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Phone lost in England returns home thanks to kindness of police officer

January 19th, 2015

Katie Gillespie
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Northborough – Nowadays, most of us use our smart phones to help manage many parts of our lives. So it can be an awful, panicky feeling when that phone is broken or, even worse, missing. That’s the situation Northborough resident Katie Gillespie recently found herself facing when she lost her phone right before she was due to come back home after attending school in England. But thanks to the honesty of a good Samaritan and a kind police officer, Katie now has her phone back.

TV meteorologist entertains and informs students at Peaslee

January 18th, 2015

Meteorologist Barry Burbank at Peaslee Elementary School. (Photo/Laurie Covino)

Northborough – Barry Burbank, veteran meteorologist with WBZ-TV in Boston, visited fourth- and fifth-graders at Marguerite E. Peaslee School Jan. 14. His entertaining and engaging presentation tied into the grade-level science curriculum.

Westborough teens to enjoy an evening of free fun at YMCA

January 18th, 2015

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Westborough – Westborough Youth & Family Services (WYFS) recently announced its first “What’s Up Tonight” program, an activity program for Westborough teens ages 14 to 18, organized by Westborough Youth Commission teen members to offer casual weekend activities that are low-cost, easily accessible, fun, and substance-free.

Polito administers oath of office to Early at Melican

January 18th, 2015

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is sworn in for his third term by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito at the Melican Middle School in Northborough. The DA's mother Marilyn Early is holding the family bible.

Northborough – As Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito presided over a ceremony Jan. 15 to swear-in Worcester Country District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr., members of Early’s family and staff were in attendance. But there were also hundreds of other guests watching with great interest – students at the Robert E. Melican Middle School. That’s because the ceremony actually took place at the school after a presentation by Ellen Miller, Early’s community outreach director, on cyber safety.

Westborough girls’ basketball defeats Hudson

January 18th, 2015

Hudson’s Jen Kallin (white) attempts to steal the ball from Westborough’s Nicole Foster (red) but ends up getting called for a foul.

Hudson – The visiting Westborough High School Rangers girls’ basketball team defeated the Hudson High School Hawks 53-22 in a game played Jan. 16.

Gibbons School project to top Town Meeting Warrant

January 16th, 2015

Westborough – The warrant for the March 14 Annual Town Meeting is beginning to take shape, with additional funding for the Sarah W. Gibbons School renovation project among the big-ticket items on the docket.

Marlborough fire chief issues cold weather fire safety warning

January 16th, 2015

Marlborough – Fire officials issued a fire safety warning as the region enters a period of extremely cold weather.

Grossman Development Group announced as Presenting Sponsor for 2015 SYFS Gala

January 16th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) has announced that the Presenting Sponsor for its 11th Annual Gala will be Southborough-based real estate firm Grossman Development Group (GDG). This year’s gala, themed “Great Gatsby Glamour,” will be held Saturday, March 14, starting at 6 p.m. at St. John’s High School, 378 Main St., Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury introduces eighth-grade drama class and teacher

January 16th, 2015

Carolyn Jepsen 
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – A drama class taught by Jennifer Micarelli-Webb continues to be offered in the seventh-grade curriculum at Oak Middle School. Previously, there was a skip year before students could resume studying drama when they entered ninth grade. This school year, the district introduced an eighth-grade drama class instructed by Carolyn Jepsen, a new teacher with several years of experience at the town’s schools.

Shrewsbury selectmen hear update on public works projects

January 16th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Several town officials were on hand to present an update of town public works projects to the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen at its regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 13. At the presentation were Town Engineer Jeffrey W. Howland; Kristen D. Las, principal planner/economic development coordinator; John F. Knipe Jr., highway superintendent; and Robert Tozeski, superintendent of water and sewer.

The town is currently involved in 43 public works projects. Thirty-three are Tier One: projects under active design and construction or projects scheduled for construction within the next 12 months. Ten projects are Tier Two: projects under active study and review which are planned for advancement to Tier One within the next 12 months.

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