Thursday, July 16, 2020

Westborough officials consider staffing changes

Westborough - Town officials are considering whether they should eliminate three custodial positions and replace those employees with two part-time assistants. Town Manager Jim Malloy presented this option to the Board of Selectmen at its Jan.10 meeting as part of his fiscal year 2013 budget proposal.

Collins Road truck exclusion granted in Northborough

Northborough - The town's recent request for a truck exclusion has been answered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Town Engineer Fred Litchfield presented the findings during the Jan. 9 Board of Selectmen meeting.

Westborough resident finds success in movie industry

Westborough – When Chris Gorak was growing up in Westborough, he used to love going to movies such as "Star Wars" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." But he never dreamed that he would end up in Hollywood. But since graduating from Westborough High School (WHS) in 1987, a mix of good luck, along with "twenty years of hard work," have led him on the path from movie fan to successful movie director.

Marlborough City Council sets dates for public hearings

Marlborough - The Marlborough City Council approved motions Jan. 9 to hold two public hearings during its Feb. 13 meeting. The first hearing will be for renovations at Marlborough Nissan and the second will be for modifications of a wireless facility requested by Sprint.

Shrewsbury's Destination ImagiNation a fun place for kids

Shrewsbury - For 12 years, the Destination ImagiNation (DI) program has been taking kids places. They have learned skills from problem-solving and teamwork to innovative challenges taught there.

Local woman “knits it forward”

Hudson - Dana Lorway, proprietor of the "Good Good Sheep" in Hudson, has been knitting since she was in college. A former learning disabilities specialist and school psychologist in the Worcester School System, Lorway left her career behind to follow her passion - knitting. She opened the Good Good Sheep, located at 26 Main St., which sells locally produced wools, yarn, roving (a long and narrow bundle of fiber used to spin yarn), and products made by local artisans.

Shrewsbury art teacher earns statewide honor

Shrewsbury - In first grade, group reading time usually involves a teacher sitting in the front of the class, reading a story and showing students the pictures to accompany the text. But recently, the first-graders in Sally Lividini's art class at Spring Street School in Shrewsbury were not allowed to look.

Westborough officials propose 3.6 percent tax increase

Property taxes will go up just over 3 percent for fiscal year (FY) 2013 if the town's proposed budget is approved by voters at Town Meeting. Town Manager Jim Malloy presented the Board of Selectmen with an overview of the entire budget at the board's meeting Jan. 10.

Shrewsbury Public Library holds ugliest holiday sweater contest

Shrewsbury - A holiday gathering at the Shrewsbury Public Library in December was sponsored by SPLAT, a library team with the mission of engaging...

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Tourney coming soon

Westborough - The Knights of Columbus (KOC) will be hosting their 27th annual Basketball Free Throw Competition Monday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mill Pond School gymnasium. The free event is open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14.