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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 […]

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 […]

‘Mr. Raindrop’ visits preschoolers

December 21st, 2007

Shrewsbury – Siblings Erik, 5, and Annika Bakken, 3, of Shrewsbury get a chance to meet "Mr. Raindrop" during a children's water conservation program held at the Shrewsbury Public Library Dec. 7. Preschoolers had the opportunity to hear stories, work on a craft, and meet Mr. Raindrop. The program was presented by Water Conservation Coordinator […]

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 […]

Students contribute to pediatric hospice lending library

December 21st, 2007

Westborough – When teachers at Mill Pond School were asked to help with the Children for Children (CFC) pediatric hospice project, fourth-grade teacher Karen Popsuj immediately loved the idea. CFC is the brainchild of Kathy Drew, director of Hospice Volunteers at UMass Memorial Hospital, and Sue Bardsley, K-6 reading curriculum specialist at Mill Pond School. […]

School district first to provide anonymous reporting system

December 21st, 2007

Westborough – Westborough is very safety-minded and way ahead of other communities when it comes to protecting its schools and children, according to Officer Charles "Chip" Dapolite, school liaison officer for Westborough public schools. Independently, both Dapolite and Dr. Nancy Spitulnik, district director of student services, discovered School- Span's Safe School Grant and its Anonymous […]

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 […]

Marlborough Hospital ‘President's Circle’ pledge

December 21st, 2007

Marlborough Radiology Associates recently announced a pledge of $25,000 to Marlborough Hospital to be paid over three years. The donation, which will be used to help support Marlborough Hospital's general fund, makes Marlborough Radiology Associates a member of the hospital's "President's Circle," a group of local businesses and philanthropic leaders who are committed to supporting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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