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Vote for Hashmi for Board of Selectmen

To the Editor: I have been an active community resident of Westborough for 30 years. This year I am endorsing Syed Hashmi for the Westborough Board of Selectmen.  Syed has been involved as a community member of the Board of Health for two years.  For the past few years he has attended Board of Selectman meetings to keep informed of...

Whitcomb fifth-graders celebrate 1,000 days

Marlborough – On Feb. 8, many students in Marlborough celebrated the 100th day of school, but 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School fifth-graders multiplied that by 10. They did the math and it has been 1,000 days since their first day of kindergarten. Whitcomb teachers and staff thought this was a cause for celebration. With Whitcomb’s school wide focus on STEAM,...

Saint John’s robotics team headed to state finals

Shrewsbury - The Pioneer Robotics team of Saint John’s High School has earned one of only 32 spots in the state finals of the First Tech Challenge competition, to be held Saturday, March 3, in Natick. The team, which is in its first year of competition, has gone undefeated through 18 matches at two qualifying tournaments in Lexington and Arlington....

Southborough Cultural Arts Council holds reception for grant recipients

Southborough - The Southborough Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) held a reception Feb. 8 at Expressions Art Bar in Southborough for its 2018 grant recipients. State Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) and Mass Cultural Council Program Officer, Community Initiative Mina Kim joined the grant recipients and SCAC members. Dykema – who said that she was a former artist herself - presented the...

Clothing donation provides more than one kind of warmth   

By Christine Galeone, Contributing Writer Northborough – Throughout the year, Trinity Church of Northborough members volunteer at the church’s Count Your Blessings Thrift Shop. They offer gently used, inexpensive clothing and shoes. And, although they want them to reflect the seasonal selection in stores, they don’t want to discard useful items. “We receive so many generous donations of quality clothing that...

Kits for Kids gives back to children in need

By MaryCatherine Karcich, Contributing Writer Marlborough – What began as a homegrown charity has blossomed into a nonprofit aimed to give children comfort in an unfamiliar place. Husband and wife Jay and Heather Johnston are the compassionate individuals behind Kits for Kids, an organization that assembles “comfort kits” for children who are taken into foster care without any of their belongings....

Technology Help Group meets at Marlborough Senior Center

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough - Are you frustrated because you can’t print an email or can’t find a photo of your grandchild on your computer or tablet? You are not alone. There are many that are having trouble connecting to the outside world and are afraid technology has left them behind. You can find help and become more...

Three vie for two spots on Westborough’s Board of Selectmen

Westborough – Westborough voters will go to the polls Tuesday, March 6, for the town’s Annual Election. Three candidates are vying for two spots on the Board of Selectmen – incumbent George Barrette, Syed Hashmi and Shelby Marshall. Here, in their own words, are short bios and thoughts on why they are running. George Barrette (incumbent) - My family moved...

Habitat for Humanity preserves memories for future generations

  By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Northborough – Thanks to the nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity Metro West/Greater Worcester (HFH MWGW), future generations of Northborough residents will get a very personal glimpse into what life was like in the town in the year 2018. The organization, along with student volunteers from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS), have been working...

Hudson to evaluate ADA compliance after selectmen vote

By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer Hudson - Selectmen unanimously approved on Feb. 5 a $15,000 contract to help Hudson evaluate its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The grant-funded contract pays the nonprofit Northeast Independent Living Program $15,000 to guide the town in developing a self-evaluation of ADA compliance. From there, the contract also pays the group to help...