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Signs, signs, (no longer) everywhere are signs

May 31st, 2011

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Region – Several towns, including Westborough and Shrewsbury, have recently passed changes to bylaws pertaining to how businesses or organizations may display outdoor signs advertising their wares. While some claim the measures are anti-business and unfair to nonprofit groups, officials in the towns insist this is not the case. Rather, they say it is an [...]

Westborough offers many visitor attractions

May 31st, 2011

Last summer the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism came out with “The 1,000 Best Places to Visit” list. It mentioned two places in Westborough for tourists to visit.

Music machine enables disabled students to join in song

May 31st, 2011

Special education teacher Kate Ahern and her student, Sarah Muppidi of Westborough, enjoy music therapy class at Algonquin Regional High School. Ahern won funding for a music machine that enables Muppidi to play independently percussion with her classmates. Photo/Lori Berkey

By Lori Berkey Contributing Writer Region – Sarah Muppidi recently played the tambourine on the reggae tune “Three Little Birds” while her classmates participated using other instruments. Muppidi, of Westborough, has cerebral palsy and cortical visual impairment. She used to need one-to-one staff assistance to join her classmates at Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) for [...]

Westborough’s Mill Pond students raise money to help Japan

May 30th, 2011

Mill Pond students (front, l to r) Connor Schoen, Luan Rocha, Gabe Angelini (back, l to r) Tanya Waila, Aaron Baublis and Manraj Bimrah are proud of their school’s efforts to raise money for those affected by the events that occurred earlier this year in Japan.PHOTO/BONNIE ADAMS

Westborough – When the recent earthquake and tsunami hit Japan earlier this year, thousands of organizations around the globe galvanized their resources to bring aid to the country. Among those eager to help were the students at Westborough’s Mill Pond School, who in just a few weeks, raised over $1,700 in an effort they named “Joy for Japan.”

Shrewsbury to move forward with Spring Street School upgrades

May 30th, 2011

Shrewsbury Town Meeting members approved three articles at a Special Town Meeting May 18, including $1.3 million required for a proposal that would make “green” repairs at one of the town’s elementary schools.

Locals perform in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Westborough

May 29th, 2011

Westborough – Westborough residents (l to r) Sonya Mirchandani (Chip), Kylie O'Donoghue (Belle), and Amy Tournas (the Hat Seller) perform in the Fay School’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.” PHOTO/SUBMITTED

Westborough – Westborough residents (l to r) Sonya Mirchandani (Chip), Kylie O’Donoghue (Belle), and Amy Tournas (the Hat Seller) perform in the Fay School’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Shrewsbury considers change to voting precincts

May 29th, 2011

The Board of Selectmen heard from residents on the issue of creating an additional voting precinct and possibly changing the number of Town Meeting members that represent each voting area at the board’s May 23 meeting.

Shrewsbury approves sewer, water project

May 28th, 2011

Shrewsbury wrapped up the second night of Annual Town Meeting May 18 by approving the remaining articles from a 45-article warrant, including several relating to maintenance and upgrades to the town’s sewer system.

Archbishop Tutu inspires St. John’s community in Shrewsbury

May 28th, 2011

Archbishop Desmond Tutu addresses the media prior to a speech at St. John’s High School.

For decades, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been one of the most prominent and vocal advocates in the fight for equality and justice for not only those in his native South Africa but around the globe.

Northborough selectmen discuss dog park

May 27th, 2011

Northborough – Organizing for a new political year, the Northborough Board of Selectmen unanimously elected Jeff Amberson as chair, Dawn Rand as vice chair, and Leslie Rutan as clerk at the board’s meeting held May 23.

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