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Complete list of obituaries for March 28 to March 30

March 30th, 2012

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The Community Advocate will post obituaries online (and in print, as space allows) at no charge as a courtesy to our readers. Please send information (and a picture if desired) to tracy@communityadvocate.com. Here is a complete list of individual obituaries posted on the Community Advocate website from March 28 to March 30.  Posted March 28 [...]

Marlborough Public Schools to host forum

March 30th, 2012

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The Marlborough Public Schools (MPS) will host a Parent and Community Forum Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the District Education Center, 17 Washington St. The focus of the forum will be to discuss how to meet the needs of MPS advanced learners. During the forum, Superintendent Anthony Pope will outline some ideas the [...]

Sophie M. Young, 89

March 30th, 2012

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Ashland – Sophie M. (Rozansky) Young, 89, formerly of Hudson and Cape Canaveral, passed away peacefully Monday, March 26, 2012 at Tufts Medical in Boston. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter T. Young, who passed away in 2001 and with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. She is survived by her [...]

Musgrave ‘launched” a quest for fulfillment

March 30th, 2012

Story Musgrave is an astronaut who is also a philosopher and a poet. (Photo/courtesy of Story Musgrave)

Southborough – Story Musgrave has never followed a traditional path. He attended St. Mark's School where his innate desire to explore different places and his passion to seek adventure might have seemed at odds with the expectations of the prestigious school. Because he felt more inclined to experience life rather than read about it in books, and because at the all-boy-school he missed seeing women, children, and families, he left prior to graduation.

According to Musgrave, “Not graduating was the right thing to do. I just walked away. I departed.”

Ida L. Fiorvanti, 97

March 30th, 2012

Milford – Ida L. (Cavatorta) Fiorvanti, 97, a former longtime resident of Hudson, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford. She was predeceased by her husband of 25 years, Frank Fiorvanti, in 1961. Born and raised in Framingham, the daughter of the late John and Angelina (Vincini) Cavatorta, she attended [...]

Westborough girl honored for autism advocacy

March 30th, 2012

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Westborough – Autism affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys, according to the nonprofit research and advocacy group, Autism Speaks. Westborough resident David Ackerman, is one such boy. Although he lives in a world that is not the same as other teens, he has one powerful ally on his side – his twin sister, Rebecca. Over the past six years, this 16-year-old Westborough High School junior has devoted much of her time and energy to raising $80,000 for autism research as part of the fundraising team she has named, “Doing it for Dave.”

The C.A. six tips of the day for March 30

March 30th, 2012

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Region – Today is Friday, March 30. On this day in 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley Jr., a drifter who claimed he shot the president to impress actress Jodie Foster. Hinckley also shot White House Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and District [...]

Northborough officials frustrated with issues of procurement, prevailing wage

March 29th, 2012

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Northborough – The issues of procurement and prevailing wage continue to vex Northborough's town officials. At the Board of Selectmen's March 26 meeting, the board, along with Town Administrator John Coderre took the opportunity to discuss the matter with several legislators who attended the meeting.

Under state law, all municipal projects, no matter size and anticipated costs, are subject to these mandates. The regulations, which are meant to provide laborers with fair wages when working on municipal projects, often can drive up the cost of a project significantly. But many times, Coderre said, a business does not want to have to pay its employees a much higher wage for a municipal project when the pay for a similar type private project, that does not have to pay a prevailing wage, would be much lower. State regulations also require that extensive amounts of paperwork be completed by vendor and town officials, Coderre said.

Westborough police log, March 26 – 28

March 29th, 2012

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Westborough Monday, March 26 2:39 a.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 8:22 a.m. Beach St. Ambulance. 10:14 a.m. E. Main St. Ambulance. 12:15 p.m. Milk St. Disturbance (general). 5:28 p.m. Turnpike Rd. MVA with property damage. 7:12 p.m. E. Main St. Ambulance. Tuesday, March 27 11:43 a.m. Flanders Rd. MVA with property damage. 2:26 p.m. Flanders Rd. [...]

Westborough selectmen ready for business after lengthy ATM/STM

March 29th, 2012

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By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor Westborough – Now that the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) and the Special Town Meeting (STM) are finally – after a combined 14 hours over three days and nights – over – the Westborough Board of Selectmen (BOS) is ready to attend to the many items facing the town in the [...]

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