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Trivia Night to help important cause for Shrewsbury schools

October 22nd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The dictionary definition of “trivia” is “unimportant facts.” That word carries more significance for an upcoming fundraiser. On Friday, Nov. 14, the Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) will host its third annual Trivia Night at the Knights of Columbus Hall to raise funds for educational initiatives outside of the school budget and curriculum.

Teams of four adults will accept the challenge to answer 10 rounds of 10 questions on various topics. Once again serving as event chair is Mary Aicardi.

Temporary Shrewsbury library now open

October 22nd, 2014

Roxanne Starkin, Children’s Librarian, arranges books in the bright and sunny children’s section of the temporary library.

Shrewsbury – 214 Lake St. is the new address for the temporary home of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Town Meeting voters support most spending articles

October 21st, 2014

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By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Westborough–Voters at the special Fall town meeting spent generously on several initiatives to restore the town’s history and upgrade infrastructure, but rebuffed the School Department’s bid to drill a well to irrigate playing fields at the Mill Pond School. The gathering of fewer than 200 voters may have been put [...]

City receives good financial news

October 21st, 2014

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Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant has congratulated the city’s finance team for work that led to state certification of more than $6.1 million in available funds, generally referred to as “free cash.”

Vigeant informed the city council of the announcement made by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) at the council’s Oct. 20 meeting. In the communication he stated: “This achievement is an unequivocal sign of a well-managed community in exceptional financial shape.”

League of Women Voters’ election guide features all candidates for statewide office

October 21st, 2014

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Region -All 21 candidates for statewide offices on the November ballot have answered questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts.

Their responses are presented in a Voters’ Guide to Statewide Offices now available on the League’s website, www.lwvma.org.

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.

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