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Family Outings: Tower Hill Botanic Gardens

July 27th, 2007

Region – I took my sons on a trip to Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston for a hike with the recent mild summer weather. We have enjoyed visiting Tower Hill in all seasons and on our most recent visit we hiked some of the trails and visited the gardens. Our favorite short hike takes [...]

Celtic Festival brings music, fun, food to Webster

July 27th, 2007

Region – If you're Irish, or wish you were – even one or two days a year – the Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival Saturday July 29 is a can'tmiss event. The festival, now in its fifth year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Indian Ranch Performance Center on Webster Lake [...]

BOH begins discussion on increasing dump sticker fees

July 27th, 2007

Westborough – The town sends its trash to the Wheelabrator trash-to-energy plant in Millbury, and a new contract with Wheelabrator will nearly double the amount the town pays for disposal of its trash. At their July 17 meeting, Board of Health members began a discussion on how much to raise the cost of dump stickers [...]

New DYS facility named for former Nipmuc chief

July 27th, 2007

Westborough – A brand new Department of Youth Services (DYS) facility for teenage girls opened on the grounds of Westborough State Hospital in June. The facility was named the Zara Cisco Brough "Little Whiteflower" facility in honor of a former chief of the Nipmuc people. Brough was chief of the Nipmuc Nation from 1959 to [...]

Westborough Public Library hosts ‘Funky Chicken’ event

July 27th, 2007

Westborough – Shirley Wang, 5, works on a craft project July 12 during the "Funky Chicken" event, part of the Summer Reading Program at the Westborough Public Library. Children's Librarian Dorothy Hurley engaged the children in stories, music, dancing and a craft, all about chickens.

Selectmen set date for Fall Town Meeting

July 27th, 2007

Westborough – At their July 17 meeting, the selectmen approved the date of Monday Oct. 22 for a Fall Town Meeting. The issues to be considered include town department budget increases to cover pay raises. The town's unions are currently negotiating new contracts, and money to pay for any raises included in those contracts has [...]

Moonlight brings out the best at Tatnuck

July 27th, 2007

Westborough – The Westborough Shopping Center was bustling with activity July 20. Attendees enjoyed a performance by local musical favorite "Tailspin" while shopping the plaza for great bargains. No place was busier than Tatnuck Bookseller due to the highly anticipated midnight release of the final Harry Potter book. In all several thousand customers came to [...]

Westborough Scouts earn Eagle status

July 27th, 2007

Westborough – Ben Hudnal and Alex Perry of Boy Scout Troop 4 have earned Eagle Scout rank. The highest award that can be earned by members of the Boy Scouts of America, nnly 4 percent of boys who join scouting ever achieve this award. To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a scout must earn 21 [...]

Open Space ad hoc committee hears report

July 27th, 2007

Westborough – When some residents think about the Community Preservation Act (CPA), they imagine a big jump in property taxes and loss of local control over CPA-funded projects. Neither is true, according to Katherine Roth, associate director of the Community Preservation Coalition. On July 18 Roth gave a presentation to the Open Space Committee's ad [...]

Penta scholarship awarded

July 27th, 2007

Nicole Pasternak Flynn has been named this year's winner of the Deborah A. Penta Female Leadership Scholarship. A 2007 Westborough High School graduate, Flynn is headed to Villanova University this fall. The scholarship was founded in 2005 by Deborah Penta, CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc. in Westborough. Penta devised the award in order to help [...]

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