One Year Hiatus Determination

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, one of our neighbors submitted a formal written request to the Millbury Board of Selectmen and Town Manager on behalf of the neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods to obtain a legal opinion and confirmation from town counsel on the applicability of 760 CMR 56.03(7) and statutory one-year hiatus as it applies… Continue reading One Year Hiatus Determination

Preview Of Chapter 40B Development

On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, Steven F. Venincasa and James Venincasa presented concept plans for a Chapter 40B development in Grafton, Massachusetts to the Town of Grafton Select Board with 300 dwelling units on 14.6± acres with a proposed project address of 14 Snow Road. The concept plan illustrated for 256 apartments and 44 townhouses.… Continue reading Preview Of Chapter 40B Development

Cooling Off Period

On February 14, 2022, the Millbury Planning Board denied the a multifamily special permit and site plan review application for the proposed Rice Pond Village project, under 760 CMR 56.03(7), there is a “cooling off period” between the denial of a special permit and the application process of any Chapter 40B – Comprehensive Permit to… Continue reading Cooling Off Period

Fran DeSimone Nomination Papers Signed

Fran DeSimone, is currently mostly a non-voting appointed alternate on the Millbury Planning Board. Our neighborhood has rallied behind Fran DeSimone by signing a majority of his town nomination papers and plan to support him by voting in the upcoming election in April 2022. Fran DeSimone has been a voice of reason and common sense… Continue reading Fran DeSimone Nomination Papers Signed

Rice Pond Village Denial

On Monday, January 24, 2022 and Monday, February 14, 2022, the Millbury Planning Board voted to deny the multifamily special permit and site plan review for the proposed Rice Pond Village project, proposed to have 46-dwelling units, on the 15.4822± acres of land owned by the Rice Pond Realty Trust, John Antaya, Kathleen (McLaughlin) Mardirosian,… Continue reading Rice Pond Village Denial

Public Hearing — February 14, 2022

The continuation of the public hearings for the proposed Rice Pond Village project will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022, beginning at 7:15 PM EST. This Millbury Planning Board meeting will be remote only via Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID # 828 5052 1979 Phone Number: +1-312-626-6799 Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order… Continue reading Public Hearing — February 14, 2022

Laurie Connors Tenders Resignation

Millbury’s Town Manager, Sean Hendricks, announced at the Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Millbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting that Laurie Connors, Director of Planning and Development, has tendered her resignation effective Monday, March 7, 2022. He stated that Laurie Connors will be taking a position in the Town of Northborough. Sean Hendricks has been an outspoken… Continue reading Laurie Connors Tenders Resignation

Big Coyote In Neighborhood

Earlier this afternoon, a huge coyote (or coywolf) walked up Thomas Hill Road, through a yard, and into the woods west of Thomas Hill Road and east of South Main Street, behind the houses on the north side of Captain Peter Simpson Road. A neighbor has posted online that the coyotes use the power lines… Continue reading Big Coyote In Neighborhood