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St. Mary's Parish holds first Day of Service

April 27th, 2013

(l to r) Eliana, Gary, Sophia, and Meredith Buono wait to start their service at Prospect Park. 
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Shrewsbury – The Stewardship Ministry at St. Mary's Parish held the first Day of Service April 20 to allow parishioners to “live out their faith as stewards of God's many blessings,” according to the day's organizers. Approximately 300 volunteers worked on service projects for three to four hours at locations in Shrewsbury and Worcester.

Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough to hold “critter damage” talk

April 27th, 2013

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Marlborough – The Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough will hold a special meeting Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m., at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. The topic of the meeting, which is open to the public, is “Oh? Deer! Tips for Minimizing Critter Damage in the Garden.” At this time of year, rabbits, [...]

New associate member appointed to Westborough Conservation Commission

April 27th, 2013

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Westborough – The Board of Selectmen appointed Kathleen Theoharides to a one-year term as an associate member of the Conservation Commission during its April 23 meeting.

Requested for appointment by Conservation Commission Chairman Andrew Koenigsberg, Theoharides will serve a term ending June 30, 2014 as an associate member, meaning she be a non-voting member of the commission.

Moratorium on marijuana center holds firm in city

April 27th, 2013

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Marlborough – A public hearing to address a moratorium on establishing a local marijuana treatment center in the city brought forth no comments from residents at the April 22 City Council meeting.

Last month councilors approved a temporary moratorium pending development and clarification of the legal issues concerning medical marijuana use before pursuing local regulations and policy.

Westborough billboards to get digital make-over

April 27th, 2013

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Advertising in Westborough is about to enter the 21st century.

That's because during its April 23 meeting, the Westborough Board of Selectmen authorized the town to strike a deal with Clear Channel Communications to digitalize five existing billboards in town.

Attorney says Ward Park is OK for Senior Center

April 27th, 2013

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Marlborough – A third-party attorney retained by Mayor Arthur Vigeant to validate the use of Ward Park for a new Senior Center has said the move to do so is legal. Opponents challenging the Ward Park location had also hired an attorney to look into the matter and said the city's approach was not legal, and that it would be necessary to gain approval of the state legislature before going forward.

Override request now less likely to come before voters

April 27th, 2013

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Shrewsbury – After a lengthy, spirited discussion during their April 23 meeting, the members of the Board of Selectmen backed away from approving a request to ask the voters for a Proposition 2-1/2 override this spring.

During the meeting, the board reviewed the latest figures for the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget and noted that overall, the news was good. Projected revenue had increased from Town Manager Daniel Morgado's first estimate of $109.36 million to $111.31 million. The budget for the town's schools came in at $51.38 million, still $1.1 million more than Morgado's recommendation.

Where to park the Senior Center?

April 27th, 2013

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Marlborough – Although Marlborough residents and officials have agreed since 2002 that the city needs a new senior center, agreeing on its location is proving to be difficult. To keep costs down, a city-owned property is preferred. Mayor Arthur Vigeant recently proposed building the center on a small portion – less than 3 percent – [...]

Moonstruck Theater Company announces auditions for Cabaret

April 27th, 2013

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Marlborough – Auditions for Moonstruck Theater Company's 2013 summer musical, Cabaret, will be held Saturday, May 4, at 12:30 p.m., at the First Church of Marlborough. Callbacks will be held May 8, from 7 to 10 p.m., with times announced to auditioners who are called back. Anyone wishing to be considered for Sally, the Emcee, [...]

APDA Chapter to hold annual Parkinson Walkathon

April 27th, 2013

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Canton -The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is in high gear as it readies for the 27th Annual Massachusetts Chapter Parkinson Walkathon. The Sunday, June 9 event will be held at the Reebok International Headquarters” track in Canton, 1895 J.W. Foster Blvd., with a start time of 12 noon. Registration begins [...]

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