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Vigil held to remember lives lost to domestic violence

October 17th, 2014

A volunteer speaks at the fourth annual candlelight vigil sponsored by ADVISE and Saheli. 
Photo/Michael Gelbwasser

Shrewsbury – A candlelight vigil held on Shrewsbury Common Oct. 15 for domestic violence victims and survivors drew record participation.

And while domestic violence deaths in Massachusetts are down considerably since 2010, “I think when people start making it their own issue, that’s when we’re going to see meaningful change,” said Julie Ingersoll, a member of the Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education (ADVISE) project.

Faulty transformer blamed for smoke scare at Whitcomb School

October 17th, 2014

Marlborough – The Marlborough Fire Department released this statement this afternoon regarding an event at the 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School earlier today:

Marlborough Firefighters responded to a fire alarm activation at 8:03 a.m. at the Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union Street. Engines 1 and 2, Rescue 1, Tower 1 and Car 2 were detailed to the alarm.

Southborough celebrates 41st Heritage Day

October 16th, 2014

Annabel Blanchard, 4, and her sister Georgieanna, 7, pet a pony from the Woodville Trailbusters 4H Club in Hopkinton.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Southborough – The center of Southborough was bustling with activities Oct. 13 for its 41st Heritage Day Celebration, organized by Southborough Recreation. Festivities began the previous evening when the Southborough Rotary Club presented the 16th annual Light-Up Southborough. Over 200 carved and decorated jack-o-lanterns were still on display along [...]

Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association accepting grant applications

October 16th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Alumni Association is accepting grant applications through Tuesday, Nov. 4. Grants may be given to student groups for projects that involve or benefit at least five SHS students. The all-volunteer association has awarded grants each year since 1995. Past recipients have included the Chemistry, Art, and History clubs; the [...]

Shrewsbury district welcomes new music and drama director

October 16th, 2014

Tom O’Toole (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Shrewsbury – As the new Shrewsbury district director of the music and drama department, Tom O’Toole can draw upon 28 years of experience as a performing arts educator. With a double major in music education and composition, he earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He received a master’s degree in composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Marlborough observes Fire Prevention Week

October 16th, 2014

Oliver Harris, 8, and Todd Manning, 6, are amazed by a vehicle extraction demonstration.

Marlborough – The Marlborough Central Fire Station hosted an open house Oct. 11 in observance of National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5 to 11). After collecting fire safety literature, children watched videos and live demonstrations, participated in an obstacle course and got behind the wheel of the department’s emergency vehicles. They and their families were treated to pizza, ice cream and popcorn.

Supporting artists with autism raises funds for Southborough school

October 16th, 2014

A displayed drawing by a student of the New England Center for Children. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Southborough – Since last year, artwork has been displayed and sold in a gallery with proceeds going to charities including the New England Center for Children (NECC), a school in Southborough whose mission is to transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research and technology. Some of the artwork is created by NECC students and other pieces by contributing artists.

Ridership continues to increase on town’s shuttle

October 16th, 2014

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Westborough – The town’s new shuttle service is increasing in ridership, according to an official from the Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC).

Westborough police advise of thefts at local gyms

October 16th, 2014

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this afternoon: The Westborough Police Investigation Unit would like to advise you about a well-organized criminal enterprise targeting members of fitness centers.This enterprise uses rental SUVs and will smash the window of a victim’s car, taking a purse or wallet.  They also have been known to [...]

Tatnuck Bookseller to host author of ‘Love And Marriage for A Lifetime’

October 16th, 2014

Love & Marriage cover (O'Hara)

Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller will host Susana K. O’Hara PhD, the author of “Love And Marriage for A Lifetime: Why It Is Important and How to Do It,” Saturday, Oct. 18, 1-3 p.m. In this book, O’Hara cites the high divorce rate and its harmful effects. She then offers expert advice on how to stay [...]

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