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Town Meeting voters reject meals tax, approve room tax

October 30th, 2009

Westborough – Despite a current budget deficit of about $350,000 and predictions from several town officials that the fiscal year 2011 deficit could be in the $2.5 million range, residents voted at the Oct. 26 Special Town Meeting against one warrant article that would have brought tax revenue to the town, but for another warrant […]

Bombers take softball league trophy

October 30th, 2009

The team was sponsored by Bob and Mike Warren of Warren Landscaping. The player/coach was Jeff Marcimo.

A really cool fund-raiser

October 30th, 2009

Disposal fees range from as little as $0.50 for a cell phone to $100 for refrigerators, with most items in the $10 to $15 range. Pick-up is also available. For a complete list of items that will be accepted and fees, visit www.shrewsburyma. gov/schools/SHS and follow the link for girls ice hockey fund-raiser under “news […]

Transportation subcommittee looks for cost savings

October 30th, 2009

Westborough – With school district deficit estimates for fiscal year 2011 between $1.7 million and $2.5 million, the School Committee recently formed a transportation subcommittee to look at ways the district could save money in its daily busing of kids to and from town schools.     The transportation subcommittee has met four times and will […]

Planning Board delays cell tower debate

October 30th, 2009

Northborough – At the Northborough Planning Board meeting Oct. 26, the board voted unanimously to accept the request of National Grid for a continuance regarding the proposed cell tower project at 55 Barefoot Road. Several residents who have been following the story the town. Article 16, the local option meals excise tax increase, if approved, […]

Candidates for city helm address voters

October 30th, 2009

Marlborough – On Tuesday Nov. 3, Marlborough voters will head to the polls to vote for mayor, city councilors and School Committee members. Running unopposed for re-election are City Councilors Joseph Delano (Ward 1), Robert Seymour (Ward 5) and Edward Clancy (Ward 6) and School Committee members Michelle Bodin-Hettinger, Mark Hediger and Jennifer Hardy. Opposed […]

A party with princesses

October 30th, 2009

Superintendent highlights inadequate school conditions

October 30th, 2009

Shrewsbury – Having received preliminary approval from the Massachusetts School Building Association (MSBA) to replace the existing Sherwood Middle School with a new building, Shrewsbury Superintendent of Schools Joseph Sawyer took his message to the public during the Oct. 21 School Committee meeting.     Sawyer, along with Sherwood Middle School Principal Jane Lizotte, provided a […]

Whiskey tasting, kilt wearing at JulioĆ¢€™s Liquors

October 30th, 2009

Westborough – Motorists passing by Julio’s Liquors Oct. 20 thinking they saw men in skirts entering and exiting the store, need not worry, they did. The popular spirit shop was hosting a kilt night and whiskey tasting.     The idea was the product of Julio’s Liquors owner Ryan Maloney.     “Well, we knew we were […]

Local sports roundup

October 30th, 2009

Region – In recent years, about the time folks begin to focus on Halloween – what to dress up as, what candy to give out at the house – the Shrewsbury High field hockey team begins to focus on the postseason. This year is no diff erent as the Colonials improved to 13-1-1 with a […]

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