Southborough’s beloved Swap Shop is off the chopping block, at least for now. In the face of strong public opposition, DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan said last night she has backed off a plan to close the Swap Shop. Instead, she proposed making it even bigger. Read the full article → from The Swap Shop is staying. Now will it expand?
DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan said tonight the Swap Shop will remain open while the town explores options for dealing with traffic and other issues at the Transfer Station location. The Swap Shop had been slated to close for good on January 7. I’ll have more information on the blog tomorrow, including details on a proposal Read the full article → from Breaking news: Swap Shop to remain open as town explores options
The Swap Shop’s stay of execution is nearing an end. The popular leave-it-take-it shop at the Transfer Station is slated to close on Saturday. Selectmen will discuss the shop and its impending closure at their meeting on Tuesday. Read the full article → from With closure looming, Selectmen to discuss Swap Shop on Tuesday
The town’s Green Technology and Recycling Committee met last night and on their agenda was the Swap Shop. I wasn’t able to attend, but thankfully the Metrowest Daily News was there. Read the full article → from MWDN: Southborough board endorses swap shop
At last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, former Selectwoman Bonnie Phaneuf encouraged the board to hold a public forum on the Swap Shop, saying it’s important to give residents an opportunity to “vent,” as well as to share ideas and come up with solutions. Read the full article → from Former selectwoman encourages public forum on Swap Shop, submits Town Meeting article
The proposed closure of the Swap Shop has been a rallying point for many in town, including some of our youngest residents. Yesterday a group of Neary fifth-graders submitted a petition with more than 300 signatures in support of keeping the Swap Shop open. Read the full article → from Neary students sign petition to save the Swap Shop
The Swap Shop has received a stay of execution. Selectman Bill Boland announced moments ago that he has ordered the shop to remain open until January 7, 2012. The Board of Selectmen will host a discussion about the Swap Shop at their regular meeting on January 3, 2012. Read the full article → from Breaking news: Swap Shop closure has been delayed until January 7
Unless the Board of Selectmen steps in to intervene, Southborough’s beloved Swap Shop is scheduled to close for good on Thursday. As of Tuesday night, Chairman Bill Boland said he had not decided whether to instruct the DPW to keep the shop open. Read the full article → from Swap Shop scheduled to close on Thursday. Will it?
There aren’t many topics that wholly unite the minds and opinions of Southborough residents, but the Swap Shop appears to be one of them. Yesterday morning a petition to save the Swap Shop was submitted to the Town Clerk’s office. The petition bore the names of more than 700 Southborough residents. Read the full article → from More than 700 sign petition to save the Swap Shop
DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan announced yesterday that the Swap Shop at the Transfer Station will close for good on December 1. Her decision garnered unanimous support from the town’s selectmen, but the same cannot be said of its residents. Read the full article → from Resident plans petition over Swap Shop closure – UPDATED