October 2016

The week in government: Public Safety on St. Mark’s Golf Course; Park Central at ConComm

October 24, 2016 01:38:59 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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Events this week: Making glass jewelry, reading to dogs, Bingo, school events and Halloween fun

October 24, 2016 11:00:03 AM
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Here are some highlights of events in and around Southborough this week.

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Pumpkin Wall do over – Sunday night

October 24, 2016 07:23:25 AM
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Carve a pumpkin at Trustees of Reservation’s Chestnut Hill Farm this Saturday. Then place it on the stone wall around the Burial Ground Sunday.

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On the market this week in Southborough

October 21, 2016 04:30:06 PM
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What went on and off the market this week.

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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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Reminder: “Library after Hours” Old Fashioned Covered Dish Dinner – Monday

October 21, 2016 11:20:20 AM
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The Friends of the Southborough Library are holding a special fundraiser this Monday. The Old Fashioned Covered Dish Dinner will take place after Library hours.

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St. Mark’s shares golf course deed

October 21, 2016 09:15:12 AM
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St. Mark’s provided backup to the Town’s assertion that the 60 acre golf course could be developed if voters don’t agree to purchase it.

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Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

October 20, 2016 02:40:34 PM
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The open discussion thread is your place to ask questions, sound off on town issues, or share information with other readers.

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Town releases plans for land deal with St. Mark’s; Golf course original gift may not prevent development

October 20, 2016 11:35:59 AM
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This week, the Board of Selectmen shared more details on a proposed deal to swap land for a future Public Safety Building. And, according to an earlier press release*, rumors of the St. Mark’s Golf Restriction may be incorrect or exaggerated.

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Obituary: Mary L. (Ferris) Rhodes, 58

October 20, 2016 09:32:08 AM
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Mary L. (Ferris) Rhodes, 58, of Southborough, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness.

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Stuff-a-Bag book sale this Saturday

October 20, 2016 07:27:00 AM

Drop in the Library on Saturday between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and pick up a bag of books for five bucks!

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Use Variance removal and plans to codify dependable bylaws for good development (Updated)

October 19, 2016 04:27:11 PM
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As I posted earlier, Town Meeting voters stripped the Zoning Board of Appeals of its ability to grant Use Variances.

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Neary Family Literacy Night – October 24

October 19, 2016 02:15:17 PM
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Next Monday, Neary School is hosting its 2nd Annual Family Literacy Night. It’s an evening to celebrate student literacy as a family. It’s also a chance for the school to raise funds for SOS and collect contributions to The Pajama Program.

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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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