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The C.A. six tips of the day for Nov. 29

November 29th, 2012

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Region – Today is Thursday, Nov. 29, the 334th day of 2012.

On this day in 2011, physician Conrad Murray was sentenced for the involuntary manslaughter of singer Michael Jackson.

On this day in 1972, Pong, the first commercially successful video game, was released by Atari.

Nominations for Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury Award due Nov. 30

November 28th, 2012

The 2012 Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury award winners ( l to r) Kelsey Giordano, Hannah Levine, Kevin Harrington and Romaine Campbell.  (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) is now accepting nominations through Nov. 30 for the Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury Award. The award recognizes teens, who reside in the town of Shrewsbury, who have shown an exceptional commitment to volunteering in their community for the good of others. The recipient is a role [...]

Former Marlborough resident displays artwork

November 28th, 2012

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Marlborough – Michele Renee Ledoux, a former resident of Marlborough, was one of the 175 award-winning artists who displayed fine and functional art at the Paradise City Arts Festival held in mid-November at the Royal Plaza Trade Center.

The sign at her booth, resplendent with her artwork, read “Michele Renee Ledoux Fine Art,” the name of her studio in Evergreen, Colo. Her work has a constant theme – the intention to invoke spirit and inspire alchemy – the transformation of the mundane into magic. It has been exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally, is in private collections, and also has been published in an award-winning book.

Westborough volunteers come together to help Gingras family

November 28th, 2012

Jim and Rachel Gingras pose for a photo on the new ramp that was built by volunteers from two Westborough churches.  (Photo / David Bagdon)

Westborough – A Westborough family has gotten an early holiday gift thanks to volunteers from two local churches and a local foundation – a ramp that will allow them easier access in and out of their Steven Road home.

In June 2011 Jim Gingras Jr. was in a devastating motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Over the course of two weekends in November, volunteers from the Congregational Church of Westborough and St. Luke's Parish met at the Gingras home to construct a handicap-accessible ramp.

Victim in Marlborough house explosion has died

November 28th, 2012

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Marlborough – The State Fire Marshal's office and the Marlborough Fire Department released this joint statement this afternoon: State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Marlborough Fire Chief James Fortin announced that the victim of the October 28, 2012 explosion at 15 Grant Court in Marlborough has died. The explosion is being investigated by the [...]

Shrewsbury Crossings seeks donations for Stockings for Seniors drive

November 28th, 2012

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Shrewsbury – By adding one more stocking to their list of stockings to fill this holiday season, local citizens can provide needy seniors with joy and happiness. Stockings filled with goodies, gift cards, and small necessities can be dropped off at the Shrewsbury Crossings senior living community, located at 311 Main St. in Shrewsbury, anytime [...]

Metrowest Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Favorites Plus

November 28th, 2012

Future Broadway star Aubin Wise will be one of the performers at Metrowest Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert, to be held Dec. 2 in Framingham. Photo/Submitted.

Framingham – On Sunday, Dec. 2, the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra, under music director Peter Cokkinias, will present a holiday concert featuring future Broadway star Aubin Wise and MSO principal cellist Seth McLeod as soloists. The concert starts at 3 p.m. in the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School auditorium in Framingham. The overture to Hansel & [...]

Marlborough council considers site for new Senior Center

November 28th, 2012

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Marlborough – Finding a new site to replace the current Senior Center, located at 250 Main St., has been one of Mayor Arthur Vigeant's goals since taking office in January.

That goal is a bit closer, now that the City Council enthusiastically endorsed Vigeant's proposal for a new facility that would be located in a section of Ward Park at its Nov. 26 meeting.

The matter will next be reviewed by the Operations and Oversight Committee, and the mayor's request for $500,000 to fund costs associated with design and engineering plans will be reviewed by the Finance Committee.

Out of the ashes, a gift from the past

November 28th, 2012

Carol Burtt Borglund holds a sword that was recovered from the ruins of a fire that destroyed her family's Milk Street barn. The sword originally belonged to her grandfather, Lt. Robert Franklin Nutting when he served in the U.S. Navy.   (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – As Carol Burtt Borglund watched her family's Milk Street barn go up in flames in the early morning hours of Nov. 15, there was one thought dominating her mind.

“I kept screaming “Save the sword! Please save the sword!”" she recalled.

Northborough police log, Nov. 30 edition

November 28th, 2012

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Northborough Friday, Nov. 16 2:15 p.m. Shops Way. Larceny. 3:03 p.m. Arrested, Phylicia Burgos, 27, of 7 Kensington Rd., Apt. 1, Worcester, for larceny over $250. 3:32 p.m. Davis St. Family offense. 5:15 p.m. West Main St. MVA with property damage. 9:26 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. MVA with property damage. Saturday, Nov. 17 9:53 a.m. Main [...]

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