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Town Meeting voters reject meals tax, approve room tax

October 30th, 2009

Westborough – Despite a current budget deficit of about $350,000 and predictions from several town officials that the fiscal year 2011 deficit could be in the $2.5 million range, residents voted at the Oct. 26 Special Town Meeting against one warrant article that would have brought tax revenue to the town, but for another warrant [...]

Candidates for city helm address voters

October 30th, 2009

Marlborough – On Tuesday Nov. 3, Marlborough voters will head to the polls to vote for mayor, city councilors and School Committee members. Running unopposed for re-election are City Councilors Joseph Delano (Ward 1), Robert Seymour (Ward 5) and Edward Clancy (Ward 6) and School Committee members Michelle Bodin-Hettinger, Mark Hediger and Jennifer Hardy. Opposed [...]

Superintendent highlights inadequate school conditions

October 30th, 2009

Shrewsbury – Having received preliminary approval from the Massachusetts School Building Association (MSBA) to replace the existing Sherwood Middle School with a new building, Shrewsbury Superintendent of Schools Joseph Sawyer took his message to the public during the Oct. 21 School Committee meeting.     Sawyer, along with Sherwood Middle School Principal Jane Lizotte, provided a [...]

Planning Board delays cell tower debate

October 30th, 2009

Northborough – At the Northborough Planning Board meeting Oct. 26, the board voted unanimously to accept the request of National Grid for a continuance regarding the proposed cell tower project at 55 Barefoot Road. Several residents who have been following the story the town. Article 16, the local option meals excise tax increase, if approved, [...]

A true fish story

October 30th, 2009

Parent council to present Special Ed information session

October 29th, 2009

Northborough/Southborough – The Northborough-Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council will present “Special Education in Our Districts” Tuesday Nov. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room H221 at Algonquin Regional High School, Bartlett Street, Northborough. Barbara Goodman, director of Student Support Services, and Arlene Shainker, assistant director of Student Support Services, will present an overview [...]

‘Breakfast with Guidance’ presents information to high school parents

October 29th, 2009

Shrewsbury – Entering high school is a new experience for many parents as well as for their freshman children. That’s why the Shrewsbury High School Guidance Department introduced monthly “Breakfast with Guidance” events. The Oct. 26 meeting focused on the balance of athletics and academics, with information about the NCAA Clearinghouse, where students interested in [...]

The first step is understanding the buyer market

October 29th, 2009

Before you start a company, the first thing you should do is market research to determine your target market. This important step will help determine how successful you ultimately will be. The same is true when it comes to selling your home. Understanding the buyer market and who might be a good fit for your [...]

From the editor

October 29th, 2009

In our ongoing commitment to bringing our readers the best indepth local news coverage, some of the articles in this issue have more extensive versions on our website. Whenever you see the icon above, please check out our in-depth article at communityadvocate.com and click on the appropriate link.

Washington̢۪s Seductive Rieslings

October 29th, 2009

The big news from Washington State wine producers is that they are bringing excellent Rieslings to market. Along with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling is considered to be among the top three white wine varieties. Those from Washington State seduce drinkers with delicious fruit flavors and peachy aromas. The citrusy flavors and relatively light alcoholic [...]

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