Northborough residents voted Monday night to save the White Cliffs mansion from demolition. By a vote of 218 to 67, Town Meeting approved spending $2.4 million from its Community Preservation Fund to buy the building and seven acres of land. A two-thirds vote was needed. The money will also be used to maintain the building for the next three years while the town assesses its condition, conducts a code compliance, and researches options for long-term preservation. The fate of the property, built by Daniel Wesson of Smith & Wesson fame, has been in limbo after the function facility was put on the market and closed in 2014. Without a new buyer, the current owners planned to demolish the mansion.
Framingham Deputy Chief Joseph Hicks has been named the town’s new fire chief.
Regis College in Weston recently celebrated the opening of a new laboratory that officials said will strengthen science learning on campus.
Those looking to use the library’s amenities can visit the temporary location on Kenwood Circle.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Ashland High School.
The only contested seats are for Town Meeting member positions.
Boston West Fair Skies will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Belmont Public Library.
Concord’s Tree Preservation Subcommittee is encouraging residents to take a short survey on the topic of tree removal in the community.
A discussion about heroin use will be held at the Dunstable Public Library at 6 p.m. on May 17.
The Framingham Charter Commission is holding a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9 in the Memorial Building.
The proposal to reduce the number of council members by almost half met opposition from some councilors.
The Saturday, April 30 shopping event will start at 10 a.m. at the Town Common.
From May through October, residents can drop off household hazardous waste Tuesdays instead of Thursdays.
The event will be held May 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Concord-Carlisle High School auditorium.
The West Concord Advisory Committee will hold the event at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center.
The Saturday, April 30 event will showcase eco-friendly products and businesses.
Proceeds from the race will help develop the Southern New England Trunkline Trail.
First-time homebuyers who meet the requirements can apply for a chance to buy a Joseph Pace Road home.
The Ashland Democrat will also receive the school’s Distinguished Service Award.
The dedication is set for Memorial Day at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Barney Heath will take over Newton’s Planning and Development Department.
Residents will decide May 10 whether to approve a debt exclusion to fund the project.
“Housing the Homeless: From Crisis to Shelter to Home’’ will be held at St. Joseph Parish Hall April 24.
The US Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the Massachusetts ReLeaf Trust Fund provided a $15,000 grant to Natrick.
The K-12 school pledged to to improve its sustainable food management practices and report its results.
Author Helen Epstein will speak at the May 1 event.
Maryrose Sylvester was picked as the feature speaker at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual event.
Mass. Audubon’s Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary director Doug Williams will also give a talk about local wildlife at the cleanup.
The April 21 event will provide information about local community and victory gardens.
The Commission for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations said its January statement was not based on a formal investigation.
A gap in the Newton permitting process that allowed some older homes to be quickly torn down has been closed.
The annual event to beautify the town’s roads, public areas, and parks is planned for April 23.
The presentation at Acton Town Hall is set for Tuesday, April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The free event will feature food, entertainment, and services for seniors.
Residents interested should submit a letter to Planning Department Secretary/Technical Administrator, Lynda Schelling.
Former head of literacy for the Wellesley Public Schools Rachel McGregor will take over.
The free event will feature a gala reception, a judged competition, and the sale of art.
Those interested in affordable retirement community properties must apply by April 22.
Officials want to hear the public’s ideas on how to make Arlington Center more pedestrian-friendly.
Shaheen Akhtar, interfaith liaison with the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland, will lead the talk.
The Trustees of Reservations acquired land in Natick next to its Pegan Hill Reservation.
The Wayland Community Preservation Committee hopes to preserve the land with a conservation restriction at this year’s Town Meeting.
The recognition coincides with the university’s Women’s History Month celebrations.
The museum is kicking off the spring season with two new exhibitions.
Fire Lt. Paul Delaney will teach fire extinguisher training and general fire safety tips.
Crocodile River Music will play at Newton South High School April 8.
The session is a part of a forum series about race and community.
Washington and Walnut streets will both get a temporary facelift April 8 and 9.
A temporary space will open at 25 Kenwood Circle May 2.
An entomoligist from Norfolk County Mosquito Control will discuss the threat of mosquito-borne diseases.
Jazz musicians will perform April 3 to raise funds for refugees escaping Syria.
Setti Warren said proposals under consideration at the state House threaten to halt local progress on solar power.
The group had charged the Board of Selectmen with allowing a “culture of institutional racism to exist through its past hiring practices.”
A public meeting will be held Wednesday, March 30 to discuss the pending application.
Volunteers can help the town’s Division of Natural Resources clean up roadsides and intersections.
The schools are teaming up with Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s Estrella Program to help guide youths through the college process.
The project goal is to improve pedestrian walkways between downtown destinations.
The event will be held Wednesday, March 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wilson Middle School gym.
The clinic will be held Saturday, April 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the town’s Department of Public Works garage, 33 Medway Branch Road.
Bernard LaFayette will discuss the current state of race relations in the US.
The market is seeking vendors, sponsorships and entertainers.
A local attorney will discuss resources parents and students can use to deal with bullying.
The plan calls for a 257,745-square-foot school to be built in Lincoln.
The town voted to keep the position of an executive director of general government services.
The Park and Recreation Commission reiterated that parts of a South Brookline golf course would not be handed over to make room for an elementary school.
The comedy show will help fund monthly workshops on special-needs topics.
The March 22 forum will give the community an opportunity to learn more about candidates running for town office.
Smith will perform a free reading of her work at at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School March 29.
Various health-care providers and organizations will provide information on nutrition, fitness, mental health, and more.
The planning board is creating a group to review regulations in response to increased Airbnb usage in Belmont.