Northborough - Seeing Northborough’s first fire truck once had residents rushing out with buckets of water – to help fight a fire.
Shrewsbury - As a member of Motion Company at Rhythm Dance Company in Westborough, Kira Marderosian, 11, is committed to working really hard. She loves to dance and rises to the challenge of competing.
Shrewsbury - The students at St. Mary's School in Shrewsbury began a new physical education program called Skillastics® in March, thanks to a grant from the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce. Melissa McElreath, the school’s physical education teacher, applied for funding through the chamber’s mini grant program last fall.
Marlborough - A missing child is a parent's worst nightmare. But it does sometimes happen. That is why a local dental practice has decided to offer a free event that will help parents if the worst does ever happen.
Marlborough – A request from Mayor Arthur Vigeant was presented to the City Council at its Feb. 22 meeting to accept a $30,000 grant from the state Division of Local Services as part of a Community Compact agreement the city signed with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito last August. Terms of the grant include a pledge by the city to focus on several best practices, including job creation and retention, complete streets, and capital planning.
Westborough - For months, Westborough residents have looked curiously at the array of glass panels lined up in neat rows in what was formerly a wooded Milk Street lot and wondered at what exactly they were looking.
Northborough/Southborough - Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) teacher Brittany Burns has recently been invited to attend the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) conference in Snowbird, Utah, Feb. 17-19. The event focuses on developing individual teacher leadership skills and supporting teachers to collaborate nationally.
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.
Marlborough – Six officers recently appointed to the Marlborough Police Department received a standing ovation and warm welcome from the City Council at its Jan. 7 meeting. In a communication to councilors, Mayor Arthur Vigeant said he was "enormously pleased with the caliber of these men and women" and asked the council to join him in wishing the new members of the department a long and successful career serving and protecting the community.
Region - February 2015 will long be remembered as a month filled with endless snow, arctic temperatures and frayed nerves. Although we've all...