Easter Egg Hunt, Fun Day, and Food Drive on April 12, 2014

Westborough Today - General Town News Written by Michael (admin)   
Thursday, 03 April 2014 07:31

Easter Egg Hunt, Fun Day, and Food Drive Planned for April 12 in Westborough

Free Community Easter Egg Hunt, Hot Dogs, Moonwalk, and Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Pantries

  • What: Community Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day
  • When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 11 a.m.—1 p.m.
  • Where: Chapel of the Cross, 160 Flanders Road, Westboro, MA
  • Who: Anyone in Westboro and surrounding communities
  • Why: To benefit local food banks

Westboro, MA, April 2, 2014--Chapel of the Cross is hosting a community Easter Egg Hunt and Fun day on Saturday April 12th at 160 Flanders Road in Westboro. The event is open to everyone in Westboro and surrounding communities. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt with thousands of eggs, free hot dogs and snacks, a moon walk, face painting, crafts, games, and much more.

The capstone of the event is a Food Drive. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishables for donation to local food banks, with the goal of collecting 2,000 pounds of food. There is no charge for the events or for any of the activities. Anyone in need and unable to bring food is encouraged to come to the event and enjoy a great time.

The day’s events will start at 11:00 a.m.  In the event of rain, most activities will be held indoors.

For more information contact Tanya Legro at  (508) 870-0001 ext. 102 or tlegro@chapelofthecross.com

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Westborough Shuttle Info

Westborough Today - General Town News Written by Michael (admin)   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 07:30

Courtesy copy of the latest Westborough Shuttle info.

For UP-TO-DATE schedules, visit the official WRTA site.

Westborough Shuttle – Westborough MBTA

Last Changed: March 10, 2014 (Revised to accommodate increased MBTA Commuter Rail frequency)

SERVING
- Westborough MBTA Commuter Rail
- Computer Drive / Research Drive Office Park
- Route 30 McDonalds
- Westborough High School
- Bay State Commons
- Westborough Senior Center
- Westborough Library

Weekdays

Outbound –

MBTA Station*

A.M. 6:55, 8:10

P.M. 2:10, 5:05

Research Dr.

A.M. 7:10, 8:30

P.M. 2:20, 5:15

Technology Dr.

A.M. 7:25, 8:40

P.M. 2:35, 5:25

Route 30 McDonalds

A.M. 7:30, 8:50, 9:20, 9:50, 10:20, 10:50, 11:20, 11:50

P.M. 12:20, 12:50, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45

Westborough Senior Ctr.

A.M. 7:34, 8:54, 9:24, 9:54, 10:24, 10:54, 11:24, 11:54

P.M. 12:24, 12:54, 2:49, 3:19, 3:49

Bay State Commons

A.M. 7:38, 8:58, 9:28, 9:58, 10:28, 10:58, 11:28, 11:58

P.M. 12:28, 12:58, 2:53, 3:23, 3:53

Westborough High School

A.M. 7:45, 9:05, 9:35, 10:05, 10:35. 11:05, 11:35

P.M. 12:05, 12:35, 1:05, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00

*Connection with MBTA Commuter Rail


Inbound –

Westborough High School

A.M. 7:45, 9:05, 9:35, 10:05, 10:35. 11:05, 11:35

P.M. 12:05, 12:35, 1:05, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00

Bay State Commons

A.M. 7:52, 9:12, 9:42, 10:12, 10:42, 11:12, 11:42

P.M. 12:12, 12:42, 1:12, 3:07, 3:37, 4:07

Westborough Senior Ctr.

A.M. 7:56, 9:16, 9:46, 10:16, 10:46, 11:16, 11:46

P.M. 12:16, 12:46, 1:16, 3:11, 3:41, 4:11

Route 30 McDonalds

A.M. 8:00, 9:20, 9:50, 10:20, 10:50, 11:20, 11:50

P.M. 12:20, 12:50, 1:20, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15

Research Dr.

P.M. 1:40, 4:35, 5:40

Technology Dr.

P.M. 1:30, 4:25, 5:30

MBTA T-Station

A.M. 8:10

P.M. 2:00, 4:55, 6:00

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State Legislators Support Purchase of State Hospital Property

Westborough Today - Official Notices and Information Written by Michael (admin)   
Sunday, 30 March 2014 10:04

Westborough’s Delegation supports Town’s Legislation to Re-Use Westborough State Hospital Property

BOSTON— Representatives Carolyn Dykema, Danielle Gregoire and Matthew Beaton and Senator James Eldridge joined together with the town of Westborough to support legislation filed on behalf of the town to enter into an agreement to purchase a parcel of the Westborough State Hospital property.

