Planning Workshop on State Hospital Property Development on Sat. April 12, 2014
In connection with its planning efforts to determine what residents of the Town want for the future use of the former Westborough State Hospital property, The Town of Westborough is announcing that on April 12, 2014 it will hold a Planning Charrette open to all Westborough residents and taxpayers. The Charrette will start at 9 AM and will run until approximately 2 PM in the afternoon and will be held at Westborough High School. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For planning purposes, residents interested in participating are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A charrette is a planning tool with professional facilitators that work with stakeholders to explore possible redevelopment scenarios. This charrette will focus on how the Town might move forward with the redevelopment of the former State Hospital property.
Charrettes take place in many disciplines, including land use planning. A Planning Charrette (sometimes called an enquiry by design or an interactive workshop) typically involves intense day long meetings involving municipal officials, developers, and residents. A successful charrette promotes joint ownership of solutions and attempts to defuse typical confrontations between residents and developers. Residents who participate will get an opportunity to provide input into the planning process.
Westborough has engaged Dr. John Mullin, President of Mullin Associates and Associate Director of the Center for Economic Development from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Mullin is a Professor in the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Associate Director of the Center for Economic Development, and former Dean of the Graduate School. His research and professional interests focus upon industrial revitalization, port development and downtown planning. A Senior Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Mullin has written or edited over 100 book chapters, book reviews, technical reports, journal articles, and conference proceedings.
Again, residents that are interested in participating should RSVP via email to email@example.com or residents that don’t have access to email can call the Selectmen’s Office at (508) 366-3030.Add a comment
Having troubles with Verizon FiOS Internet in Westborough?
ARE YOU A VERIZON FIOS CUSTOMER WITH RECENT INTERNET PROBLEMS in WESTBOROUGH, MA?
We learned at Town Meeting from some other attendees that there is something going on.
Do you have slow or sporadic access, or just downright full outages? Please let us know!
Tell us your street if you're comfortable reporting that. As for us, we have heard of issues on Adams and Nash streets in the south-southwest part of town. Possibly on Morse, too, but that's unconfirmed.
Around 6:36 PM on Sunday, March 16, our Facebook post has received the following comments:
- Nottingham Rd
- Jennings Rd
- Belknap St
- School St
- Robin Lane
- Bowman St; Bowman St near Crossman
- Ruggles St by Westborough Chase and Garfield St
- Hundreds Rd
- Orchard Hill (off Adams)
- McTaggart St
- For at least 2-3 weeks
- On and off at least 3-4 times a day for the past month
2014 Annual Town Meeting - Today, 15-Mar-2014
#Westborough Town Meeting TODAY 1PM, HS Auditorium. Got issues or concerns? THIS is the vote that matters about our services and taxes.
The posted warrant (with Town Manager comments):
AFC Recommendations here:
AFC Booklet 2014.pdf
School Budget Book:
2014-2015 Budget Book
YOU the residents -- when Town Meeting convenes -- form the legislative branch of our fair city.
Remember, THERE IS NO QUORUM.
And if you are home-bound, please remember that the meeting is broadcast live on Westborough TV cable access.Add a comment
Officials hope more companies will utilize new commuter shuttle
[copied verbatime from WRTA news article -- webmaster]
Full and original article posted on Community Advocate
Westborough – Officials from the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) held a meeting at the Doubletree Hotel Feb. 19 with local business leaders to discuss a new shuttle service that transports commuters to several office parks to and from the Westborough MBTA commuter rail station.
Steve O’Neil, WRTA’s administrator, said since the kickoff Dec. 2, the number of riders had started slowly, but was anticipated to grow once the weather improved and more people became aware of the service.
The 12-passenger shuttle’s runs from the commuter station are timed to coincide as close as possible to several incoming trains from Boston and Worcester, he said. Commuters are then picked up at different times in the afternoon to return to the station. The MBTA is in the process of updating its schedules, O’Neil added. Once that is complete, additional pick up and drop off times will be added.
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2013 Red Sox World Series Trophy at Hastings!
2013 Red Sox World Series
Trophy & Wally the Green Monster
are coming to Hastings!
Monday, Presidents Day
12 - 1:45pm (Wally)
12 - 2pm (Trophy)
Hastings Elementary School Gymnasium
111 E. Main St.
$5 per family, proceeds will benefit
Westborough Food Pantry
- Job opening for Economic Coordinator (Westborough resident preferred)
- UPDATE: Westborough Shuttle schedule starting 27-Jan-2014
- Town Election Calendar for Tuesday March 4, 2014
- Westborough Shuttle comes to town!!
- GRAND OPENING for Westboro Package Store
- 2013 Special Town Meeting - day 2
- Special Fall Town Meeting 2013 mini-blog
- Zentangle Creators at Mill Pond Aug 22 6:30-9pm
- Hundredth Town Chorus Seeks Women Singers
- Local Musicians to Perform at Cello Festival
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20 December 2014
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2014 Toys for Tots drop-off at Westboro Toyota until Dec 15th
Ski Swap Today - Dec 13 till 1 PM at Hastings
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Winter Vocal Pops Concert - 2014-15
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