Public Service Announcements

Westborough TV honors Veterans

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010 21:53

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Join us at Westborough TV in honoring Veterans. Broadcast your message of thanks, encouragement, or remembrance throughout the month of November. Messages will run on Charter channels 11,12, and 13. Verizon channels 24, 26, and 28. Visit www.westboroughtv.org for more information or email your message to wtvmessages@westboroughtv.org. Please limit your message to seven lines of text.

For the third year, Westborough TV will remember and honor local veterans by airing eleven consecutive hours of programming on Veterans Day dedicated to the men and women who serve our country in all branches of the armed forces.  Several new programs have been created including personal stories from Veterans, school events, and artwork honoring Veterans and photomontages.

Veterans Day events in town that will be covered include the annual wreath laying ceremonies at the Pine Grove Cemetery and the Vietnam Memorial rededication as well as the parade from the Forbes Municipal Building to the Westborough Rotary. These ceremonies will be recorded and broadcast later the same day on Westborough Charter channel 11 on the Charter and Verizon channel 26.

For additional information

Contact:
Paul Temple
Westborough TV, Inc.
(508) 898-3203 phone
(508) 366-8549 fax
Ptemple@westboroughtv.org
www.westboroughtv.org

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Hearing on Cape Wind Contracts - Tues, June 22 6pm Worcester

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Monday, 21 June 2010 12:08

Have you heard (or received a phone call?) about the Cape Wind hearing tomorrow night in Worcester?  If you have a passionate perspective on the project (the proposed contracts), go and speak your case!   

For more info: http://www.capewind.org/news1115.htm

Here is an excerpt from the above link:

Your support for Cape Wind has always been crucial, it helped the project secure its approvals and now we ask for your support once again. To make America’s first offshore wind farm a reality here in Massachusetts, we ask that you also voice your support for Cape Wind’s power purchase contracts that National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
Approval of these contracts is crucial for Cape Wind to secure project finance that will make real all of the important project benefits of new jobs, cleaner air, greater energy independence and establishing Massachusetts as a global clean offshore energy leader.
There are two ways for you to make your voice heard, one is through written comments and the other is by speaking at one of following three public hearings:
Bridgewater, Wednesday, June 16, at 6:00 p.m.
Bridgewater State College, Horace Mann Auditorium, 100 Burrill Avenue
Nantucket, Monday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m.
Nantucket High School, Mary P. Walker Auditorium, 10 Surfside Road
Worcester, Tuesday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m.
Worcester State College, Student Center, Blue Lounge, 486 Chandler Street
Facts about the contract:
National Grid customers will receive a portion of their electricity in the form of a long term (15-year) stable price contract from Cape Wind, which will provide greater price stability from a clean source of electricity.
There will be no impact on electric bills until 2013, the first year that Cape Wind is expected to be in full service. National Grid has forecast a bill impact of a $1.59 increase per month for a typical residential customer. It is important to consider that this is based on National Grid’s forecast of stable fossil fuel prices – when fossil fuel prices rise again the rate impact will be reduced or even eliminated.
Included in the contract price of 20.7 cents per kilowatt hour, Cape Wind is providing National Grid with energy, Renewable Energy Credits, and 15-year stable pricing, makes this a good long term value for consumers.
For this modest bill impact, National Grid customers will make Massachusetts a global leader in offshore renewable energy and enable the benefits of new jobs, cleaner air and greater energy independence that Cape Wind will bring.
Cape Wind will also place downward pressure on wholesale electric prices in New England, saving electric consumers over $4 Billion dollars over the life of the project according to a study by Charles River Associates.
When we depend on coal, oil and gas to make electricity we don’t just pay with our electric bill; we pay with polluted air and higher healthcare costs, we pay with an environment degraded by oil spills, we pay with having to defend global energy supply lines, and we pay with a changing climate. Cape Wind opens up and harnesses our abundant offshore wind resource to meet our electricity needs from a clean, stable and inexhaustible source of energy that also provides a safer and more hopeful energy future.
Please bring your passion and support and speak out at one of the three public hearings!

"Your support for Cape Wind has always been crucial, it helped the project secure its approvals and now we ask for your support once again. To make America’s first offshore wind farm a reality here in Massachusetts, we ask that you also voice your support for Cape Wind’s power purchase contracts that National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

Approval of these contracts is crucial for Cape Wind to secure project finance that will make real all of the important project benefits of new jobs, cleaner air, greater energy independence and establishing Massachusetts as a global clean offshore energy leader.

