Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Westborough Department of Public Works hosted the session.
Westborough's top three health officials are now trained to identify the Asian Longhorned Beetle, which has been found in Shrewsbury, Worcester and other Central Mass. communities. The Westborough Department of Public Works hosted the training on Jan. 11, Director of Public Health Paul McNulty said Wednesday. McNulty, Town Sanitarian Steven Baccari and Health Inspector Terry Gilchrist were among those attending the session. "We have had a number of people bring us large beetles for identification, thinking it may be the LHB," McNulty told the board of health in his January report. "(There have been) none found in Westborough so far, but a lot in Worcester and adjoining towns. If you think about all of the trash and junk that goes to Harvey…
But, the board doesn't reach a consensus on two other components of the planning board's proposal.
The Westborough Board of Health, by consensus, supports having zoning for commercial marijuana dispensaries in town. At the same time, the board on Tuesday night did not reach agreement on whether Westborough should totally ban such businesses. The board also did not agree on whether Westborough should ban or have zoning for cultivating marijuana at home for medicinal use. Voters at the March 16 annual town meeting will get the planning board’s proposed zoning bylaw that would ban marijuana dispensaries and personal cultivation. Additional language would allow these uses in a new overlay district in Westborough's adult entertainment district on Town Meeting Drive, by special permit, if the court rules the ban illegal. The school committee …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The board of health closed its public hearing Tuesday night without action -- and after complimenting the owners on their effort.
Westborough health and building officials said Tuesday night that the Regatta Deli has made admirable progress addressing issues they raised during inspections last month. The board of health then voted to close its public hearing, without taking action, on the possible suspension or revocation of the deli's food service permit, per the state sanitary code. The board did fine the deli a $200 non-compliance fee for installing new equipment and making changes without notifying the department. "Thank you, and keep up the good work," member Priscilla Federici said. The hearing opened the hearing on Jan. 15 after Health Inspector Terry Gilchrist found remodeling and labeling issues during a routine inspection at the restaurant, at 3 Colonial …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Town land on Nourse Street would be used.
Westborough’s newest cemetery has moved closer to developing. Tuesday night, the board of health approved the Nourse Street site after a public hearing with engineer Stephen Doret. The cemetery is planned for about six acres of about a 32-acre site owned by the town, Doret said. The entire property was originally 44 acres, which the state bought and made part of the state hospital site, he said. A restriction allows Westborough to own the 32 acres as long as a cemetery is planned there, Doret said. “The other cemeteries in town have a limited number of years,” he said. The next step is to meet with the planning board and “develop the roadways,” work that public works employees could do between seasons, Doret said. The town could “perhaps …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Improving the eatery's relationship with the board is among them.
The Westborough Board of Health has directed the Regatta Deli to address issues raised by Health Inspector Terry Gilchrist -- and to improve its relationship with the board. The decision wrapped up the board's public hearing Tuesday night on the possible suspension or revocation of the deli's food service permit, per the state sanitary code. Director of Public Health Paul McNulty said Gilchrist's routine inspection in December found "a lot of remodeling done" without building permits or health department approval. In addition, Gilchrist found the deli did not meet "labeling requirements for the packaged foods they sell," McNulty said. Regatta General Manager Michael Prizio said all work done at the deli was in response to issues raised …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Grant funds transmitter, antennas.
"Have you ever gone down the road and seen a roadside sign that says, 'For traffic information, tune to 1610 AM'?" Westborough Director of Public Health Paul McNulty asked selectmen Tuesday night. A new Region 2 (Worcester County) Public Health Preparedness Coalition grant-funded AM radio transmitter and rooftop antennas are broadcasting from the Forbes Municipal Building, McNulty said. "If Route 9 is blocked off for hours, people wonder what's going, (they're) stuck in traffic, they could tune to this, and hopefully, we would have a message on," he said. The current "demo" message is a loop telling listeners to "tune into this station for emergency messages and other information" and airing around the clock, he said. Listeners also are …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Spraying of Summer Street Extension planned for Thursday.
More mosquitoes with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus have been found in Westborough, prompting more spraying Thursday, Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project Executive Director Timothy Deschamps said today. The latest EEE mosquitoes were confirmed earlier today in a mosquito control project trap off Summer Street Extension on July 27, Deschamps said in a press release. The spraying has been coordinated with the Westborough Board of Health, he wrote. Deschamps also is urging residents to take precautions when outside. Spraying will occur in Westborough for the second time this week. The Milk Street area was sprayed Monday because mosquitoes with EEE were identified last Thursday in a trap the mosquito control project set there July 17.