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Shrewsbury resident dances his way to Radio City Music Hall Christmas production

July 25th, 2014

Sam Quinn will soon be dancing in the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.

Shrewsbury – Sam Quinn, 22, recently signed a contract with Radio City Music Hall to join the cast as a dancer with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular National Tour. The 2009 Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance.

Council pushes to retain control of telecom requests

July 25th, 2014

Marlborough – The Marlborough City Council is sending a strong message to the state’s Joint Conference Committee on Economic Legislation regarding requests from telecommunications companies.

IPG Photonics seeking tax concession

July 25th, 2014

Marlborough – A high-tech company that develops and manufactures high performance lasers has requested the city grant it a tax concession through the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program. The request was presented to the City Council via a communication from Mayor Arthur Vigeant at the council’s July 21 meeting.

Selectmen interview four for state hospital committee

July 25th, 2014

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen began the process during its July 22 meeting of filling out a seven-member committee that will steer planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, interviewing four of 10 candidates who have stepped forward for consideration.

Shrewsbury Public Schools bid farewell to retiring longtime staff members

July 24th, 2014

Shrewsbury - Retiring Spring Street School Nurse Mary Popp, R.N. (center), with Donna Morgan, media iunstructional assistant (left) and Judith Adair, secretary (right), after Mary received flowers during the school’s fourth-grade celebration in June. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

Shrewsbury – The end of school year rituals were a bit different this year for some longtime Shrewsbury Public Schools (SPS) staff members who packed up their tools of the trade as they embark on a new adventure: retirement.

A look back at Westborough’s Agricultural Society

July 24th, 2014

Westborough – In 1839 the Westborough Agricultural Society, the forerunner of the Westborough Grange, was founded by 27 Westborough farmers. The purpose of the society was twofold: to promote agricultural education and farm-related techniques and as a social organization. Farming was clearly the primary occupation of the residents and increased with the opening of the Worcester Turnpike in 1810. It was believed that “a society of agriculturists can more easily as well as more expeditiously than individuals collect and distribute such information as cannot but tend to increase the products and improve the soil.” The initial meetings of the society were held at members’ homes and later in the lower hall of the townhouse.

Westborough teacher and coach wins Pathfinder Award

July 24th, 2014

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Westborough/Grafton – It’s not often you’ll find someone halfway through their career with as many accolades as Grafton resident Roger Anderson; however, the Westborough coach and educator’s philosophy is a credit to his success and that of his students and athletes.

City awarded $1.6 million grant for Simarano Drive

July 24th, 2014

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Marlborough – At the request of Mayor Arthur Vigeant the City Council has accepted a $1.6 million grant from the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) that will provide funds for renovations and improvements on Simarano Drive.

The monies will be used to reconstruct roads, improve and add sidewalks, install traffic signals and establish a bicycle path for a “Complete Streets” project.

Performance helps show kids science can be fun

July 24th, 2014

Brooks is instructed by Shoshana when to stop pouring in the bubbles during the  Sciencetellers performance at the Westborough Public Library.
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Westborough – The Sciencetellers visited the Westborough Public Library July 21 to perform their show, “Dragons & Dreams: The Science of Fire & Ice.”

The New Jersey- based group visits children in schools, libraries, festivals and other gatherings to present an interactive show featuring storytelling, comedy, and science experiments.

Selectmen implement water restriction policy

July 24th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Residents who use town water must now follow outside water restrictions until at least the end of September. The Board of Selectmen passed this measure at its July 22 meeting.

The board had determined that there is a water shortage and conservation measures are necessary. Under Article 18 of the General By-Laws of the town of Shrewsbury, the following outdoor water measures are in effect as of July 22, based upon the street address as follows:

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