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In Brief . . . Board of Selectmen Nov. 16, 2017

| November 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017 By Nan Shnitzler Following is a summary of discussion and action items from the Nov. 16 Board of Selectmen’s meeting. New police to be drawn from reserves Selectmen voted to approve Police Chief Warren Nelson’s proposal to have a reserve officer be sponsored by Bolton to attend the full-time police academy in […]

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Tax Rate Falls; Taxes Rise

| November 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017 by Nan Shnitzler At the recommendation of the Board of Assessors, selectmen on Nov. 16 voted to maintain a single uniform tax rate in Fiscal 2018 for residential, commercial and personal property, which is projected to be $20.66, a 54-cent decrease over Fiscal 2017. However, the new rate represents a tax bill […]

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Camp Virginia Price Still Up in the Air

| November 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017 by Nan Shnitzler After the selectmen emerged from executive session Nov. 16, Town Administrator Don Lowe reported that the $800,000 selectmen had authorized him to offer for Camp Virginia would likely be rejected. According to Lowe, Lee Freudenheim, the real estate agent for property owners The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, said […]

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GOT WATER?… Aug. 18, 2017

GOT WATER?… Aug. 18, 2017

| August 17, 2017

Aug. 18, 2017 By Lynda King This time last year, two-thirds of the state was experiencing some level of drought condition. According to state records, Worcester, Middlesex, and Essex counties were on a “drought watch,” and all remaining counties, with the exception of Berkshire and Barnstable, were under a “drought advisory.” This year, the Massachusetts […]

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Main St. Accidents

Main St. Accidents

| August 17, 2017

Posted Aug. 18, 2017 On Tuesday, Aug. 8 at approximately 6:00 p.m.,  a number of 911 calls were received regarding a head-on collision on Main Street near Bolton Spring Farm, where one car drifted over the median line into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Bolton Police say Main Street traffic on the east side […]

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In Brief… Board of Selectmen July 13

| July 19, 2017

In Brief . . . Board of Selectmen July 13   Hiring processes approved Selectmen voted to approve the hiring process for a new public works director. A hiring committee of Town Administrator Don Lowe, Selectman Jonathan Keep, the town planner, town treasurer/HR director, and a disinterested public works chief from another town will screen […]

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Obituary… Michael Fitzgerald, 66

Obituary… Michael Fitzgerald, 66

| July 19, 2017

–July 19, 2017 Michael Fitzgerald, 66 Michael Fitzgerald age 66 of Bolton, MA passed away after a brief illness on July 16, 2017. Born in Cambridge MA, son of the late John “Jake” and Dylmonda “Mama Dee” Fitzgerald. Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Denise (Vautrain). Devoted father of Kerry Ann […]

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A Master Plan for Main Street… July 13, 2017

| July 19, 2017

by Nan Shnitzler On July 13, Selectmen voted to establish a Town Roads Strategic Planning Committee to draft recommendations for the redesign of Main Street (Route 117) pertaining to traffic calming, speed, paving, markings, sidewalks, ADA access, multi-modal use, and so on. As drafted by Selectmen Chairman Tom Frain, the committee’s charge would be to […]

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Summer Break…

| July 15, 2017

A reminder to Bolton residents that the Bolton Independent will be on break for the month of July. We will produce a print edition the first week in August; a full internet edition on August 18 and Back-to-School edition on August 25. Enjoy your summer!

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In Brief . . . Board of Selectmen June 29

| July 15, 2017

By Nan Shnitzler Police reserves to be hired Selectmen voted to approve Police Chief Warren Nelson’s plan to hire four more reserve officers to provide flexibility in filling open shifts. The move comes in the wake of Sgt. William Warnken’s impending year-long deployment as an Army reserve officer. Police reserves offer more flexibility in hiring, […]

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