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Teens design their new room at Marlborough library

April 30th, 2014

Marlborough – After the Marlborough Public Library received $5,000 from Digital Federal Credit Union, it was decided that the donation would go toward transforming about half of a storage room on the bottom floor into a space for teen patrons. The challenge was to determine how to best utilize the approximate 16-square-foot area. Jess Bacon, teen services librarian, feels that the relatively small space will solve more problems than it could create.

“Trying to fit everything we want to do in there will be tough, but we didn's have a spot for teens before,” she said. “We had three computers upstairs next to reference, which is the quiet area. So the teens had to keep their voices down when they wanted to hang out and talk.”

Westborough High showcases students” music and art at spring gala

April 30th, 2014

Westborough – On Thursday, May 1, the Westborough Fine Arts Education Association (WFAEA) will present its annual Spring Fine Arts Gala Concert and Exhibition in the Westborough High School auditorium. The event features performances from all 24 of the school's performance ensembles, and showcases contributions from Westborough High's visual artists.

“It's basically like looking at the department through a microscope lens,” Fine Arts Coordinator David Jost said. “You get to see everything.”

Local Studebaker fans hold spring kickoff

April 30th, 2014

Northborough – The Studebakers Drivers Club Ocean Bay Chapter held its annual Spring Kickoff April 27 at the Northborough Historical Society.

Paul Derosier, a member of the Studebaker's Club Ocean Bay Chapter, which encompasses Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and himself the owner of four Studebakers, organized the rally. Derosier is also the current President of the Northborough Historical Society.

Question the candidates May 14 at Ashland's Annual Forum

April 30th, 2014

Ashland – The annual, live Candidates” Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 14, giving citizens the opportunity to directly question those running for town boards and committees. The forum, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Ashland Library, Community Room, 66 Front St., will be moderated by Roberta Soolman. The public is invited to […]

Susan Spinelli, 67, of Worcester

April 30th, 2014

Worcester – Susan (Marks) Spinelli, 67, of Worcester, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at New England Medical Center, Boston. Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., she was the daughter of the late Edward W. and Mary B. (Lamph) Marks. She was a graduate of Heidelberg High School, Heidelberg, Germany, class of 1965. A longtime member of St. […]

Northborough voters back school, municipal, capital budgets

April 29th, 2014

Northborough–With officials saying long-term financial planning policies are bearing fruit, Town Meeting voters April 28 approved with little to no discussion operating budgets for the town and its local and regional schools as well as $3 million in capital items.

Officials said the budget, which boosts spending on both the municipal and school side by 4 percent, will add $218 per year to the average single family homeowner's tax bill. That is the largest increase in the past five years, as recent budgets have benefited from new commercial and residential growth.

SpencerBANK donates to Worcester Community Action Council and Abby's House

April 29th, 2014

Spencer – SpencerBANK recently donated $2,000 to Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC), an antipoverty agency in Central Massachusetts. This donation will benefit WCAC's Job and Education Center, in addition to the organization's many other programs and services. “The Worcester Community Action Council is a vital organization that helps people gain economic self-sufficiency,” said K. Michael […]

Terra places third in dance pageant

April 29th, 2014

Northborough – Brittany Terra, 13, who studies at Laurene Aldorisio's Academy of Dance Expressions in Westborough placed third runner-up in the Dance Masters of America Teen Miss Dance of New England Pageant held in March at Worcester State University. Last year she was second runner-up in the Junior Miss Dance of New England Pageant. She […]

Former NFL player speaks at PENTA for racism awareness event

April 29th, 2014

Westborough – Former NFL cornerback George “Butch” Byrd knows what it's like to experience racism firsthand. As the third draft pick of the Buffalo Bills and the 25th overall pick in the 1963 NFL draft, Byrd, who now lives in Westborough, began his professional football career in 1964, the same year the Civil Rights Act […]

Sharfmans Jewelers to feature Repousse trunk show

April 29th, 2014

Worcester – An exclusive trunk show will be held at Sharfmans Jewelers Saturday, May 3, featuring an array of Repousse’ Jewelry bracelets, earrings and pendants, all created in America. Repousse is an ancient metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is first formed and then ornamented by precise hammering from the reverse side. Renowned silver […]

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