Wednesday, May 22, 2013
National Grid also had to replace a transformer.
A lightning strike near National Grid's Milk Street substation Tuesday night knocked out power to about 2,600 customers in Westborough and Upton, National Grid spokesman David Graves said today. The strike happened around 5:52 p.m., Graves said. The 2,600 without power included 70 in Upton. The outage stalled an elevator at Liberty Mutual, 114 Turnpike Road, with one person inside, and Westborough firefighters helped get them out around 6:19 p.m., the fire department said. Reader Bob Smith Tweeted to Westborough Patch that CVS Pharmacy on East Main Street was without power around 6 p.m. Graves said about 375 customers had their power restored at 6:42 p.m. Another 1,670 were restored at 6:55 p.m., and the remaining 520 were back at 7:58 p.m…
HighPoint Wines allegedly has sold tobacco products to under age customers twice this year.
The Westborough Board of Health may suspend a Connector Road liquor store's tobacco sales permit for seven days for selling tobacco products to customers under age 18 twice this year. The board agreed Tuesday night to put HighPoint Wines' suspension on hold until its June meeting, and ask the Worcester Regional Tobacco Control Collaborative if it used someone under 18 and using a Massachusetts driver's license into HighPoint Wines to try to buy a cigar and cigarettes on April 11. Director of Public Health Paul McNulty said HighPoint sold cigarettes to a minor used by the collaborative on Feb. 26. HighPoint owner Devinder Rekki paid a $100 fine, per the board's regulations, McNulty said. The second alleged violation within 12 months …
It's one of two new Westborough leases announced.
A Westborough-based event planning and trade show firm has moved into larger quarters on Otis Street. Corporate Communications' agreement for 19,087 square feet of warehouse space at 27 Otis St. was among four leases for Westborough sites recently brokered by Richards Barry Joyce & Partners, LLC, a Boston-based full-service commercial real estate advisory firm. The locations total 276,932 square feet, the real estate firm said in a recent press release. Corporate Communications moved from smaller space on Old Flanders Road, President Bob Dobinski said Tuesday. The firm's lease was among two new ones announced by Richards Barry Joyce & Partners, both at 27 Otis St. Columbia Tech has begun leasing 68,135 square feet of warehouse space there…
Here are Westborough's latest home sales.
Click on the picture next to this article to look at a photo gallery of homes that sold in Westborough in the last week, according to NewEnglandMoves.com. The same information without photos is available below in an easy-to-scan list. Are you a local Realtor, or have you recently sold your home? Add a photo and the information to this article if your recently sold property is not included here. This week's information was compiled from NewEnglandMoves.com information, using MLS data. Photos are from the MLS Property Information Network. 49 Wayside Road, Westborough Sold Price: $606,000 List Price: $629,900 Sold Date: May 17 (55 days on market) Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 and 1 half bath Sq. Ft: 3,500 20 Gary Circle, Westborough Sold Price…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement.
Enjoy this beautiful day while it lasts. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement, warning of the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon. According to the statement, the conditions will exist between 1 and 4 p.m. Tuesday, created by a cold front that is moving south. "Some of the storms may produce strong, damaging wind gusts and hail, in addition to lightning and heavy rainfall," the statement said. The region affected includes most of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, but especially near the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Ceremonies will be held at St. Luke's Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, Midland Cemetery and the memorials in front of the Forbes Municipal Building.
Westborough's Memorial Day observance will include ceremonies at St. Luke's Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, Midland Cemetery and the memorials in front of the Forbes Municipal Building. Each ceremony next Monday will include music performed by Westborough High School students; a prayer led by a Westborough clergy member; and three volleys of rifle fire by the VFW Post 9013 Honor Guard. The schedule starts at 8 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts at VFW Post 9013 on Milk Street. The schedule was released Monday by Assistant Veterans Agent/Deputy Director Kenneth Ferrera, who will serve as master of ceremonies. Air Force Col. Brent French of Westborough, the grand marshal, will speak during the ceremony at the World War I, World War II, Korean War…
Here are the most expensive Westborough homes on the market.
Wondering what $1 million can buy in Westborough? The following homes are on the market. This week's information was compiled from NewEnglandMoves.com information, using MLS data. Photos are from the MLS Property Information Network. 131a 0 Ruggles St., Westborough List Price: $1,750,000 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 and one half bath Sq. Ft: 7,500 10 Olde Stonebridge Path, Westborough List Price: $1,550,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 and one half bath Sq. Ft: 6,234 9 Olde Hickory Path, Westborough List Price: $1,400,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 and 3 half baths Sq. Ft: 4,564 1 Quick Farm Road, Westborough List Price: $1,100,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 and 3 half baths Sq. Ft: 4,700 11 Arrowhead Lane, Westborough List Price: $1,…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Cre8 a Do It Yourself Studio plans to move to 76 Otis St. from Millbury in early June.
A studio where customers make personalized T-shirts and other items plans to move to Westborough from Millbury. Cre8 a Do It Yourself Studio anticipates opening in larger space at 76 Otis St., in the shopping plaza at the Route 9 intersection, in early June, according to a sign on the plaza grass. The business closed at Felter's Mill, at 22 West St., Millbury last Tuesday, it announced on its Facebook page on April 8. Cre8 "is the first of its kind, Do It Yourself Studio," allowing customers to use state-of-the art equipment to "Design, Print and Press your own T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. using digital imaging and heat presses," for example, according to the studio's website.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Here are this weekend's open houses.
If you're searching for your first home or the perfect upgrade with a modern kitchen and large deck, this weekend is as good a time as any to begin your search. Each week, Westborough Patch will feature a slideshow of open houses in the Westborough area to help you find the perfect home for your family. Here's this week's list.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The board will be asked to vote to accept the document on May 28.
By switching to a pay as you throw household trash and recycling collection program, Westborough "could probably save between $60,000 a year if it were a curbside pay as you throw program, up to maybe $400,000 a year if it was a drop off pay as you throw program," Town Manager Jim Malloy told selectmen Tuesday night. But, “the majority of the savings” would come from shifting the cost of household waste collection from the property tax base and onto taxpayers through a fee-based system, Malloy said. That shift is unnecessary "because we have excess levy capacity," he said. "It first came up because when I was first hired, we were right up against the levy limit," Malloy said. On top of that, there is "substantial community opposition" to …