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Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators to host summit in Worcester

May 22nd, 2014

Worcester – Training our youth for the jobs of the future, recognizing excellence, and expanding access to education are the goals of the Career, Vocational, Technical, and Agricultural Education Summit presented by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA).  More than 200 leaders and officials from across the [...]

2014 schedule for musical/dancing fountains at Dean Park in Shrewsbury

May 17th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Enjoy the musical/dancing fountains at Dean Park Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 12 – 2 p.m. and 4 – 9:45 p.m. Music to accompany the fountains can be heard on 91.7 FM on your car or portable radios. The colored lights can be seen from 9 – 9:45 p.m. Listen to the [...]

Summer Drama Workshop prepares for its 26th season

May 16th, 2014

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Region – Families still have time to register children in the 26th season of the Summer Drama Workshop by Sunday, June 1. Last year’s enrollment included 134 students from 15 communities including Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough.

State officials visit seniors from Middlesex and Worcester District

May 8th, 2014

Members of the Southborough Senior Songsters, under the direction of Jim and Linda Duncan of Westborough, perform at the 34th annual Senior Conference, held April 24 at Hudson High School.
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Region – State officials interacted with guests at the 34th annual Senior Conference, held April 24 at Hudson High School. For the sixth year, the free conference was hosted by state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, for constituents from 14 communities in the Middlesex and Worcester District including Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough (precinct 3), Southborough and Westborough.

Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser will help kids soar

May 6th, 2014

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Region – When Jeffrey Chin of Shrewsbury began as chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Mass/Metrowest in January 2013, it was the beginning of the agency’s 50th anniversary.

Question the candidates May 14 at Ashland’s Annual Forum

April 30th, 2014

Ashland – The annual, live Candidates’ Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 14, giving citizens the opportunity to directly question those running for town boards and committees. The forum, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Ashland Library, Community Room, 66 Front St., will be moderated by Roberta Soolman. The public is invited to [...]

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s ‘Tee Off for the Library’ raises $1,250

April 18th, 2014

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Hopkinton – On April 4 and 5, the Hopkinton Public Library was transformed into a miniature golf course where 200 children and families teed off to raise money for the renovation and expansion of the library. Both State Representative Carolyn Dykema and Selectman John Mosher stopped by to play the course, and the unique fundraiser [...]

‘Roller coaster’ weather in store for region

April 15th, 2014

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By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist The ECMWF (European) model has an amazing output forecast for the next 48 hours for this area, and it is seen below from the WeatherBell Analytics site. While the 2 to 3 inches of snow in our near future the model sees might be a bit overdone, I do [...]

Local recycling/collection events to be held Saturday, April 5

April 3rd, 2014

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Region – A number of local organizations are holding recycling and collection events Saturday, April 5. Shrewsbury – An electronics and clothing recycle day will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St.  For more information, visit www.shrewsbury-ma.gov. Northborough – St. Rose of Lima Young [...]

Officials launch statewide fire safety program for seniors in Hudson

March 29th, 2014

State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, who is also the head of the Department of Fire Services in Stow, emcees a discussion of Senior SAFE.

Hudson – Local and state officials gathered March 28 at the Hudson Senior Center to officially launch Senior SAFE. The new program has provided grants to 205 fire departments statewide to work with councils on aging and other agencies so that they can offer fire safety education for older adults. It’s modeled after Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) for children under 18, which reduced fire-related deaths within that age group by 71 percent.

Held two days after the fatal fire in a Boston apartment building, the gathering began with State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan inviting everyone to join him in a moment of silence for the two fallen firefighters.

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