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‘Burning issue’ – should Westborough build new Fire Station?

Westborough – Fire Department Captain Phil Kittredge acknowledges that to look at the outside of the town's Fire Station one might not see the immediate need for a replacement station to be built as soon as possible. But once inside, with its cramped quarters, water damage and numerous code violations, it is readily apparent, he said, that the station, built in 1886, has outlived its usefulness. The town's voters must decide that question for themselves on Tuesday, May 15 when they go to the polls to vote on a Proposition 2 ½ debt exclusion that would allocate $11 million for a new Fire Station that would be built on land right next to the existing one on Milk Street. The station held an Open House on May 5 (with another scheduled for May 12) as a way to garner support for the new project.

Westborough 2012 dog licenses on sale

Westborough - Dog licenses are now on ale in the Westborough Town Clerk's Office through May 31. Dogs must be licensed by 6 months...

Westborough seniors get guidance from freshman

Westborough - Kylie O"Donoghue has been extra busy on Wednesdays recently. O"Donoghue, a freshman at Westborough High School, is volunteering a few hours each Wednesday after school at the Westborough Senior Center,

Burlington Coat Factory to open at former BJ's in Westborough

Westborough –The Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation will be opening a store at the site of the former BJ's warehouse store in Westborough later this summer. The news was announced at this morning's Westborough Economic Development Committee. The BJ's site has been empty since last fall after the store relocated to the Northborough Crossing. Westborough officials said they were not clear on what impact the new store would have on the current Burlington Coat Factory in Shrewsbury, which is located just miles away at the Christmas Tree Shop Plaza.

Westborough Public Schools announce anticipated 2012/13 Gibbons teacher vacancies

Westborough - The Westborough School Department has announced the following anticipated vacancies for the 2012-13 school year: Spanish teacher (1.0 FTE) and Spanish/French teacher...

Day in the Life of Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon

Westborough - Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon has lived in town his whole life, and in fact went to middle school in the very building in which he now spends his days working. His interest in the force was born out of the Explorer Program under the previous chief, Glenn Parker.

Westborough officials appeal to dog owners to clean –up at park

Westborough - The town's Veterans Freedom Park, with its 22-acres off of West Main Street, and which abuts the Mill Pond, has become a favorite recreational destination for many residents, including those who enjoy walking their dogs. But a few owners, who don's pick up after their pets, are ruining the experience for everyone, the Westborough Board of Selectmen said at its April 10 meeting. But rather than employ strict measures to penalize owners or restrict the park's usage, Town Manager Jim Malloy suggested using another way – "emotionally intelligent signage."

Westborough officials want rail commuters to have their say

Westborough - Residents who take the commuter rail into Boston will soon have to reach a little deeper into their pockets to pay for their rides, thanks to an increase in ticket prices just announced by the MBTA. According to Selectman Tim Dodd, a recent study found that the average commuter from Westborough will pay approximately $60.00 more per month to ride the commuter rail. Those increases are anticipated to go up on July 1.

Westborough boy finishes second in gymnastics championship

Westborough - Syam Buradagunta, a fourth-grader who attends Mill Pond School in Westborough poses with his mom after finishing second in the New England...

Leigh Emery retires from UMass Medical School

Westborough - After 30 years at UMass Medical School, Leigh Emery is leaving, contemplating retirement and possibly doing some part-time health care work. She...

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