Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ceremonies will be held at St. Luke's Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, Midland Cemetery and the memorials in front of the Forbes Municipal Building.
Westborough's Memorial Day observance will include ceremonies at St. Luke's Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, Midland Cemetery and the memorials in front of the Forbes Municipal Building. Each ceremony next Monday will include music performed by Westborough High School students; a prayer led by a Westborough clergy member; and three volleys of rifle fire by the VFW Post 9013 Honor Guard. The schedule starts at 8 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts at VFW Post 9013 on Milk Street. The schedule was released Monday by Assistant Veterans Agent/Deputy Director Kenneth Ferrera, who will serve as master of ceremonies. Air Force Col. Brent French of Westborough, the grand marshal, will speak during the ceremony at the World War I, World War II, Korean War…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Cre8 a Do It Yourself Studio plans to move to 76 Otis St. from Millbury in early June.
A studio where customers make personalized T-shirts and other items plans to move to Westborough from Millbury. Cre8 a Do It Yourself Studio anticipates opening in larger space at 76 Otis St., in the shopping plaza at the Route 9 intersection, in early June, according to a sign on the plaza grass. The business closed at Felter's Mill, at 22 West St., Millbury last Tuesday, it announced on its Facebook page on April 8. Cre8 "is the first of its kind, Do It Yourself Studio," allowing customers to use state-of-the art equipment to "Design, Print and Press your own T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. using digital imaging and heat presses," for example, according to the studio's website.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Here are this weekend's open houses.
If you're searching for your first home or the perfect upgrade with a modern kitchen and large deck, this weekend is as good a time as any to begin your search. Each week, Westborough Patch will feature a slideshow of open houses in the Westborough area to help you find the perfect home for your family. Here's this week's list.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The board will be asked to vote to accept the document on May 28.
By switching to a pay as you throw household trash and recycling collection program, Westborough "could probably save between $60,000 a year if it were a curbside pay as you throw program, up to maybe $400,000 a year if it was a drop off pay as you throw program," Town Manager Jim Malloy told selectmen Tuesday night. But, “the majority of the savings” would come from shifting the cost of household waste collection from the property tax base and onto taxpayers through a fee-based system, Malloy said. That shift is unnecessary "because we have excess levy capacity," he said. "It first came up because when I was first hired, we were right up against the levy limit," Malloy said. On top of that, there is "substantial community opposition" to …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Bay State Green Committee says its work is done, asks selectmen to disband it.
If Westborough parents want to see a tot lot at Bay State Green Park, some Bay State Green Committee members would offer guidance, Selectman Leigh Emery said Tuesday night. The committee has asked selectmen to disband it "because they really have finished the work that they set out to do," said Emery, who is a member. The tot lot is the "one outstanding aspect of the park," she said. It would occupy undeveloped space "in the area next to the buildings," she said. Several committee members are willing to "stay on" and offer guidance if "parents wanted to volunteer" for a new committee selectmen would form solely for this purpose, Emery said. Selectmen Chairman Ian Johnson said the board would discuss both the committee's request to disband…
Piccadilly Place, featuring apartments and commercial space, opened in the former Piccadilly Pub building Tuesday.
Downtown Westborough has a Piccadilly again, in the same, now renovated, building as the previous one. Piccadilly Place, an apartment and commercial project, opened Tuesday at the Milk Street sites which previously had a Piccadilly Pub restaurant, as well as a Fayco Kitchen Bath Center. Selectmen Vice Chairman George Barrette and state Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough) cut the ceremonial ribbon. Project and town leaders then toured the building, which is owned by Stonegate Group LLC of Natick. Stonegate Chief Operating Officer Dean Calivas said that when the developers mentioned to town officials that they were working on "the old Piccadilly Pub building," a "smile would come to their face." “So, it’s quite natural for us when we …
Here are Westborough's latest home sales.
Click on the picture next to this article to look at a photo gallery of homes that sold in Westborough in the last week, according to NewEnglandMoves.com. The same information without photos is available below in an easy-to-scan list. Are you a local Realtor, or have you recently sold your home? Add a photo and the information to this article if your recently sold property is not included here. This week's information was compiled from NewEnglandMoves.com information, using MLS data. Photos are from the MLS Property Information Network. 98 Milk St., Westborough Sold Price: $328,500 List Price: $339,000 Sold Date: May 10 (67 days on market) Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 and 1 half bath Sq. Ft: 2,192
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
'Plant Something Day' in Massachusetts is Wednesday.
Wednesday, Armstrong Elementary School students will plant Snapdragons, blue salvia and white alyssum on campus. Toward growing a new generation of gardeners. "Plant Something Day" in Massachusetts is Wednesday. The Massachusetts Flower Growers Association has organized it in conjunction with the Massachusetts Landscape and Nursery Association. Wilkinson's Hi Hill Farm on Route 30 is the Westborough coordinator, and has provided plants to the Armstrong School and the three Miss Tanya's Nursery Schools, Suzanne Wilkinson said Monday. And Wishing Wells Perennials has donated perennials to Miss Tanya's Longmeadow Street school to plant there Wednesday. The campaign's goal is to hopefully plant something in every community," Wilkinson said. "A…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The latest 'You Ask, Patch Answers' has the answer.
Editor's note: In our column "You Ask, Patch Answers," we help you to find answers to your questions. Email email@example.com if you have a question that you would like us to investigate. Today, we answer this inquiry: When is Westborough's deadline for getting a dog license? The deadline is May 31, Westborough Town Clerk Nancy Yendriga said today in a press release. The cost is $10 for a neutered or spayed dog, and $15 for a dog that is not. Cash and checks are both acceptable, she said. "Dogs must be licensed by six months of age," Yendriga said. "Please bring proof of neutering or spaying if it is a new dog and a current rabies certificate. Late fees will start on June 3." The town clerk's office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday…
The 40th annual Purple Day was Friday.
Friday, Hastings Elementary School students mixed purple and green, and made a difference. Hastings' 40th annual Purple Day included each grade sharing and then performing community service projects, such as "spreading mulch under the swing sets," Principal Leigh Becker noted. "This is a very, very special day here at Hastings School," she said at the start of the all-school assembly celebrating the day. The assembly featured the reading of the Purple Day Proclamation, in which Friday was "officially proclaimed as the 40th annual Purple Day," and "all wearing purple will be looked upon favorably by the students of Hastings School," Becker noted. Students were asked to "remember the lesson of Purple Day: you can make things better by …