Friday, June 1, 2012
Among the most read stories this week was news of a killing, a state declared sanctuary in Westborough and financial relief for the JCC.
1. It was almost a month ago that officials at the Boroughs JCC called an emergency meeting for members. News of financial constraints prompted the community into action, and the JCC reported that $75,000 was raised in just three weeks. 2. The traditional Westborough Memorial Day parade and ceremonies were held under splendid skies. Westborough Patch has the story and a moving photo gallery from the events. 3. A classroom of fourth grade students at Mill Pond School planned and created a butterfly sanctuary on the school grounds. Westborough Patch visited the students and shared photos and stories about the project. 4. About 100 senior citizens turned out for the annual Senior Fitness Day at The Willows at Westborough. The free, public …
Friday, May 25, 2012
We have plenty of room on the website for your prom pictures!
1. Always a charmer, the Westborough High School junior class prom took place on Friday, May 18. Readers shared photos of the event, and Westborough Patch welcomes you to add yours to the collection. Use the photo link that reads “add photos or video” or you can email your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add them for you! 2. Starbucks is closing? Say it ain’t so! Well, it ain’t so. But it is temporarily closed for renovations. Blogger Gary Kelley, The Restaurant Guy, stopped by to chat with the manager and he shares insight on the redesign. 3. American Idol came to Westborough! Ice skating students at North Star Youth Forum performed their annual show to the theme of American Idol. Susan Smith was there and shares this story and …
Friday, April 13, 2012
House break-ins reported, school vacation week activities listed and more.
1. On Monday, Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon reported a string of recent house break-ins. He advised residents to report any suspicious activity or vehicles by calling the department at 508-366-3060. 2. Westborough selectmen had an informal conversation with Town Moderator Joe Harrington this week about ways in which to make Town Meeting more efficient and attractive for voters. A number of ideas were suggested, including limiting the amount of time that a resident can speak. 3. Library Director Maureen Ambrosino reflected on the success of Westborough’s first community reading program. Amy King, author of the featured book Please Ignore Vera Dietz, was in town to speak to students and the public. 4. The third annual Africa United …
Friday, April 6, 2012
One piece on Westborough Patch drew thousands of readers from around the world.
1. On Saturday, March 31, Westborough was alive with activity. At Westborough High School, the Harlem Ambassadors provided an entertaining display of basketball prowess as they took on the Rotary Spokes, a group of local celebrities. The fundraising event was the kick-off for this year’s Westborough Spring Festival. Over at the Doubletree Hotel, Congregation B’nai Shalom presented A Night of Laughter, drawing hundreds to a fundraiser featuring two comedians. 2. The Division of Wildlife and Fisheries in Westborough reminded residents that bears live in this part of the state. Westborough Patch ran a story on how you can keep your yard free from hungry bears. 3. Our Easter coverage includes a list of local restaurants serving Easter brunch…
Friday, March 30, 2012
Catch up on the things that have your neighbors talking.
1. The Westborough Police Department issued several photos of the suspect in the March 24 bank robbery at Digital Federal Credit Union. The man went into the bank, handed a note and a blue bag to the teller and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information is asked to call 508-366-3060. 2. The Westborough Land Trust toasted its 15th anniversary with a wine tasting celebration at Arturo’s Ristorante on March 25. Speakers at the event noted the Charm Bracelet as one of the group’s biggest accomplishments. Westborough Patch was there and has photos from the event. 3. A Nash Street teen was charged this week in connection with a string of car break-ins that happened on Turnpike Road on March 6. Earlier in the month, a …
Friday, February 17, 2012
We have photos from a local banquet, the story of an odd collection, a tribute to a late WHS hockey player and more.
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Friday, February 17, 2012
There were a lot of highlights this week on Westborough Patch, including a poll on the Westboro Baptist Church and a ranking of romantic restaurants in town. Here are some of the top stories and blogs: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Westborough news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page. If you'd like to receive the Westborough Patch newsletter with our top stories, click here.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Avian flu found in dead swans, school committee hikes activity fees and more.
These are five of our top stories this week on Westbrough Patch. 1. Westborough High School National Honors Society welcomed 43 new members. Principal John Smith said the students were among the “best and the brightest.” Westborough Patch was there and has the story and photos. 2. State and local officials confirmed to Westborough Patch that four of 12 dead swans found at Mill Pond in December tested positive for avian influenza. The finding poses no threat to the public and was said to be common in water fowl. 3. The tree removal project around the reservoir at Sandra Pond has passed the halfway point, Assistant Town Planner Derek Saari told Westborough Patch. When the project is completed, roughly 3,000 trees will have been taken …
Friday, January 27, 2012
While there is not much snow to report this winter week, there are plenty of other stories making news this final full week of January.
Here are five top stories this week on Westborough Patch: 1. On Monday evening, over 40 kids bounced into the gym at Mill Pond School for the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Event. The free program awarded trophies to the top hoopsters among the 10- to 14-year-old competitors. Westborough Patch was there and has this story and photo gallery. 2. Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon announced the arrest of a Worcester man believed to be the masked robber who held up Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant on New Year’s Day. The man was taken into custody near the Burger King on Route 9. 3. Talk of “super custodians” came up at the Board of Selectmen meeting. The term was coined by Town Manager Jim Malloy to describe fulltime custodians …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Local teen honored by The Huffington Post, Westborough volunteers raise thousands of dollars for local charities and more.
1. The annual Westborough Civic Club tree sale is expected to raise between $20,000 and $30,000, money that will be used for local charitable causes. On Sunday, Dec. 11, shoppers were entertained with the Westborough High School Tri-M honor music society and a visit from Santa Claus. Westborough Patch has this video from the event. 2. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Selectman Lydia Goldblatt announced that she will not seek re-election on March 6. Goldblatt has served the town for 24 years total, with the last 12 years on the Board of Selectmen. She previously served on the School Committee and Advisory Finance Committee. Westborough Patch had the story of her announcement and a follow-up piece on which readers have been leaving comments to her. 3…
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Readers celebrate Westborough pizza, and Boston celebrates Westborough bell.
1. The Westborough Paul Revere Bell is getting quite the send off today, as it gets hoisted into the tower of the Old South Meeting House. There will be a city-wide celebration and everyone is invited to come with bells to ring. Read details of the day’s events in this Westborough Patch story. 2. Westborough House of Pizza is holding on to the top spot for favorite town pizza. Westborough Patch has a poll, and you can always stop by to vote. And while you are there, please tell us what your favorite topping is (or isn’t)! 3. Public ice skating is coming to Westborough. The North Star Ice Rink on Bridle Lane is opening its doors on Saturday afternoons beginning in November. A one-hour public skating session is available, along with…