2013 Annual Town Meeting - Today, 16-Mar-2013

Westborough Today - General Town News Written by Webmaster   
Saturday, 16 March 2013 11:23

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 RecBooklet Mar16.pdf

YOU the residents -- when Town Meeting convenes -- form the legislative branch of our fair city.


And if you are home-bound, please remember that the meeting is broadcast live on Westborough TV cable access.

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A STUNNING TURNOUT in the 2013 Westborough Town Election!

Westborough Today - Opinions and Editorials Written by Webmaster   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:38

Never before has there been such a clear mandate from the people! 

The people that STAYED AT HOME IN DROVES, that is.

Yessir, nearly 90% of our local electorate shouted unequivocally with their silence, expressing their full  acceptance and embrace of our town's management and direction presently undertaken by our elected bodies.

Hail to the 1,229 out of 11,140 registered voters who bothered to visit their local precincts -- on a beatiful weather day, no less! -- to re-elect selectmen regulars Tim Dodd and Leigh Emery.

Taxes?  Shmaxes!  CLEARLY, Westborough is doing just fine.  High tax rates?  P'shaw.  Did you know that if you voted, you're in the minority?!  That's because 90% of your fellow citizens concluded the process is just fine, on track, super-dee-duper, no reason to get out and make a few little marks on a piece of paper.

Friends, let the record show, we have no budget issues, waste or overrun. Well, certainly nothing of issue that isn't already well-in-hand by "current management".

Make no mistake, what other conclusion could one make, when NINETY PERCENT of the voting public, when faced with the prospect of going to the polls,  just say "meh".

I guess it really is true, that adage expressed by French political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville, who wrote that in a democracy, we get the government we deserve.

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Unofficial Results 2013 Town Election

Westborough Today - General Town News Written by Webmaster   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 20:38

Preliminary results for the contested races, hot from the Town Clerks office!

Selectmen winners are:

Timothy A. Dodd, 986 votes 

Leigh A. Emery, 846 votes

(Stephen J. Faris received, 430 votes)

Housing Authority winner (3-year term) is:

Jill L. Dupree, 525 votes

(William E. Linnane, 508 votes)

And while not a contested race, the Library Trustee write-in winners are:

Edward K. Baldwin, 127 votes

Kathleen A. Daly, 55 votes

Other official winners:

Joanne M. Mallozzi, Planning Board

Stephen C. Doret, Bruce Tretter; School Committee

Helena K. Engberg, Library Trustee

Charles E. Naples, Housing Authority (5 year)


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Massachusetts Daily Voice websites to close

Westborough Today - General Town News Written by Webmaster   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 20:04

Walter Bird, Jr. of Worcester Mag reports yesterday about the closing of the Massachusetts sites owned by "The Daily Voice".  

The 11 Massachusetts online news sites owned by The Daily Voice was "a satellite operation" that needed to be shut down so the company could "right the ship" for its flagship papers in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, Conn., according to Board of Directors Chairman Carll Tucker.

The founder of Main Street Connect, which became The Daily Voice in 2010, did not comment at length when contacted by phone Tuesday, one day after word leaked out that all Massachusetts Daily Voice sites were being closed down permanently. All Massachusetts staff members were laid off Monday and, according to a source at one of the sites, given two-day severances. The only other reference Tucker made to the closing was to say that none of the New York and Connecticut sites were being shut down.

Please visit Worcestermag.com for the full story:


P.S. I know that Westborough.com has been a bit dormant since DailyWestborough ==> DailyVoice and Patch came into town.  Perhaps that may change!  We're still here, and we're LOCALLY OWNED :)

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Slightly broken webcam

Site Information - Info Written by Webmaster   
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:28

oops... camera is a bit wacky!  will try to fix it asap.  Thanks to JHL who brought it to my attention.  

(Good luck in Ohio!)

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