Thursday, February 7, 2013
A reader was interested if there was trash collection tomorrow with the incoming Blizzard.
An inquisitive reader has asked Patch whether there will be trash collection tomorrow. The answer is yes. Department of Public Works Commissioner Ronald LaFreniere has said that the snow should come late enough in the day that crews will be able to get the solid waste collected before the storm hits. So get your trash to the curb by 7 a.m. tomorrow morning as you hunker down to wait out the storm.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The city has closed Parmenter Street to allow DPW repairs.
A water main break has closed Parmenter Street for the day. Department of Public Works Crews will be in the area, but the road will be closed for the entire day while the work is done. For any questions or further information, you may call the DPW Dispatch office at 508-624-6910 Ext: 7300.
Monday, December 3, 2012
In response to some strong words by the Marlborough mayor at a city council meeting, Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre issues a letter.
In response to statements made at a recent Marlborough city council meeting, Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre stresses that the town is not late with its $190,000 payment for a sewage bill. Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant and DPW Commissioner Ronald LaFreniere addressed the issue at the meeting, Vigeant stating, “Hopefully we can stir things up and get a check to us." In a letter sent to Vigeant, Coderre indicated it is hardly the case, pointing to an invoice for FY2012 was received on Nov. 15, with a payment due date of Dec. 14. "Where the confusion seems to rest," continues the letter, "is regarding the portion of the invoice that is attributable to a user/conveyance fee that the city began assessing the town in FY2010." …
Monday, November 26, 2012
A portion of Fairmont Street will be closed this afternoon.
Fairmont Street will be closed between Liberty Street and Adams Street from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The road is being patched by the Department of Public Works. For any questions or for further information, the DPW Dispatch office may be contacted at 508-624-6910 Ext: 7300
Friday, November 23, 2012
Find out when leaves will be picked up in Marlborough.
Welcome to You Asked...Patch Answers where we answer readers questions. We recently received questions about leaf pickup. Patch readers want to find out when they can get rid of their leaves. Here's your answer. It's that time of year when everyone is raking the leaves in their yards and filling bags with them. Find out when your town will pick up leaves, and where to drop them off if you can't wait. Curbside leaf pickup is scheduled to continue through the end of the month. Put out your leaves and small twigs and branches in a disposable, curbside leaf bag on your former trash day for pickup. Those wondering what day to put out their leaves can call the Department of Public Works at (508)624-6910 for the pickup times. Residents can bring …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Home composting kits from the city offer a way to bring fresh nutrients to your garden.
For those of you having issues with your plants this summer, a home composter may offer an edge in getting nutrients to your plants as well as providing an environmentally friendly way to get rid of your kitchen scraps. The City of Marlborough has Home Composters available at the Marlborough Department of Public Works to make composting easy. Composting not only eliminates waste and takes it out of the trash, but saves money in reduced soil purchases and reduced local disposal costs. Plants also thrive on compost because of the essential nutrients, improved soil structure that allows better root growth and increased moisture and nutrient retention in the soil. The DPW has two models available. The Earth Machine holds 10 cubic feet of …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Here is a list of things going on in and around Marlborough today.
1. Today is expected to be sunny with a high of 69 degrees. 2. The City of Marlborough will be starting its annual spring hydrant flushing program this week. Some customers may experience dirty water as a result of the flushing program. The program is expected to last about five weeks and will be accomplished during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight. Monday through Friday. Follow the link and contact the DPW with any questions. 3. The Worcester Children’s Chorus recently announced auditions for its 2011-2012 season. The chorus is open to boys and girls ages 8 – 18 for placement in one of our four treble ensembles. Auditions began April 29th and will continue through the spring. Click here to for contact information…