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Road-building, improvements continue in Afghanistan

September 26th, 2008

Tagab Province, Afghanistan – A Humvee grinds up a narrow dirt road in Tagab Province, about two hours east of Kabul. Tires have worn two paths along the rocky and uneven surface, and the Humvee bucks and starts as its wheels abruptly mount protruding rocks and drop into dips. Occasionally cars pass going the other […]

Solar heating units on display at Heritage Festival

September 26th, 2008

Marlborough – With the annual Heritage Festival only a week away, Marlborough resident Amy Beaudet is putting finishing touches on a solar demonstration for the "Green Marlborough" display. Beaudet, one of many energy and environmentally concerned residents, was raised in Marlborough and returned to the city last year. "It was at the Heritage Festival last […]

Local Cultural Council receives state grant

September 26th, 2008

Shrewsbury – State Sen. Edward M. Augustus Jr., DWorcester, and State Rep. Karyn E. Polito, R-Shrewsbury, have announced that the town of Shrewsbury's Cultural Council has received a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) worth $7,800. "With so much history and culture in Massachusetts, these grants will benefit local projects that help enrich the […]

Temple Emanuel of Marlborough welcomes new rabbi

September 26th, 2008

Marlborough – Temple Emanuel of Marlborough hosted a festive Shabbat Service last week to formally welcome Rabbi Barry Krieger to the Temple Emanuel community. Krieger grew up in Providence, R.I., and attended UMass-Amherst, where he received a bachelor's degree and teacher certification. He also earned his rabbinical degree and two master's degrees in Pennsylvania. He […]

Time to shop

September 26th, 2008

Marlborough – Megan O'Leary, 1-1/2, browses the toy section while wearing a new hand-knit sweater her mother purchased for her at the annual Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary Flea Market, held on the hospital grounds Sept. 14. The Flea Market featured a variety of vendors, crafts, attic treasures, a bake sale and refreshments. Money raised by the […]

Filling the boot for charity

September 26th, 2008

Westborough – Westborough Fire Department firefighters (l to r) Ryan O'Connor and Carl Roche collect money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Sept. 20 at E.L. Harvey and Sons Waste and Recycling Managers' landfill on Route 135. Other firefighters were stationed at B.J.'s Warehouse on Route 9 and Stop and Shop. The "Fill the Boot" campaign […]

A recession recipe

September 26th, 2008

Shrewsbury – Town officials have agreed that, although Proposition 2-1/2 overrides have been proposed to balance the budget in four out of the last five years, the current economic climate will prevent them from proposing an override for fiscal year 2010. An exception will be made only in dire circumstances, such as a natural disaster […]

Recycling Committee hands out $100 checks

September 26th, 2008

Marlborough – Some local residents this year will be the recipients of $100 checks and Starbucks gift cards just for recycling. Peggy Ayers, a volunteer with the city's Recycling Committee, explained that the cash initiatives are part of a one-year program to try to boost residents' recycling eff orts. She explained that once a month […]

Gregoire to face Vigeant in November

September 26th, 2008

Marlborough – Danielle Gregoire, the Democratic candidate for the 4th Middlesex District state representative seat, secured 1,667 votes at last week's primary election, securing her victory against Democratic opponent Matthew Giancola, who received 683 votes. Gregoire said that the win has energized her campaign to go forward into November. Gregoire, who has worked as the […]

Letters

September 26th, 2008

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