#Town Meeting

Yarmouth, MAcapecodtimes.com

Yarmouth planning to go it alone on wastewater treatment plant, for now

Yarmouth officials are looking to move forward without Dennis and Harwich and to build a wastewater treatment plant near Buck Island. The project would go before Yarmouth voters at a special town meeting this fall, severing the Dennis-Harwich-Yarmouth solution to the area’s wastewater woes, although Yarmouth officials emphasized a willingness to include other towns in the project down the line.
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Milford, MAMetroWest Daily News

'Take control of (your) destiny'; Milford buys local water company

MILFORD — With just 14 “no” votes, Milford Town Meeting on Monday approved a $79 million purchase of the privately held Milford Water Company. The town has been trying to buy the company for years, following a prolonged boil water order in 2009, caused by bacterial contamination. In the ensuing years, there was a lawsuit and a scandal in which a former manager tried to bleach water samples so they would test clean of bacteria.
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Marblehead, MAWicked Local

Marblehead says no to retail pot shop Aro Cannabis

The Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 not to enter into a host agreement with Aro Cannabis, which was looking to open a pot shop at 31 Atlantic Ave. But it isn’t game over yet. “I’m not giving up because I think we’ve got the right location. I just have to show them it will work at this location,” said Aro Cannabis Chief Executive Officer Mark Schuparra.
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Hudson, MAcommunityadvocate.com

Hudson’s $1.2 million public safety radio system gets up and running

HUDSON – A major upgrade to Hudson’s public safety radio system is nearly complete. It offers the police and fire departments higher performance and greater reliability while allowing them to more easily communicate with public works and Hudson Light and Power personnel. The old public safety radio system dates back...
Arlington, MAYourArlington

124-apartment Mirak project moves toward resolution

After more than 14 months of public discussion, the 124-apartment project at Mirak in the Heights, the largest housing proposal since Town Meeting adopted town's master plan in 2015, is moving toward resolution by the town Zoning Board of Appeals. On July 26, that board voted to close its long-held...
Pelham, MADaily Hampshire Gazette

Pelham officials consider tightening regs for loose dogs on trails

PELHAM — Loose and unleashed dogs accosting people walking on hiking trails and in town conservation areas could prompt revisions to Pelham’s leash bylaw and spur efforts to have a full-time animal control officer. Following two recent townwide meetings on the topic, in which residents recounted experiences of being run...
Lexington, MAnewbostonpost.com

Former Green-Rainbow Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Says Corporate Media Pushes Propaganda

Lexington resident Jill Stein is no fan of the mainstream media. Stein, who served as an elected member of Lexington’s representative Town Meeting from 2005 to 2010, is known for her involvement in the Green-Rainbow Party and its national affiliate, the Green Party. She was the Green-Rainbow Party’s nominee for governor in 2002 and 2010 in Massachusetts. She was also the Green Party’s nominee for president in 2012 and 2016. She drew scrutiny from Democrats in 2016 who allege she helped get Donald Trump elected by splitting left-of-center votes.
Dennis, MAcapecodtimes.com

Town of Dennis plans special town meeting in October

DENNIS — A special town meeting will take place on Oct. 26, according to a press release on the town website. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and be held in the auditorium at Nathaniel H. Wixon Innovation School, 901 Route 134. Friday, Oct. 15 is the deadline to...
Chelmsford, MAWicked Local

Chelmsford seeks members for panel to tackle climate change

CHELMSFORD -- The town seeks members for a newly-formed panel, tasked with studying the effects of climate change -- and making recommendations for action. Following up on a Town Meeting vote, the Select Board voted unanimously on July 26 to establish a committee, dubbed the Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee, with an application deadline of Sept. 15.

Caneel Purpose Group Calls Town Meeting for Monday Night

When the National Park Service announced on Tuesday, July 27 that it will employ a competitive lease strategy to redevelop Caneel Bay within the Virgin Islands National Park, the response was overwhelmingly positive. However, it was disappointing news for the Caneel Purpose Group, made of several entrepreneurs who have joined...
Hadley, MAamherstbulletin.com

Library renovations to begin this fall in Hadley

HADLEY — A project to convert the former Goodwin Memorial Library into new municipal office space through interior renovations will begin this fall. The Select Board at its Wednesday meeting approved plans from the Municipal Building Committee to move forward with the work on the building, on Middle Street and across Route 9 from Town Hall, so that it can be suitable for meetings of town boards, like the Planning Board and Park and Recreation.
Athol, MAAthol Daily News

Planner gives update on Silver Lake master plan

ATHOL — Planning and Development Director Eric Smith recently updated Athol’s Selectboard on plans being developed for the future of Silver Lake, a popular recreational area that for many years has served swimmers, sunbathers, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts. Smith was joined by Assistant Public Works Director Paul Raskevitz and Brian Hall, chair of the town’s Open Space and Recreation Review Committee.