... make your voice heard ... at one of following ... public hearings:

Worcester, Tuesday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m. Worcester State College, Student Center, Blue Lounge, 486 Chandler Street

Facts about the contract:

  • National Grid customers will receive a portion of their electricity in the form of a long term (15-year) stable price contract from Cape Wind, which will provide greater price stability from a clean source of electricity.
  • There will be no impact on electric bills until 2013, the first year that Cape Wind is expected to be in full service. National Grid has forecast a bill impact of a $1.59 increase per month for a typical residential customer. It is important to consider that this is based on National Grid’s forecast of stable fossil fuel prices – when fossil fuel prices rise again the rate impact will be reduced or even eliminated.
  • Included in the contract price of 20.7 cents per kilowatt hour, Cape Wind is providing National Grid with energy, Renewable Energy Credits, and 15-year stable pricing, makes this a good long term value for consumers.
  • For this modest bill impact, National Grid customers will make Massachusetts a global leader in offshore renewable energy and enable the benefits of new jobs, cleaner air and greater energy independence that Cape Wind will bring.
  • Cape Wind will also place downward pressure on wholesale electric prices in New England, saving electric consumers over $4 Billion dollars over the life of the project according to a study by Charles River Associates.
  • When we depend on coal, oil and gas to make electricity we don’t just pay with our electric bill; we pay with polluted air and higher healthcare costs, we pay with an environment degraded by oil spills, we pay with having to defend global energy supply lines, and we pay with a changing climate. Cape Wind opens up and harnesses our abundant offshore wind resource to meet our electricity needs from a clean, stable and inexhaustible source of energy that also provides a safer and more hopeful energy future.
Please bring your passion and support and speak out at one of the three public hearings!" Add a comment
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Please Choose a Name for the New Park

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Tuesday, 25 May 2010 07:50

What to call the new park?
 

UPDATE: The name "Veterans Freedom Park" has been chosen!  As of the 8-June-2010 Selectmen's meeting.

Two names for the new Lee Property park in Westborough will be presented at the selectman's meeting on May 25 at 7:45 pm at Town Hall. The Lee Property Committee conducted a survey with 3 names, West View Park, Crossroads Park and Stonewall Park. West View Park received the majority of votes but we also had 2 write-in names that have now been nominated, Sunset Hill Park and Veterans Freedom Park. Sunset Hill Park was suggested as a write-in name from a neighbor of the park who lives on West Main Street. Her note stated that the property was once called Sunset Hill Farm. Another neighbor who is on the committee verifies that the sunsets are spectacular. The second name was a write-in suggestion by the Veterans Committee. It is supported by the Westborough Veterans Committee to honor all veterans in naming the park Veterans Freedom Park and to remind us all our freedom is ours in large part due to the veterans of our armed services.

The selectmen will vote on the names either at the meeting on Tuesday, May 25 or at the meeting on Tuesday, June 8.

If you have a preference, contact your selectmen:

Tim Dodd tdodd@town.westborough.ma.us
Rod Jane rjane@town.westborough.ma.us
Lydia Goldblatt - no email listed
Leigh Emery lemery@town.westborough.ma.us
George Thompson gthompson@town.westborough.ma.us

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 11:48
 
   

Please Support the Boroughs Area JCC - Dine at Not Your Average Joe's TODAY

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Tuesday, 25 May 2010 00:14

LAST DAY - May 25th 2010

I wanted to take a moment to thank all the parents, friends, and community members that have participated in the Not Your Average Joe's, Not Your Average Cause, promotion over the past two months.  This promotion has been a great success and the community support has truly benefited the Boroughs JCC

TODAY - 5/25 is the last opportunity to support the Boroughs JCC through this promotion. So I am asking everyone to please dine out at Not Your Average Joe's at least one last time.

Print out the flyer below and bring it along or mention to your server that you are there for the Not Your Average Cause promotion to benefit the Boroughs JCC.  This promotion is valid on lunch or dinner at the Westborough Not Your Average Joe's, today May 25th. 

Obviously, as a member of the board at the Boroughs JCC I am proud to be part of this promotion and I am thankful for the support it brings to our organization.  But equally as important, as a parent and community member in Westborough I am delighted to see Not Your Average Joe's supporting local organizations. I know my family and I will be there this evening and I hope to see many others as well.

Thanks

Dave Crandall

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 May 2010 07:42
 
 

2010 Cello Festival Orchestra Concert Gift Rewards Now Available

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Tuesday, 09 February 2010 21:29

Calling all Westborough-area music lovers!

Sponsorship is now available for the 2010 Cello Festival Orchestra Concert, featuring works by Vivaldi, Saint-Saëns, and others; as performed by the students of local cello teacher, Maryan M. Pietropaolo.  

Westborough.com is pleased to offer "gift rewards" for the first twenty businesses who purchase a "Corporate Sponsorship", which entitles them to receive an advertisement in the printed program.  Here's an example of the 2009 program.

The program is planned to be an 8-page (or longer) color booklet, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches.  Four different sizes of printed ad are available in the program, each size corresponding to a differing "gift reward" type of web site advertising on Westborough.com:

Type of Program Ad  Cost  "Gift Reward"
Full-page (approx. 5 1/2" by 8 1/2") $500 6 month Top banner ad
($270 value); runs until Dec. 1, 2010
Half-page (approx. 5 1/2" by 4 1/4") $250 3 month Top banner ad
($180 value); runs until Sep. 1, 2010
Quarter-page (approx. 5 1/2" by 2 1/8")  $100 3 month Side banner ad
($54 value); runs until Sep. 1, 2010
Eighth-page (approx. 2 1/4" by 2 1/8") $50 3 month Text Link ad
($25 value); runs until Sep. 1, 2010
   

And, extra benefits for early sponsors!  We won't start the clock for web site ads until June 1st.  

Just to give an example, here's a diagram showing where ads are placed on the site:

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 21:26
 
   

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