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Westborough Army veteran receives commendation

June 23rd, 2013

Howard “Pete” Fay (center) receives a commendation for his 70 years of membership in Westborough’s Stowell-Parker Post 163 American Legion from Lee Reed, senior vice commander (l) and Nancy Friss-Hansen, post commander.

Westborough – For his entire 88 years, Howard “Pete” Fay has lived in Westborough, except for the years when he served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Since coming back to his hometown, Fay has been an involved and dedicated to not only his community, but also to the American Legion. Recently, he [...]

Runners raise funds for chamber’s scholarships

June 23rd, 2013

The race starts.

Marlborough – This year, 294 runners and walkers participated in the 19th annual Run for Fun 5K held June 19, beginning and ending at Wayside Racquet and Swim Club. Jim LeBlanc of Hudson finished first overall in 17:42. Tying as the first-place females in 22:12 were Jane Chitkara of Wayland and Alexandria Grimaldo of Marlborough. [...]

Westborough selectmen consider changing town’s form of government

June 12th, 2013

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Westborough – Like many Massachusetts municipalities, Westborough’s form of town government is an open town meeting. But a number of factors, such as low voter participation and meetings that extend many hours and sometimes over several days, have caused the Board of Selectmen to consider different options. Those were discussed during a prolonged discussion held during its June 11 meeting.

Hearing from members of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) present various forms of municipal governments, selectmen considered whether or not they would like the town to update its governing style. They also spent time inspecting the town’s charter and overall organization as a whole.

Class of 2013 graduates outdoors at Westborough High School

June 12th, 2013

Kimberly Woodcock and Susannah Wright (center) blow bubbles.

Westborough – The weather cooperated June 8 for the outdoor graduation ceremony for the Class of 2013 at Westborough High School (WHS), where 259 diplomas were presented. Speakers included Superintendent Marianne O’Connor and WHS Principal John Smith. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.                

Selectmen accuse National Grid of storing fuel ‘illegally’

June 11th, 2013

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Northborough – National Grid has been storing 12,000 gallons of diesel fuel in the town without permits for almost a year, according to Northborough Fire Chief David Durgin.

During the selectmen’s meeting June 10, Durgin expressed his dismay with National Grid’s lack of diligence in obtaining proper permits for four above ground fuel tanks located at the company’s 55 Bearfoot Rd. location.

“I’m somewhat disappointed that we haven’t moved any of this process along as far as permitting what has already been installed,” Durgin said to the board. “This is basically an installation that was never approved, never

Algonquin girls’ LAX wins Central Mass. Division 1 title

June 10th, 2013

Algonquin Regional High School co-captains Taylor O'Connell (left) and Hannah Lindgren (right) hold their Central Massachusetts Girls Lacrosse Division 1 trophy.

Worcester – The top-seeded Algonquin Regional High School faced the second-seeded Shrewsbury High School Colonials for the Massachusetts Girls Lacrosse Central Division 1 final June 8 at Commerce Field at General Foley Stadium in Worcester.

Program to assist local seniors seeks volunteers

June 5th, 2013

F.I.S.H volunteer driver Gary Adkins picks up a grateful client, Barbara McGuire, for a medical appointment in Worcester.  
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By Joan F. Simoneau,  Contributing Writer Marlborough – Seniors who are in need of a ride to medical appointments because family and friends are unable to help are being accommodated by a group of volunteers in the Friends in Service Helping (FISH) program. If someone needs assistance, they leave a message on the phone message system and a coordinator locates [...]

Dad and son to ride with ‘Bicycles Battling Cancer’

May 20th, 2013

Northborough residents Aju John and his son, Mohan, will participate in the upcoming Bicycles Battling Cancer. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Region – Mohan John is discovering healthy lessons as a seventh-grader at Melican Middle School in Northborough. His favorite class is math, with science ranking a close second. He recently learned the facts and figures of cancer when a survivor visited his science class.

“The experience he had to go through was not very good,” Mohan said of the cancer survivor. “He went through all kinds of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Hearing him motivated me a lot.”

St. John’s wins OT lacrosse match against Algonquin

May 19th, 2013

Algonquin Regional High School's Mike Wood (#12, right) unleashes his game-tying goal while St. John's High School's Aidan Fox (#21) is at left).

Worcester – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ lacrosse team played host to its central Mass. rival, the St. John’s High School Pioneers, at Assumption College in Worcester May 18.

Panthers prevail over Wachusett Regional

May 17th, 2013

Marlborough High School star pitcher Molly McGuire winds up to deliver a pitch against Wachusett Regional High School.

Marlborough – The second-place Marlborough High School Panthers hosted the last place Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers for a Midland A league softball game May 17 in Marlborough.

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