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Westborough selectmen approve reduced hours for Historical Commission secretary

February 27th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Board of Selectmen supported cutting the Historical Commission secretary's hours, but it's a smaller cut than Town Manager Jim Malloy had originally proposed.

At its meeting Feb. 25, the board voted 3-2 to support funding 15 hours per month for the secretary as proposed by Selectman Timothy Dodd.

Westborough town officials disagree on moving forward with solar project

February 27th, 2014

Westborough – Voters at the annual Town Meeting Saturday, March 15, will decide on a proposal to allow the town to lease six acres of the contaminated Superfund site at the corner of Otis Street and Smith Valve Parkway for a solar project. Voters also will decide on a related change to the dimensional regulations in Westborough's zoning bylaws. Both require approval from a two-thirds majority.

The Board of Selectmen voted Feb. 25 to make its recommendation at town meeting.

Shrewsbury superintendent explains budget recommendations to selectmen

February 27th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer, accompanied by School Committee Chair Sandra M. Fryc and the rest of the committee, met with the Board of Selectmen Feb. 25 to outline the reasons for his fiscal year 2015 budget recommendations.

Sawyer reiterated that growing class size continues to be the most pressing issue for the town's schools. As a result, he said, there is evidence that the town's schools have slid from level 1 to level 2 in quality. Level 1 represents the state's top 20 percent of schools; level 2 includes the next 40 percent.

Shrewsbury Fire Department helps kids living in hotel learn about fire safety

February 27th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Fire Department recently presented its Student Awareness and Fire Education, or S.A.F.E., program to displaced families that are now residing at the Days Inn. The program gave Captain Sean T. Lawlor and other fire department personnel a chance to speak with the tenants about fire safety in the confines of the hotel.

Lawlor began the program for the adults by talking about emergency exit plans. He encouraged them to make sure they know what to do if a fire were to occur and suggested that they practice an exit plan with their children in a calm manner so they will know how to react.

High school musicians invited to audition for Marlborough concert

February 27th, 2014

Marlborough – The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library's Music Chair Leslie Havens announced that auditions for the 17th annual Young People's Performing Arts Festival Concert will be held Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Marlborough Public Library's Bigelow Auditorium, 35 W. Main St., before a panel of three judges. This is […]

Shrewsbury resident receives academic honors

February 27th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Lara M. Underkoffler was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, Epsilon Pi Chapter, at Keene State?College in November. Kappa Delta Pi is a prestigious international honor society in education with members in 80 countries around the globe.?Underkoffler was also recently named to the fall semester?dean's list at the college.?She is a 2011 Shrewsbury High […]

Fiddle and guitar concert at First Parish Northborough

February 27th, 2014

Northborough – The First Parish, Unitarian Universalist, will host a concert Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 40 Church St. Musicians Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher come from the rich musical traditions of Prince Edward Island.?They are good friends whose connection ignites their music for an evening of electrifying guitar and […]

Florence A. Russell, 87

February 27th, 2014

Marlborough– Florence A. (Monnette) Russell, 87, of Marlborough, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham.She was the wife of the late former Marlborough Police Chief Floyd P. Russell, who died in 1989. She was born, raised, and educated in Marlborough, the daughter of the late Moses and Esther (O”Connor) Monnette, and […]

Florence H. Stanford, 99

February 27th, 2014

Worcester – Florence H. Stanford, 99, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Beaumont of Northborough. She leaves two sisters, Ruth Boucher of Worcester and Nancy Morse of Shrewsbury, and many nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert and Edward, and her sisters, Dorothy, Esther, and Jean. Born in Holliston, she was the […]

Business briefs, Feb. 28 edition

February 27th, 2014

Bancroft School to hold open house March 3 Worcester – Bancroft School has announced a competitive new price structure for the primary grades: full-day pre-K and kindergarten tuition for the 2014-15 school year will be $12,500. Interested families are invited to attend the pre-K through grade 1 open house Monday, March 3 (snow date Tuesday, […]

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