Sunday, May 12, 2013
Make your voice heard in the annual town election.
The annual town election for Northborough is Monday, May 13, with voting locations open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Northboroughs voting precincts are as follows: Precinct 1 vote at Proctor School on Jefferson Road Precinct 2 vote at Lincoln Street School on Lincoln Street Precinct 3 vote at Peaslee School on Maple Street Precinct 4 vote at Zeh School on Howard Street To verify your voting location please visit: www.wheredoivotema.com or feel free to contact the Town Clerk's Office. For a list of who's running in this year's election, click here.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Nancy Berglund isn't running again, but Michelle Gillespie plans on going for a spot on the planning board.
Town Election Day is less than three months away. Nomination papers for the Annual Town Election have been available at the Town Clerk's office since Jan. 22. Nomination papers must be returned to the town clerk's office by 5 p.m. on March 25 for certification. Town election day is Monday, May 13, and Town Meeting is April 22. The following seats are open: Moderator - One one-year term Board of Selectmen - One three-year term Planning Board - One three-year term Northborough School Committee - One three-year term Regional School Committee - One three-year term We'll be checking with the town clerk for periodical updates to see who is throwing his or her hat in the ring. So far, according to Town Clerk Andy Dowd, the following residents …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
An activity fee is among the budget changes in FY2013 to help alleviate the financial crunch.
After receiving more definitive figures from Deval Patrick's state budget, which was released at the end of last month, along with some careful whittling, Superintenent Charles Gobron proposed a recommended budget of $18,525,416 for FY2013, a 5.14 percent increase. The preliminary budget showed a 5.97 increase. The Operating Budget Committee met in January and was able to reduce the budget by eliminating staffing that would have reduced staff size, saving $243,554. Other reductions included instructional materials and custodial contract services. New reductions in health insurance saved $49,658, and the mild winter allowed $10,000 to roll over from the FY2012 budget to FY2013. In total, new recommended reductions that the Operating Budget …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Happy hump day.
Our morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. In a cooking program for kids 7 and up, making some cheesy appetizers and mini salads at the Northborough Free Library today. 2. The Tomahawks attempt to flip over Marlborough in the gymnastics triangular today at Algonquin Regional High School. 3. The Northborough School Commitee meets at 7 p.m. at the Melican Middle School's library. 4. The governor's estimated state budget is in, and so are the estimates for Northborough. Take a look today at Northborough's figures, and Town Administrator John Coderre's reaction to them. 5. Northborough photographer Ron Goodenow's got a …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The School Committee weighs in on an overview of a budget concept for FY2013.
Superintendent Charles Gobron stressed, he wasn't presenting a preliminary FY2013 school budget; he was opening up a discussion about a preliminary budget. Either way, the School Committee got a chance to take a look at some thoughts on the next fiscal year's budget plan for the Northborough schools. Gobron outlined priorities in line with a district wide strategic plan, and approach that strives to "sustain our current staffing levels due to loss of stimulus funding" and the "ability to increase our capacity to better meet the needs of our current student population." An obstacle, he said, this year is overcoming a "funding cliff" that now exists due to the lack of federal funding, which for the past two years helped the schools navigate…
Monday, December 12, 2011
The committee was split, but first grader is allowed to attend Peaslee Elementary School, where his mom teaches.
For more than six weeks, Owen Kelsey had been attending first grade at Houghton Elementary School in Sterling. In a letter written by his mom Clare Kelsey, who teaches fifth grade at Peaslee Elementary School, she asked that her son be allowed to transfer to Peaslee. "Unfortunately it has become a great source of stress for our family," wrote Clare in a letter addressed to Dr. Charles Gobron, superintendent of schools. "I have been finding it increasingly more difficult as the weeks go on to be available for Owen's before and after school needs, given the 30-minute driving distance between my school and his." After discussing the schools' policy, which allows for a transfer if a parent works in the school system, and the committee approves…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The School Committee's back in session, and it's student photo day at Algonquin. Plus, we hope you're all prepared to celebrate Salami Day.
1. Brownielocks.com informs us that today is "Neither Snow Nor Rain Day" as well as "Salami Day." Hoping you're all celebrating with a sandwich on a perfect weather day. 2.It's best to do things sensibly, and that includes weight loss. TOPS meets every week. TOPS, which stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly, is a group that meets weekly at Trinity Church with confidential weigh-ins, health program discussed by all members, contests, and weekly support to help you lose weight. 3. Every Wednesday, enjoy Bingo at the Northborough Senior Center at 1 p.m. 4. Summer's over and that means the Northborough School Committee is meeting regularly again. Tonight's meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Melican School, and, as always, is open to the concerned …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
It's June. Gulp. Northborough Patch is firing five things your way.
1. As with every Wednesday, kids get a chance to grab the mic at Kids Karaoke at JJ's Sports Bar right here in Northborough. 2. Summer enrollment begins today for the Kumon summer enrichment programs for preschool to high school aged students. 3.The Northborough School Committee meets at the Melican School at 7 p.m. tonight. As always, these meetings are open to the public. 4. The Cable TV Advisory Committee also meets tonight, at 7 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School. 5. Northborough Patch's athlete of the week is Eddie Falkowski, the soccer star. Did you read about him?