Sudbury Back-to-back Town Meeting Start: Monday Manual

SUDBURY, MA – Welcome to the May 2 edition of The Monday Manual, where we highlight important events and more to come in the Patch communities between Wayland and Worcester.

Here’s what you need to know for the week of May 2 to May 8, 2022.


The City Assembly begins Monday with back-to-back votes around the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, declaring a climate emergency, the city budget and more. The city is also distributing free rapid COVID-19 tests to attendees and members prior to the meeting at Lincoln-Sudbury High School.


Worcester will host six 2022 candidates for lieutenant governor on Monday at a forum. The forum is organized by The Providers’ Council, a membership association for human service organizations. Participating candidates include Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, State Representative Tami Gouveia (D-Acton), State Senator Adam Hinds (D-Northampton), former Leicester Republican lawmaker Kate Campanale, State Sen. Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow) and Babson College lecturer Bret Bero, a Democrat.


On Monday, the select committee will discuss and possibly vote on a final plan for the city’s America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) award. Wayland will end up with around $4.1 million in stimulus funds, which can be widely used for government infrastructure projects, bonuses for essential workers and more.


Marlborough’s spring curbside leaf collection period begins on Monday and will last until May 13. Residents can put yard waste (except grass clippings and sticks) on the sidewalk in biodegradable bags before 7 a.m. Monday. Learn more from the DPW.


The Board of Health is hosting a big mattress recycling event on Saturday. Residents can get rid of large bulky items for just $5, a discount from the usual price of $20 per mattress at the transfer station.


The Westborough Planning Board could on Tuesday approve a plan for a new Amazon facility at 54 Otis St. The facility would be used as a research and development site for Amazon Go, the Seattle-based company’s system that allows shoppers to pay for items without waiting. in a checkout line.


Tuesday is election day in Shrewsbury. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 election, including the candidates, polling places and voting times.

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