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Shrewsbury selectmen review budget concerns

November 29th, 2012

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Shrewsbury – Staffing town departments, the needs of the school and increasing state mandates were just some of the issues discussed by the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen during a financial workshop held during its Nov. 27 meeting. The workshop is an exercise the board undertakes as part of its preparation for the spring Annual Town Meeting.

Working from a summary prepared by Town Manager Daniel Morgado, the selectmen were presented with a budget overview and specific issues for consideration. These included ranking services and programs by highest to lowest priority (including library certification); police and fire department personnel staffing increases; staffing for municipal departments; how school needs will be met; how the board feels town fees should be structured; and desired changes to the budget development process. Regarding police and fire staffing, Morgado suggested an increase of 4 people to the police department and 1.2 people to the fire department (the .2 being an increase from .8 man weeks to a full-time clerical worker).

Muriel M. Heffernan, 83

November 29th, 2012

Southborough – Muriel M. (Nevins) Heffernan, 83, of Southborough, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of Paul M. Heffernan for the past 60 years. Born in Cambridge, she was the beloved daughter of the late James L. Nevins Sr. Muriel graduated from Cambridge Rindge […]

Westborough to keep single tax rate

November 29th, 2012

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Westborough – Westborough will continue to keep a single tax rate, a move officials feel will help the town be competitive as it tries to attract more businesses.

In a presentation to the Board of Selectmen at its Nov. 27 meeting, Chief Assessor Linda Swadel reviewed the draft tax recap. The tax rate for fiscal year (FY) 2013 is $18.97; a decrease of 24 cents from the FY12 rate of $19.21.

Sister Mina Goulet, SSCh

November 29th, 2012

Marlborough – Sister Mina Goulet, SSCh., ( Sr. Elise-Marie),died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Marie Esther Healthcare Center in Marlborough. Born in Athol, she was the daughter of the late Ludger and Delia (Mathieu) Goulet and the sister of the late Angelina Goulet and Rose Easson. A member of the Sisters of St. Chretienne for […]

Home ownership in 2013

November 29th, 2012


By Nancy Russell, Vice President CBRB

In the last six years, we have been through once-in-a-lifetime major economic disruptions. In 2006, we saw the collapse of the real estate market. Then in 2008, we experienced the banking and financial system meltdown. These events have caused both hard and soft shockwaves through our society.

Business briefs, Nov. 30 edition

November 29th, 2012


Northboro Chiropractic to present “Sweet Dreams, Deep Sleep” Dec. 3 Northborough – Monday, Dec. 3, starting at 6 p.m., Northboro Chiropractic will present “Sweet Dreams, Deep Sleep” by Dr. Karen Moriarty, DC, with Harry Kroner, certified life coach and hypnotherapist. If you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, waking in the middle of the […]

Small business…makes a BIG difference!

November 29th, 2012

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Region – Last weekend, the “Small Business Saturday” reminded shoppers of the importance of spending money with local businesses. Although we are bombarded daily with sales messages from national retailers, it's the local businesses that have roots in the community. Those roots mean that dollars tend to stay in town, as shop owners and their […]

The C.A. six tips of the day for Nov. 29

November 29th, 2012

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Region – Today is Thursday, Nov. 29, the 334th day of 2012.

On this day in 2011, physician Conrad Murray was sentenced for the involuntary manslaughter of singer Michael Jackson.

On this day in 1972, Pong, the first commercially successful video game, was released by Atari.

Nominations for Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury Award due Nov. 30

November 28th, 2012

The 2012 Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury award winners ( l to r) Kelsey Giordano, Hannah Levine, Kevin Harrington and Romaine Campbell.  (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) is now accepting nominations through Nov. 30 for the Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury Award. The award recognizes teens, who reside in the town of Shrewsbury, who have shown an exceptional commitment to volunteering in their community for the good of others. The recipient is a role […]

Former Marlborough resident displays artwork

November 28th, 2012

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Marlborough – Michele Renee Ledoux, a former resident of Marlborough, was one of the 175 award-winning artists who displayed fine and functional art at the Paradise City Arts Festival held in mid-November at the Royal Plaza Trade Center.

The sign at her booth, resplendent with her artwork, read “Michele Renee Ledoux Fine Art,” the name of her studio in Evergreen, Colo. Her work has a constant theme – the intention to invoke spirit and inspire alchemy – the transformation of the mundane into magic. It has been exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally, is in private collections, and also has been published in an award-winning book.

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