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Selectmen review warrant articles for March Town Meeting

March 5th, 2017

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Westborough – Westborough School Superintendent Amber Bock reviewed the School Department articles that will be on the March Town Meeting Warrant and delivered the FY 2018 budget to the Board of Selectmen at their Feb. 14 meeting. The new budget is a 4.98-percent increase over FY 2017. Bock told the […]

Local special education groups host free IEP workshop

March 2nd, 2017

Region – If you navigate through the special education journey for your child and find yourself at a crossroads with your IEP or 504 team, this free workshop will help you take your next steps. The Northborough/Southborough/Algonquin Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC), Westborough SEPAC and Shrewsbury SEPAC will hold a free workshop Wednesday, March 8, at the […]

WCLT scholarships and Earth Day Essay Contest

March 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Again this year, the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) is offering two scholarships of $1,000 each, to be awarded to the winners of its annual Earth Day Essay Contest. The contest and scholarships are open to all graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors and to graduating seniors who reside in Westborough but attend […]

Local students earn recognition at national Model UN conference

February 25th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Thirty-six students and their teachers from the Saint John’s High School Model United Nations Club attended the University of Chicago’s 29th annual conference from Feb. 1-5. Saint John’s is one of four schools to have attended the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC) since its beginning three decades ago. The […]

Westborough High club ‘Rangers Reaction’ focuses on kindness

February 25th, 2017

Submitted by Michael Townsend, Westborough High School senior

Westborough – One thing that stands out about Westborough High School is the kindness among students. Among all the clubs, however, there is only one club that focuses on kindness: Rangers Reaction, led by advisor Ceil Parteleno, the WHS adjustment counselor, and senior Katie Mullane.

Women in STEM Conference hopes to inspire middle school girls

February 24th, 2017

Northborough – The Northborough Junior Woman’s Club will be hosting its 10th Women in STEM Conference Saturday, March 25. The free event is open to girls in fifth through eighth grade and will expose them to careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math through workshops presented by dynamic women role models working in those fields.

Assabet Valley donates baseball gear to players in third world countries

February 19th, 2017

Region – While attending this year’s Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association Clinic in Westborough, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s varsity baseball coach John Silk and his assistant coaches Alex Moore and Ross Abdelnour took action to donate old baseball equipment to those in need. After hearing Dr. Jeff Brown from Harvard Medical and Coach Paul […]

Shrewsbury High celebrates Black History Month with new project

February 17th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Perspective is subjective. Recognizing this, educators at Shrewsbury High School (SHS) are utilizing this concept in a project that will bring the SHS community together to share individual views of the world.

Marlborough High students selected as Symphony Hall Scholars

February 15th, 2017

Marlborough – Five students from Marlborough Public Schools have been selected to participate in the 2016-17 All State Music Concert. Led by Jonathan D. Rosenthal, Music Director, and Shannon K. Phypers, Choral Director, the following students were selected: Kaley Davis (soprano, chorus); Timothy Goliger (tenor, chorus); Noah Ogden (tenor, chorus); Justin Bartlett (alto saxophone, jazz); […]

Whitcomb Middle School Robotics Team wins excellence award

February 15th, 2017

Marlborough – On Jan. 21, Team 4344B, The Autonomous Panthers from 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, won the Excellence Award in the VEX Robotics Competition, the highest award presented in this competition. The judges of the competition consider each team’s engineering notebook, field performance, and team dynamics in determining the Excellence Award winner. The […]

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