Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Where are the best prices in Westborough?
Filling up is costing motorists in Massachusetts, including Westborough, about 14 cents per gallon more than last week, AAA Southern New England says. The agency's latest weekly survey Monday showed self-serve regular averaging $3.59, with a range of $3.49 to $3.79. Self-serve mid-grade is averaging $3.79, while self-serve premium is averaging $3.90. Patch's Commute feature shows the three lowest prices of regular in Westborough at Westboro Sunoco on Milk Street, $3.58; Mobil on Route 9, $3.64; and Shell on East Main Street, $3.66. The three lowest mid-grade prices are: Shell on Route 9, $3.85; Shell on East Main Street, $3.91; and Gulf on the Mass Pike, $4. The three lowest premium prices are: Gulf on the Mass Pike, $3.96; Shell on East …
Monday, June 25, 2012
AAA released a list of top teen cars, making us all stop to reminisce about our first set of wheels.
Using criteria of safety, style and reliability, AAA Auto Buying experts report these cars as tops for teens: All great choices. But, really, does anything top YOUR first car? Tell us about it! Post a picture of your first car. And do you remember where you went the first time took the car for a ride with your new drivers license?
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Patience while driving is a good thing, especially next week.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. According to a recent survey by AAA, about 35.5 million people plan to travel by automobile for the July 4th holiday. This is a four percent increase over the 34.1 million people who traveled by auto last year. 2. Issues on a plane, what do you do? According to a Travel Leaders Group survey, 61.4% of those surveyed said they would take some sort of action if a fellow passenger didn’t turn off a cell phone in flight and 73% said they would take action for a child kicking the seat. What fight annoyance would cause you to take action? …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Today is the day to have a professional check your child's car seat. It's free, fast and could save a life — and it is taking place in Westborough.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. There is a free car seat check taking place today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westborough Buick GMC, 150 Turnpike Rd. No appointment necessary. 2. AAA reported that since July 4 falls on a Wednesday, holiday travel will likely expand the traditional five-day travel period to six days. Fifty-four percent of those surveyed by the organization report that they plan to begin their trips on Friday, June 29 and Sunday, July 1. June 29 is expected to be the single biggest travel day prior to July 4. 3. The Westborough DPW mandatory water …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Proper placement of trees can help save you money and keep you cool in the summer.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. As an energy saving tip, National Grid suggests planting a deciduous tree on the west or south side of a house to provide shade that will help keep it cool in the summer. When the leaves fall, it will let more light and warmth through in the colder months, helping keep the house warmer and brighter. Plant away from power lines and call before you dig by dialing 811. 2. Now that the kids are home for the summer, the temptation to watch TV is near. Do you have rules about screen time? Newly released data from the TV Parental Guidelines…
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The cost of owning a vehicle is nearly $9,000 a year, according to a new report.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. George’s Coney Island Hot Dog in Worcester is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The owner, Kathy Tsandikos, is putting together a book of memories and invites anyone to submit stories via Facebook, email or mail to The Coney Island Project, 158 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA 01608. 2. The cost of owning and operating a vehicle in the US increased 1.9 percent over the past year, reported AAA. In its annual study, AAA reported that the average costs rose 1.1 cents per mile to 59.6 cents per mile, or $8,946 per year. The average …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
How have you been celebrating International Pooper Scooper Week?
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. 1. Have you scooped some poop today? This is International Pooper Scooper Week, April 1 through 7. The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists organized the week to educate pet owners on the importance of cleaning up after their dogs. Visit www.apaws.org for more information. 2. The Westborough Dollars for Scholars fundraiser takes place at Wendy’s, 300 Turnpike Rd., today. Fifteen percent of evening proceeds will go to the organization. Visit the website for more information. www.westboroughdollarsforscholars.org. 3. Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
All gift cards are not created equal.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds consumers to inspect the packaging when buying gift cards. Check cards before purchase to be sure that no packaging has been removed and that the expiration date is not near or passed. “Verify that no protective stickers have been removed and that the protective layer on the back of the card hasn't been scratched off to reveal a PIN number,” reported a BBB statement. 2. The Westborough Board of Selectmen will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. This is a rescheduled meeting from Nov. 22. It is free and open to the public. 3. The …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The average cash price of regular unleaded in Westborough is just pennies above state average.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Westborough gas prices span a 10 cent range in town this morning, from a high of $3.499 to a low of $3.399. AAA Southern New England’s Nov. 7 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.399 per gallon. The current price is one cent below the national average for self serve unleaded of $3.40. A year ago at this time, the Massachusetts average price was $2.82. A quick survey of town gas stations between 8:30 and 9 a.m. today showed the following cash prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline: 3.399 – BP, Milk Street 3.399 – GasCo, Milk Street 3.499 – Shell, East Main Street 3.499 – Mobil, East Main Street 3.499 – Shell, Turnpike Road 3.499 – Mobil, Turnpike Road Where are you buying your gas …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween! Today we offer five things you need to know to have a safe holiday celebration. 1. If driving after dark, avoid neighborhood shortcuts, advises AAA of Southern New England. Stick to main roads where there is less chance that children are out trick-or-treating. 2. Check costumes for safety. Avoid masks that have potential to obstruct vision or costumes that are too long and may cause a child to trip. 3. Add an adult companion to any trick-or-treating group under the age of 12. 4. Review safety rules with your children before hitting the street, such as never crossing a street mid-block or between cars. 5. Know the evening plan. If you are not going to accompany your child for the trick-or-treat excursion, know the route …