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A parade of preschoolers

March 31st, 2016

A few of Miss Tanya’s preschool students on their tour through the center of Westborough March 31
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Westborough – A group of about 20 preschool students from Miss Tanya’s Longmeadow School were treated to an outing in downtown Westborough March 31. Every year, teachers lead a group of 4- and 5-year-olds along Main Street to visit the local shops and public offices. Among the places they visited were the Police Station and Cable TV studio.

Easter fun

March 28th, 2016

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Marlborough – Children in the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Childcare Center had a special visitor Friday.

Westborough’s Gibbons Middle School to present the musical ‘Once on this Island, Jr.’

March 24th, 2016

The cast of “Once on this Island, Jr.”
Photo/submitted

Westborough – Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School’s Theater Program will present “Once on this Island, Jr.” written by award-winning composer and lyricist duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. “Once on this Island, Jr.” will captivate audiences of all ages with near constant song and dance. The seventh- and eighth-grade performers have been working since January to bring to life the story of one small girl whose journey shows the power and importance of love and acceptance. Performances will be held at Gibbons Middle School, 20 Fisher St., Westborough, Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m.

Selectmen set Fales School renovation process in motion

March 23rd, 2016

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen March 22 voted to submit a statement of intent to the Massachusetts School Building Authority, the first step toward a possible renovation and update of the Annie E. Fales Elementary School.

The board voted unanimously to submit a resolution that lays out the shortcomings of the school, including “severe overcrowding” now and in the future and a number of physical issues at the school located on Eli Whitney St.

Fay School to hold festival, open house and 5K in April

March 22nd, 2016

Southborough – Fay School, 48 Main St., in Southborough has several events planned for April.

The Fay Festival will be held Saturday, April 2, from 12 to 3 p.m. Fay Festival is a spring celebration open to families with children ages 2 to 10 years. Admission is free. Activities will include inflatable bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses, as well as carnival games and prizes. There will also be a magic show performed by Bonaparté at 1 p.m.

Hastings celebrates Cultural Fair with music, dance and exhibits

March 19th, 2016

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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Hundreds of students and their families from the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School attended the school’s Cultural Fair the evening of March 8. For several hours, the students learned more about different countries through exhibits, demonstrations, music and dance. Some of the presentations included an Indian fashion show, […]

Project Graduation Westborough unites the community to keep teens safe

March 17th, 2016

Westborough High School 2015 graduates browse photos at last year’s event.
Photo/submitted

Westborough – The poet Mattie Stepanek once said “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Since 1991, such unity has achieved wonderful things for Westborough families. It has kept their teens safe on graduation night, and it has given them peace of mind. For the 26th year, Project Graduation Westborough, a nonprofit organization, is bringing together the Westborough High School community, residents and local businesses to create a fun, memorable substance- and alcohol-free graduation night celebration.

Here’s your hat…what’s your hurry?

March 16th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Marlborough – When a school superintendent leaves his or her position, the district must often go through a lengthy and often costly process, qualifying and then interviewing candidates as well as hiring an interim superintendent.

With the announcement that Richard Langlois is leaving the Marlborough district to take a position in Windham, N.H., the city’s school department finds itself seeking a new leader once again.

Groomed to be crowned Mr. MHS 2016

March 16th, 2016

Gathered after the pageant are (l to r) Liam Shanahan, first runner-up; Whitney Sharpe, Miss Massachusetts 2016, who served as a judge; Spencer Geary, the newly crowned Mr. MHS 2016; and Matthew Cummings, second runner-up.

Marlborough – Sixteen contestants representing classes, clubs and sports teams good-naturedly competed in categories including legs, talent, formalwear and interview at the 27th annual Mr. Marlborough High School (MHS) Pageant, presented March 11 at the 1LT. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School Auditorium. This year’s pageant theme was “wedding,” featuring a song-and-dance number of “Marry You!”

PENTA accepting applications for Leadership Scholarship

March 15th, 2016

Westborough – PENTA Communications Inc., a fully integrated marketing firm based in Westborough, has announced it is accepting applications for its eleventh annual Deborah A. Penta Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a Westborough High School (WHS) college-bound senior who personifies leadership, academic prowess, dedication to his/her community, and has demonstrated leadership in diversified […]

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