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Grant to fight underage drinking

MILFORD - The Police Department has been awarded $5,000 in grant funding from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security as part of the 2008 Underage Alcohol Enforcement Grant Program.

The program reimburses the Police Department for overtime for enforcement of underage alcohol laws through compliance checks, reverse stings, party patrols and surveillance patrols.

The department received one of 95 of these grants, totaling more than $600,000, from the EOPSS.

Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin said in a statement yesterday that he was pleased his department received the grant which will enhance efforts to prevent underage drinking.

Westboro forms legislative liaison panel

WESTBORO - Amid the threat of impending local aid cuts, the Board of Selectmen last night formed a committee to strengthen the town's relationship with its representatives in the Statehouse.

The new committee was born from the concern that Westboro, which is split among three state representatives, does not get enough attention on Beacon Hill. The eight-member group will include two selectmen and officials from various departments and boards.

Westboro voters are divided among Karyn E. Polito, a Shrewsbury Republican, George N. Peterson Jr., a Grafton Republican, and beginning next month, Carolyn C. Dykema, a Holliston Democrat. Also starting next month, James B. Eldridge will hold the Senate seat that includes the entire town.

Ms. Polito, Mr. Peterson and Ms. Dykema have attended recent meetings of the Board of Selectmen, where they endorsed the idea of having a legislative liaison committee.

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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Dec 17, 2008
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