“The re-use of the grounds has been years in the making and, while there is still more work to be done, the hearing today moves us one step closer towards achieving the community’s vision,” said Representative Dykema.  “I am particularly pleased that we are dedicating a portion of the funds to mental health programs recognizing the legacy of the facility.”

“After a long and thorough process that involved local and state officials as well as input from the town, I am very pleased to be able to join my colleagues in the House and Senate to advance Westborough’s interests forward with this bill,” said Representative Beaton. “Working with the rest of the Westborough legislative delegation, I am confident that we will pass this bill into law before the end of the current legislative session so the town of Westborough can begin to reap the benefits of this landmark deal between them and the Commonwealth.”

“I know the Town of Westborough has been looking to acquire this land for some time,” said Representative Gregoire.  “While dealing with such a complex issue, I am happy that our state and local delegation has been able to work with the Division of Capital Asset Management to get the town to its end goal as quickly as possible.”

"I am pleased that the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight held a hearing so quickly on H3979, An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to convey certain parcels of land in the town of Westborough,” said Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton). “The Westborough legislative delegation is committed to passing this important legislation for the town this session."

"Today's hearing was an important step in moving forward the acquisition of the Westborough State Hospital property by the Town,” said Westborough Selectman Ian Johnson.  “It continues to be gratifying to the Town to witness the tremendous collaboration exhibited again today between the Town, our legislative delegation, and the Department of Capital and Asset Management.  We feel confident that the results of today's hearing will propel the process towards a successful completion.

The bill (H.3979) was favorably reported from the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight following a hearing held last week.  This legislation builds on the Westborough State Hospital Reuse Commission established by the legislature in 2010.  The town of Westborough authorized the delegation to file this bill on their behalf during their fall 2013 Town Meeting.

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[Press release received 30-Mar-2014 10:52 AM from office of Representative Carolyn Dykema -- webmaster]

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Bye Bye Birdie Gibbons School Musical

Schools - Arts Written by Webmaster   
Friday, 28 March 2014 11:55

Gibbons Middle School presents

Bye Bye Birdie
Young Performers Edition

To quote from a description of a 2005 production at Arlington Children's Theatre, director Colleen Rua said,

... that although Bye Bye Birdie is a comedy, "the characters struggle with the complexity of parent-child relationships, war, love, and rapidly changing times. On the surface, it's all sweetness and light, but there's much more to it underneath."

Performance Dates

  • Saturday, March 29th at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 30th at 2:00 pm

Location Gibbons Middle School, Westborough, MA

Tickets $8-10

All Proceeds go towards the Gibbons Theater

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Final and PUBLIC Superintendent Interviews for Westborough, Wednesday 26-Mar-2014 5:30 PM

Westborough Today - General Town News Written by Webmaster   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 22:37
[from School District web site -- webmaster]
New - Hello Westborough School Community –
We are writing to update you on the final piece of the on-going superintendent search process, the public interviews which will take place on Wednesday March 26th Westborough High School’s library beginning at 5:30.

First, we want to thank all of you who have attended our staff and community forums to meet the superintendent finalists and those of you who have gathered information and shared your feedback with us. We believe that the strength of our three finalists is a reflection of the strength and reputation of our school district, which is something we should all take pride in.

The public interview schedule will be as follows:

5:30-6:30 Michael Welch, Framingham High School Principal

6:45-7:45 Amber Bock, Weston Assistant Superintendent

8:00-9:00 Jean Fitzgerald, Watertown Superintendent

The School Committee will interview each finalist for approximately 45 minutes and will then read questions submitted by the community for approximately 15 minutes. Questions can be submitted in advance to Superintendent O’Connor at toconnorm@westboroughk12.org or can be submitted on the evening of the interviews by filling out a form which will be available at the interview.

After the conclusion of the interviews, the School Committee will discuss the three finalists and vote to appoint the new superintendent. The new superintendent will begin in July.

Thank you - Westborough School Committee

Stephen Doret, Chair

Jody Hensley

Ilyse Levine-Kanji, Vice-Chair

Nicole Sullivan

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