Sunday, February 10, 2013
Following the big blizzard, we have the big dig out.
Those traveling through town Saturday afternoon were greeted by the sounds and sights of snow being cleared throughout Marlborough as the big dig out followed the big blizzard of 2013. "It's going slow. This is our second time out here," said Marge Scott who was shoveling in front of her home. The snow blowers and shovels were working hard to clear an estimated two feet of snow that fell on the city over night. The storm was right up there with the Blizzard of '78 which she looked back upon fondly commenting that it was even fun. "People were on sleds and snowmobiles," said Scott. Some people were out enjoying themselves following the storm. Joseph Seay was out with his wife Sally and daughter Catherine looking for somewhere to sled after …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The DPW Commissioner is urging residents to stay off the roads if they can help it while city workers battle the 2013 blizzard.
As plow drivers attempt to keep roads clear, officials are asking that people remain off the roads if they can. "Our hope is that there are as few vehicles on the roadway competing with our operations as possible,” said Department of Public Works Commissioner Ronald LaFreniere. "We will be doing our best to keep all the roadways open during the storm." The commissioner is also hoping that businesses will release employees early. "We absolutely encourage people who do not have to be on the road and who do not have to be out at all during this event to stay home and enjoy the snow from the comfort of their own home and give us an opportunity to deal with the storm without the impact of vehicles that are stuck on the side of the road and …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A slippery start to the morning commute translated to some minor accidents as the snow hit the region this morning.
Slippery conditions during the morning commute lead to minor accidents, but with the snow tapering off the conditions are clear on most major roads. “We’re ahead of it. The main roads are just about bare right now," said Ken Calder the Department of Public Works supervisor in charge of streets. “The latest weather report is the brunt of the snow has gone past us ... everybody is out plowing now." With the snow starting at 4 a.m. and accumulating to three inches, at a certain point plow drivers were competing against a steady snow. “It seemed like drivers were being pretty cautious," said Calder. There were a few minor accidents while it was snowing, said Fire Department Captain John McGrath. The conditions are still slippery to fair with …
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, October 26, 2012
The city is hosting its semi-annual hazardous waste collection day Saturday.
The Department of Public Works will be hosting its semi-annual household hazardous waste collection day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The collection will be taking place at the city's Easterly Water pollution Control Facility located at 860 Boston Post Rd East. A list of materials that will be accepted is listed below: Furniture Stains Household Cleaners Household Polishes Household Batteries Kerosene Lighter Fluid Paints (Oil based) Propane Tanks Monitors Pesticides Photo Chemical Poisons Pool Chemicals Thinners Used Motor oil Weed Killers Wood Preservative TVs/VCRs Also accepted are: Mercury Thermometers (one digital thermometer replacement per family), Mercury Thermostats, Elemental Mercury, Usable Clothing, Paired Shoes, Blankets Do not bring:
Friday, October 19, 2012
Eagle Scout candidate Brenton Sullivan and summer interns were among those who made a one mile trail around Lake Williams a reality.
Eagle Scout candidate Brenton Sullivan was among those who made a one mile trail around Lake Williams a reality. "People in the community can come and walk along Lake Williams. I feel that is very helpful," said the 16 year-old Sullivan who did the work with 20 other scouts from Boy Scout Troop 2. "It opens it up and people can enjoy Lake Williams." The one mile trail that wraps around a portion of Lake Williams was constructed through a combined effort by the DPW and Sullivan. It was a project many had pushed for throughout the years, according to Mayor Arthur Vigeant. “The Lake Williams Trail would not have happened without the collaboration and efforts of many people. I’m grateful that their hard work has given Marlborough another …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The city of Marlborough is in the process of picking up all the debris from the Halloween weekend snowstorm.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
The "Snowtober" event on Halloween left most of Marlborough without power and even more people with a pile of fallen branches on their property. Has the Department of Public Works picked up your pile yet? See our story and tell us your story in the poll and comment field. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Marlborough news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Old Hudson Street Landfill will be open to homeowners to dispose of branches, leaves and other debris resulting from Hurricane Irene.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The City of Marlborough, Department of Public Works announced Tuesday that the city will be accepting branches and/or tree limbs from private residential property resulting from the Hurricane Irene storm event that swept through the region Sunday, Aug. 28. Bagged leaves may be left curbside and will be picked up with regular trash. Only single family, 2-family and 3-family residential properties, and only tree debris associated with this storm will be allowed and/or accepted at 402 Hudson Street at the “Old Hudson Street Landfill Site”. The hours of operation, duration and location for this storm debris site are as follows: Location: 402 Hudson Street – “Old Hudson Street Landfill Site” Time: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. …
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…
Monday, January 17, 2011
A list of things Marlborough residents might want to know about today.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! This will of course affect the delivery of mail, and the operation of many city and state government entities. Also, the Marlborough Public Library, Senior Center, and schools will be closed today. The Marlborough DPW has announced that they will once again be offering curbside pickup of Christmas trees to be recycled. This will continue through Friday, Jan. 28. Trees should be left curbside on the same day you normally get your refuse picked up. Trees should be completely free of tinsel, ornaments and/or bows, or they will not be picked up. Residents may also drop trees at Ghiloni Park until the last week of January. There are several games that will be played today by Marlborough High School students, …