May 5, 2015

Mayor issues statement on officer-involved shooting

My fellow Gardner citizens,

Last week, our city experienced a tragic event involving two of our police officers that resulted in the death of one of our residents. While I cannot go into detail about the incident as it is …

Panel talks development at symposium

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner has an opportunity to grow by choice or by chance, a panel of experts told audience members during a city-hosted economic development symposium on March 11.
Panelists included Owen Buckley, a developer; Bruce Kimmel, a financial …

City hires new police chief

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner will have a new police chief come Feb. 27.
City council members approved the hiring of James Pruetting, during a Feb. 16 council meeting.
Pruetting replaces former Chief Gerald Cullumber, who resigned in June …

Gardner State of the City Address scheduled

Chris MorrowGardner Mayor Chris Morrow will give a State of the City Address on March 5. The address will outline the city’s accomplishments in 2013 and 2014 opportunities.

The address will be at 8:30 a.m. on March 5 in council chambers.…

An open letter to the citizens of Gardner regarding Gardner Auto Sales

Chris Morrow

Mayor of Gardner

In the interest of clarity and full disclosure I’m writing this letter to inform our citizens and to provide them a timeline regarding the city’s dealings with Singh Food & Gas Service and their tenant …

Council meeting canceled for lack of quorum

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City officials canceled a city council meeting due to lack of a quorum on May 6. The cancellation came within hours of the meeting’s scheduled start time.
There are only four members of the five-person council. The …

Council debates approval of tax credits for income-based housing

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City council members agreed to support an application for tax credits for the construction of income-based, single family housing in Gardner.
David Rhodes is the developer of the proposed Willow Brooke Estates, to be located at the …

Survey shows Gardner mayoral race this spring likely to be a tight one

Graphic by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A three-person mayoral race likely favors Mayor Dave Drovetta, but in a two-man race between Chris Morrow and Drovetta, it could be a very close race.
That’s the word from a Dec.6 -7 …

Morrow files to run for Gardner Mayor

Gardner City Council Vice President Chris Morrow will seek to become the next Mayor.

Morrow filed his intention to seek the position on Dec. 3 at city hall, according to a press release.

To date, no other candidates have filed …

Council to research changes to appointment process

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner City Council members will research changing the way appointments

Chris Morrow

are made to the council when there’s a vacancy.
“I basically have several points that I’m concerned about and would like to see changed,” Council …