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Selectmen back $26.6 million Gibbons School project

February 13th, 2015

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen voted Feb. 10 to place a warrant article seeking $15.1 million in local funding for the $26.6 million renovation of the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School before voters at the Annual Town Meeting in March.

Snow blows Westborough out of mailbox repair business

February 11th, 2015

The downtown municipal parking lot 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough–Officials are letting residents know that due to the extraordinary amounts of snow belting the region, the town will not be in a position to replace mailboxes damaged in snow removal efforts.

“This is an unusual year,” Department of Public Works Director John Walden told the Board of Selectmen at its meeting Feb. 10. “I have been getting hundreds of calls, literally hundreds.”

School cancellations, delays for Tuesday, Feb. 10

February 10th, 2015

Region – Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and Marlborough Public Schools are closed today. Hudson, Northborough, Shrewsbury and Southborough have a two hour delay. St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury has a one hour delay.

Schools closed on Monday, Feb. 9

February 8th, 2015

Region – All public schools in the core Community Advocate readership area – Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough – have announced they will be closed Monday, Feb. 9, due to the inclement weather. Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough and St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury have also announced that they [...]

Get ready – another 12-20 inches of snow on the way

February 8th, 2015

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Region – Although we have a lull in snowfall for now, it will redevelop during the late afternoon and should continue unabated until around dawn Tuesday. Snow will become moderate to occasionally heavy tonight and continue throughout the day tomorrow before tapering off and ending early Tuesday morning. Most of the snowfall rates will be in the light to moderate range with some heavy bursts, but over a 42 hour period, a lot of snow will accumulate.

Community invited to meet finalists for Marlborough High principal

February 7th, 2015

Marlborough – The Marlborough Public Schools administrative team has announced that Marlborough High School (MHS) Principal Search Committee has identified three finalists for the high school principal position:

Region braces for another 12-16″ of snow

February 6th, 2015

Region – All the pieces for the storm of Sunday night into Tuesday are coming together and promise to bring yet another heavy snowfall to central Massachusetts. The outlook for Saturday and Sunday remains pretty much the same as it did yesterday. Light snow will overspread our area by late Saturday morning or around noon and will continue off and on for the rest of the day and into the evening hours.

Snow, snow and yet more snow on the way

February 5th, 2015

2-5-15 Euro wind chill day 9

Region – It looks like we are also setting up for the snow equivalent of “death by a thousand cuts”, as beginning Saturday afternoon, central Massachusetts will come under the influence of at least two minor weather system that will bring snow our way during Saturday afternoon and again Sunday morning. There will also be a northeast wind throughout the period which will augment the snow from the two systems and will also cause snow to continue lightly during the period between the two minor systems. This will continue into Sunday night and while none of these events will be particularly noteworthy, they will be responsible for bringing accumulations of 5 to 10 inches to much of our region by then. Then, on Monday (what else) a more organized and important system will be forming off the southeast coast and will begin to move in our direction. There are still too many moving parts to this to predict a track with any certainty for this storm, but it does have the potential for a significant impact on much of the state of Massachusetts and could extend our snowy period into Tuesday afternoon..

Small amount of snow to fall overnight

February 3rd, 2015

Region – We have a nice reprieve today from the wild winter weather we have seen over the past 10 days or so. The only thing we have to be concerned with is the cold and associated low wind chill values. Through the past 10 days we have had three significant snowstorms that have delivered 7.8, 30.9 and 13.5 inches respectively here in Shrewsbury, for a total of 52.2 inches. Boston has already eclipsed their average ANNUAL snowfall by nearly 10 inches and winter is nowhere near done as yet. Once again, Worcester and Middlesex counties were especially hard hit by yesterday’s storm. Here is a link to yesterday’s snowfall reports in southern New England.

School closings for Feb. 3 – updated

February 3rd, 2015

Region – All public schools in Northborough, Southborough and Hudson are closed today, Tues. Feb. 3, as is St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury. However,  Shrewsbury Public Schools have a two-hour delay.

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