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Reconstruction of Simarano Drive is on schedule

January 15th, 2015

Marlborough – Preliminary work on the reconstruction of Simarano Drive began in October 2014 and continued until mid-December when construction crews completed preparation work on the drainage system and related areas. City Engineer Evan Pilachowski noted he is pleased with the progress that has been made.

“I expect the drainage system to be completed in early spring when workers will also prepare the earth and resurface and widen the roads – moving along to completion by the end of summer,” he said.

Officials say no to temporary Otis Street bridge replacement

January 13th, 2015

Northborough–The town will not pursue a temporary fix to the Otis Street bridge, officials said during the Board of Selectmen’s Jan. 12 meeting. They added that a temporary fix would only delay a permanent replacement, which remains on schedule to be completed later this year.

Marlborough man arrested for alleged break-in at E.L Harvey & Sons

January 13th, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 1/13/15, at approximately 1:23 AM, the Westborough Police Department received a call for a break in progress at E.L. Harvey & Sons, 68 Hopkinton Rd. The responding units were given a description of the vehicle involved as a 04 Toyota Corolla. The first [...]

Slippery commute predicted for Monday morning

January 11th, 2015

Region – We can expect another round of light snow to a wintry mix to bother us tomorrow. Snow will begin early tomorrow morning in the pre-dawn hours and transition to a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain by mid to late morning, and there is a chance of some plain rain mixing in during the late afternoon as well.

All students okay after accident involving two school buses

January 6th, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this evening: On 1/6/15, at approximately 2:14 PM, the Westborough Police Department received a call reporting an accident involving two school buses on Lyman St. at Chauncy St. The arriving units located two school buses from Algonquin Regional High School with damage. The accident was a [...]

COA receives gift for new senior center

January 6th, 2015

Marlborough-The Marlborough Council on Aging (COA) has received a gift of $1,000 from Cummings Properties Employee Directed Giving Program to be used for the new senior center that is currently under construction at Ward Park. In a communication presented to the city council meeting at its Jan. 5. meeting, Mayor Arthur Vigeant stated that the generous donation will be used to purchase two ping pong tables, a sound system for the exercise room and supplies at the suggestion of Jennifer Claro, COA executive director.

Worcester man arrested for alleged break-in at Westborough store

December 29th, 2014

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement earlier today-

On 12/23/14, at approximately 6:00 AM, Sgt. Chester Hallice discovered a break into “The Whiz” which is located at 122 Turnpike Rd. An investigation revealed that a suspect broke in through the front door at 11:45 PM the previous night. Cash, dragon figurines and magic cards worth several thousand dollars were stolen in the break.

Herald to serve as interim Marlborough fire chief

December 26th, 2014

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant recently announced that former Danbury (Conn.) Fire Department Chief Geoffrey R. Herald will serve as interim fire chief in the city of Marlborough starting Jan. 5. Herald will take over for Chief Jim Fortin, who retired at the end of December 2014 after a 31-year career, all with the city.

According to a press release from the mayor’s office, Herald comes to Marlborough from the city of Danbury, the seventh largest municipality in the state of Connecticut with a population of 80,000. He began his career as a volunteer firefighter for Danbury in 1974, rising through the ranks and being named chief in 2007. Herald concluded his accomplished career in Danbury last July after leading the department for seven years.

Warmth, energy characterize Strickland’s work with robotics team

December 23rd, 2014

Team 1100 Advisor Dan Strickland (left) with Scott Karpuk and George Clarke at Rebound Rumble, the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition game


Northborough – You’d be hard-pressed to get Dan Strickland to talk about himself for more than five consecutive seconds. As a full-time hardware test engineer for Hamilton Storage Technologies and team advisor for Team 1100, a FIRST Robotics Competition Team based at Algonquin Regional High School, the issue is not a lack of things to discuss. It’s just that Strickland would really rather tell you about a shy student who joined Team 1100 a few years ago who is doing phenomenal presentations now, or about a Team 1100 mentor who’s been working in engineering for 20 years, or about all the fantastic adult volunteers who give up their Friday nights to come to the Team 1100 meetings.

‘Chair of Honor’ to become moving memorial

December 16th, 2014

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Northborough- The Board of Selectmen accepted during its Dec. 15 meeting POW/MIA Chair of Honor on behalf of the town, with plans to use it as a portable memorial to help remind residents of the approximately 100,000 servicemen and women who remain unaccounted from the nation’s modern wars.

Adam Costello, the director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans District, said missions aimed at recovering the missing are ongoing. He noted that only within recent weeks were the remains of a soldier who died as a prisoner of war in the Korean conflict in 1951 returned home.

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