Monday, December 31, 2012
Here are our picks for the best photos and videos in our "Pics and Clips" section this year.
Here at our community-friendly Northborough Patch, we continuously feature a section called "Pics and Clips." Here, we submit some of our favorite photos and videos, and also encourage our readers to submit their own. With a flip through the year's submissions, here are some of our favorites. Click and take a look. And add some while you're at it, would ya!?
Monday, December 17, 2012
Algonquin wrestlers placed seventh in the tournament.
Information submitted by Beth Mazzolla On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Algonquin wrestling team participated in the Marlborough Early Bird Tournament held at Marlborough High School. Algonquin was one of 18 teams participating and placed 7th overall in the tournament. Several wrestlers had outstanding days placing in a very competitive tournament: Alex Mazzola placed 2nd at 170lbs., Christian Saccone placed 3rd at 120 lbs., Mike Ryan placed 4th at 195 lbs., Joe Cozzolino placed 4th at 126lbs., and James Officer placed 5th at 285lbs. Other wrestlers who tallied wins were Austin Roche, David Wrin, Chris Steidler and Nate Morrell. Some great wrestling from newcomers Nolan Kessinger, Mustafa Ali and Sam Schick. The team will be competing in a dual …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Friday, December 14, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page through Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s the time to get your holiday …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Whether you're dreaming of one or not, Mother Nature has plans.
According to STORMFAX, historically there is a 60 percent chance of one inch of snow on Christmas morning, a 27 percent chance of 5 inches and a 10 percent chance of 10 inches. OK, but is it going to snow this Christmas? It's hard to tell this early, but Jim Arnold, a weather specialist who works with Shrewsbury's and Worcester's Emergency Communications and Emergency Management Agencices, has some theories. "Over the long term, Central Massachusetts sees a white Christmas between 6 and 7 years out of 10," said Arnold. "From a sensible weather standpoint, I do see signs of a pattern change to one of colder and stormier weather in about 10 to 14 days. That would greatly increase the chances of a white Christmas should the new pattern …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Breast cancer isn't age specific. Here's how to cope with treatments and augmentations if you are diagnosed earlier in life.
Generally speaking, 133 of every 100,000 women in Massachusetts has a chance of getting breast cancer, according to this breast cancer statistics chart from komen.org. An American woman in her 30s has a one in 232 chance of getting the disease, and a woman 20 years her senior has a one in 42 probability, according to the website. “Although we aren’t certain, the cause of breast cancer in younger women is likely caused by a genetic predisposition,” says Dr. Ann H. Partridge, M.P.H., the medical oncologist director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While breast cancer treatment in young women is often effective, the chance of recovery tends to be worse in women under 40. …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Shooting stars will be flying this week. The Orionids meteor shower promises to be a show worth watching.
The offspring of Halley's Comet are about to put on quite a show in the skies of Emmaus Patch. Earth will pass through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet (it began Oct. 15), which will give us the benefit of the annual Orionids meteor shower—though you probably won't see much until a bit later. The shower should be at its peak the night of Saturday, Oct. 20, until just before dawn on Oct. 21. This year, the moon will be setting at approximately midnight, which will keep the sky darkened enough that—barring cloud cover—you should be able to see up to 15 meteors per hour. What makes this shower so cool? First of all, c'mon—it's a show of shooting stars. Also, though, there's no question about where to look for this one. Meteor showers …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Let us know about your experience at the polls. Visit this post for updates on results.
Visit Northborough Patch for updates on results in the 2012 Northborough Town Election. 10 a.m. The tally so far is 58 voters turned out to Proctor; 62 at Lincoln; 63 at Peaslee; and 120 at Zeh. 2 p.m. 171 at the Peaslee School 4 p.m. The tally is 182 at Proctor, 186 at Lincoln and 266 at Zeh 5 p.m. Stopping to chat with sign holders at all the voting locations, most repeated the same thing: "It's been slow. Very slow." Inside, election workers echoed the sentiment, but a check on numbers as compared to last year's town election shows an increase. Maybe a slight increase, but an increase nonetheless. "We had a lull during the middle of the day, but it started to pick up a little," said Terry Crean, warden at the Lincoln Street School …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
With a long history of political service, Maselli throws her hat in the ring for Northborough Board of Selectmen. Oh, and she designed a board game.
Lisa Maselli is no stranger to serving on boards. Now, she wants to win a seat on the Northborough Board of Selectmen. A native of Southborough, Lisa Maselli graduated from Algonquin Regional High School and has owned property in Southborough, Westborough, Northborough ... and even Chandler, AZ. She moved to Northborough in the late '90s to be close to her father's home, and to care for him in his later years. She is the CEO of Design Integrity, which is known for inventing the New England Weather Coin, and she's also the owner and operator of Marlana Studios. And her history politically speaking is quite long, as well. "My first board service started in the mid 1980s when my daughter was attending Mary Finn School K-3," she said, "and I …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Howie Stone and Lisa Maselli add competition to the Board of Selectmen race, pulling papers for the May election against two incumbents. John Kane makes it a race for school committee this time around.
Yes, Jeff Amberson's going to be running for Board of Selectmen again. And so is Bill Pantazis. So far, they are uncontended, as there are two seats open in this year's Northborough election, happening on Monday, May 14. Here is the latest list of those who have taken out nomination papers for the 2012 election. A * indicates an incumbent. Moderator/one year term, one seat open: Frederick A. George Jr.* , 96 Wesson Terrace, Northborough Board of Selectmen/three year term, two seats open: Kenneth J. [Jeff] Amberson*, 260 Green St., Northborough William J. Pantazis* 10 Mulberry Ln. Northborough Lisa M. Maselli, 13A Maple St., Northborough Howie E. Stone Jr., 257B Rice Ave, Northborough Planning Board/three year term, two seats open: Leslie …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Voting for the Massachusetts primary is on Tuesday, March 6. Here's what you need to know if voting in Northborough.
You all know the Republican contenders. Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are still battling it out to become frontrunner for the November ballot. Registered Republicans can cast their vote on Tuesday, March 6. Democrats, too, are welcome to vote, though Obama is uncontended. All unenrolled (independent) voters may also vote in Tuesday's primary, added Town Clerk Andy Down. Unenrolled voters may choose which party's ballot they wish to vote. Also, vote for Northborough Republican Town Committee members: Kimberly Ann Shepherd; John E. Wilson; Michelle Lawrence Long; Robert E. Van Buren; Lorraine A. Lee; Charlotte A. Higgins; William J. Higgins, St.; and David H. Allor. William J. McCarthy and Bonnie L. Johnson are …