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Why flags are at half staff: April 17 – 21, 2018

April 19, 2018 07:00:44 AM
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Flags in Southborough and across the state are flying at half staff in honor of

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The week in government: BOS on Public Safety Building contracts and proposed changes to Chestnut Hill Rd

April 17, 2018 11:28:46 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 seeks feedback on Skate Park – Fix or return to tennis courts?

April 13, 2018 11:20:00 AM
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Southborough Recreation is reevaluating the “skate park” at Finn School. Before they determine a course, they are seeking public feedback.

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Town news updates: Fire Chief contract, Town election, building projects, and committee vacancies (Updated)

April 12, 2018 11:28:45 AM
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I often have trouble keeping up with all of the news I want to share with readers. I have a story list of Town news worth sharing that I never found time to cover over the past couple months. Since that list keeps growing, I thought I’d just roundup and ramble off a bunch of updates for you.

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Town Meeting Wrap up: CPA Articles pass, Golf Course CR secure, zoning code change fails

April 11, 2018 10:17:10 AM
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At the second night of Town Meeting, preservation Articles passed with flying colors, along with a measure to speed up future meetings. A proposed change to the zoning code on the Site Plan appeal process got tangled up in arguments and failed to pass the threshold.

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Town Meeting: Recreation’s 3 wins and 2 losses send them back to drawing board

April 10, 2018 01:04:21 PM
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Last night, the Recreation Commission scored three big wins, but were disappointed by two big losses. Vice Chair Kristin Lavault acknowledged that the Commission would have to return to the drawing board to reevaluate their plans for Recreation fields.

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Town Meeting: Voters OK budgets, 1st Golf Course Article, & Sr. Center; Recreation wins & losses; more up tonight

April 10, 2018 09:47:56 AM
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Last night, Town Meeting voters approved spending over $55M and borrowing more than $800K. They overwhelmingly supported the Town’s requests for budgets and replenishing needed funds. And they supported most of the projects that came in front of them. Two failed, and more are up for votes tonight.

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Annual Town Meeting tonight

April 9, 2018 04:25:44 PM
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I’ll be live tweeting from ATM this week.

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Residents collecting signatures to clearly compel Special Town Meeting

April 9, 2018 11:07:23 AM

Some of you may be confused by new petition circulating that looks a lot like a petition you signed before.

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The week in government: Annual Town Meeting, awarding Public Safety Building contract and more

April 9, 2018 09:44:46 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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Letter: Citizens instructed they need new petition to hold Special Town Meeting on ZBA quorum (Updated)

April 8, 2018 01:06:56 PM

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

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Town Meeting 2018: Updated overview of Warrant, context, and links (plus the Annual Report)

April 6, 2018 12:56:11 PM
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On Monday, voters will have a lot of decisions to make about how to spend taxpayer money and run our government. Here’s a wrap up of what’s up for vote with context and links.

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Update on Article to amend zoning appeal process: Potential revision; ongoing debate

April 5, 2018 01:21:20 PM

Going into Town Meeting there is usually at least one Article that will clearly spur debate. Article 32 is one of those, and it’s time for an update.

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Town Meeting 2018: Articles to improve the meeting; Accepting land and roads; Establishing funds (Updated)

April 5, 2018 07:32:24 AM
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Continuing my coverage of Town Meeting, it’s time to highlight the last few noteworthy Articles that I’ve yet to really cover.

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