Attendees of Delano’s town meeting on Wednesday night were on hand to hear the news that the town would soon receive $300,000 from the state through an earmark initiated by its legislative delegation. Longtime Senator Stephen Brewer, Senator-Elect Anne Gobi and State Representative Denise Andrews together delivered the good news.
THOMASTOWN – The Greater Quabbin Food Alliance, a network to connect growers, planners and public health officials on issues related to the local food system, held its biannual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Thomastown Innovation Center. Representatives of businesses, local agencies and nonprofits gathered to identify challenges they face and brainstorm solutions.
In anticipation of an upcoming public hearing regarding the town’s application for a regional community development block grant, the selectboard Monday identified and prioritized a list of eight items to be included in an updated community development strategy.
Town Administrator Diana Schindler on Wednesday updated the selectboard on the status of Rodney Hunt, having just attended a meeting of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development.
Fire Chief Dennis Annear announced at the Dec. 3 selectboard meeting that Hudson will be signing up for a reverse 911 system. Selectman Kathy Reinig noted that no new funds will need to be appropriated for the program, as they were already in the budget.
HUDSON – The Elementary School Building Committee met Monday to determine how to move forward after the narrow defeat of a request to fund a feasibility study. As Chairman Patrick Davis noted Hudson is the first town ever to vote down funding for such a feasibility study.
KIMBALL – At Monday night’s meeting of the selectboard, recommendations for a new hosting service for the town’s website were heard. Virtual Town Hall was the top recommendation by selectboard administrative assistant Rhonda Whitney. She has had demonstrations of both Virtual Town Hall and another service, Civic Plus.