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Schools’ move to online curriculum continues

December 21st, 2007

Marlborough – On Dec. 6, the Marlborough School District kicked off a special holidayseason fund-raising drive. The Gifts for Teachers campaign allows people to donate money in the name of their favorite teacher. The donations go to buy new technology, and can also be designated for specific schools, Grant Coordinator Erica Tuton said. Donors can [...]

Hospital hosts annual ‘Community Tree Lighting’

December 21st, 2007

Marlborough – Marlborough Hospital President and CEO John Polanowicz and Hospital Auxiliary President Peg Gilroy come together Dec. 10, as Gilroy has the honor of throwing the switch to light the Marlborough Hospital Community Tree (seen through the window), dedicated to the memory and in honor of area residents' loved ones. After the dedication and [...]

Chambersingers present ‘Gala Holiday Concert’

December 21st, 2007

Marlborough – The Friends of the Marlborough Library presented the free "Gala Holiday Concert" with the Assabet Valley Chambersingers Dec. 5 in the library's Bigelow Auditorium. The choral group includes (front, l to r) Eileen Lloyd, Patrick Nay, Ruth Russo, Karen Guderian, Doug Cotanche, Midge Blue-Hamilton, Cindy Stem, (back, l to r) Director Dr. Robert [...]

Kane Elementary School wins $500 grant

December 21st, 2007

Marlborough – For a second year, Marlborough's Francis J. Kane Elementary School has received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program that will help support the school's outreach to Kane School families. The money will be used to conduct a Family Literacy Night. Kristin Perrin, manager of the Boston Post Road Mobil on [...]

Eighth-graders not allowed on varsity teams

December 21st, 2007

Marlborough – Eighth-graders will no longer be allowed to play on varsity sports teams at Marlborough High School. The decision came at a meeting of the School Committee, after members differed sharply on the issue. Committee member Mark Hediger told the full committee that the policy subcommittee voted, 2-0, to not allow the practice. He [...]

Social worker requested for Shrewsbury schools

December 21st, 2007

Shrewsbury – Special Education Director Ellen Meyers has asked the School Committee to provide Shrewsbury elementary schools with a licensed social worker, saying that the schools don't have enough time or resources to handle the significant family challenges some children are facing. In a report presented to the committee at its Dec. 12 meeting, Meyers [...]

Federal funding for School Department may decrease

December 21st, 2007

Westborough – As if the financial picture wasn't bleak enough, the School Department expects a decrease in federal funding for fiscal year (FY) 2009. The funding reduction will be in the area of assistance that is provided by the government for low-income students in the school district, Superintendent Anne Towle said. For FY 2008, Westborough [...]

Teaching parents lessons they need to help their kids

December 21st, 2007

Westborough – Trying to understand third-grade math can be difficult, especially if you haven't been in third grade for 30 years or so. Over the past few decades, there have been many changes in the way math is taught at the elementary school level. The methods that children are being exposed to now are completely [...]

Levine named 2007 Good Neighbor winner

December 21st, 2007

Northborough – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) announced that Steve Levine of RE/MAX First Choice in Northborough was named a 2007 Good Neighbor Award winner. The Good Neighbor Award recognizes real estate professionals for their community activism. Presented annually, the MAR Good Neighbor Award recognizes REALTORS ® who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to [...]

Don’t bet the farm on interest rates

December 21st, 2007

If you're putting off buying a home because you think you can do better than today's rate, you're taking a real chance. Why? Because history says interest rates are at near record lows, and they only have one way to go – up. To find out why homebuyers like you aren't buying, we went to [...]

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