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Town Meeting wrap up: Main St committee petition loses by 3 votes, Gulbankians zoning passes and residents nix moves towards Town Manager (Updated)

April 18, 2014 07:30:49 AM
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Last night voters wrapped up 2014 Annual Town Meeting business. It’s not a surprise that emotions were running high on the night that several citizen petitions were addressed. Still, which articles sparked controversy may be a surprise to some of you.

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Town Meeting: Barn Hollow Open Space accepted; more controversial items up for vote tonight

April 17, 2014 11:27:34 AM
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Town Meeting had an estimated over 400 in attendance last night. (No official count yet.) Voters easily approved most articles addressed, including a controversial open space acceptance.

13 Articles still need to be addressed at the continued meeting, beginning 7:30 pm tonight at the Trottier Middle School auditorium.

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Letter: From Selecman Dan Kolenda

April 16, 2014 02:30:33 PM

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Roundup of town politics in SWL: Candidate deception, Police Chief politics, and Warrant Article on appointing chiefs

April 16, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Here are some stories about residents recemtly honored through their achievements:

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Letter: David Parry’s response to Bill Boland’s letter

April 16, 2014 09:30:15 AM

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Letter: Main Street Project (by Selectman Bill Boland)

April 15, 2014 10:30:33 AM

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Gulbankian Farms: Meet the family and read the petition

April 12, 2014 03:24:23 PM
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As you probably know by now, one of the Warrant Articles up for vote at Wednesday’s Town Meeting is the rezoning of the Gulbankian property at 40 Mount Vickery Road. (If you aren’t aware or need a refresher on this zoning issue, click here for past coverage.)
In preparation for the vote, the family has produced a following video to let voters know who they are.

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David Parry: A Locally-Funded Plan for Southborough Town Center (Updated)

April 12, 2014 02:31:42 PM

David Parry has submitted his outline of a possible local plan to replace the “state plan” for the Main Street Reconstruction Project.

Parry is the leader of the citizen’s petition initiative to form and fund a committee, through Town Meeting, to review the Main Street reconstruction project. In an effort to help people communicate about this project in advance (rather than hearing his case for the first time on Town Meeting floor) I’ve put up a page with his text and visuals.

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David Parry: A Locally-Funded Plan for Southborough Town Center (Updated)

April 12, 2014 02:19:29 PM

[Editor’s note: Plan below is written by David Parry, leader of the citizen’s petition initiative to form and fund a committee, through Town Meeting, to review the Main Street reconstruction project. Mr. Parry asked me to share his information with My Southborough readers. To help the community communicate on this issue, I created this page […]

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Town Meeting: Reference page, town report (with kids’ art) and an update on Warrant Articles

April 11, 2014 04:30:21 PM
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With the Annual Town Meeting quickly approaching, I posted a new page under the menu “Town Meeting & Election”. You can check the guide for easy reference to the warrant, a list of scheduled articles, and links to related stories.

Also, an update on some of the Warrant Articles scheduled for vote.

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Southborough Town Meeting – April 2014 (Updated – again)

April 11, 2014 11:48:54 AM

The 2014 Annual Town Meeting opened on Wednesday, April 16 and closed on Thursday, April 17. Below are the votes from 2014 Annual Town Meeting (click here for the Warrant): To Hear Reports (click here to see the Annual Town Report 2013) – done Acceptance of Monies from Contributors – approved Borrowing Authorization – approved Authorize […]

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Letter: Please support Warrant Article allowing town to resurface 911 field (user fees will cover costs)

April 8, 2014 09:55:57 AM

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Vote for what you care about or someone else will

April 3, 2014 04:30:10 PM

Recent conversations have made me realize that some residents don’t understand the power a single voter has at town meeting. Last year, each person who showed up represented 38 registered voters. That 2.6% decide whether to approve a budget or reduce it. So if there’s a budget you care about be there to support it.

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MWDN: Warrant Article to save 9-11 field, need may be greater than realized

April 3, 2014 11:56:35 AM
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In the fall, the Recreation Commission announced their decision to phase out use of the 9-11 Memorial Field by the end of this year. The announcement followed a failed effort to raise money to fund re-turfing the field.

This week, Advisory Committee member Jim Hegarty spoke to Advisory about his efforts to save the athletic field.

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