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New athletic team at ARHS “unifies” students

April 30th, 2012

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Region – On a beautiful spring day in Northborough, students assembled on the athletic fields outside Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) for track-and-field practice.
“Try and be more explosive when you throw it,” Nishant Joshi, a high school junior and team member, said as he coached fellow teammate Nathaniel Nahabedian, a freshman, on the shot put. “Keep your hand about right here. Good!”

2012 Nancy King Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for May 21

April 30th, 2012

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Framingham – MetroWest Legal Services will host its 15th annual charity golf event, the 2012 Nancy King Memorial Golf Tournament, on Monday, May 21, at the Framingham Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the clients of MetroWest Legal Services. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with registration, followed by a shotgun […]

Talk to us – we’re listening!

April 30th, 2012


Region – There is a lot happening in the six towns the Community Advocate covers – the special debt exclusion election for the new Westborough Fire Station, the Annual Town Elections, school issues – and we know you all have a lot to say about it, too! We love to get your feedback – whether […]

Day in the Life of Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon

April 30th, 2012


Westborough – Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon has lived in town his whole life, and in fact went to middle school in the very building in which he now spends his days working. His interest in the force was born out of the Explorer Program under the previous chief, Glenn Parker.

The C.A. six tips of the day for April 30

April 30th, 2012

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Region –Today is Monday, April 30, the 121st day of 2012. On this day in history, in 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. On the other end of the spectrum, on this day in history in 1945, Adolph Hitler committed suicide. On this day in 1939, the New […]

The C.A. picture of the day

April 30th, 2012


Amazed by magic Westborough – Youngsters are amazed by a trick performed by Scott Jameson in a magic show presented by the Westborough Public Library Children's Room at the Forbes Municipal Building Auditorium. The well-attended program also included lots of laughs, juggling, music and audience participation. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough officials appeal to dog owners to clean –up at park

April 29th, 2012

There is a town bylaw for dogs to be leashed at Veterans Freedom Park. But a few dog owners, who don't pick up after their pooches, are ruining the experience for others, officials said.

Westborough – The town's Veterans Freedom Park, with its 22-acres off of West Main Street, and which abuts the Mill Pond, has become a favorite recreational destination for many residents, including those who enjoy walking their dogs. But a few owners, who don's pick up after their pets, are ruining the experience for everyone, the Westborough Board of Selectmen said at its April 10 meeting. But rather than employ strict measures to penalize owners or restrict the park's usage, Town Manager Jim Malloy suggested using another way – “emotionally intelligent signage.”

Westborough district's drug testing policy changes routine; not related to increased problems

April 29th, 2012

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Westborough – It's no secret that drugs and alcohol are more prevalent in today's society more than ever and unfortunately, that pertains to schools as well. As part of its mission to empower Westborough students with knowledge and skills to make healthy choices, the Westborough School Committee's Policy Sub-committee throughout the year has been reviewing all of its policies, including the Chemical Health policy and the Drug/Alcohol Testing policy. One change recently made will authorize saliva tests in addition to breathalyzers, (which the district has allowed for years) on students who are suspected of using drugs or alcohol.

Marlborough Savings Bank “likes” charity

April 29th, 2012

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Marlborough – Marlborough Savings Bank has started a “Likes for Charity” campaign to benefit three local organizations. Andrew's Helpful Hands, HOPESudbury and Why Me, Inc. will all receive a $1 – up to $500 for each organization – for every new Facebook “Like” the Bank receives from April 21 through May 31. For more information, […]

An Evening for Bridget to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

April 29th, 2012


Boston – The fourth annual An Evening for Bridget presented by Alex and Ani, Inc. will be held Saturday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m., at the Ritz-Carlton. Created by friends of the late Bridget (Bomberger) Slotemaker, An Evening for Bridget will celebrate the life of this Massachusetts native and Boston College graduate. The event will […]

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