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Westborough family to host MS fundraiser

February 1st, 2016

(l to r) Jean Smith, Mary Cullen and Marguerite Kerr 

Westborough – Tom Smith grew up in Westborough with his brothers Paul and John and his sisters Mary (Cullen), Marguerite (Kerr), Sharrie (Grady) and Jean. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, taught at the U.S. Naval Academy (retiring as a commander), and then retired as the director of information technologies at the Mass Educational Financing Authority (MEFA). He was diagnosed with primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2006, a battle he lost in 2011 at the age of 63. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, his daughters Heather, Heidi and Meagan, their spouses and six granddaughters.

Corridor Nine hosts annual legislative breakfast

February 1st, 2016

Legislators discuss issues at Corridor Nine breakfast. 
Photo/Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce

Westborough – The issue of fair scheduling, equal pay for women, and the legalization of recreational marijuana were just a few of the topics discussed at the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast held Jan. 28 at the Doubletree Hotel. Over 200 members of the chamber attended the annual breakfast, which featured a panel of local state senators and representatives discussing the pressing issues facing the state.

Transportation is topic of discussion at summit

February 1st, 2016

Westborough – The topic of transportation was the focus of an economic development summit, “Promoting Regional Collaboration on the ‘Last Mile’ Connection,” hosted by a newly formed group The Boroughs+ at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough Jan. 26. The event was sponsored by the legal firm, Mirick O’Connell.

Northborough newlyweds set the stage for ‘Tribes’

January 31st, 2016

Emily McCourt and Eamon Pac. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Emily McCourt and Eamon Pac of Northborough worked together on theater production crews before they began dating. Married since September 26, 2015, they’re now collaborating as lighting and set designers respectively for the play “Tribes” by Nina Raine, to be presented by Worcester’s oldest active theater company. Founded in 1937 as the Worcester County Light Opera Company (WCLOC), it’s now known as the WCLOC Theater Company.

The history of White Cliffs – Part 3

January 31st, 2016

N White  Cliffs part 3

Northborough – Have you ever wondered how Daniel Wesson could afford to build and support an elaborate summer mansion in Northborough?

‘Visiting Moms’ offer support and companionship to new mothers

January 31st, 2016

An experienced mom offers support to a new mom as part of the Visiting Moms program. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Every week Lucy, an experienced mom, arrives at Amelia’s apartment, curious to know what this new mom wants to talk about or do. They might talk about her exhaustion, trouble getting her 3-month-old Jesse to nap, how little she gets done each day, or how much she misses her “old life.” Then again, they might spend time together watching the baby do new things and marvel about how much he has grown, or take a trip to the market.

Westborough student is runner-up in national math competition

January 31st, 2016

Karthik Karnik (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science senior and Westborough resident Karthik Karnik earned his place as runner-up in the American Mathematical Society’s “Who Wants to be a Mathematician” competition, which was held Jan. 7 in Seattle, Wash. Karnik represented the New England region and was one of only 10 students selected from more than 2,300 students nationwide who qualified to compete.

St. John’s, Westborough shine in CMCSL meet

January 30th, 2016

Westborough's Allison Reh

Shrewsbury – The St. John’s High School ski team improved to 23-1 on the season after taking home first place in Central Mass Conference Ski League meet held Jan. 28 at Ski Ward.

Fire, police and DPW report on budgets

January 29th, 2016

Westborough – Fire, Police and Public Works Departments reported on their preliminary budgets and proposed Town Meeting budget articles to the Board of Selectmen at the board’s Jan. 26 meeting.

Fire Chief Patrick Purcell said his department tried to keep increases to the requested 2 percent over last year’s budget; the budget presented was 2.86 percent over. The main line-item increase is for $13,500 for an additional supervisor to handle the increased volume of fire inspections.

Northborough selectmen thank interim fire chief

January 29th, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Board of Selectmen took time during its Jan. 25 meeting to thank Richard Harris who served as the town’s interim fire chief since last July.

Harris, the former North Reading Fire Chief, served in Northborough while the town went through the process of seeking a replacement for longtime Fire Chief David Durgin who retired in June. David L. Parenti was sworn in as the new Northborough Fire Chief on Jan. 11.

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