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Local students honored by Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce

April 17th, 2014

(l to r) Sharon Mattingly, Marlborough High School (MHS) Business Professionals of America (BPA) adviser; Susanne Morreale Leeber, Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO; MHS senior Ashley Beauchamp; Abigail Mangsen, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) sophomore; Darren McLaughlin, Marlborough Regional Community Foundation president; and Mary Miller, AVRTHS BPA adviser. 
Photo/Michael Gelbwasser

Local students Ashley Beauchamp and Abigail Mangsen’s road to becoming business professionals includes an upcoming trip to Indianapolis thanks to awards from Marlborough-area business leaders.

On April 16, the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its first $500 Cathy Gregory Mogavero Business Professionals of America (BPA) awards to Beauchamp, a Marlborough High School senior, and Mangsen, an Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School sophomore. The chamber’s scholarship fund will sponsor the awards, through the Marlborough Regional Community Foundation’s auspices.

Northborough boy alerts authorities to fire

April 17th, 2014

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Northborough – An observant little boy is being credited, in part, with notifying authorities of a brush fire April 14 that spread over nearly seven acres before being contained.

Aidan Callaghan, an 8-year-old second-grader at the Lincoln Street School was on the bus home when he noticed smoke coming from a wetlands area on Crawford Street. As soon as he got off, he ran into his house and told his mother, Jennifer.

Westborough man teams up with Rob Fuller Motorsports to raise cancer awareness

April 17th, 2014

Dave McGrath and Rob Fuller
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Westborough – While he did not get to drive the race car, Westborough native and cancer survivor Dave McGrath’s role on the Rob Fuller Motorsports (RFM) team at the Thompson Speedway Icebreaker race April 6 was no less important.

Rob Fuller Motorsports and 15-40 Connection have teamed up to feature young cancer survivors during the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season in an effort to raise awareness of cancer symptoms and the obstacles teens and young adults face to diagnose cancer at earlier stages. McGrath attended the race as an honorary crew member for RFM and his picture was featured on the race car.

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

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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

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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 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.

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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.
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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

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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 [...]



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