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February 23rd, 2011

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February 23rd, 2011

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Venturing back in time in Marlborough

February 22nd, 2011

Marlborough Third-grader Owen Wise tries his hand at operating a wringer washer during Tin Cup Adventure, an educational program about pioneer living, held Feb. 3 at Kane Elementary School. The traveling hands-on museum was stationed in the gym throughout the day for third-graders, and students of all grades and their families attended an evening presentation. […]

Young engineers at work in Northborough

February 22nd, 2011

Northborough – Second-graders Jake Clancy and Philip Ricciuti work together constructing a vehicle during the Jan. 19 session of Engineering with Legos, a fun and educational program offered by Northborough Recreation at the Melican Middle School cafeteria. Throughout the eight-week program, Paula Guitard of Wicked Cool for Kids is teaching children in grades one through […]

Shrewsbury School Committee hears budget forecast

February 22nd, 2011

By Joan Goodchild Community Reporter Shrewsbury – School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer and Director of Business Services Liam Hurley met with the School Committee Feb. 9 to outline the anticipated costs and savings for the district's Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 budget cycle. Sawyer noted at the start of the presentation that the district approach in […]

Westborough School Committee cautions budget not final

February 22nd, 2011

By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Westborough – The Westborough School Committee has not yet met with school administrators to finalize its preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 budget, members said at their Feb. 9 meeting; therefore, the number indicated as the district's budget at a public hearing on the town's overall FY12 budget – $39.9 million […]

Kerry Larkin of Westborough wins state DAR award for essay

February 22nd, 2011

Kerry Larkin, a 7th grade student at the Gibbons Middle School, recently won first place in a contest sponsored by the Massachusetts Daughters of the American Revolution for her essay on Paul Revere. Westborough – Like many students before her, Kerry Larkin, a seventh-grade student at Gibbons Middle School, was somewhat familiar with the classic […]

Shrewsbury Education Foundation presents awards

February 22nd, 2011

By Joan Goodchild Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury educators, support staff and volunteers were honored at a dinner Jan. 29 for their work in local schools to improve education for area students. The event, hosted by the Shrewsbury Education Foundation ( SEF), was an occasion to award grants for upcoming projects, as well as to […]

Mary A. McCarthy, 93

February 22nd, 2011

Northborough – Mary A. McCarthy, 93, formerly of Riley Road, died Wednesday Feb. 9, 2011, at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worcester. She leaves her husband, Andrew McCarthy of Notre Dame du Lac. Born in Boston, the daughter of John and Mary McDonough, she had lived in Northborough for over 40 years. Mrs. […]

Roscoe C. Blunt Jr., 85

February 22nd, 2011

Shrewsbury – Roscoe C. “Rockie” Blunt Jr., 85, an award-winning police reporter and renowned author, died Thursday Feb. 10, 2011, in UMass Memorial Medical Center after an illness. A native of Worcester, he had lived in Shrewsburysince1948. Mr. Blunt was a World War II Army veteran and a survivor of the Belgian Ardennes Forest “Battle […]

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