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Spring 2014 Home Improvement Guide – April 11, 2014 issue

April 17th, 2014

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

Laura Rodriguez plays the drums.

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

Judy and Charlie Jewett crochet hats for “Hats for Our Friends.” (Photo/submitted)

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.

Marlborough resident shares love of volleyball with students

April 16th, 2014

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By Erika Steele, Contributing Writer Marlborough/Shrewsbury – With the snow finally melting and the blistering winds of winter dying down, spring is finally here. And with that, comes also comes the start of spring sports.  It’s a season that Marlborough resident Brittany McNally gleefully anticipates since the volleyball enthusiast knows she has a job to [...]

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.”

Author Canale to sign copies of new children’s book at Tatnuck Bookseller

April 15th, 2014

Boston You're My Home

Westborough – Suzie Hearl Canale will be signing copies of her new children’s book, “Boston, You’re My Home!” at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, April 19, from 1-3 p.m. Caroline is a little girl struggling with the change of soon moving to her new home in Boston.  Concerned with the city’s size and the uncertainty of the [...]

No tax impact for Northborough’s proposed capital budget items

April 15th, 2014


Northborough – In addition to $15 million to fund the Lincoln Street School project, voters at Town Meeting this month will be asked to approve an additional $3 million in capital projects that will be funded at no direct cost to taxpayers.

Town Manager John Coderre presented the Board of Selectmen April 14 a proposed capital budget plan for Fiscal Year 2015 that includes $940,000 in municipal spending and $2.1 million in water and sewer projects.

‘Roller coaster’ weather in store for region

April 15th, 2014

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By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist The ECMWF (European) model has an amazing output forecast for the next 48 hours for this area, and it is seen below from the WeatherBell Analytics site. While the 2 to 3 inches of snow in our near future the model sees might be a bit overdone, I do [...]

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