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1   Link   Westborough Chapter 70 Trends
The Chapter 70 program is the major program of state aid to public elementary and secondary schools. In addition to providing state aid to support school operations, it also establishes minimum spending requirements for each school district and minimum requirements for each municipality's share of school costs. This is District 321 - Westborough's Chapter 70 Trends, FY99 Through FY09.
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2   Link   1 MA legislator refuses 5.5% pay raise
From WBZ Boston (AP/WBZ Newsroom). 8 Jan 2009. Our legislator Karyn Polito (Shrewsbury and Westborough Precinct 1 & 4) takes a stand and refuses the recent legislative pay raise.
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3   Link   Several state pols refusing pay hike
Boston Herald article by Hillary Chabot. 8 Jan 2009. Our legislator Karyn Polito (Shrewsbury and Westborough Precinct 1 & 4) takes a stand and refuses the recent legislative pay raise. In addition to Polito (R-Shrewsbury), the article also mentions that Sen. Steve Panagiotakos (D-Lowell), Rep. Garrett Bradley (D-Hingham), Rep. Jen Callahan (D-Sutton), Rep. Lew Evangelidis (R-Holden) are also refusing the raise. Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading), Rep. Vinney DeMacedo (R-Plymouth), Rep. Paul Frost (R-Auburn) and Rep. George Peterson (R-Grafton) said they will give the raise to charity.
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4   Link   Educational TV Bullentin (Charter channel 13 & Verizon channel 24)
Westborough TV's Public Access "bulletin" pages for the Education channel, "WETV". This is channel 13 on Charter cable, and channel 24 on Verizon FIOS.
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5   Link   What is Girl Scouting? About Daisy Girl Scouts
(From the official site) Daisy Girl Scouts (Ages 5-6). "The First Step in a Lifetime Adventure" Daisy Girl Scouts meet in groups of five to 10 with two or more adult leaders in a nurturing, inclusive environment. They go on trips, learn about nature and science, and explore the arts and their communities. Daisy Girl Scouts can also earn Learning Petals and receive participation patches.
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6   Link   WBZ on Digital TV Transition
WBZ TV (Boston) has a nice article on the Digital Television transition, complete with descriptions of terms, and links to how to get a converter box.
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7   Link   Town officials wary of gift park’s strings
Telegram and Gazette article by Priyanka Dayal TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF. 20 Oct 2008. "Town officials wary of gift park’s strings". Originally http://www.telegram.com/article/20081020/FRONTPAGENEWS/810200336/1008/NEWSREWIND
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8   Link   SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 7:00pm
Link to official Town Warrant for Fall 2008 meeting
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9   Link   Truck stuck under Westboro bridge; trains delayed
Telegram and Gazette article by Linda Bock/TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF. 02 Oct 2008. Another truck collision with the railroad bridge, occurred around 6:30 AM, removed by 9:00 AM.
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10   Link   How Small Stores Can Lure Holiday Shopper - Business Week
"...because small retailers can't win price wars (BusinessWeek.com, 4/14/08), experts say independents need to leverage their biggest advantage over the chains: personal relationships with customers and the ability to deliver superior service." Read more for four tips on managing for this upcoming holiday shopping season.
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11   Link   Young writer publishes first book
Westborough News article by John Fenuccio/STAFF WRITER. 10 Jul 2008. Story about author Michael Colbert, 14.
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12   Link   Local student self-publishes book about middle school
Community Advocate article by Mary Pritchard Contributing Writer. 25 Jul 2008. Story about author Michael Colbert, 14.
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13   Link   Living with coyotes
MassWildlife article on the Eastern Coyote in Massachusetts. Contains history and other information about the coyote, and sections on "Preventing Conflicts" and "Resolving Conflicts." Also has a 2-page PDF flyer that makes a nice handout.
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14   Link   Mulligans Taverns
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