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Tensions between TTOR and Town over access to Chestnut Hill Farm; Conservation meeting Tuesday

September 24, 2020 11:44:56 AM
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Earlier this week, I shared that The Trustees of Reservations is selling tickets to Fall Fun on the Farm each Sunday through early November. It appears that the Board of Selectmen are less than thrilled with the idea. Selectmen expressed concern about reduced free access to the Chestnut Hill Farm property for Southborough residents. Public access is an issue that the Conservation Commission has also flagged.

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The week in government: BOS, Regional School Committee and more

September 21, 2020 11:13:02 AM
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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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School enrollments: Remote vs Hybrid; Town to revisit projections vs building capacity

September 18, 2020 04:28:59 PM
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Town and school officials will study whether the Town should consider closing a school down the road. The topic prompted me to wonder how enrollment shook out this year.

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Recreation announces no Heritage Day to be held this fall

September 16, 2020 08:36:17 PM
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Southborough has cancelled Heritage Day.

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Election Update: Early Ballots expected in October

September 16, 2020 11:08:35 AM
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It sounds like the Town Clerk’s office has been getting a number of inquiries from anxious and/or aggravated voters. A message issued on Friday explains what’s going on with mail-in voting this fall.

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Conservation denied Park Central application

September 15, 2020 12:51:27 PM
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Last Thursday, the Conservation Commission voted to deny Park Central’s Notice of Intent.

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The week in government: Planning Board, Combined School Committees and more

September 14, 2020 05:33:27 PM
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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Weishan reappointed to Historical Commission after forced absence

September 11, 2020 04:08:12 PM

Two years after the Board of Selectmen refused to reappoint Michael Weishan to the Historical Commission, the board voted to reappoint him.

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Town flagpole issue still unresolved; BOS asking Town Counsel to get involved

September 11, 2020 11:05:18 AM
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This week, selectmen were again asked to address the flagless flagpole at the Town House.

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Why flags are at half staff: September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020 08:00:12 AM
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Today is Patriots Day, National Day of Service and Remembrance of the attacks of September 11, 2001. As every year, flags in Southborough and across the country will fly at half staff from sunrise to sunset for the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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Qualified businesses with 5 or less employees can apply for up to $10K in grants now through Sept 25

September 10, 2020 10:56:03 AM
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The grant application window opened this week.

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The week in government: BOS tonight; Conservation Park Central decision on Thursday (Updated)

September 8, 2020 04:04:49 PM
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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Why flags will be at half staff: Saturday, September 5, 2020

September 4, 2020 04:29:07 PM
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Under orders from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker they will be lowered again tomorrow, Saturday, September 5, 2020 in honor of U.S. Army Sergeant Elder Fernandes. 

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Capital Planning: Seeking feedback on desired “capital improvements”; Looking at waste disposal

September 4, 2020 01:18:52 PM
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This week, I received two requests to share information with readers about work being done by the Capital Planning Committee. So, I’m combining them.

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