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Westborough selectmen approve majority of Annual Town Meeting warrant

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The Board of Selectmen approved the majority of a 24-article warrant at its April 12 meeting; it will next go to the voters at the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) Saturday, May 14.

ELECTION: Three candidates vie for two Westborough School Committee seats

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Two positions are open on the Westborough School Committee, to be elected in May. Here, in their own words, are brief bios and answers to four questions from the three candidates.

Shrewsbury's Beaton reflects on first few months as state representative

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Since he was sworn in as a state representative Jan. 5, Matthew Beaton has been a busy man.

EDITORIAL: Residents 'sound the alarm’ on Westborough development

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Westborough - Ever since Westborough State Hospital closed in 2010, there's been lots of speculation about would happen next to the 108-acre...

ELECTION: One spot open in Westborough Board of Selectmen race

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This spring, two candidates are vying for the one open seat on the Westborough Board of Selectmen. Here, in their own words, are their bios and thoughts on four issues.

Westborough selectmen discuss wastewater plant expenses, other budget issues

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An additional $400,000 is projected to be needed for the Westborough Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) fiscal year (FY) 2012, the plant's Administrative Engineer Jack Goodhall told the Board of Selectmen at their meeting April 5.

Marguerite L. Camuso, 91

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Westborough - Marguerite L. (Greenleaf) Camuso, 91, formerly of Beach Street, died Thursday March 31, 2011 at Lydia Taft Nursing Home. Her...

Maloney, Sherr raise money for charity

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Westborough - (l to r) Ryan Maloney, the owner of Julio's Liquor Store in Westborough, and Westborough resident Ed Sherr celebrate a...

Westborough selectmen deny underride request, allow other warrant questions

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Stating that they would not be fulfilling their commitment to the town as elected officials, at their March 22 meeting, the members of the Board of Selectmen declined to approve a citizen's request to allow a question regarding a $4 million underride be placed on the warrant for the May 14 Annual Town Meeting.

Fales School in Westborough celebrates “Read Across America” Day

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In a day and age of multiple cable stations and instant online access for almost anything one might need or want to know, the pleasures of reading can sometimes take a backseat.

Congregation B”Nai Shalom offers music, friendship to seniors

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The second and third floors of Whitney Place, an assisted living community on the Salmon Health and Retirement campus in Westborough, serve as a warm and supportive home to approximately 54 elders.

Libraries have become hubs of activity for Westborough teens

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For those of a "certain age," the thought of libraries brings up visions of card catalogs, the Dewey Decimal System and elderly women shushing those who dared to do more than whisper.

Westborough students hear presentation from survivor of Rwandan genocide

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It is one thing to read an account of the genocide that occurred in the central African nation of Rwanda in 1994.

Westborough selectmen deny underride request, allow other warrant questions

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Stating that they would not be fulfilling their commitment to the town as elected officials, the Board of Selectmen declined to approve a citizen's request to allow a question regarding a $4 million underride to be placed on the warrant for the May 14 Annual Town Meeting.

Westborough students hear presentation from survivor of Rwandan genocide

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It is one thing to read an account of the genocide that occurred in the central African nation of Rwanda in 1994. It is quite another, Westborough High School (WHS) students would surely attest, to hear a personal account.

Westborough voters to decide on TIF for eClinicalWorks

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Voters will be asked at the May 14 Annual Town Meeting to approve a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement between the town and eClinicalWorks, a Westborough-based business that develops software for the medical industry.

Basketball: Battle for the ball

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Northborough - During a scramble for the loose ball, Algonquin Regional High School's junior guard Carly O"Connell has firm possession although Westborough...

Athlete of the Week: Diana Zeng

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Westborough - While her stellar Westborough High School swimming sports career is over – she contributed to eight school records - senior Diana Zeng is just getting started. She has two academic scholarship offers from Northeastern and Babson, while MIT, UPenn, NYU and several schools in California are also in the mix.

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts offers hope, support

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Westborough – When a high profile citizen, such as Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, suffers a brain injury, it becomes front-page news. But each year, 1.4 million other Americans sustain a head injury of some type as well. When this happens, it can leave the patient and their family feeling frightened and alone.

Junior Girl Scouts organize Greyhound rescue donation drive

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Westborough - During the month of March, Westborough Junior Girl Scout Troop 30554 is holding a donation drive for Greyhound Friends, Inc....