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The week in government: Planning Board and ZBA

September 25, 2017 02:40:00 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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Special Election update: Parry withdrawing

September 25, 2017 12:53:14 PM
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Special Election voters will get to choose from up to five candidates for selectman this fall. Not only did the candidates I reported on before file papers, two more entered the race.

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Southborough Emergency Management director responds to storm relief in Puerto Rico

September 20, 2017 05:47:38 PM
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Normally when I write about Neal Aspesi, it means the Director of Southborough Emergency Management has issued a warning related to weather forecasts in our town. This time the news about him and his efforts to help a community far from our Southborough’s borders.

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OEDC’s roadmap for doing something about Downtown; plus Broker Breakfast on Friday (Updated)

September 20, 2017 04:47:19 PM
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Southborough’s Economic Development Committee has put out a second issue of “Doing Business in Southborough”. This time the focus is on answering the frequently asked question “What are You Doing about Downtown?” 

And, while I’m posting about the EDC, I should note that they are hosing another “Broker Breakfast” this Friday.

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Special Election update: Five candidates file for Board of Selectmen

September 20, 2017 10:55:46 AM
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Special Election voters will get to choose from up to five candidates for selectman this fall. Not only did the candidates I reported on before file papers, two more entered the race.

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Update on Breakneck Hill (vandalism has caused setbacks) and an invite to learn more about the Conservation Land on Saturday

September 19, 2017 02:30:00 PM
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The Committee asked me to share an update on the 90 acres of conservation land property and an invitation to join them on a walk this Saturday. The update included unfortunate news about recent vandalism and theft of signs that has caused some setbacks.

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Fayville Playground taking longer than expected: Play available in Oct/Nov; grand opening next spring

September 19, 2017 11:28:55 AM
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Southborough Recreation and Public Works heads teamed up with Southborough Access Media to give the public an update on the Fayville Playground rebuild.

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The week in government: Public Safety Building, Board of Selectmen and Combined and Regional School Committees

September 18, 2017 03:45:20 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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Yellow line on Flagg: Resident reaction and DPW response (driver feedback signs coming this fall)

September 18, 2017 10:22:23 AM
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A new yellow line down the center of Flagg Road blindsided residents and prompted some angry comments on the blog. Public Works explains the surprise move and upcoming measures to improve safety on the road.

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Attorney General denies complaint against Rooney

September 15, 2017 04:21:19 PM

According to, Town Administrator Mark Purple an ethics complaint filed against former Selectman John Rooney has been denied.

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Selectmen to discuss chapter 61A parcel for sale (27.8 acres at south end of Deerfoot)

September 15, 2017 10:38:57 AM
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Two Chapter 61 parcels on Deerfoot Road are set to be sold. Selectmen will discuss rights and timeline to consider matching the $1.9 million price.

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Transfer Station stickers: Today is deadline for “discount”; oversized stickers can be replaced

September 15, 2017 09:04:18 AM
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Tomorrow marks the last day that most residents can buy this year’s Transfer Station permits without an extra fee. And to accommodate last minute shoppers, the Town Clerk’s office is staying open until 5:00 pm today.

And, another year means another “sticking point”. Learn about this year’s sticker controversy.

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Got Culture? SCAC needs you (Learn more at info night – Sept 19) (Updated)

September 12, 2017 09:30:07 AM
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Once again, the Southborough Cultural Arts Council is again in desperate need for volunteers. They are looking for some fresh blood and/or – by my reading – return of some old blood.

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The week in government: Historical, Library Trustees, Personnel Board, School Committee, and Conservation Commission

September 11, 2017 02:25:47 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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