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Selectmen vote to support Lincoln Street School, public safety article

April 16th, 2014

Northborough – The Board of Selectmen briefly debated at its April 14 meeting whether to take a stand on a number of issues being placed before voters at the April 28 Annual Town Meeting, including a controversial public safety bylaw that would limit where firearms can be used, before ultimately voting to support the articles.

Week of the Young Child celebrated at Next Generation Children’s Centers

April 16th, 2014


Marlborough – The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This year, Next Generation Children’s Centers planned a weeklong celebration April 7 to 11 to help bring extra attention to what they do.

Marlborough senior knits hearts together

April 16th, 2014


Marlborough – Judy Jewett, 71, has been teaching crochet at the Marlborough Senior Center for over 10 years. She also spearheads Hats for Our Friends, a project which was started in 2002 by the late Judy Borella intended to ensure that every child in Marlborough would be warm while waiting for the school bus in the morning.

Poets take the stage at Westborough middle school

April 16th, 2014

Poets Liz Heath, Muggs, Alex Charalambides and Nicholas Earl Davis at the sixth annual Poetry Slam at Gibbons Middle School in Westborough. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – On March 28, Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School in Westborough hosted its sixth annual Poetry Slam in the library for the eighth grade teams as an opening to the eighth-grade poetry unit. Four poets from the New England area presented a very unique, dynamic and diverse style of poetry. They each performed two [...]

Letter to the editor: Celebrate National Library Week

April 16th, 2014

Dear Editor, During the week of April 13-19, the Marlborough and Hudson Public Libraries join libraries in communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club is proud of our membership in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs whose work in [...]

Grady will be new Westborough Recreation Director

April 16th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Recreation Commission voted unanimously to hire Alan Grady, the current assistant recreation director in Gorham, Maine, to be the new recreation director for the town of Westborough.  The search committee received 148 applications for this position and interviewed 10 candidates. Four finalists were recommended to the commission. Grady has been the [...]

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

April 16th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Students at God’s Little Children Preschool recently had a wonderful time celebrating Dr. Seuss’  birthday.  Parents joined in the celebration as the preschoolers created Seuss art projects and read classic Seuss stories. Photo/submitted

Marlborough students begin summer job hunting

April 16th, 2014

John Cone and Tiffany Cyr, both juniors at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, fill out job applications at the Teen Job Fair.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Many young adults ages 16 to 21 took their first step toward entering the workforce April 10 by attending the 12th annual Teen Job Fair at the Pleasant Street Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW). Representatives from 23 employers offered applications for summer or year-round jobs.

Algonquin students organize race for education

April 16th, 2014

Algonquin Regional High School’s Global Learning Initiative members (l to r) Elizabeth Wig, Stephanie Wu and Olivia Mott work to make sure everyone has equal access to an education.

Northborough/Southborough – In an effort to help improve education globally as well as locally, the former Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) Girls Learn International Club has been renamed Global Learning Initiative (GLI) and is now partnered with Room to Read, an award-winning nonprofit organization which helps children pursue a quality education, reach their full potential, and contribute to their community and the world. The organization, which is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is founded on the belief that “World Change Starts with Educated Children.”

Mark L. Flanagan, 63, of Westborough

April 16th, 2014

Westborough – Mark L. Flanagan, 63, of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 14, 2014 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare – University Hospital, Worcester, after being stricken ill at work. He was the beloved husband of Janice A. (Smith) Flanagan. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Leo and Beatrice (Hampl) Flanagan. He [...]

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