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Westborough Annual Town Election candidate profiles

February 20th, 2015

Westborough – The town of Westborough will be holding its Annual Town Election Tuesday, March 3 at the Westborough High School, 90 West Main St. There are no contested races this year.

Here, in their own words, are statements from three candidates. Next week’s issue of the Community Advocate will have statements from other candidates.

Local liquor store wins National Whisky Retailer of the Year award

February 19th, 2015

Ryan Maloney
Photo/Erb Photography

Westborough – The hottest new trend in liquor? Whisky. If you haven’t jumped on the band wagon yet, you are missing out. Westborough-based liquor superstore Julio’s Liquors has been on top of this trend for years now, so much so that it has won the award for “Whisky Retailer of the Year – Single Outlet” [...]

Hudson filmmakers fundraise for documentary of Peru trip

February 18th, 2015

Cameron Ciesluk and Arianna Silva

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – Hudson High School (HHS) graduates Arianna Silva, class of 2009, and Cameron Ciesluk, class of 2010, share many interests. Each also graduated from Worcester State College (WSC), where she majored in visual art and minored in communications, and he studied communications and broadcast media. Now, each is working at HHS and fundraising for $2,500 to create a documentary of students travelling to Peru during April break.

Indian community raises funds for Shrewsbury Public Library

February 18th, 2015

Vinay Vyas and Arumugham Raghunathan display the architect drawing of the remodeled Shrewsbury Public Library.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – Some Indian residents of Shrewsbury accepted the challenge of planning fundraisers when they learned about an opportunity to name a room in the town’s remodeled public library in exchange for a donation of at least $10,000.

Charles Caliri named new MHS principal

February 18th, 2015

Charles D. Caliri (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Marlborough Public Schools announced that veteran school administrator Charles D. Caliri has been named the next principal of Marlborough High School (MHS). Caliri was one of three final candidates from a pool of more than 40 applicants screened for the position, which is currently held by Interim Principal Wendy Jack. He has accepted [...]

Shrewsbury Fire Chief presented leadership in fire education award

February 17th, 2015

(l to r) Cynthia Ouellette, Department of Fire Services; Shrewsbury Fire Chief James M. Vuona; and Capt. Rick Tustin, MaSAFE (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Capt. Rick Tustin, president of the Massachusetts Association of Fire and Safety Educators, (MaSAFE), presented the Fire Chiefs’ Leadership in Fire Education Award to Shrewsbury Fire Chief James M. Vuona at the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts’ (FCAM) annual professional development conference Feb. 4 in Boxborough.

Not so ducky weather

February 17th, 2015

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Marlborough – Hungry ducks swarm the Wayside parking lot alongside Hager Pond in Marlborough. Photo/Sue Wambolt

Southborough girl marks fifth year since open heart surgery

February 11th, 2015

Celia Cappello, 13

Southborough – Stefanie Cappello of Southborough is proud of her daughter Celia, a seventh-grader at Trottier Middle School. In observance of the Go Red for Women campaign, Celia showed her support for healthy heart awareness by wearing red attire at school Feb. 6. She was born with a congenital heart defect that went undetected until age 8. Now five years after undergoing open heart surgery, Celia is an active 13-year-old student of various dance styles.

Happy 90th birthday Melvin Parmenter!

February 11th, 2015

Melvin Parmenter
Photo/submitted

Marlborough – Congratulations for reaching this amazing milestone. We wish you a special day that celebrates everything about your life, paying the ultimate tribute to your nine decades. May the irreplaceable souvenirs from your 90 year journey give you love, joy, peace, and comfort for many more miles to go. You were blessed with one beautiful family of three children, seven loving grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

What Westborough resident appeared on ‘Jeopardy’?

February 11th, 2015

Alex Trebek and Abbie Micucci pose on the “Jeopardy” set.

Photo/courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Westborough – An avid fan of the television game show “Jeopardy” since age 10, Abbie Micucci of Westborough got the chance to compete on the episode that aired Jan. 13.

“I’ve always enjoyed trivia games,” she said.

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