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Blanchard School housing project receives final financing

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 03:48:50 GMT

The Virginia A. Blanchard School has been vacant for 15 years, but after the last piece of financing fell into place Friday, it should see new occupants - renters in affordable apartments - by early 2019. The final funding was provided by the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation, and included $6.2 million in federal low-income housing and historic tax credits, according to a news release from the agency.

Dollars are not the only consideration in putting 8th-graders at...

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:32:41 GMT

An argument is often made that public schools are the center that holds a community together, the center that allows its residents the best prospect for a quality life. But that argument is often beset by a contradictory reality, a reality in which inadequate funding, dilapidated buildings, and bizarre policies often create headwinds that make the success of a community's public education process a game of Russian roulette.

Settlement reached over data breach that affected more than 2,600 schoolchildren

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:59:40 GMT

BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey has obtained a judgment against a Medicaid-billing company after a data breach put more than 2,600 Massachusetts schoolchildren at risk of identity theft and fraud, the attorney general's office announced. A consent judgment was entered in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday against the New Hampshire-based Multi-State Billing Services, requiring the company to pay $100,000 and implement improved security practices after an investigation by the attorney general's office found it violated state consumer protection and data security laws.

Superintendent Search: Finalists Announced

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 22:19:40 GMT

The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that the Superintendent Search Screening Committee has identified four outstanding candidates for further consideration by the School Committee for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The fifteen member Screening Committee included representation from the School Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the district's administrative office, building level administration, teachers, community representatives, and parents.

South Uxbridge proposed to be zoned for marijuana establishments

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:25:15 GMT

UXBRIDGE – Selectmen on Monday broached talk of a marijuana overlay district to be located in South Uxbridge, but refrained from taking action until draft regulations are released by the state Cannabis Control Commission in December. According to guidance issued by regional planning organizations, towns would need to address both general town bylaws, to regulate local operations, and zoning bylaws, to regulate location of recreational marijuana establishments.

5 Central Mass. groups receive recycling grants

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 03:40:40 GMT

Four Worcester County municipalities and one Worcester-based organization were among 51 groups across the state to receive $2.38 million in grants to promote recycling, composting and waste reduction. According to a news release from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the following Sustainable Materials Recovery Program grants were announced earlier this month: Kristin E. Black, health agent with the Uxbridge Board of Health, said the grant funds will be used to institutionalize more recycling in schools and expand food waste diversion programs throughout the school district.

Uxbridge School Committee votes to close McCloskey Middle School

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:11:37 GMT

UXBRIDGE – The School Committee voted Tuesday to close McCloskey Middle School starting in the 2018-2019 school year, a move that is expected to save taxpayers approximately $450,000 in saved utilities, maintenance, salaries, technology and other overhead costs. The roll-call vote was 5 in favor, with Debbie Stark opposed and John Morawski abstained.