsider a decision they made earlier this fall. Once again, the petition links back to discontent over the large development planned at Park Central.

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The week in government: Tax classification hearing, Billboard Use Variance, and discussions related to Citizen Petitions to selectmen

November 14, 2016 09:52:57 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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Southborough’s Veterans Day observances today and Friday

November 10, 2016 07:30:01 AM
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Southborough residents are invited to honor our country’s veterans at a Veterans Day observance on November 11.

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