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Local art teacher named New Educator of the Year

October 21st, 2016

Art teacher Tim Chaves (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The Marlborough Public Schools announced that Tim Chaves, an art teacher at the 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough, has been awarded the 2017 Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA). “I am honored to receive this prestigious award…” Chaves said. “The Marlborough Public […]

Letter to the editor: Assabet Valley has many benefits for students

October 14th, 2016


My name is Desirée Diaz and I’m a junior at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Many times I’ve heard things like “You go to Assabet? How will you make it to college?” when I mention to Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students what school I’m in. It saddens me to hear that going to a technical school means I have no chance of passing college. These critiques miss all the benefits of vocational schools that I myself have experienced.

Marlborough students visit business expo

October 7th, 2016

Students (l to r) Dylan Ciaccio, Ryan MacGlashing, Ivana Awada, Haylee Braga, Michaela Zouharis, Emily Lucas, Luke Goulet, Ryan Goellner and Hannah Actue. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The Business Professionals of America students from Marlborough High School participated in the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business and Consumer Expo Sept. 14 at the Courtyard Marriott in Marlborough.

Westborough high sports complex targeted for much-needed upgrades

October 4th, 2016

The Westborough High School sports complex 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Vital components of the Westborough High School (WHS) sports complex are in deteriorating condition and beyond repair with some not meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, according to school officials.

Central One donates $20,000 to Shrewsbury High School athletics

October 4th, 2016

(l to r) Central One Assistant Vice President of Retail David Kaiser, Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Vice Principal P.J. O’Connell, Shrewsbury Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer, student athletes, SHS Athletics Director Jason Costa, and Central One Shrewsbury Branch Manager Joan Day
Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Shrewsbury – For the fourth year, Central One Federal Credit union has donated $20,000 to the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Athletic Department.

Saturdays at Fay to present ‘Harry Potter Hogwarts Training Academy’

October 4th, 2016

Southborough – “Saturdays at Fay” is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8. On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10-11 a.m. the school will present “Harry Potter Hogwarts Training Academy.” “Professor Jungle-Flick” will teach children how to perform their own magic, play some Quidditch, and even learn Defense Against the Dark […]

Shrewsbury Social Club donates supplies for Oak Middle School

September 30th, 2016

(l to r) Beth McCollum, executive assistant to School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer, and Shrewsbury Social Club Service group co-chairs Judy Kuhtreiber and Kerry Tylicki. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Social Club (SSC) recently donated dozens of paper towels, tissues and bottles of hand sanitizer to the Oak Middle School.

Westborough Education Foundation awards two $500 scholarships

September 30th, 2016


Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) announced the recipients of the 2016 WEF scholarships, Westborough High School graduates Emily Saylor and Aric Zhu. Emily plans to attend The College of William and Mary with hopes to pursue some sort of service-oriented or counseling-based career. Emily has been inspired through her involvement with Best Buddies, […]

Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School

September 27th, 2016

Dr. Joseph McCleary, executive director, Advanced Math and Science Academy

Marlborough school offers strong academic approach

Assabet Valley High’s Epicurean Restaurant now open for season

September 25th, 2016


Region – Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s restaurant, the Epicurean Room, is now open for the season. The regular schedule will be Wednesdays through Fridays, from 11 a.m. – 12:45 pm, with an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch each Thursday for just $9 per person, which includes salad bar, soup, a variety of meats, vegetables and […]

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