February 14, 2016

Mayor hosts town hall meeting to discuss city budget

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Gardner Mayor Dave Drovetta hosted a second town hall meeting on the city’s budget Saturday morning at City Hall. Drovetta took questions from local residents and discussed the role of the intermodal facility in residential and commercial growth. He also addressed the reduction in force implemented by the city early last Continue Reading

Recall committee members’ opinions differ

Once unified in their efforts to oust former Gardner City Council members John Shepherd and Mary Peters from office, members of the Gardner Recall Committee say that individually, they disagree about Mayor Dave Drovetta’s appointment process to replace them.

New city council members sworn in

The city of Gardner reopened for business Monday night as mayoral appointees Kristina Harrison and Dan Newburg took the oath of office and sat in the chairs formerly occupied by John Shepherd and Mary Peters.

Mayor’s appointees sound off on decision to serve

Gardner Mayor Dave Drovetta said last week that both of his recent appointees to the Gardner City Council bring unique qualifications and traits to the council chambers. Kristina Harrison and Dan Newburg were seated at Monday evening’s council meeting.

Drovetta announces applicants for final council vacancy

Planning Commissioners Andy Copeland and Tory Roberts, former Gardner City Council candidate Steve Shute, former Gardner City Council member Eric Schultz, electric utility board member Brian Broxterman, local attorney Glenn Stockton, and local residents Ann Cort and Mark Baldwin all have applied to serve the remainder of Thompson’s term, which expires in 2013.