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  • Referendum will decide Marlborough Town Hall move

    As a result of a petition drive, residents of Marlborough will now have the opportunity to vote on whether they want their Town Hall offices, the Town Court and the Police Department to move into the Milton Elementary School. The school district recently approved the closing of the Milton school after June as a cost-saving […]

  • No need for second vote

    The Marlboro school board decided to adopt a contingency budget for the 2013-14 school year rather than put another budget up for a vote by the public. Many on the board voiced concern that whatever they put forth would fail to pass, even with lower figures.

  • Hail and farewell

    Last Tuesday evening the Highland Board of Education met and celebrated the success of eight retirees and six teachers who have gained tenure with the district.

  • New well in Marlborough is most promising yet

    As resolute as 16th century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon was to discover the fabled Fountain of Youth, Marlborough Supervisor Stephen Osborn has been equally tenacious in his 21st century search to locate a steady and plentiful supply of life’s most essential and precious resource – water – for the residents of the town.

  • Contingency budget

    At a special meeting last week, the Marlboro Board of Education unanimously adopted a contingency budget for the 2013-14 school year. This lowers the originally proposed budget of $50,441,631 by $20,028, which includes a reduction of $6,508 in salary and benefit increases for non-aligned support staff and $13,520 for associated costs (overtime, electric, water and […]

  • Castellani reacts to Marlboro budget failure

    Last week the Marlboro School Budget for 2013-14 failed to pass by a significant margin, 1,266 to 734. Superintendent Ray Castellani said he knew it was going to be difficult to get it passed because of the tax shift regarding the power plants.

  • Keeping up with the times

    In a brief meeting before adjourning to hear the voting results on May 21, the Highland School Board discussed the possible need to update the district policy on the use of electronic devices by students and continued their discussion on changing the selective classification policy to be more in line with the state policy.

  • Marlboro school budget fails

    The voters in Marlborough shot down the 2013-14 school budget of $50,441,631 by a vote of 1,266 to 734. Through months of work and many revisions, the District arrived at next year’s budget that is $2.5 million decrease from the current budget.

  • Highland budget passes

    The Highland Central School District budget passed Tuesday evening, May 21, with 62 percent of the vote. The totals were 968 yes votes and 593 no votes. Proposition 2 calling for a $200,000 upgrade to security cameras on the school buses also passed with 55% of the votes. Totals were 831 yes votes and 669 […]

  • School Board candidates make final pitch

    Next Tuesday, May 21, residents will vote for the Marlboro School budget for 2013-14 and for candidates for the school board. The vote is scheduled from 6 am, to 9 pm. in the Marlboro Elementary School 3-5 gymnasium.

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