Tis’ the season for finalizing municipal budgets

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East Marlborough OKs 2015 budget;  fire tax increases by .10 mils, other rates hold steady By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – The Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Monday night was held with a successful outcome of an approved budget for 2015.  The good news for township residents – the real estate (1.05 mils), library (.183 mils) and open space (.2 mils)...

Longwood Fire Co. open house under the stars, Oct. 23

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EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company’s annual open house will be held for the first time under the stars. “We wanted to give our constituents a chance to visit our facility and to meet all of our wonderful personnel,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “In the past we’ve held the event on a weekend and we know that families have many activities in the fall. We feel it is important for the...

The coming public safety crisis

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If we don’t deal with it now, fire, EMS and police issues could cost us dearly By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times You’ve probably heard about the pension crisis, maybe the school funding crisis or any number of other challenges facing the commonwealth in the coming years. But let me clue you in to one that might just have you up nights thinking about it: the coming public safety crisis. The...

E. Marlborough declines to fund new Longwood truck

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$300K private grant for vehicle could be lost By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times East Marlborough officials declined to fund the purchase of a replacement for Longwood Fire Company’s Rescue 25 Monday night, putting a planned replacement of the vehicle, and a $300,000 private grant, in limbo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The township’s Board of Supervisors declined to pay for a share of the replacement...

Pocopson says county should pay share of fire protection

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Township objects to prison, Pocopson Home residents included in share funding By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON — Township officials say that local residents should not be asked to pay for the fire-protection cost of residents at county-owned facilities, which now threaten to eat up one-third — or more – of the municipal budget, were the township to comply with funding recommendations. At...

EM supervisors opt to spread out fire funding boost

Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company should see an increase of $52,000 in funding from East Marlborough in 2012, but some worry that the company still won't be able to meet expenses.
Board split over size of increase, 3-2 vote limits hike to about 30% By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company should see an increase of $52,000 in funding from East Marlborough in 2012, but some worry that the company still won't be able to meet expenses. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The township will increase what it gives local fire and ambulance companies in 2012 by as...