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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.

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 [...]

Emery resigns amid pension snafu

October 15th, 2014

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Westborough–Leigh Emery has resigned her seat on the Board of Selectmen, a move that preserves her ability to collect a pension from her 30 years of working as a state employee–and leave the board operating with four members until March.

Selectmen at their meeting Oct. 14 voted against holding a special election to fill Emery’s seat, instead placing the two remaining years of her term on the ballot for the March 2015 town election.

Westborough man dies after pool emergency

October 14th, 2014

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this afternoon: On 10/14/14, at approximately 12:06 p.m., the Westborough Police received a call reporting a medical emergency at 1 Copperbeach Circle. The report was that a male was unconscious in the pool. Sgt. Jonathan Kalagher and Ptl. Jeffrey Keaveney arrived on scene and entered the [...]

Shrewsbury Library moves to temporary new home

October 10th, 2014

Keith Summers of American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., loads up a section of books on a specially designed cart to truck them to Lake Street.

Shrewsbury – Moving the Shrewsbury Public Library to its new temporary new home is no small feat. Thousands of books have to be transported. All the computers and electronics have to be disconnected and then reconnected. Furniture, files and fixtures have to travel the 2.2 miles from 609 Main St., the center of town to south of Route 9 into the former early intervention preschool building behind the Irving A. Glavin Regional Center at 214 Lake St. The library staff and American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., a professional library moving company, are hard at work to make the transition to a space less than half the current library’s size.

St. Bernadette School receives national blue ribbon honor

October 9th, 2014

St. Bernadette School is adorned in blue ribbons in honor of the prestigious designation.

Northborough – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently recognized St. Bernadette School in Northborough as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Of the 337 schools recognized nationwide, St. Bernadette’s is one of only 50 non-public schools and the only non-public school in all of New England to receive this honor. Blue ribbon schools are chosen based on academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. St. Bernadette’s was recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School.”

Northborough selectmen monitor pipeline progress

October 9th, 2014

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Northborough–Ten properties in Northborough could be directly impacted by a proposed natural gas pipeline through the area, the Board of Selectmen was told at its Oct. 7 meeting, though the preference of the pipeline developers would be to avoid the community entirely.

Military Appreciation Day at Marlborough Country Club

October 8th, 2014

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Marlborough – The Marlborough Country Club (MCC) will hold its fourth annual Military Appreciation Day Monday, Oct. 20, honoring military (active and veterans) along with their families for a free day of golf beginning at 10 a.m. To register, contact Dria at the Business Office 508-485-1660, ext. 10, or the Pro Shop 508-485-1660, ext. 16. [...]

Quest Diagnostics opens ‘lab of the future’ in Marlborough

October 6th, 2014

James E. Davis, senior vice president, operations, Quest Diagnostics; Congresswoman Niki Tsongas; State Rep. Danielle Gregoire, Steve Rusckowski, president and CEO, Quest Diagnostics; Mayor Arthur Vigeant; and  Denis Gallagher, vice president of operations, Quest Diagnostics celebrate the company’s grand opening of its new 200,000 facility on Forest Street.

Marlborough – Touting it as the “lab of the future,” city and state officials joined executives and employees from Quest Diagnostics in a ceremony Oct. 2 to open the company’s new 200,000 square-foot lab which is located at the site of the former Hewlett Packard building on Forest Street.

Regional business expo attracts large crowd

October 3rd, 2014

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Marlborough – More than 60 regional and area business and community leaders participated in the 2014 Annual Regional Business Expo held at the Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott Sept. 30, sponsored by the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC).

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