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Town Election: Pull papers by March 22nd; Potential vacancies (Updated)

March 12, 2019 03:46:36 PM
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So far, there aren’t any races to report. There are potential vacancies if incumbents who haven’t pulled papers yet (or those candidates who haven’t filed signature yet) decide not to run this spring. At this point, I still haven’t heard that anyone has made that decision.

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Disagreement between BOS and CPC about “preserving” Southborough Library’s facade

March 12, 2019 12:44:12 PM
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The Board of Selectmen support an effort to use Community Preservation Act funds to fix the historic section of the Southborough Library. But they may ask Town Meeting voters to strike the “Preservation” clause from the Historic Preservation Article.

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Metrowest Daily News reports Southborough failed to respond to public records request (Updated)

March 12, 2019 07:30:10 AM

The local paper claims that out of 21 cities and Towns, Southborough was the only one to not respond to the public records requests.

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The week in government: Planning Board, Advisory, School Committee, and BOS Fire Chief interviews (Updated)

March 11, 2019 09:18:37 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 Meeting Update: BOS to ask for about 2.67% tax increase, a few budget items may change (Kallander and Open Space)

March 7, 2019 01:26:50 PM
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The Town has posted the official Budget Book for Town Meeting. It includes details on the FY2020 budget that the Board of Selectmen will ask voters to support.

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Fire Chief finalists announced: Look for interviews later this month (Updated)

March 6, 2019 12:09:13 PM
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Last night, the Fire Chief Screening Committee recommended two finalists for selectmen to interview. The Board of Selectmen will consider the Fire Chief from Portsmouth, NH and Assistant Chief from Wayland, MA.

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Businesses asked to contribute prizes for an Earth Day art contest

March 5, 2019 09:42:29 AM
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Businesses are encouraged to contribute prizes in exchange for sponsorship recognition.

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The week in government: BOS and other boards on Town Meeting Articles and Capital budgets

March 4, 2019 12:01:42 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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Town Meeting Update: Taxpayers could see < 2.5% increase; SAP explanation & Final Warrant posted

March 1, 2019 09:37:26 AM
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Advisory is optimistic that the final budget at Town Meeting will represent just a “cost of living increase”. And the proposed changes for the SAP have been posted (with one semi-controversial item) along with the Final Warrant that went to print.

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Pull papers for Town Election by March 22nd (Updated)

February 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM
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If you’re interested in running for Town Office, you have just under four weeks to pull nomination papers.

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Annual Town Meeting: Save the date and view the Warrant (Updated)

February 25, 2019 02:27:33 PM
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A reader asked me to remind residents to mark their calendars for Annual Town Meeting.

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The week in government: BOS and Moderator pre-Town Meeting run through, Regional School Committee and more

February 25, 2019 11:48:04 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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Library Updates: Facade Restoration Article presentation March 6; Children’s Room progress (Updated)

February 22, 2019 05:41:04 PM
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Town Meeting voters will be asked to approve funding to restore the deteriorating Library facade. An upcoming update invites residents to learn more and ask questions. But I’m guessing many of you are just as/more concerned about the Children’s Room. So, I’ve got an update on that, too.

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PILOT payments: Town Meeting Article and Officials discuss strategies (Updated)

February 20, 2019 07:20:47 AM

Earlier today, I shared news about a potential project to bring a soccer stadium to Town. It dovetails with another story I was working on for this week.

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