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Marlborough closes schools Monday, Groton postpones Town Meeting as Hurricane Sandy nears

Posted by Leslie Anderson  October 28, 2012 02:52 PM

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Marlborough public schools will be closed Monday in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, school officials announced as the storm bore down on the Northeast.

Groton, meanwhile, has postponed its Fall Town Meeting -- originally scheduled to start Monday -- until Saturday, Nov. 3.

The decisions came as cities and towns across the region prepare for the storm to battering Massachusetts early Monday morning.

"Due to the anticipated bad weather from hurricane Sandy and the possibility of power outages and flooding, there will be no school for all Marlborough Public School students on Monday, Oct. 29," the school district said in a statement. "We will continue to monitor the weather in consultation with area officials regarding any further school closings or delays this week as the storm progresses."

In Groton, Town Meeting will remain postponed regardless of the severity of the storm.

"The likelihood that the weather will create hazardous conditions for voters on Monday makes it prudent to take this unusual step and to make this announcement as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time to notify the public," Town Manager Mark Haddad said in an announcement on the town website.

The Town Meeting will briefly convene at 7 p.m. only to act on a motion to adjourn until Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 9 a.m. in the Middle School Auditorium.

Saturday Saturday was selected as the alternate meeting date, rather than the following Monday, when the Town Clerk’s Office will be preparing for the next day’s Presidential Election, Haddad said.


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