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WESTBOROUGH LOCAL NEWS & EVENTS, MA

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Fifth Annual Chili Challenge benefits Appalachian Service Project

Westborough - On Jan. 19, members of the First United Methodist Church, teamed up with members of St. Luke's Parish to host the fifth Annual Appalachian Service Project (ASP) Chili Challenge. The fundraiser, which drew a crowd of more than 125, took place at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Proceeds from the evening, which topped $2,000, will help approximately 84 students (from both churches) participating in ASP this July.

Legislators meet with Westborough selectmen

Westborough – The town's state legislators met with the Board of Selectmen at the board's Jan. 22 meeting to discuss a number of issues ranging from Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, sales versus personal taxes, funding formulas and gun safety control measures.

Three Westborough women to host Dress for Success benefit

Westborough - On Jan. 31, She's a Gem Boutique, 21 South St., Westborough, and the Women of St. Luke's (WOSL) will team up for their third annual Dress for Success/Worcester benefit. The free event, "Best Face Forward" (BFF), will be held in the atrium adjacent to She's A Gem Boutique from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Four vie for two spots on Westborough Board of Selectmen

Westborough – Four candidates, including two incumbents, will be vying for two spots on the Board of Selectmen in this year's Annual Town Election to be held Tuesday, March 5.

Women learn about personal safety

Westborough - On Jan. 4 and 5, women gathered in the event room at Tatnuck Bookseller to participate in "Empowering the Girls We Love: Personal Training 101," a self-defense and safety training course offered through SAM Programs.

Letter to editor: Library Trustees

To the editor: The deadline for submitting paperwork to be on the local election ballot has come and gone and there are two vacancies to...

Girl Scouts offer Valentine's babysitting services

Westborough - Senior Girl Scout Troops 30635 and 30555 and their adult chaperones will host a Valentine's Day Babysitting Fundraiser Saturday, Feb.? 9, from...

Westborough library to host Young Adult Authors

Westborough - The Westborough Public Library will host a Young Adult Authors Night Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The following authors will be...

Arcade Building undergoing renovations

Westborough – Extensive renovations are ongoing at the historic Arcade Building, located on the town's rotary at 3 Milk St. and 5-7 Milk St. In June 2012, the Board of Selectmen approved a request from Dean Calivas and Diane Lim to create a mixed-use property at the site. At that time, Lim said they would like to have retail establishments on the first floor and apartments on the second floor. Part of the renovations will also include adding onto the existing sidewalk and building a handicapped-accessible entrance.

Support groups offered in Westborough

Westborough - The Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling Center is once again offering new groups: a divorce support group and a grief and loss support...

Westborough's 2014 budget presented

Westborough – 2013 is not yet a month old, Westborough officials are already thinking about 2014; or to be specific, the town's fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget. A first draft of that budget was presented by Town Manager Jim Malloy at the Board of Selectmen's Jan. 8 meeting. The selectmen's goal, Malloy noted, was to maintain the budget with a tax increase of no more than two percent over the FY 2013 level.

Brian Coutinho awarded rank of Eagle Scout

Westborough – Westborough Boy Scout Troop 100 has awarded the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout to Brian Coutinho. The Eagle Court of Honor ceremony...

Westborough in discussion for commuter shuttle

Westborough – For those in Westborough looking for an alternative to driving their own cars into Boston, the MBTA's commuter rail on Smith Parkway is a great alternative. But if one wishes to take the train into Westborough and then travel to a local business, there are only a few options to get them to their destination. They must have someone pick them up or call a taxi.

Westborough tax bills sent with incorrect date

Westborough – Westborough officials issued this statement this morning: The 3rd quarter real estate bills have been sent and are due FEBRUARY 1, 2013. Some bills...

Westborough Blood Drive to be held Jan. 15

Westborough - The Westborough First United Methodist Church, located at 120 W. Main St., is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. ?15 from...

“Sewing for Hope” gives girls brighter future

Westborough - At times, everyone has looked at the clothes crammed in their closets and said, "I have nothing to wear." Instead of having choices, some people literally have only the clothes on their backs. That is the harsh reality of thousands of children in Tanzania, one of poorest countries in East Africa. But, thanks to a doctor who is committed to helping these children and the volunteers who believe in her mission, including Westborough resident Judy Hall, many young girls in that country's most desperate region will receive the gift of a brand-new dress, lovingly crafted by hand.

Westborough Recreation Department thanks Forbes Kirkside Foundation

To the editor: For many years, the Recreation Department has had a Gift Fund set up for receiving charitable tax deductible contributions. This fund and...

Westborough Players” “Annie” spotlights family fun

Westborough – Many families have developed a history with the Westborough Players" Club (WPC), one of the longest-running community theater groups in Massachusetts. Add to the list Geoff Spofford, of Westborough, and his daughter, Helena, 11, who are among over 40 performers preparing to open the club's 76th season with "Annie: the Musical." The show will be presented Friday, Jan. 11, and Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m., at Gibbons Middle School.

New Hampshire woman arrested in Marriott case

Concord, N.H. - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney's office released this statement today: New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney, Dover Police Chief...

Westborough to test smart phone app

Westborough – Westborough will soon be one of 36 Massachusetts communities who will be testing a new smart phone app designed to help implement or improve municipal services. Town Manager Jim Malloy told the Board of Selectmen at its Dec. 17 meeting that Westborough and 34 other communities will be "piggy-backing" onto a grant that the city of Boston won from the state's Community Innovation Challenge program.