By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – Judith Kane, a teacher in the Marlborough Public System from 1972 to 2001, has been nominated to a position on the Council on Aging Board of Directors. A request presented by Mayor Arthur Vigeant to the City Council at its Dec. 7 meeting, was referred to the Personnel Committee.
“Mrs. Kane is an active volunteer and participant at the Senior Center and many other organizations within the city,” said Vigeant in his request. “She is a retired elementary school teacher who would bring a valuable perspective, great experience, and many skills to the Council on Aging.”
Presently serving on the COA board are Jim Confrey, chair; Sheila Brecken, vice chair; Brenda Costa, secretary; Leslie Beggar, Rita Collins, Marie Elwood, Pat Gallier, and Jeanne McGeough.
In other business, Councilors accepted a $50,000 grant award to the COA by the commonwealth of Massachusetts. In informing the Council of the gift, Vigeant said:
“The grant was made possible by the hard work of [State] Representative Danielle Gregoire. I would also like to thank [State] Representative Carmine Gentile and [State] Senator Jamie Eldridge for their support of this appropriation.”
The funds will be utilized to purchase furnishings and equipment for the patio at the new Senior Center.