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Special needs’ athletes and peers play together in Shrewsbury’s Unified Basketball Program

January 27th, 2016

Players and helpers with coach Dan McGinnis (center)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury is one of the growing number of towns that has embraced a Unified Basketball program for athletes with developmental disabilities and their typical peers who assist them and play alongside them.

Corbin Plaza permit approval moves forward

January 27th, 2016

Marlborough – An amended special permit to allow for an additional condominium for developers of Corbin Plaza at 110 Pleasant St. was discussed at a public hearing held by the City Council at the Jan. 25 meeting. The action, increasing the number of condominiums from 17 to 18, eliminated the original request for office space on the ground floor, proposed by attorney Arthur Bergeron, representing owners Stas Burdan and Alex Yarov of Stoughton.

Council approves $10.7 million capital bond request

January 27th, 2016

Marlborough – The City Council has approved a fiscal year 2016 capital bond request for $10.7 million to be used for a variety of infrastructure needs throughout the city. The bond approval made at the Jan. 25 council meeting will provide funding for the reconstruction of areas on Lincoln Street, West Hill Road, Jefferson Street and Elm Street.

Marlborough boys’ basketball hopes to build off of last year’s title run

January 27th, 2016

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Marlborough – When third-year head coach Bryan Riley decided to take a leap of faith and leave his relatively secure position as junior varsity coach at Wachusett Regional High School to take over a struggling Marlborough High School varsity basketball program, neither he nor team supporters could fathom just how far he would take this group in a very short time.

Charter Review Committee presents recommendations to selectmen

January 27th, 2016

Westborough – The committee tasked with reviewing Westborough’s Town Charter presented their recommended changes and additions to the Board of Selectmen at its Jan. 26 meeting. The recommendations will be put forth in three articles at the upcoming Annual Town Meeting (ATM) Saturday, March 12.

Play Bunco and help support In Your Shoes

January 27th, 2016

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Westborough – The nonprofit organization In Your Shoes will hold a Bunco Night Friday, Feb. 5, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Bunco begins 8 p.m. Bunco is a game of chance, no skill required and easy to learn. Prizes will be awarded. Tickets for the event are $25. A cash bar is available.

Algonquin Basketball Outlasts Westborough

January 27th, 2016

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Westborough – The visiting Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ basketball team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers in an action packed game by a score of 68-64 on January 25.

Shrewsbury fire captain graduates from Firefighting Academy training program

January 27th, 2016

(l to r) State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Shrewsbury Fire Captain Aaron Roy and Shrewsbury Fire Chief James Vuona 

Shrewsbury – Captain Aaron Roy of the Shrewsbury Fire Department was one of 32 fire officers who graduated Jan. 25 from the 22nd offering of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program. The 13-week program was developed in accordance with National Fire Protection Association standards for chief fire officers, and is delivered jointly by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. It is a comprehensive course providing training in the non-fire suppression aspects of managing fire departments.

Marlborough Food Pantry feeding the hungry as need for assistance continues to grow

January 27th, 2016

Paul Mina, president and CEO of the United Way of Tri-County. (photos/submitted)

Marlborough – The Marlborough Community Cupboard, more commonly known as the Food Pantry, continues to assist low-income individuals and families in their struggle to afford food. In 2015, more than 420,000 pounds of food was distributed to nearly 1,200 Marlborough families enrolled in the program, according to Paul Mina, president and CEO of the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC).

Tri-County internal medicine and pediatrics physicians to open new practice in Hopkinton

January 25th, 2016

Region – Philip J. Ciaramicoli, Jr., president of Tri-County Medical Associates, announced that David Carlson, MD, and Stacey Beberman, MD, have joined Tri-County’s physician staff. Both physicians are board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, and are able to treat patients from birth to elder years. They will see patients at Tri-County’s newest practice site, Hopkinton Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, scheduled to open in spring 2016 in Hopkinton. Both physicians are currently seeing patients at their temporary location, 77 W. Main St., Suite 204, Hopkinton.

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