Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Board of Selectmen approved the restaurant's request to close one hour later on New Year's Even
For those looking for to stay local on New Year’s Eve, the Terrace Cafe has received permission from the Wrentham Board of Selectmen to operate until 1:30 a.m. and serve alcohol until 12:30 a.m. to celebrate the end of 2012. The vote to allow for a later closing time and last call was approved unanimously 5-0. The restaurant located at Wrentham Common usually closes at 12:30 a.m but the expected midnight toast is believed to make clearing the building out by the regular closing time a little more difficult. A larger influx of customers beyond capacity is not expected as the restaurant will be reservation only on the final evening of the year. Although no members of the board objected to the one-day time change, Selectman Michael Carroll …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
This week the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets received permission to have Midnight Madness, the Norfolk Police arrested two in connection to a pair of robberies, and more.
Wrentham Planning Board Allows Midnight Madness on the Condition Cameras are Installed For shoppers who enjoy the thrill of starting Black Friday at the stroke of midnight, the good news is that for now it looks like the Midnight Madness event at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets will go on at least this year. After almost three hours of discussion and deliberation, the Wrentham Planning Board voted 7-0 to allow the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets to hold the annual event where stores open at 12:01 a.m. on the day after Thanksgiving on the condition that 10 security cameras are installed and operating at the request and satisfaction of Wrentham Police Chief James Anderson. The decision comes after the board threaten to revoke the …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
At Tuesday's night meeting, Town Planner Paige Duncan updated the board on what the Planning Board is up to, Chief McMorrow and Finance Director Karen Jelloe stopped by to talk about the ambulance fund.
Clocking in at about 75 minutes, Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Selecmen was an unusually shorter meeting than usual. T The short meeting was partially due to the absence of selectman Stephen Langley who was out because of an illness. With Langley presenting a discussion on social media policy and street lighting on Thurston, Madison, and West Streets, the board was forced to hold off on a pair of actions and the board's evaluation of town adminitrator William Ketcham until Langley’s return. In the first appointment of the evening, town planner Paige Duncan gave her update from the Planning Board. Despite a lack of desire to discuss the issue, Duncan and the board will be pushing for an adult entertainment bylaw to be included in…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Wrentham Board of Selectmen met on September 4 at Town Hall.
The effort to help reduce traffic on Franklin Street on weekday mornings received good news at the September 4 meeting of the Wrentham Board of Selectmen. In an update to the board, Police Chief James Anderson said that the owner of the Dunkin Donuts on Route 140 has agreed to help reduce the congestion in front of the coffees shop after a meeting with Anderson. With cars trying to get in and out of the parking lot in the morning, the aim would be to have traffic come around from the back of the building down Kendrick and Depot Street to prevent cars from queuing from the parking lot and on to Rt. 140. While the hardest part will be to educate people according to Botaish, the move would make an area packed with coffee drinkers and once …
After being asked to appear in front of the Board of Selectmen, the Board of Health is trying to find ways to improve and address criticism.
It’s no secret that the Board of Health has been a source of frustration in Wrentham. From slow response times and difficulty figuring out when the office is open, it’s not uncommon to hear complaints about the department. After hearing from many angry residents about the department, the Board of Selectmen requested the Board of Health to appear in front of them Tuesday night to find a way to deal with the complaints. While the Board of Selectmen have no authority over the Board of Health beyond budget purposes, the board sees the complaints as a quality of life issue if only because of the complaints they hear. “When the residents show concern it does effect the quality of life and the role and the mission statement of the Board of …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Wrentham Board of Selectmen will meet on Tuesday, September 4 at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall.
The Board of Selectmen will once again meet on Tuesday, September 4. On tap for discussion will be appointments with Finance Director Karen Jelloe and Fire Chief James McMorrow, Debra Dunn from the Board of Health, and a discussion with Police Chief James Anderson Mike Lavin on the possibility of a no left turn sign at the Dunkin Donuts on Route 140. The meeting will be called to order at 6:45 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room in Town Hall. To see the full agenda, click on the PDF attatched to the article.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The study will see if Wrentham could use smart sewering near the outlets and downtown.
Is smart sewering in Wrentham’s future? It might be if a study approved at Tuesday’s meeting of the board of Selectmen turn up favorable results. The idea of smart sewering, according to Rob Zimmerman who is the executive director of the Charles River Watershed Association , is not fit for a single house or for an entire town, but rather for an area that can be used for economic development and has the space to treat waste on site. “Smart Sewering is the identification of density districts. The creation of an area where you actually want to see growth,” Zimmerman said. “Philosophically, the desire is to concentrate development in particular areas and relieve the pressure.” The example given by Zimmerman was Littleton, who created an …