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Marlborough to receive $15,000 for drug and alcohol awareness program

Marlborough - Mayor Arthur G. Vigeant and State Representative Danielle Gregoire announced that the City of Marlborough will receive $15,000 in funding for drug...

Thank you to reality fair sponsors 

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School would like to thank the following sponsors of our latest reality fair for our sophomores, coined the Ca$habet Challenge: Avidia Bank, Central One Federal Credit Union, Citizen’s Bank, Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce, Cox Tutoring Group, EKG Networking, Keller Williams Boston-Metro, L & S Boule Insurance, Market Basket, Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, Marlborough Nissan, Marlborough Rotary, Orange Theory Fitness, REMAX Executive Realty, TD Bank, United Bank, the United States Army and the United States Army National Guard, and several staff members from Assabet.

Narcan proposal sent to mayor for action

Marlborough - The City Council has asked Mayor Arthur Vigeant to move forward with the proposal to equip local police and firefighters with Narcan, a drug commonly used to help counter the effects of heroin overdoses. At the recommendation of the Human Services Committee, presented at the March 24 meeting, councilors requested the mayor to act immediately to acquire the necessary funding to begin training. In making a plea to the council at the February 24 meeting, Councilor-at-Large Mark Oram introduced the idea of first responders administering Narcan to those having a drug overdose while waiting for paramedics to arrive at the scene. Oram said that heroin overdoses have increased throughout the area and this action can help prevent many possible deaths.

Pets Gone Healthy hosts 12th anniversary open house & pet expo

Marlborough - Sandie and Ken Wheeler of Pets Gone Healthy celebrated their 12th business anniversary with an open house and pet expo Sept. 16. The day included product suppliers and local service providers, free samples, drawings, demos, prizes, refreshments and lots of tail wagging.
Mayor Arthur Vigeant presents a certificate to Barbara McPhee. Photos/Nance Ebert

Christopher Heights’ resident celebrates her 100th birthday

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Marlborough- Christopher Heights’ resident Barbara McPhee turned 100 years old Dec. 6, and cannot understand what all the fuss is...

Assabet Valley students pledge to make a difference

Marlborough - While high school is a place where students often come face to face with adversity and peer pressure, the student council at Assabet Valley Regional High School (AVRHS) is implementing a program aimed at empowering their peers and promoting a culture of caring and support. It is a community service project which they hope will extend beyond the walls of the school and change the lives of their friends and neighbors.

Marlborough City Council rejects proposed school budget cut

Marlborough – The City Council denied a request from Councilor-at-Large Kathleen Robey to cut $500,000 from the Marlborough Public Schools" budget at the council's June 4 meeting. Robey, a former 16-year member of the School Committee, said that in reviewing the schools" budget she discovered money in several accounts that had not been spent. Since it is expected there will be additional state funding and Medicaid reimbursements for the school in the upcoming year, the requested budget cut would not hinder services, she said. Ward 1 Councilor Joseph Delano disagreed and said not only would the cut send the wrong message to the community; it may also result in possible layoffs and eliminate pay increases, he added. Robey then amended her motion to eliminate $250,000 instead of $500,000 from the budget. During a prolonged discussion, the council members noted the need for more accountability regarding the school budget process but ultimately defeated the request, 5-6. Delano, Council President and Councilor-at-Large Patricia Pope, Ward 6 Councilor Edward Clancy, Ward 7 Councilor Donald Landers, Councilor-at-Large Mark Oram and Ward 4 Councilor Robert Tunnera all voted against the measure.

Fourth annual ‘Olivia’s Ride’ to benefit Children’s Hospital

Marlborough – The fourth annual “Olivia's Ride” in memory of Olivia McGowan will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning and ending at Moose Lodge...

Many find freedom from addiction at the Recovery Connection

Marlborough-Peers helping peers continues to be a winning concept as individuals suffering from substance use disorders participate in daily activities, support, and educational groups at the Recovery Connection where recovery is envisioned as a whole body experience, and a new way of life.

Geraldine B. Cavicchio, 78

Marlborough - Geraldine B. "Gerrie" (Schaefer) Cavicchio, 78, died at home Saturday June 11, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness. She...

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Pauline D. Porter, 86, of Hudson and Marlborough

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