News roundup: Brush fires, parking issues, water main work, Burnett house plans, and Park Central developments

by beth on May 26, 2015

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Above: There were a few brush fires around the area over the weekend – including at least two in town. This one took place along the Westborough line, near Fruit Street/Southville. (Contributed by Lisa Tommaney)

I can’t cover everything that goes on in town. Luckily, The Metrowest Daily News/Southborough Wicked Local has reporters covering our beat.

Most of the recent stories related to hearings/votes by town boards. Two are news out of last week’s Planning Board and Board of Selectmen meetings. The last two relate to items on this Wednesday’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting:

Southborough: Brush fire stops commuter line – Southborough Wicked Local:

A brush fire that started along the railroad tracks in Southborough stopped inbound and outbound train service on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line Sunday afternoon. (read more)

Proposed pay lot in Southborough stirs up MBTA issues – The Metrowest Daily News:

A plan to build a new private commercial parking lot at Fitzgerald’s General Store on Southville Road is stirring up a bunch of neighborhood concerns linked to the MBTA commuter rail staion – mainly traffic and commuters parking on side streets. (read more)

Southborough selectmen sign off on water main borrowing with AAA bond rating – Southborough Wicked Local:

Selectmen Tuesday night signed off on borrowing $3.6 million to start a long-anticipated project to replace an 84-year-old water main on Rte. 9. (read more)

Burnett House owner to invest in Southborough landmark – Southborough Wicked Local:

After failing to find a buyer interested in preserving the historic Burnett House on Main Street, owner Jon Delli Priscoli has decided to seek zoning relief to open an 11-room bed and breakfast in the home and part of a carriage house on the property. (read more)

Park Central deal back on table in Southborough – Southborough Wicked Local:

A deal with the developer of the planned 180-unit Residences at Park Central off Rte. 9 to help boost the town’s base of affordable housing is back on the table. (read more)

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