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  • Dudley highway superintendent put on leave after posting slur on ... - Worcester Telegram 08/16/2017
    Dudley highway superintendent put on leave after posting slur on ...Worcester TelegramDUDLEY – The town's highway superintendent was placed on administrative leave Wednesday morning for posting a racist remark on Facebook. Highway ...and more »
  • Leicester has dozens of applicants for town administrator - Worcester Telegram 08/15/2017
    Leicester has dozens of applicants for town administratorWorcester TelegramLEICESTER - To date, 33 people have expressed an interest in the town administrator's job, and as many as 40 applicants are expected by the deadline Friday. The Board of Selectmen received a written update Monday night from Community Paradigm ...and more »
  • Dudley parade laments firing of librarian 'Miss Kathy' - Worcester Telegram 08/09/2017
    Worcester TelegramDudley parade laments firing of librarian 'Miss Kathy'Worcester TelegramFrom left, Kayla Rankin, her 5-year-old son Kailan McCullough, Christopher McCullough and 2-year-old Xavia McCullough, walk along Schofield Road in Dudley on Tuesday in a march in support of former librarian Kathryn Dunton Farnsworth, also known ...
  • TOWN TRIPPIN': Dudley, Oxford & Webster - Worcester Mag 07/27/2017
    TOWN TRIPPIN': Dudley, Oxford & WebsterWorcester MagEventually, the town did approve the cemetery, but the Islamic Society pulled out in April, opting instead to move to the Hope Cemetery in Worcester. The issue was talk of the town for a year and half, said Dudley Town Administrator Greg Balukonis.
  • Dudley spent $47000 on cemetery proposal - Worcester Telegram 07/25/2017
    Dudley spent $47000 on cemetery proposalWorcester TelegramDUDLEY – The 16 months of wrangling with the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester over its plan to site a cemetery on Corbin Road cost the town $47,298, according to a report to selectmen Monday. When the Islamic Society withdrew its ... sites at Hope ...
  • New pot bill poses challenges for local towns, businesses - Worcester Telegram 07/23/2017
    Worcester TelegramNew pot bill poses challenges for local towns, businessesWorcester TelegramW. Stuart Loosemore, general counsel and director of government affairs and public policy for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, said Friday the compromise bill provided for significant local input and control, which the chamber considers ...
  • After bitter fight for approval, Islamic Society abruptly drops plan for cemetery in town of Dudley - The Boston Globe 04/14/2017
    Worcester TelegramAfter bitter fight for approval, Islamic Society abruptly drops plan for cemetery in town of DudleyThe Boston GlobeThe Islamic Society of Greater Worcester, just a month after approval seemed certain for a Muslim cemetery in the town of Dudley, announced Thursday that the organization no longer wants to pursue the controversial plan and will […]
  • Islamic Society Wins Permit For Muslim Cemetery In Dudley After Protracted, Bitter Clash - WBUR 03/03/2017
    WBURIslamic Society Wins Permit For Muslim Cemetery In Dudley After Protracted, Bitter ClashWBURAfter a more than year-long battle over a proposed Muslim cemetery, the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester won a permit Thursday from the town of Dudley. The proposal to locate the cemetery on old farmland in the town had brought intense opposition ...
  • Dudley zoning board signs Muslim cemetery pact - Worcester Telegram 01/13/2017
    Worcester TelegramDudley zoning board signs Muslim cemetery pactWorcester TelegramThe ZBA's attorney, Gary Brackett, said the move means the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester will now go before the ZBA and other town boards for public hearings and permits. After many months of wrangling, the Islamic Society had sought relief ...and more »
  • Agreement reached on proposed Islamic cemetery in Dudley - Worcester Telegram 12/23/2016
    WBURAgreement reached on proposed Islamic cemetery in DudleyWorcester TelegramAcrimony over the cemetery proposal gained national attention and sometimes portrayed town residents as Islamophobic, but residents complained they had valid health and environmental reasons for questioning the project. Selectmen ... The announcement ...Islamic Society, Town Of Dudley Reach Deal For Muslim CemeteryWBURTown of Dudley reaches settlement […]