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Committee requests more information on turf field

December 16th, 2014

Marlborough – A proposal for the city’s first turf field is on hold as the Marlborough City Council Finance Committee waits for more information before making a recommendation to the full council. The request was discussed at the council’s Dec. 15 meeting.

The finance committee, chaired by Councilor-at-Large Michael Ossing, had reviewed a request from Mayor Arthur Vigeant to approve a bond for nearly $4 million to fund the city’s first synthetic turf athletic field which was to be located at the 1 Lt Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School.

From Italian to Persian, Sorentos offers variety of choices

December 15th, 2014

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Marlborough – Sorentos Italian Gourmet, located at 128 Main St. in downtown Marlborough, is celebrating its seventh year in the city and 27 years in the restaurant business.

Photos with Santa benefits local K-9s

December 15th, 2014

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Northborough – Companion Pet Sitting and K9 Hydrotherapy recently hosted its third annual “Pictures with Santa” event. The business, photographer Jeff Baker Sr. (who donated his time), Mr. and Mrs. Claus and a few elves, raised money for Police Officer Dan Daly of the Millbury Police Department for his K-9 police dog “Kenzo.”

Crossfit Prototype offers new program for youth

December 15th, 2014

(l to r): Mike Collette, owner/head coach, CrossFit Prototype;  Jeff Keilson, senior vice president,  Advocates;  Allison Daigle, Autism Alliance MetroWest and Nate Kuffrey, marketing director/coach,  CrossFit Prototype. 
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Westborough – Crossfit Prototype recently raised over $900 to benefit Autism Alliance of MetroWest as it kicked off its new program, Ignite! Prototype Academy. The philosophy behind Ignite! is that exercise can help optimize the emotional, physiological, behavioral, and hormonal benefits of purposeful movement. It is a brain-based program that works on cognitive enrichment through [...]

Children bank on quality time with Hudson mentors

December 15th, 2014

Paige, 11, and Margaret Melo Sullivan participate together in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest.

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Hudson – Soon after becoming involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Mass/Metrowest, Margaret Melo Sullivan of Hudson, CFO at Avidia Bank, began developing memories with her Little, Paige, who was then age 10.

Among their common interests are singing, dancing and playing outdoors. They were introduced about a year ago at the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley in Maynard.

Boroughs Y proclaims joy to the worldwide holidays

December 15th, 2014

Santa reaches the top of the rock wall.

Westborough – Kids of all ages enjoyed the fun and educational 12th annual Children’s Festival of Holidays, which was free and open to the community Dec. 13 at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA.

Children learned about holidays celebrated around the globe through crafts, music, dance and culinary treats. While they explored the multicultural festival, parents got the chance to holiday shop at a craft fair.

Tax cap policy may be strained as next budget comes together

December 13th, 2014

Westborough – Early budget projections show Westborough may not be able to keep to its internal goal of raising revenue by no more than 2 percent in order to keep up with growth, Town Manager Jim Malloy told selectmen Dec. 9.

Selectmen grant licenses for Laser Craze, Indian sweet shop

December 13th, 2014

Westborough – Two vacant storefronts are about to get new tenants after new businesses were given the green light to open by selectmen Dec. 9.

Dog license fees waived for Westborough seniors

December 13th, 2014

Westborough – Seniors over the age of 70 and disabled veterans will no longer have to pay to license their dogs, after selectmen approved a policy change at their Dec. 9 meeting.

Marlborough Hospital hosts 14th Tree of Light

December 13th, 2014

Tree ornaments are donated gifts from hospital supporters.

Marlborough – Supporters of Marlborough Hospital were acknowledged and thanked Dec. 11 at the 14th annual Tree of Light ceremony in the Leahy Conference Room.

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