Government

Demo Permit pulled for 135 Deerfoot; Preservation efforts beginning or is demo just delayed?

February 16, 2018 09:30:00 AM
Thumbnail image for Demo Permit pulled for 135 Deerfoot; Preservation efforts beginning or is demo just delayed?

The Historical Commission has deemed the property worth Preferential Preservation. But, I’m not sure if that can help preserve the property or just puts a nine month delay on demolition.

0 comments Read the full article →

Town Admin responds to proof that potential road through L’Abri has been “going on long”

February 15, 2018 03:56:00 PM

Readers pointed me to a discussion about potential solutions to Park Central road issues at a BOS meeting in 2016. It was seen as supporting rumors that Town officals have been floating the idea of building a road through a private owner’s land for longer than was acknowledged last week.

4 comments Read the full article →

Why flags are at half staff: February 16 – 19, 2018

February 15, 2018 02:30:00 PM
Thumbnail image for Why flags are at half staff: February 16 – 19, 2018

Flags in Southborough and across the state are flying at half staff for two reasons this week.

2 comments Read the full article →

Senior Center renovation proposed to expand capacity for the growing population served

February 15, 2018 11:20:47 AM
Thumbnail image for Senior Center renovation proposed to expand capacity for the growing population served

The Council on Aging is seeking support for renovations to the Southborough Senior Center. Town Meeting voters will be asked to fund $30,000 in engineering work. It would be phase 1 in plans to expand out the front of the center and improve facilities.

1 comment Read the full article →

Resident raises concerns about closed door meetings on a new Park Central project

February 14, 2018 02:17:27 PM
Thumbnail image for Resident raises concerns about closed door meetings on a new Park Central project

Recent not-in-public government meetings with the Park Central developer on a potential new project by the at the site has raised some suspicions and ire.

7 comments Read the full article →

SHOPC lacks quorum: Volunteer needed to help with housing opportunities – like the over 55 bylaw

February 13, 2018 03:58:09 PM
Thumbnail image for SHOPC lacks quorum: Volunteer needed to help with housing opportunities – like the over 55 bylaw

The Town committee charged with promoting and facilitating affordable housing has been unable to meet this winter. And that won’t change until they get at least one more volunteer.

1 comment Read the full article →

Golf Course: Town seeking input on new name (Southborough Golf Club?) and moving ahead with funding articles

February 13, 2018 11:15:58 AM
Thumbnail image for Golf Course: Town seeking input on new name (Southborough Golf Club?) and moving ahead with funding articles

The Board of Selectmen plan to vote on a new name for the St. Mark’s Golf Course at their February 27th meeting. Before that, the community is invited to send in their suggestions and thoughts.

0 comments Read the full article →

SCAC honors 2018 Grant recipients

February 13, 2018 09:23:15 AM
Thumbnail image for SCAC honors 2018 Grant recipients

Last week, Southborough Cultural Arts Council held a reception for its 2018 grant recipients. They have also made more information available on the work being funded.

0 comments Read the full article →

Town Meeting: Potential articles on Town Manager, Zoning bylaw changes, Golf Course and more

February 12, 2018 04:41:14 PM
Thumbnail image for Town Meeting: Potential articles on Town Manager, Zoning bylaw changes, Golf Course and more

Last week, the Board of Selectmen discussed and closed the Warrant for Annual Town Meeting. Consider it a heads up on items you may want to stay tuned for more information on.

0 comments Read the full article →

The week in government: Hearing on demo permit for 135 Deerfoot Rd, Advisory on budgets, Conservation on Golf Course CR

February 12, 2018 01:15:08 PM
Thumbnail image for The week in government: Hearing on demo permit for 135 Deerfoot Rd, Advisory on budgets, Conservation on Golf Course CR

A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

0 comments Read the full article →

The week in government: Planning discussions and Selectmen on budget and ATM warrant

February 5, 2018 02:23:43 PM
Thumbnail image for The week in government: Planning discussions and Selectmen on budget and ATM warrant

A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

0 comments Read the full article →

BOS overrules ConCom; will pursue co-holding Conservation Restriction with SVT

February 1, 2018 12:08:02 PM
Thumbnail image for BOS overrules ConCom; will pursue co-holding Conservation Restriction with SVT

Earlier this week, I wrote that the Board of Selectmen would need to come up with a new plan. Apparently, I was wrong.

10 comments Read the full article →

Selectmen to address golf course CR after Conservation Commission refuses to co-hold

January 30, 2018 02:00:50 PM
Thumbnail image for Selectmen to address golf course CR after Conservation Commission refuses to co-hold

Tonight, the Board of Selectmen will convene about the Conservation Restriction on the St. Mark’s Golf Course. Based on a vote last Thursday, they will be adjusting their plans for how to proceed.

2 comments Read the full article →

Weigh in on facilitating a bike trail through Southborough (Updated)

January 29, 2018 04:30:03 PM
Thumbnail image for Weigh in on facilitating a bike trail through Southborough (Updated)

In October, I shared that the state was collecting feedback on a major commuting hub in our area. A reader’s comment alerted me that to an element I missed at the time. It’s an opportunity for bicyclists to weigh in on a potential big change.

20 comments Read the full article →