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Students awarded Marlborough chamber scholarships

April 17th, 2015

Susanne Morreale Leeber, MRCC’s president and CEO; Jayne Haley, MHS BPA advisor; Katelyn Godere, MHS student; Darren McLaughlin, Marlborough Regional Community Foundation president; Andre Colleoni-Pimenta, AVRTHS student; and Mary Miller, AVRTHS BPA adviser
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – Two local students are this year’s recipients of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Cathy Gregory Mogavero Business Professionals of America Award.

Checks for $500 were presented to the two students, Katelyn Godere, a senior from Marlborough High School (MHS) and Andre Colleoni-Pimenta, a senior from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS), in a ceremony held at the MRCC’s headquarters April 15.

Kennedy’s invites Marlborough seniors to celebrate Red Sox’s season opener

April 17th, 2015

Ron Bellin gets into the spirit.

Marlborough – On any given day, Kennedy’s Restaurant in Marlborough is a bustling, busy place at lunch time. But on April 13 there was an extra charge of excitement in the air as nearly 70 of the city’s senior citizens converged upon the restaurant to celebrate the Boston Red Sox’s home season opener.

For the past few years, Kerry, the restaurant’s bar manager, has held a big kick-off party to celebrate the start of the baseball season. The staff all wear baseball t-shirts and there are traditional snacks, such as peanuts and popcorn, on all the tables.

Musician shares his imagination and love of books at Kane Elementary

April 16th, 2015

T-Bone (Tom Stankus) delights the students at the Kane School with his stories and singing.

Marlborough – The moment Tom Stankus, known as “T-Bone,” started playing his ukulele, the students at the Francis J. Kane Elementary School were immediately under his spell. He delighted the students and teachers with his magnetic personality, witty sense of humor and songs about reading as a journey.

Northborough college student spends spring break building homes in Appalachia

April 16th, 2015

Emily Polanowicz (fourth from left) with her team, is ready to tackle her construction project for Habitat for Humanity in Raleigh, N.C.

Northborough – For most college students, the annual rite of spring is a trip to somewhere warm and sunny, soaking up the sun on the beach during the day and partying at night. Not so for Emily Polanowicz, a junior at Boston College. Along with about 400 other students, Polanowicz chose to donate her break time to the Appalachia Volunteers Program, where she was assigned to do carpentry work at a Habitat for Humanity project in Raleigh, N.C.

Westborough High tennis team learns to string racquets for community service

April 16th, 2015

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Westborough – The Westborough High School Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team recently spent an afternoon learning how to string tennis racquets as part of a community service initiative to benefit Tenacity of Worcester. The girls participated in a private instructional clinic April 2 at Boston Ski & Tennis in Westborough. The team will be collecting used racquets and equipment which will be donated to Tenacity of Worcester, a nonprofit organization that provides summer tennis and literacy programs free of charge to underserved youth in Worcester.

Next Generation Children’s Centers – Childcare in a learning environment for infants through pre-kindergarten

April 16th, 2015

Nancy Belliveau, director of Next Generation’s Marlborough center

Sudbury—Next Generation Children’s Centers focuses on learning in its 10 childcare facilities, including the two in Westborough and Marlborough.

“We are much more than a day care center. Families come here because their children are receiving an education at every age,” said Kathleen DelPrete, president. “We teach what’s developmentally appropriate,” starting with motor skills for infants and adding social skills, exploring the world, learning to share, and more academic activities as children move to the preschool and pre-kindergarten levels.

Post Road Used Auto Parts – Marlborough business buys, sells cars, offers range of parts

April 16th, 2015

Post Road Used Auto Parts in Marlborough
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Marlborough—Post Road Used Auto Parts has been selling automobile parts at its Route 20 location almost as long as there have been automobiles.

The business is celebrating its 75th anniversary. It dates back to 1940, a year when the U.S. produced 4,680,000 cars just before automobile production shut down so the factories could be used for military equipment for World War II.

Algonquin Lacrosse tops Shrewsbury in OT

April 16th, 2015

Algonquin’s Alex Sabel (#22) brings the ball up the field while being checked by Shrewsbury’s Casey Campanale.

Region – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ lacrosse team defeated the Shrewsbury High School Colonials by a score of 5-4 in a game played April 14 at Clark University.

Selectmen look to advance Forbes renovation project

April 16th, 2015

Westborough – Selectmen will seek to keep plans to renovate the Forbes Municipal Building on its current schedule, with a proposal likely to go before voters at Town Meeting in April of 2016 – but the work will likely move forward without a recreation center, as originally envisioned.

Consultant tapped to work on electric discount plan for Westborough

April 16th, 2015

Westborough – Selectmen April 14 approved the hiring of a consulting firm that is expected to spend the next year helping the town craft an aggregation agreement for the buying of all electrical power within the community.

The April Town Meeting authorized exploration of a so-called municipal electric aggregation agreement, which combines all the town’s residential, business and municipal power users to gain lower overall rates.

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