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Southborough steps up economic development effort

July 17th, 2014

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Southborough – “You have what most of the world wants,” said Prof. Maureen Dunne as she finished her presentation to the Southborough Board of Selectmen July 15. “But the race is on.”

Dunne, of the MetroWest Economic Research Center (MERC) at Framingham State University, was before the board to present the results of a recent study completed for Southborough that looked at the town’s business, non-profit and employment activity.

Northborough Police Chief: Crosswalk safety issues a matter of ‘pace of life’

July 15th, 2014

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Northborough – Selectman Leslie Rutan raised the issue of pedestrian safety on crosswalks around town at the Board of Selectmen meeting July 14, asking what the town can do to make crossing the street safer.

Rutan and others have raised the concern before and the same discussion has taken place in most other local communities. In Northborough, extra signage was erected to alert drivers to crosswalks and state grants have been used in the past to beef up enforcement.

Southborough Summer Concert Series helps send kids to camp

July 15th, 2014

Chuck and Mud perform July 10 at the Summer Concert Series on the Neary Elementary School grounds.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – Several years ago, Recreation Director Doreen Ferguson arranged to have a permanent platform built on the Neary Elementary School grounds for the musical entertainment of the annual Southborough Summer Nights.

“I had the platform built for Summer Nights with the intention of someday having other events there, too,” she said. “It’s such a great location for our community events.”

Author event to support Brain Injury Association of MA to be held at Tatnuck Bookseller

July 15th, 2014

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Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller will host several of the contributors who participated in the new book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work.” They will be at the bookstore, Saturday, July 19, from 1-3 p.m. The book is a collection of 101 inspiring and [...]

Coming Sept. 19 – a special issue focusing on Shrewsbury!

July 15th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The Community Advocate is planning on a special issue that will be mailed to every home and business in Shrewsbury Sept. 19.* In this issue, we will be featuring stories about the many interesting people, places and events that help make Shrewsbury such a great community. As such, we would love to hear [...]

Hudson Police Department conducts youth academy

July 15th, 2014

Trevor Lewis, a rising seventh-grader, wears the top of the bite suit that Lieutenant Mike Kelly had worn during the K-9 demonstration.

Hudson – Thirty boys and girls who are entering grades seven to nine now have a better understanding of law enforcement after attending the Hudson Police Department’s annual Summer Youth Academy from July 7 through 11. Detective Chad Crogan began instructing with the academy in 2008 and has served as its director since 2011.

Physician Focus: Your local board of health

July 15th, 2014

Christopher Quinn, M.D. and Cheryl Sbarra, Esq. (photo/submitted)

By Christopher Quinn, M.D. and Cheryl Sbarra, Esq. Much of their work remains invisible to most residents, yet the work is critically important and affects all citizens across the Commonwealth. For more than 200 years, in fact, ever since 1799 when Paul Revere (yes, that Paul Revere) was appointed chairman of the nation’s first board [...]

Marlborough City Council to review LED sign proposal

July 15th, 2014

Marlborough – The Urban Affairs Committee of the City Council will review an LED (light emitting diode) signs and message board proposal, submitted by a special committee appointed by Mayor Arthur Vigeant. In presenting the proposal at the July 7 council meeting, Vigeant thanked former Mayor Nancy Stevens, Councilor Joe Delano, Attorney Doug Rowe, Planning Board Chair Barbara Fenby and local merchant Walter Enright for their participation.

Collings Foundation to hold seventh annual Race of the Century

July 15th, 2014

The Race of the Century event in Stow features races between different modes of transportation from the past. (Photos/submitted)

Region – The Collings Foundation, a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to supporting living history events to encourage learning by participation, will host the seventh annual Race of the Century July 26 and 27. The event, which pits some of the greatest mobile technological advancements against each other, will take place at the organization’s headquarters, 137 Barton Road in Stow. The entire facility will be open each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with races starting at around 1 p.m.

Mayor proposes agreement with Hudson to assist city’s Board of Health

July 15th, 2014

Marlborough – Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant has asked Hudson officials to assist the city’s Board of Health while the sanitarian/health director is on a medical leave. In a communication to the City Council, addressed at the July 7 meeting, Vigeant said his office has assumed administrative oversight of the office during the past month and worked with board personnel to ensure day-to-day operations have run but due to the workload of inspectional duties, plan reviews and permit requests during the summer months, he sees a need for an experienced manager in the public health field to assist on a temporary basis.

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