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Corridor 9 hosts legislative breakfast in Westborough

February 22nd, 2011

By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Region – The annual Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast is a highly anticipated event each year for the group's members. This year participants had to wait a bit longer as the wintry weather caused the meeting to be postponed twice. But when the event was finally held [...]

Northborough Community Access Television delivers programs of interest

February 22nd, 2011

By Seth Stutman Community Reporter Northborough – Whether you want to replace Regis Philbin, improve your video skills or film your kids” sporting events, Northborough Community Access Television (NCAT) has the equipment and the classes to transform home movies and groom the next generation of video professionals. Station Director Kathy Dalgliesh is proud of what [...]

Harris will not run for Westborough re-election

February 22nd, 2011

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By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Westborough – As the Westborough 2011 election season gets started, one familiar name will not be mentioned as a candidate for School Committee – Craig Harris. The longtime member recently announced that he is stepping down after he finishes his third term this spring. “After nine years, it's just time,” [...]

Westborough Advisory Finance Committee approves snow funds

February 22nd, 2011

By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Westborough – Lots of snow, such as the nearly 70 inches that have fallen so far this winter, requires lots of money to remove it. That's not news, of course, but nevertheless it still causes plenty of headaches all around. In Westborough, snow deficit spending must be approved by both [...]

Northborough receives Distinguished Budget Award

February 22nd, 2011

By Seth Stutman Community Reporter Northborough – Northborough residents and selectmen celebrated as they received the Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) at the Board of Selectmen's meeting Feb. 14. After 18 months of careful planning, Northborough's fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget received the highest accolade in governmental budgeting. The award, [...]

More Marlborough budget woes because of snow

February 22nd, 2011

By Art Simas Community Reporter Marlborough – Department of Public Works Commissioner Ronald M. LaFreniere requested and received another $500,000 from the City Council Feb. 14 to deal with snow removal costs and pay anticipated bills. The city's snow and ice budget is now at $2 million. With the approval, At-Large Councilor Michael Ossing, who [...]

Preliminary 2012 budget discussed at Westborough public hearing

February 22nd, 2011

By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Westborough – Total spending in Westborough is projected to go up 4.2 percent for fiscal year (FY) 2012 but for the “first time in many years” the town will not need to use Free cash to balance the operating budget. This information was relayed to the Board of Selectmen and [...]

Two special friends inspire first-time Westborough marathoner

February 22nd, 2011

Ed Sherr is not letting the nasty winter weather keep him from his goal of running this year's Boston Marathon.

By Bonnie Adams Government Editor Westborough – Ed Sherr admitted that he does not fit the typical profile of a first-time runner in the Boston Marathon. For one thing, the Westborough resident is nearly 45-yearsold. He's run in 5Ks before, but never a marathon. But for Sherr, just thinking of two of his closest friends, [...]

Shrewsbury woman offers a dose of laughter

February 22nd, 2011

Shrewsbury resident Carol Little shows a sampling of the humorous goods she supplies through her nonprofit organization, A Good Laugh, Inc. PHOTO/LORIBERKEY

By Lori Berkey Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Carol Little comes from funny genes. Her father and her uncle teamed up to star in a comedy radio show. Her dad was a big fan of the television sitcom, “The Honeymooners,” and her Uncle Jim was not only hilarious, but also looked exactly like Jackie Gleason. No [...]

Snow much fun in Marlborough

February 22nd, 2011

Michelle Krieg, 4, and her sister, Rebekah, 7, have fun snow tubing together Jan. 29 down a hill at Ghiloni Park following one of this winter's snowstorms. PHOTO/EDKARVOSKI

Marlborough – Michelle Krieg, 4, and her sister, Rebekah, 7, have fun snow tubing together Jan. 29 down a hill at Ghiloni Park following one of this winter's snowstorms.

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