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Edward W. O’Rourke Jr., 56

April 22nd, 2011

Shrewsbury – Edward W. O’Rourke Jr., 56, passed away Monday April 4, 2011 at UMass Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Nancy A. (Kwiatkowski) O’Rourke, with whom he shared 31 wonderful years; their cherished sons, Edward “EJ” O’Rourke and Thomas “Tommy” O’Rourke, both at home; two sisters, Maureen Hunter of [...]

Maurice J. Shea, 82

April 22nd, 2011

Northborough – Maurice “Bud” J. Shea, 82, formerly of Northborough, died Monday April 11, 2011 at Radius Health Care in Southbridge after a long illness. He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Caroline M. (Aubin) Shea; five sons, Kevin Shea of Oxford, Alan Shea of Spencer, David Shea of Gettysburg, Penn., John Shea of [...]

Westborough brothers play in Junior National Championship

April 22nd, 2011

Mark (left) and Nick Ferretti of Westborough play on the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs.

Westborough – Mark (left) and Nick Ferretti of Westborough play on the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs. The team participated in the Junior National Hockey Tournament held March 25 through 27 at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough. The squad faced tough competition from the Jersey Hitmen and Central Penn Panthers and lost both those [...]

Preparing for softball season in Shrewsbury

April 22nd, 2011

Ariana Snell, 7, keeps her eye on the ball while taking a swing during the Softball Skills Clinic offered Feb. 20 by the coaches of the Shrewsbury Shockers at the Oak Middle School gym. PHOTO/EDKARVOSKI

Shrewsbury – Ariana Snell, 7, keeps her eye on the ball while taking a swing during the Softball Skills Clinic offered Feb. 20 by the coaches of the Shrewsbury Shockers at the Oak Middle School gym. The three-hour clinic for girls in grades two through eight was geared to strengthen a player’s skills in hitting, [...]

Athlete of the Week: Brigid Bowser

April 22nd, 2011

Brigid Bowser PHOTO/ARTSIMAS

In her first game of the lacrosse season at Westborough High School (WHS), junior midfielder Brigid Bowser scored 4 goals and had 4 assists against Tantasqua Regional High School of Sturbridge.

LETTER: Henry Fitzgerald for Selectman

April 22nd, 2011

I worked with Henry Fitzgerald on the Shrewsbury High School and the Oak Middle School building committees from 1998 through 2007. We attended monthly and bimonthly meetings, walked the sites, argued with contractors about unanticipated site conditions, dealt with the bankruptcies of two general contractors and endured a major fire. Henry pushed forward to meet [...]

EDITORIAL: Another ‘dam’ slowdown on Route 9

April 22nd, 2011

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Shrewsbury – There’s no denying that the Kenneth F. Burns Bridge, which spans Lake Quinsigamond and serves as a major connector between Shrewsbury and Worcester via Route 9, needs to be updated. The bridge, which was built in 1916, will be replaced starting early next year as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program. [...]

Economic Development Committee discusses site selection strategies in Westborough

April 22nd, 2011

As the country slowly moves out of a recession, Westborough officials want to make sure they are primed for and receptive to as many potential employers as possible. At the Economic Development Committee (EDC) meeting held April 6, consultants from three organizations met with EDC members to discuss different strategies that could help to attract businesses to the town.

Two spots open in Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen race

April 22nd, 2011

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Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen this spring. Here, in their own words, are their bios and thoughts on four issues – Maurice DePalo (Incumbent) – Selectman Maurice DePalo is a 6-term selectman and has chaired the board on four occasions. He has been a Town Meeting Member [...]

Northborough selectmen rename ‘Clean-Up Day’

April 22nd, 2011

Based on her numerous community endeavors and tireless work with the annual town clean-up, the Board of Selectmen passed a measure April 11 announcing that Saturday, May 7, will be the first “Louise Houle Annual Clean-up Day.”







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