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Are you heading to Town Meeting on Monday?

April 9, 2015 11:27:18 AM
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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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Seven reasons to attend Town Meeting Wednesday night

April 15, 2014 07:30:20 AM
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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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POLL: Should Town Meeting be held on a Saturday?

April 17, 2013 11:44:20 AM
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Attendance at Town Meeting this year was the lowest it’s been in more than a decade. Only 184 registered voters showed up to the meeting earlier this month. The last time attendance fell below 200 was in 2000 when only 166 turned out for the first night of Town Meeting.

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Against the advice of selectmen, Town Meeting supports increasing staff hours at the Southborough Library

April 10, 2013 11:48:23 AM
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When it comes to talking budgets at Town Meeting, it’s a safe bet that the school budgets, which comprise 70% of the town’s spending, will take center stage. Not this year. Both the K-8 and Algonquin budgets passed on Monday with almost no discussion and almost no opposition. Instead, the budget that engendered the most debate this year belonged to the Southborough Library.

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Town Meeting makes historic decision to expand Board of Selectmen

April 9, 2013 12:27:26 PM
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Southborough’s Board of Selectmen has been a 3-member board since the Colonial era. Chairman John Rooney argued last night it was time to bring the board into modern times, and Town Meeting agreed, voting overwhelmingly to increase the size of the board to five.

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Southborough Town Meeting wraps up in one evening

April 9, 2013 10:20:16 AM
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I don’t know how common it is for Town Meeting to conclude its business in one evening – I suspect not very – but that’s exactly what happened last night.

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LIVE BLOG: Southborough Annual Town Meeting 2013 – Day 1

April 8, 2013 05:16:51 PM

Tonight at Trottier, Southborough voters will dig into the 27 articles that make up this year’s town meeting warrant. It’s a shorter list than most years, but there are still some big issues to hash out, from budgets to capital purchases to changes to our town government, and more.

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Reminder: Southborough’s Annual Town Meeting starts TONIGHT

April 8, 2013 09:37:59 AM
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Hopefully you don’t need me to remind you that Southborough’s Annual Town Meeting starts tonight at 7:00 pm at Trottier Middle School. If you’re doing some last-minute cramming before tonight’s session, here are some links and resources that will help.

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Selectmen may move to postpone Town Meeting vote on controversial Transfer Station fund

April 5, 2013 11:41:47 AM

There has been much discussion on this blog over the past few days about a proposal to create an enterprise fund for the Transfer Station. Now town officials say they will likely move to postpone a vote on the fund at Town Meeting on Monday.

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Seven reasons to attend Town Meeting

April 5, 2013 09:32:02 AM
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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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On the warrant: Fingerprinting door-to-door solicitors (Article 24)

April 4, 2013 11:42:00 AM

As we continue our look at the issues Town Meeting will consider when it convenes next week, today we’ll talk about an article you won’t get to vote on.

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On the warrant: Enterprise fund for the Transfer Station (Article 23)

April 3, 2013 11:45:40 AM
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Chairman of the Board of Selectmen John Rooney has made no secret of the fact he believes the Transfer Station should be a self-funding operation. This year he hopes Town Meeting voters will take a step toward getting it there.

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Moderator hopes to wrap up Town Meeting in one night

April 3, 2013 09:28:05 AM
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It’s not uncommon for Southborough’s Annual Town Meeting to stretch into a second or even third night as voters consider budgets, bylaw changes, and more. But this year, Town Moderator David Coombs said things might be different.

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On the warrant: A new ambulance, police cars, and DPW equipment (Article 11)

April 2, 2013 11:43:40 AM
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Today we continue our look at the questions voters will tackle at Town Meeting next week with a rundown of the various capital requests.

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