St Mark’s Park Update: Land Swap MOU and Design Planning

Board may vote Tuesday on legal agreement that has raised concerns; Group working towards agreeing on design without spending more on concept plans

The Select Board is scheduled to approve a legal agreement for a land swap with St. Mark’s School. But some have raised concerns about the timing and wording that leaves an underlying “license” for the road, park, and parking lot project in place if Town Meeting rejects the swap. Read the full article → from St Mark’s Park Update: Land Swap MOU and Design Planning

Seeking Art & Ideas for Mental Health Awareness Month

SYFS has asked the community to start getting inspired, to share ideas and/or create art.

Every spring, Southborough Youth & Family Services uses May to promote Mental Health Awareness. In advance, SYFS is reaching out to ask community members to help. 

The agency is seeking ideas and calling for art. Read the full article → from Seeking Art & Ideas for Mental Health Awareness Month

Police Alert & Updates

Front door kicked, Select Board to vote on Regional Dispatch agreement, and a report on what Police have been up to lately

Southborough Police are investigating an incident of an apparently kicked (but not kicked-in) front door. It’s one of the many updates I’m sharing related to the SPD.

Another item I should highlight is tonight’s Select Board vote on an agreement to work with 3 other Towns to establish a public safety Regional Dispatch Center for  in Westborough. Read the full article → from Police Alert & Updates

The week in government

Select Board on RZND Motors license, MBTA Communities, St Mark's land swap MOU, Agreement for regional dispatch center in Westborough; ZBA hearings; St. Mark's Street Park Working Group on Park Bid Package; and more

Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas. Read the full article → from The week in government

Medical Marijuana Dispensary leaving town (Updated)

The timeline for CommCan's relocation to its recreational dispensary in Rehoboth is still TBD.

The Marijuana dispensary in town will be closing up shop (at a date still TBD). And based on past Town Meeting votes unfriendly to marijuana businesses, there are definite challenges for a new business to take over the market. Read the full article → from Medical Marijuana Dispensary leaving town (Updated)

Raising Resilient Kids: The Magical Skill of Validation

Southborough's final session in the expert speaker series for Northborough and Southborough parents/guardians of kids of all ages.

Southborough’s Public Health Department is offering one more expert talk this month for parents about “Raising Resilient Kids”.

The final session on January 19th will focus on validation. Read the full article → from Raising Resilient Kids: The Magical Skill of Validation

Gonkplex: Algonquin Athletic Complex Renovation

Annual Town Meeting voters in Southborough and Northborough will be asked to co-fund repairs and enhancements to the regional high school's big athletic complex

With the big funding request for Algonquin’s Athletic Complex headed to Annual Town Meeting in March, it’s time to take a look. Read the full article → from Gonkplex: Algonquin Athletic Complex Renovation

Green Communities Update

The Town's 2022 accomplishments for cutting energy use and plans to convert streetlights to LED

Carl Guyer shared an update with me on Southborough’s accomplishments in 2022 as a members of Massachusetts’ Green Communities program. It’s prompting me to also share news on the Town’s efforts to work with National Grid to replace streetlights with energy saving LEDs. Read the full article → from Green Communities Update

Historical News: Update on Delayed Demolitions (Updated – again)

42 Main becoming eligible for demolition, but Historical Chair optimistic that it will instead be restored. 5 Cordaville Road on 9 month hold, and other updates.

An update on what’s happening with properties that pulled demolition permits, including “Doc Stone’s House” and 5 Cordaville Road. Read the full article → from Historical News: Update on Delayed Demolitions (Updated – again)

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