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New district fine arts director begins in Westborough

November 21st, 2014

Christopher Martin

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – As the new district fine arts director for kindergarten through 12th grade in the Westborough Public Schools, Christopher Martin appreciated participating with students and faculty in the sixth annual Arts in Common this past fall.

A community with much to be thankful for

November 20th, 2014

The Walker Building on Main Street was the city’s first high school. (Photo/ Marlborough Historical Society)

Marlborough – As we enter the month of Thanksgiving, the community of Marlborough has much to be grateful for. It has a rich history that has given the city a strong foundation to meet the needs of its citizens and to outreach to the surrounding areas.

Algonquin students celebrate national Food Day

November 20th, 2014

Kenya, grade 12, Nathaniel Nahabedian, grade 12, and Kevin McKenna, grade 11, in the Serenity Garden at ARHS. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – Now in its fourth year, Food Day is a nationwide movement that gets people to really think about food, where it comes from, and ways to eat healthier.

Award-winning Marlborough art teacher goes full circle

November 20th, 2014

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Marlborough – Angela Chouinard developed an interest in art while attending Marlborough Public Schools. She’s now in her third year of teaching art in grades five through eight at 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School and working alongside some of her early mentors.

St. Peter-Marian to host memorial race in memory of beloved teacher

November 20th, 2014

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On Saturday, Nov. 29, Saint Peter-Marian Junior-Senior High School (SPM) will host the Kevin Kirk 5K Memorial Race to benefit the Kevin Kirk Memorial Scholarship Fund.

It’s snowing in Shrewsbury!

November 20th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Snow has yet to fall from the sky over the region but local skiers will be able to enjoy their sport in Shrewsbury thanks to man-made snow at Ward Hill. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Walsh strives to help homeless women veterans

November 19th, 2014

( l to r): Tracy Turczynski, Discover Cleaning Corporation; Pam Stevens, Seder & Chandler LLP;  Mary-Meg Walsh, Veterans Inc.; Deborah Penta, PENTA Communications; Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine president; Stacy Cataldo, SNI Companies/Staffing Now and Danielle Delaini, Corridor Nine

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – The plight of veterans who have difficulty assimilating back into society has received, rightfully, much attention. For many women veterans, the problem can be compounded by a host of factors, some as complex as military sexual trauma (MST) or simply not being aware of what services are available. Those are the veterans that Mary-Meg Walsh, an employment and training specialist with Veterans Inc., strives to help.

Algonquin boys’ soccer playoff run comes to an end

November 19th, 2014

Tomahawks’ Sebastian Royo (#10) attempts to cut between two Hurricane defenders.

Bolton – The playoff run for the Algonquin Regional High School boys’ soccer team came to an end on a frigid night at Nashoba Regional High School Nov. 18, as the team was defeated by the Amherst Pelham Regional High School Hurricanes 3-0 in the state Division 1 semifinals.

New power supplier secured for city residents

November 19th, 2014

Due to the increase in electricity rates from National Grid, the city of Marlborough has announced the selection of Hampshire Power as the city’s supplier under a municipal aggregation for its Community Choice Power Supply Program. Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced the change in a communication shared by the City Council at its Nov. 17 meeting.

New director wants to give vets proper welcome home

November 18th, 2014

Welcome Home cards prepared by Westborough’s Armstrong Elementary School students for returning soldiers. (Photo/submitted)

Region – “As a veteran, I feel that it’s my duty to help the community reach out to our returning service members and let them know that we appreciate their sacrifice,” said Adam Costello, the newly appointed director of veterans’ services at the Central Massachusetts Veterans Service District (CMVD). “One of the worst feelings is getting home from a deployment and catching a cab to an empty apartment.”

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