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Westborough selectmen support new emergency dispatch center

September 25th, 2016

Westborough – At the Sept. 13 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Fire Chief Patrick Purcell gave a presentation regarding permanently centralizing dispatch in a single location for both Fire and Police departments. This is an opportunity for the town to create efficiency and decrease dispatch time for 911 and Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). The possibility of creating a centralized dispatch location came about organically by the relocating of the Police Department during renovations to the Forbes Municipal Building. Purcell asked for the board’s support for this article at the upcoming Town Meeting in October.

Library super hero

September 23rd, 2016


Westborough – Anita Cellucci, a librarian at Westborough High School, was recently selected as one of three 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award finalists by the School Library Journal and Scholastic, Inc. This award honors kindergarten to 12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st-century tools to engage students […]

Shrewsbury Selectmen discuss tax rate and expenses

September 22nd, 2016

Shrewsbury – At the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting Sept. 13 Town Manager Daniel Morgado presented figures used in planning the Fiscal Year 2017 town budget. The tax rate is estimated to be $12.82 as compared to the 2016 rate of $13 per $1,000 of property value. This is pending state Department of Revenue certification assuming the Monday, Sept. 26, Town Meeting authorizes proposed spending. Free cash is estimated to be $6.1 million. If adjusted by Special Town Meeting, the effective amount would be $5.6 million, a slight increase over 2016. The reserve percentage will be 7 percent, going into 2018. Adjusted free cash will be $5,596,000, larger than previous years and about equal to the 2012 amount.

Grafton girls soccer remains undefeated

September 22nd, 2016

Grafton’s Katelyn Delay and Bartlett’s Lays Napoli both make a play for a loose ball.

Grafton – The Grafton High School Indians girls soccer team remains undefeated after topping the Bartlett High School Indians by a score of 9-0 in a game played Sept. 21.

Legendary coach and advocate for women’s sports is BFF guest speaker

September 22nd, 2016

Guest speaker Digit Murphy (second from left) with Corridor Nine BFF members (l to r) Pam Stevens, Cindy Libbey, Mary Simone, Tracy Turczynski, Janice Bogasky and Karen Chapman  
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – In the two years that the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce women’s networking group, Business Females Forward (BFF), has been in existence, the group has had many inspiring guest speakers addressing the 100-plus attendees on a variety of subjects. But it’s pretty safe to say that there had never one quite like Digit Murphy, who was the guest speaker at the group’s Sept. 10 meeting held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough. Over the course of her 40-minute talk,

Moose causes three vehicle accident in Westborough

September 22nd, 2016

One of the cars in the collision with a moose on Route 9.
Photo/Westborough Fire Department 
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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 9/22/15, at approximately 12:37 AM, the Westborough Police Department received a call reporting a three vehicle accident on Rte. 9 W near Speedway Plaza. The accident involved a collision with a moose which was crossing Rte. 9. A 2008 Subaru being operated by […]

Songbird Dental – New dental practice opens in Shrewsbury

September 21st, 2016

The Songbird Dental team, from left, Kim Wooten, Dr. Luciana Messina, and Marie Troy.


Shrewsbury—Luciana Petto Messina is living her dream after years of dedicated effort.

Marlborough field hockey off to strong start

September 21st, 2016

Marlborough varsity field hockey senior co-captains (l to r) Catie Glennon, Jill Petrie and Katie Buroni. Photo/John Orrell

Marlborough – Post-game celebrations in sports can occur in wide-ranging ways. They often include lots of high-fives, team hugs, photos with championship banners and in some cases can be more extreme with Gatorade dousing, synchronized victory dances and more.

Shrewsbury artist is a late bloomer

September 21st, 2016

Artist Joel Engelhardt with several of his pieces of art work.

Shrewsbury – “I was 72 when I started, and I love what I’m doing now,” said Shrewsbury native and artist Joel Engelhardt, who is now 75.

PCC honors retiring board member

September 20th, 2016

(l to r) Cam Sowa, vice president, PCC; Sharon Miller (Alden’s wife); Alden Miller, retiring board member; Dr. Mark Booher, president; and Mary Taber, executive director
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – On Sept. 12 current board members and staff of the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Massachusetts (PCC) honored longtime board member, and past president, Alden Miller, for 32 years of service on the board. Dr. Mark Booher, current board president, said that Miller was one of founding board members of PCC in Westborough. Miller […]

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