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Sampling Marlborough’s good tastes

August 27th, 2014

The Jesse Fontaine Trio performs for guests outside of Fish Restaurant & Food Bar.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The seventh annual Taste of Marlborough was presented downtown Aug. 25 by Old Marlborough, Inc. Musicians provided live entertainment at several venues while guests sampled food and desserts from over 25 eateries. The Community Advocate was a media sponsor. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough completes third summer youth jobs program

August 27th, 2014

Charlotte Broussard and Nicole Wynne share a laugh at a luncheon Aug. 14 for employers and students who participated in this summer’s youth jobs program.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – For the third summer, the city of Marlborough in conjunction with Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce (PSW) offered a six-week youth jobs program for residents ages 16 to 19. This summer, 19 students entering 11th or 12th grade worked the part-time jobs. Those students and their employers gathered Aug. 14 for a luncheon at Whitcomb Middle School.

They were welcomed by Kelley French, director of the Young Adult Employment Initiative at PSW.

Three men charged in Westborough National Grid thefts

August 27th, 2014

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: The Westborough Police Department has been investigating numerous thefts from National Grid sub stations over the past two weeks. The first theft occurred at the substation on E. Main St. A chain link fence was cut and a large amount of copper wire was [...]

Applefest Committee announces Arthur Cole as grand marshal

August 26th, 2014

Arthur Cole
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Northborough – The Applefest Committee recently announced that longtime Northborough resident Arthur Cole will serve as grand marshal in this year’s festivities taking place Sept. 19-21. Many local residents nominated Cole due to his outstanding work on the Northborough Trails Committee as well as his more than 20 years of involvement in Northborough town government.

City, contractor agree to uneasy truce – for now

August 26th, 2014

Marlborough – Both sides in an ongoing dispute between the city and the contractor WeCare Environmental LLC have claimed victory after a federal court ruled the city must allow the contractor to reopen a composting facility located near the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant.

WeCare has four years left on a 20-year contract to process the city’s residential trash and sewage sludge, although it does not cover waste from the Marlborough Public Schools. The city filed a lawsuit against the contractor in 2013 claiming WeCare violated environmental laws and allowed putrid odors to drift into a nearby neighborhood.

Northborough Rotary honors Vickie Killeen

August 26th, 2014

Rotarian George Pember (l) and Rotary President Chuck Frankian present Vickie Killeen with the “Pride in Workmanship Award.”
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Northborough – Each year, the Rotary Club of Northborough honors a deserving person with its “Pride in Workmanship Award.” This award, according to a statement from the club, is given to someone who takes great pride in his or her chosen line of work with emphasis on doing a good job and having done so over an extended period of time.

Recently this honor was bestowed upon Victoria “Vickie” Killeen.

Marlborough Cultural Council improves quality of life

August 25th, 2014

Marlborough – If you are participating in a project that is intended to improve the quality of life in the community, or know of a family member, friend or business associate who is, there is financial assistance through the Marlborough Cultural Council, whose mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Athletes volunteer for second annual ‘Rangers Give Back’

August 25th, 2014

(l to r) WHS Athletic Director Johanna DiCarlo and students Olivia Natale and Katie Bretta Photo/Zenya Molnar

Westborough – Whether it’s providing funding or just cheering them on in good times or bad, student athletes depend on the support of their community. On Aug. 19, members of the various Westborough High School (WHS) athletic teams returned the favor, by participating in the second annual “Rangers Give Back.”

St. Mary’s promotes youth checking program

August 25th, 2014

Lucy Pendergast (second from left) and Daniel Jacobs (second from right) receive their $500 Best Buy gift cards from Jim Petkewich, St. Mary’s vice president, retail services (far left) and Jim Garvey, St. Mary’s president and CEO (far right).  
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Marlborough – St. Mary’s Credit Union recently gave away $500 Best Buy gift cards to five local young adults as part of its Gateway Youth Checking promotion. The Gateway Youth Checking account is designed exclusively for young adults ages 16 to 23. The account includes access to 30,000 ATMs nationwide and up to $10 reimbursed [...]

Season wraps up with ‘Southborough Summer Nights’

August 25th, 2014

Tumbling out of an inflatable maze are the Heisler siblings: Katrina, 4, and Jacob, 6.

By Ed Karvoski, Contributing Writer Southborough – Residents and visitors enjoyed the pleasant weather Aug. 23 while attending the 11th annual Southborough Summer Nights on the grounds of Neary Elementary School. The evening of family fun featured inflatable amusements, pony and horse rides, a food court, vendors and representatives from nonprofit organizations. Live entertainment was [...]

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