Shrewsbury - Kim Nikula spends a six-week rotation with every student at Oak Middle School. As the school's only health teacher, the way she teaches is a lesson itself. She shows students respect. She listens to what they say. She lets them know what she wants from them. She sets clear ground rules.
Shrewsbury - The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 at its Oct. 11 meeting to spend $53,850 to upgrade voting machines in each of Shrewsbury's 10 precincts by the presidential primary in March 2012.
Northborough/Southborough - Winning the Central Massachusetts Division 1 Field Hockey Championship has created new challenges for the Algonquin Regional High School field hockey team.
Westborough – Westborough's pro-business stance - in particular, its formation of an Economic Development Committee (EDC) - was lauded by Marc Verreault, a local real estate executive, at the EDC's Oct. 4 meeting as being a primary reason the town is well positioned to attract new businesses.
Shrewsbury - A week before Shrewsbury voters go to the polls in a special election to approve funding for the proposed $18 million expansion of the public library, Town Manager Daniel Morgado took a moment at the outset of the Oct. 11 Board of Selectmen meeting to clarify that the vote was for a temporary debt exclusion and not a permanent Proposition 2-1/2 override.
Shrewsbury - Just about everyone in Shrewsbury believes that the town's public library, in its current incarnation, is not suited for present-day needs or for those of future generations.
Westborough - After winning two straight Mid-Wach B League titles, the Westborough Boys cross country team has high expectations for the 2011 season. Led by coach Rick Hebert, the league's top runner and captain Brendan Robertson, and co-captains Jon Egan and Andrew Lampi, the Rangers showcase a deep, talented team of runners this year.
Region - Two years ago, when the state decided to merge the Massachusetts Family Networks and the Community Partnerships for Children Grants, Cynthia Arroyo didn's panic about what might happen to her job as grants administrator for the partnerships.
Westborough - Capital planning expenditures will be the subject of several articles at a Special Town Meeting that will be held Monday, Oct. 17. One of the largest of those expenses is an HVAC system replacement for the town's library. But at the time of the warrant printing, the amount needed was not yet known.
Hudson - School Superintendent Dr. Keith Lyons presented the 2010 statewide Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) results to the school committee during its Sept. 27 meeting.