October 15th, 2014
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.
October 14th, 2014
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 [...]
October 10th, 2014
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.
October 9th, 2014
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.”
October 9th, 2014
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.
October 8th, 2014
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. [...]
October 6th, 2014
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.
October 3rd, 2014
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).
October 3rd, 2014
Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: During the month of September, the Westborough Police investigated a number of vehicle and house breaks. On September 22nd, at 11:35 AM, Derek Saari who works for the Town’s Conservation Commission, was doing an inspection of property on Arch Street. While walking with the [...]
October 1st, 2014
Shrewsbury – Only 166 voters attended the Shrewsbury Special Town Meeting (STM) Sept. 30, although approximately another 55 interested people from out of town also attended. The meeting had been requested by proponents of a mixed-use development, “The Grove,” which would be located at the site of a former warehouse on Maple Avenue. By night’s end, requested zoning changes had been approved.