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Westborough – Phil Kittredge is a Renaissance man of sorts. A recently retired longtime member of the Westborough Fire Department, he is also an amateur historian, who has collected – and donated – numerous photos and other items to various town groups and departments. But as committed as he has been to those endeavors, there is another area that really touches his heart, he said – serving as the president of the Westborough Food Pantry.
Westborough – Each spring, Massachusetts residents know there is no surer sign of spring than the running of the Boston Marathon. Whether one is a sanctioned participant, running as a “bandit,” cheering from the sidelines or just watching from the comfort of home, everyone, it seems, is inspired by the 26 miles-plus trek from Hopkinton to Boston.
Westborough – The downtown shop at 8 West Main St. has been the home of Westboro Gallery for 15 years. At its monthly meeting Feb. 21, the 22 members of the artists’ cooperative discussed options to resolve recent financial struggles, but then they unanimously voted to close after hosting a final reception March 23.
Westborough – Dan Shaughnessy, the co-author of “Francona: The Red Sox Years,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller this Saturday, April 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to sign copies of the book that has all of Red Sox Nation buzzing. Shaughnessy, an award-winning Boston Globe columnist, had unlimited access to Terry Francona as the former [...]
Region – Preparation to enroll eligible residents of central Massachusetts as participants in the Cancer Prevention Study–3 (CPS-3) was discussed at a March 26 press conference at Worcester City Hall. Among the five sites hosting enrollment is the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough, which serves nine communities including Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough. Non-members are welcomed to enroll in CPS-3.
Enrollment will also be available at three locations in Worcester and one in Fitchburg.
Westborough – For decades, tales of the legendary South Boston organized crime figure James “Whitey” Bulger have been told in newspapers, on talk radio and in private conversations. In their new book, “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought Him to Justice,” authors Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy detail the astonishing [...]
Westborough – The Board of Selectmen discussed during its March 26 meeting a text message that was sent to residents en masse during Annual Town Meeting (ATM) on March 16, urging voters to attend only for a vote on the school budget and then leave.
Described by Advisory Finance Committee Chairman Edward Behn as “gaming the system,” the text message tipped off voters as to the precise time when the school budget was being voted on, spurring many residents to show up just in time for the vote, only to leave immediately afterwards.
Westborough – Voters at Annual Town Meeting March 16 approved a $7.3 million renovation project for the Town Hall.
Westborough – Spring is just around the corner, and the town of Westborough is wasting no time preparing for its own version of the yearly cleaning ritual that coincides with the welcomed change in season.
Marlborough/Westborough – Bonnie Cochran, of Marlborough, has performed extensively as a flutist with ensembles throughout New England and beyond. A desire to also perform geographically closer to home compelled her to found Chamber Music Metrowest (CMM).