January 29th, 2014
By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – The City Council voted at its Jan. 27 meeting to accept an $8,585 grant through the Local Cultural Council (LCC) program for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The funding allows the Marlborough Cultural Council to fund worthy arts, humanities, music, and youth-based initiatives throughout the community. J. David [...]
January 29th, 2014
Marlborough – Construction of a new senior center at Ward Park is continuing, according to Mayor Arthur Vigeant’s office, despite a lawsuit against the city brought by the park’s neighbors.
The suit, filed in Middlesex Superior Court, alleges that the city of Marlborough did not comply with various state regulations when it moved forward with planning and construction of the center, according to Julie McNeill, a Dracut attorney representing the plaintiffs.
“The city is constructing a senior center and associated parking lot on approximately 2.2 acres of Ward Park but has not complied with the proper procedures to do so,” the suit reads, in part.
Michael and Faith Nickolas, Ned Fenstermacher, and Paul Brodeur, who live adjacent to the park, are listed as plaintiffs.
January 28th, 2014
Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this afternoon: On 1/27/14, at approximately 10:12 PM, the Westborough Police responded to the Westborough Mobil Home Park at 165 Turnpike Rd. for an unknown disturbance. The arriving units located 4 individuals who had been tied up with plastic zip ties and had their eyes and [...]
January 24th, 2014
Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this afternoon:
On 1/24/14, at approximately 1:38 PM, the Westborough Police received a call reporting a shoplifting that just occurred at Target which is located on Turnpike Rd. The two suspects took a flat screen television and a vacuum cleaner and entered a gray Audi and headed east on Rte. 9.
January 23rd, 2014
Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this afternoon regarding an accident that killed a Westborough man, Pablo C. Salcedo on Jan. 5: “The Westborough Police Department has completed the investigation of the fatal accident that occurred on 1/5/14 involving Pablo C. Salcedo,18. The investigation by Officer Clifford Luce determined that this was [...]
January 21st, 2014
Shrewsbury – Soon after starting as executive director of Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS) last June, Terry Cassidy met with community leaders and heard the same comment repeatedly.
“I kept hearing how surprised they were that so many people don’t know what SYFS does,” she said.
She learned that residents are familiar with their modest building and its “SYFS” sign at 240 Maple Avenue, but unaware it’s the hub of activity beyond that address.
January 21st, 2014
It looks as though earlier forecasts are on track, requiring little or no modification at this time. Southern New England will experience a strong to severe winter weather event, featuring heavy snow, strong winds and biting cold temperatures. The storm track continues to look like it will take this disturbance off to the northeast from the mid-Atlantic coast where it will pass in the vicinity of the “Benchmark” (a reference point in the ocean to the southeast of Nantucket Island located at 70 degrees west and 40 degrees north). This is a track that is favorable for a major snowstorm in southern New England, and this situation should be no exception. The National Weather Service has issued a “Blizzard Warning” for southeast Massachusetts including the Cape and the Islands for Tuesday afternoon through much of Wednesday afternoon. A “Winter Storm Warning” has been issued from the Springfield area eastward to the area under the Blizzard Warning. A “Winter Storm Watch” has been issued for the area to the west of the Winter Storm Warning area.
January 20th, 2014
By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist We can look forward to at least a two week period of wild weather here in most of southern New England. The graphic below from AccuWeather.com shows the approaching arctic front which may be preceded by some brief but heavy snow squalls in central Massachusetts later this afternoon. Very [...]
January 19th, 2014
Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant insists he is not trying to take away insurance benefits for firefighters or police officers who have had to retire because they have been injured on the job.
What he is trying to do, he said, is to have city officials review possibly eliminating a 40-year old statute that pays for extra expenses not covered by the employee’s insurance. His request was presented to the city council Jan. 13 and immediately drew criticism from the city’s union officials who attended the meeting to protest.
January 17th, 2014
Shrewsbury – Officials from the Shrewsbury Public Schools released a statement this afternoon regarding a situation that occurred at the Sherwood Middle School. According to the release, “the incident involved the discovery of a document written by a sixth grade student that included a list labeled ‘assassination list.’”
The release included a statement from Dr. Joseph Sawyer, superintendent of schools and an email that was sent by Dr. Jane Lizotte, Sherwood Middle School principal to families. Those statements are below: