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DPW worker Ben Gilbert told the Press today that he and other DPW drivers had gone out around midnight on Monday, Jan. 26, and had been plowing continuously since then.

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Under new Transfer Station rules, unless a valid sticker is permanently affixed to the front driver’s side bumper, the driver will be fined $50 if the problem has not been corrected in seven days.

The old library is quickly becoming the most sought-after building in town. Soon after the Board of Selectmen discussed moving town offices there temporarily, School Committee Chairwoman SusanMary Redinger and Superintendent Linda Dwight told the board that the building might eventually make the best home for school administration offices.

The Town Hall building project is on track for a mid-April start. The schedule sets a fast-approaching deadline for the selectmen to choose a temporary location for town offices while the work goes on.

The Center on the Common will remain in existence as a legal entity, two representatives of its board of directors told the selectmen Tuesday night, but no clear plans for the center’s future emerged from the discussion.

Town finance officials are “leaning toward” purchasing a new $500,000 pumper truck for the fire department rather than trying to repair a crack in the chassis of the department’s existing large-capacity pumper engine.

Great Elms, an all-affordable housing development on Stow Road, has received state funding.



Ice time

Ice time

Liam French (left) watches as Ian Miller takes control of the puck while their teammates look on during a pickup ice hockey game on the Bolton Road fire pond, Jan. 17. (Photo by Aidan Aciukewicz)


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