10 Stories Top Hot Week in News
From the heat blazing on marathon runners to the blazing fire at Stop & Shop, there were hot stories in Westborough this week.
1. Nineteen of the 20 Westborough residents registered for the Boston Marathon took on the record-setting heat. Patch provided live coverage throughout the marathon, a photo essay of the day and official results of our Westborough athletes.
2. A fire from the rotisserie oven at the Lyman Street Stop & Shop this week forced the store to close on Sunday, April 15. Heavy smoke damage was reported and several fire departments were at the scene to bring the situation under control.
3. A string of home break-ins has Westborough detectives busy. A fingerprint led police to a Worcester man, who will be charged with breaking and entering into a home on Dover Way. Anyone with information on other break-ins, including this week’s break into a home on Edward Dunn Way, is asked to call 508-366-3060.
4. A 7-year-old boy, inspired by the elves in the classic fairy tale The Elves and the Shoemaker, organized a shoe donation for children in Haiti. Hundreds of pairs of shoes traveled from Westborough to an Haitian orphanage this week, thanks to the generosity of second grader Michael Fisher.
5. Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon and Sgt. Jonathan Kalagher traveled to New Hampshire to pay respects to slain Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney. Gordon tells Westborough Patch that though he did not personally know Maloney, “he’s still my brother.”
6. Officer Jeff Keaveney, once a professional baseball player, took first place in the heavyweight division of the Central Maine Strongman competition. Westborough Patch has details about his jaw-dropping performance and video from one of his events.
7. A surveillance video from The Green Thumb shows a gloved man stealing an ATM machine from the business. Police at the scene were heard saying that the man made off with a large amount of cash.
8. A frozen yogurt store is set to open in Westborough on June 1. Fruitti Cup is now hiring for its location next to Sabatini Ristorante on South Street.
9. The newest exhibit at the Westboro Art Gallery features the talents of Northborough photographer Jeannine Vitale. Her life is as captivating as her photographs. Westborough Patch has her story and a photo essay from the exhibit.
10. In this week’s Readers Choice Best of Coffee contest, Westborough Patch readers voted Red Barn Coffee as the best cup in town. Next week, we turn the spotlight on to our talented town florists.
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