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Town updates: Park Central at Conservation on Thursday; Public Safety Building delay to August 13

June 19, 2019 11:11:59 AM
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I was too quick on the draw for two posts this week. Here are updates to fix that.

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Public Safety Building Update (Updated)

June 18, 2019 05:13:02 PM
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The new safety complex is on track for a summer opening and fall Grand Opening, though small issues continue to “pop up”.

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The Boroughs Trail is coming! You can help blaze the way

June 18, 2019 11:05:25 AM
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Southborough’s Trails Committee has an exciting announcement. They are also recruiting volunteers to ensure the announcement is true.

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The week in government: BOS on ambulance fees and appointments, EDC at BOS and ZBA, Combined school committees on Start Time, and ARHS on turf fields

June 17, 2019 02:44:27 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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Scholarship announcements: Town and Gardeners make awards (Updated)

June 14, 2019 07:30:06 AM
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This spring, I shared news on scholarship opportunities in town. Now, I’m following up to find out who snagged the awards.

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Board of Selectmen concerned about Historical Commission’s behavior last June, may not re-appoint members

June 13, 2019 12:41:42 PM

One year later, selectmen are publicly reacting to the Commission’s public filing of a complaint against one selectman by calling before them the two members of the commission up for reappointment this month.

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The Town needs Zoning Board of Appeals members

June 12, 2019 05:24:36 PM
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The Zoning Board of Appeals will have two vacancies as of the end of June. Selectmen are looking for volunteers to step up to interview for the post.

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Selectmen not appointing PILOT Committee; Chair and Vice Chair to negotiate with private schools

June 11, 2019 01:39:32 PM

The Board of Selectmen reversed course on their plan for how to follow up on Town Meeting’s vote to pursue PILOT commitments with non-profits in town.

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The week in government: Rec on turf field needs & opportunities; School Committee; Board of Health on e-cigarette & vape regs; CPC Info night

June 10, 2019 12:09:00 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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Community Preservation Committee holding public information hearing – Thursday

June 10, 2019 07:57:49 AM
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If you have an opinion about the kinds of preservation projects the CPC should be focusing on, attend their public session to weigh in.

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Transfer Stickers through DPW (and Senior Center drive thru) this year (Updated)

June 6, 2019 07:41:14 PM
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Residents looking for new Transfer Station permits this summer should head to the building down the hill from the Transfer Station, not to the Town House.

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144 & 154 Turnpike to eliminate driveway connection; 118-120 Turnpike pursuing parking garage

June 4, 2019 02:50:52 PM
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Hearings were held last night for proposed plans to handle parking at two pairs of nearby buildings on Turnpike Road.

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The week in government: Planning hearing on 144 &154 Turnpike Rd site plan modifications; BOS on Transfer Station and board appointments

June 3, 2019 09:48:15 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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Hearing on overflow crossing at The Crossings – Monday night

May 30, 2019 07:30:00 AM
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Proposed modified plans seek to use a portion of 144 Turnpike Road as overflow parking for the abutting plaza, The Crossings.

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