St Mark’s St & Park: New strategy, Working Group charge to be revised tonight

The Select Board is revisiting the controversial road and park project with hopes of swapping land ownership rather than easements. In the shorter term, they’ll vote on expanding the membership and scope of the Working Group to make improved recommendations for the park. Read the full article → from St Mark’s St & Park: New strategy, Working Group charge to be revised tonight

Historical News: St. Mark’s to “survey” for burial sites; Fay taking deeper look into “Doc Stone’s House”; official National Historic District and more (Updated – Again)

There were two big announcements at last week’s Historical Commission meeting. Both related to the Town’s private schools’ reactions to public upset over two unrelated matters. Read the full article → from Historical News: St. Mark’s to “survey” for burial sites; Fay taking deeper look into “Doc Stone’s House”; official National Historic District and more (Updated – Again)

Town Meeting: Potential Articles, including Town and Citizen Petition Articles related to St Marks Street and Pocket Park easements

The date and location for Annual Town Meeting has yet to be set. But the list of potential Articles on the Warrant have been. Read the full article → from Town Meeting: Potential Articles, including Town and Citizen Petition Articles related to St Marks Street and Pocket Park easements

Town seeking all residents “at large” members for St. Mark’s Street Park Working Group

Last night, the Board of Selectmen approved the charge for a committee to recommend how to use the empty space in the center of the planned, controversial “pocket park” next to the Southborough Library. They are seeking residents (who can also be serving on other committees) to volunteer to be part of the group. Read the full article → from Town seeking all residents “at large” members for St. Mark’s Street Park Working Group

Town to work with interested parties to flesh out “Pocket Park” details; St Marks St project continues (Updated)

Two weeks ago, the Select Board fielded questions and criticisms on their plan to reroute St Marks Street and build a “Pocket Park” next to the Southborough Library. Read the full article → from Town to work with interested parties to flesh out “Pocket Park” details; St Marks St project continues (Updated)

Controversies over St Marks St/pocket park project, burial plot disturbance claims, and tree clearings (past and future)

On Tuesday, the Select Board will hold a hearing on nine trees Public Works is seeking to remove. They will also discuss a related project that has raised public concerns, including for the recent clearing of several other old growth trees. Read the full article → from Controversies over St Marks St/pocket park project, burial plot disturbance claims, and tree clearings (past and future)

Over $1M in state authorizations/grants for “Southborough History Walk”, shared streets, Commuter Rail parking, and wastewater treatment

On Friday, Southborough announced state funding of a “Shared Winter Streets and Spaces” grant award. While I’m sharing that, I’m also including recent news about other state funding authorizations for our Town. Read the full article → from Over $1M in state authorizations/grants for “Southborough History Walk”, shared streets, Commuter Rail parking, and wastewater treatment

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