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Main Street area updates: Reconstruction of Downtown Business Village; Night Work; state project delay, beautifying a corner, and more

June 20, 2018 04:21:40 PM
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Selectmen approved $1.2M in spending to extend the Main St Reconstruction project to the Downtown Business Village and make other connected improvements.

That’s part of five project updates I’m rounding up on what’s happening on Main Street and intersecting roads near downtown.

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Delayed Town projects: Updates on Main Street and Fayville Playground

May 15, 2018 07:40:44 AM

There are a couple of big Town projects that aren’t keeping to the schedules I previously shared with readers. So, I reached out to Public Works Superintendent Karen Galligan for some updates.

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SWL: Main St businesses concerned about impact of Reconstruction

March 6, 2018 11:24:23 AM

Last night, owners of businesses downtown publicly worried that the Main St Reconstruction project will turn away customers. They also shared their desire for zoning changes to revitalize the district.

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Main Street update: “100% Plans” released; utility poles won’t be relocated

October 26, 2017 05:14:46 PM
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The Town of Southborough passed another milestone in it’s major reconstruction project for Main Street. Today, Public Works posted the “100% plans”.

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Public Works busy on roads: Chestnut Hill (2 way), Davis & Cordaville projects, Deerfoot issues, and Main Street

September 1, 2017 05:35:19 PM
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The DPW has a lot of road projects in the works. I have so many updates to share that it’s likely at least one project effects you.

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Selectmen on Main St Utility poles: More info needed before spending on Feasibility Study

August 10, 2017 08:38:40 AM
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Last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting included a presentation by David Parry on removing utility poles from Main Street. To Parry’s frustration, selectmen decided that more information is needed before they can consider ordering a feasibility study. And they continued to envision it as a potential future project, separate from Main Street reconstruction.

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Selectmen updated on proposal to relocate Main Street utility poles

July 25, 2017 01:47:08 PM
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Last week, the Board of Selectmen heard about David Parry’s proposal to move utility poles on Main Street. The discussion included some updates since the previous public meeting on the issue.

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Main St Design Working Group investigating potential contingency for moving utility poles (Updated-again)

July 20, 2017 12:47:04 PM
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Last week, the Main Street Design Working Group discussed David Parry’s proposal for a section of Main Street to be designed without utility poles. The group learned that it would likely need to be a separate project from the reconstruction of the Main Street area. But, they asked Public Works to investigate one area of potential overlap.

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Another look at removing utility poles from “historic” Main St area; potential Special Town Meeting (Updated)

June 28, 2017 03:00:00 PM
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This week, David Parry publicly presented his plan to bring the removal of utility poles from historic Main Street to Town Meeting voters.

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Moderator had indicated to Main St opponents he would accept motion to combine articles

October 21, 2016 02:17:40 PM
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It appears that the Town Moderator led Main Street opponents to believe that they would be allowed to ask voters to present their case at Town Meeting before a vote on Article 4.

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Voters turnout to approve Main St, reject Use Variance, and gate Flagg Rd; Controversy over Moderator’s calls

October 19, 2016 11:02:06 AM
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Last night, Southborough held the Special Town Meeting I’ve been warning you about forever. Judging by the tone and actions of voters, the main attraction was the Use Variance bylaw.

Close to 10% of Southborough’s registered voters turned up at Trottier Middle School to make their voices heard. But there is controversy over whether that happened or some voices were unfairly muted.

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Town Meeting news: Seeking babysitters, plus more on Main St and Flagg Road

October 17, 2016 11:13:39 AM
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I have more updates related to the Special Town Meeting.

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Are you heading to Town Meeting on Tuesday? (Babysitting provided)

October 14, 2016 04:27:04 PM
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This is a post I publish every year before Town Meeting. If you’re on the fence about whether to attend Southborough’s Annual Town Meeting on Monday evening, here are seven reasons why you should.

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Main Street debate continues; Vote on Tuesday night requires 2/3 to pass

October 14, 2016 11:33:41 AM
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Last night, Town officials walked residents through the Main Street Reconstruction project and answered questions. They explained why the road requires deep repairs to its sub base. They defined the alternatives. And they tried to debunk the idea that there may be lower cost alternatives not acknowledged.

Most commenters spoke on behalf of the project and the need to rally support. But one provided another preview of challenges that supporters face on Tuesday night.

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