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Westborough selectmen discuss $4 million ‘underride’ request

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Westborough – The Board of Selectmen discussed the possible ramifications of a $4 million Proposition 2-1/2 "underride" at its March 1 meeting at the request of one local resident. But that discussion was curtailed for a few minutes when the proponent of that proposal, Len Mead, got into a heated argument with the board and was escorted out of the room by Police Chief Alan Gordon.

Concepts for Westborough State Hospital land presented

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Westborough - For the last 125 years, the nearly 108 acres off of Lyman Street was known as the site of "Westborough Insane Hospital" before it was changed to the kinder "Westborough State Hospital" in 1907. Over the ensuing years, the facility was home to hundreds of patients.

Class of “99 graduates return as teachers in Westborough

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Westborough - Every morning Westborough High School ( WHS) teachers Casey Cullen, Craig McCoskery and Becky (Goede) Tramontozzi go to work at a very familiar place. During the walk to their classrooms, the three teachers pass through some of the same halls they did 10 years ago – when they were students.

Harold E. Engberg, 88

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Westborough - Harold E. Engberg, 88, died Saturday Feb. 19, 2011, at the Lutheran Healthcare Center in Worcester, with his wife of...

Westborough down by a goal

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Westborough - Westborough High School's David Lloyd (#2, left) unleashes a shot on goal as North Middlesex Regional High School's Will Faulkner...

Melissa Ewing inspires with art, generosity

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Westborough - When most college students come home for their winter break, there are usually two things on their mind – sleep and catching up with friends. Melissa Ewing had something more ambitious planned for her vacation when she came home to Westborough in late December 2010. Melissa spent the month of January creating three beautiful murals that now grace the Fales Elementary School, Gibbons Middle School and the Westborough Library.

Jané announces he will not run for re-election in Westborough

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Rod Jané, the current Board of Selectman Chair, will not be running for re-election to the board this spring. Jane announced his decision at the start of the selectmen's March 1 meeting.

Westborough selectmen discuss $4 million ‘underride’ request

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Westborough – The Board of Selectmen discussed the possible ramifications of a $4 million Proposition 2 ½ "underride" at their Mar. 1 meeting at the request of one local resident. But that discussion was curtailed for a few minutes when the proponent of that proposal, Len Mead, got into a heated argument with the board, and was escorted out of the room by Police Chief Alan Gordon.

Lloyd E. Hebb Jr., 72

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Westborough - Lloyd E. Hebb Jr., 72, died Saturday Feb. 12, 2011, at the UMass Memorial Healthcare - University Hospital in Worcester....

Westborough Rangers overcome Algonquin Tomahawks

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Region – Algonquin Regional High School's senior forward and captain Brett Sexton drives for the hoop past Westborough High School's Dan Orlando...

Westborough School Committee cautions budget not final

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By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Westborough – The Westborough School Committee has not yet met with school administrators to finalize its preliminary Fiscal...

Kerry Larkin of Westborough wins state DAR award for essay

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Kerry Larkin, a 7th grade student at the Gibbons Middle School, recently won first place in a contest sponsored by the Massachusetts...

Bernard A. DuPont, 79

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Westborough - Bernard A. "Bernie" DuPont, 79, retired Worcester Telegram & Gazette bureau chief, formerly of Putnam, Conn., died Saturday Feb. 19, 2011 at...

Nonprofit NorthStar Youth Forum provides fun, opportunities in Westborough

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By Seth Stutman Community Reporter Westborough - For the past 30 years, pucks and pirouettes have filled Westborough's NorthStar Youth Forum. This nonprofit...

Westborough youth football team moving to AYF

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Westborough - After decades playing as "The Red Devils" in the Pop Warner Youth Football League, the Westborough Youth Football organization announced...

Corridor 9 hosts legislative breakfast in Westborough

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By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Region - The annual Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast is a highly anticipated event each...

Harris will not run for Westborough re-election

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By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Westborough - As the Westborough 2011 election season gets started, one familiar name will not be mentioned as...

Westborough Advisory Finance Committee approves snow funds

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By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Westborough - Lots of snow, such as the nearly 70 inches that have fallen so far this winter, ...

Preliminary 2012 budget discussed at Westborough public hearing

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By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Westborough – Total spending in Westborough is projected to go up 4.2 percent for fiscal year (FY) 2012...

Two special friends inspire first-time Westborough marathoner

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By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Westborough - Ed Sherr admitted that he does not fit the typical profile of a first-time runner in...