This week’s mild weather allowed contractors to spring into action and start rolling up the old turf at 9-11 field this week. Read the full article → from 9-11 Field turf replacement project in action
An important step – that’s been a long time coming – in returfing 9-11 field was finally met this week. Mass Department of Conservation and Southborough officials agreed on a 15 year lease on the field. Read the full article → from 9-11 Field (finally) getting new lease on life
The Board of Selectmen were updated on the status of Town Recreation programs, resources and projects this week. Here are some highlights from the presentation. Read the full article → from Recreation updates: 911 field progress and more
The fate of 911 field will be up for discussion by a committee of state legislators next week. Supporters are asking for letters and emails urging senators and reps to back the legislation. Read the full article → from 911 Field supporters ask community to send letters/emails ASAP (State oversight committee reviewing town’s request)
Our state legislators answered questions on commuter rail access from selectmen last night. According to Representative Carolyn Dykema, the MBTA doesn’t have an appetite for adding parking or for building a bridge to cross over the rail tracks. But they may be willing to add safe track level crossing. Read the full article → from Legislators seek feedback on foot crossing at rail and support for 911 field extended lease
Last night, 80 voters overruled 54 to determine that Southborough will have a bylaw to delay demolition of historic buildings.
Clearer majorities chose to support other articles, including a solar bylaw, recycling sticker, and actions supporting town recreation. Read the full article → from Wrapping up Town Meeting: Demolitions will be delayed and recycling supported
My Southborough accepts signed letters to the editor submitted by Southborough residents. Letters may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read the full article → from Letter: Support needed again for 9/11 field (Warrant Article 25)
Last April, voters at Town Meeting overwhelmingly supported an effort to pursue efforts to re-turf 9-11 field. This month, Town Officials learned that before the effort can move forward, it may have to go back. Read the full article → from 911 field’s fate uncertain; may return to ATM
There were no major controversies at Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. But there were a lot of interesting tidbits including roadblocks to re-turfing a town field and discussion of a public records request policy. Read the full article → from BOS meeting recap: 9-11 Field roadblocks, public records policy, taxes and more (Updated)
With the Annual Town Meeting quickly approaching, I posted a new page under the menu “Town Meeting & Election”. You can check the guide for easy reference to the warrant, a list of scheduled articles, and links to related stories.
Also, an update on some of the Warrant Articles scheduled for vote. Read the full article → from Town Meeting: Reference page, town report (with kids’ art) and an update on Warrant Articles