Shrewsbury – At a Special Town Meeting (STM) held Sept. 26, Shrewsbury Town Meeting members approved a motion that will appropriate funding for the construction, renovation and expansion of the town's public library. The decision is now in the hands of the voters, who, in a special election Tuesday, Oct. 18, must approve the debt exclusion of nearly $11 million if the project is to ultimately go forth.
Westborough – Teenagers sometimes, unfairly or not, get the reputation of not really taking an interest in what their elders have to say. But a group of Westborough High School (WHS) students feel exactly the opposite. Not only do they want to meet with local senior citizens, they also want to sit down with them and document their life stories so those tales will be captured for future generations.
Region - In 2003, Nicole "Nikki" Brown was taken by a friend to a private club to play golf for the first time. That led to her first set of golf clubs, her golf bag and a pair of golf shoes that she found at a garage sale. She was hooked.
Shrewsbury – Thirty-four young women ages 11 to 14 enjoyed the opportunities provided by the "You Go Girl" summer program organized by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (Y&FS) that was held at the First Congregational Church.
Westborough - What a difference a couple of miles makes. The Mandarin has been satisfying Westborough's cravings for Chinese food for over 15 years in its restaurant on East Main Street.
Hudson - Bill "Sully" Sullivan, a Hudson resident, worked as a civilian electrical engineer for the Air Force. He also ran his own small software company that provided account programs for pest control businesses. He was a Youth Soccer League volunteer too. But most significantly, Sullivan donated his time and money to causes like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Passionist Religious Order, which hosts retreats for people in recovery, and the Addiction Referral Center in Marlborough, an organization that helps those with drug and alcohol problems. He passed away in 2003 at the age of 64 of esophageal cancer. But his spirit of giving lives on in the Bill S. Memorial Golf Tournament that his friends, including Ernie Kapopoulos and Keith Carter, have co-chaired and organized since 2004.
Marlborough - More than 35 residents from the Glen Street area of the city expressed their opposition to the construction of a five multi-family residential building development during a public hearing held during the City Council's Sept. 26 meeting.
Shrewsbury - An effort to replace a decaying World War I memorial in Shrewsbury received a boost Sept. 26 when students and faculty at the Beal Elementary School presented a $600 donation check to the Shrewsbury Veterans Council.
"From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties / And things that go bump in the night / Good Lord, deliver us." - Traditional prayer from the British Isles.
Marlborough – Superintendent Anthony Pope shared a draft version of a five-year strategic plan for the Marlborough Public School System at the School Committee's Sept. 13 meeting. Pope asked the members to look at the "Believe 2016" plan and focus on the structure objectives for Goal I.