The approximately 100 voters who came to the Annual Town Meeting May 14 passed most of the 26 articles on the warrant with little or no discussion, including an article related to the town’s overall budget. But several articles, regarding requests for capital expenditures and repairs for several town buildings, including the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) building, were only approved after much debate.
Marlborough – Marlborough’s United Brethren Masonic Lodge has selected its “Teachers of the Year” for 2011, an annual award to honor teachers for the pivotal part they play in the lives of the community’s children and in preparing students for positive roles in society. After interviewing all the finalists selected by the school district, the [...]
Establishing Westborough as a business-friendly community was the focus of a number of articles on the warrant at the Annual Town Meeting held May 14. Approximately 100 voters throughout the day’s two sessions approved a number of measures that town officials hope will help attract companies to Westborough.
Shrewsbury – Officer Brendan Donahue of the Shrewsbury Police received the Massachusetts State Police Medal Of Lifesaving. Donahue is 28 years old and started with the Shrewsbury Police in June 2006. The Mass State Police honored him at their department’s Spring Awards ceremony May 6 at the Massachusetts State House. Donahue is being honored and [...]
Reorganizing for the new political year, the Board of Selectmen unanimously elected Selectman James Vereault as Chair, Santino Parente as Vice Chair, and newly-elected member Christopher Yates as Clerk at its May 16 meeting.
Westborough – After the winter we’ve had, what could lift the spirits more than lunch outside on the deck, flowers blooming, the trees leafing out and the sight of folks enjoying a round of golf?
Hudson – William Anthony LiPetri Sr., 85, a lifelong resident of Hudson, died at his residence Monday May 2, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of 63 years to the late Doris (Bombard) LiPetri, who died in 2009. She was the love of his life and his soul mate. Born [...]
Shrewsbury – 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.
As Westborough officials strategize to prime the town to take advantage of a slowly recovering economy, two particular projects – Bay State Commons and the Westborough State Hospital – top their list of priorities.
Marlborough – Kindergartners Nealon Stemple and Gustavo Rodriguez take turns petting a live lizard during a program presented May 3 by Southwick’s Zoo at Kane Elementary School. Among the other animals visiting the school were a tortoise, a snake, a parrot, an alligator and a kangaroo. The cultural arts program was sponsored by the Kane [...]