Saturday, May 11, 2013
Northborough Patch hopes to profile local people doing interesting things.
Any doctor will tell you that most social situations involve a conversation where someone asks about an ailment, or a condition. Lawyers get a barrage of questions, too. And journalists inevitably hear, "Oh man, you should write a book on me. Have I got some stories." Well, we do want to hear those stories. While it might not be the next best-selling novel, everyone does have a story. Perhaps you collect Pez dispensers and have the biggest amassment this side of the Mississippi. Maybe you're a musician, a comedian or an artist, or you know how to juggle something fierce. Perhaps you took some great shots of a show this past weekend. It could be that you invented something really neato, or you're a student who excels. Or maybe you are a …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Local weather expert Jim Arnold said look out for a chance of severe weather.
A disturbance plans on swinging its way through southern New England on Saturday afternoon, bringing with it some showers and thunderstorms, according to Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency. That means, he said, that tomorrow could mean some isolated severe weather for the area. "Right now there are no indications of severe thunderstorms," Arnold said on Friday morning, "but should we see any significant sunshine before the showers arrive here, the atmosphere could destabilize enough to produce an isolated severe thunderstorm or two across the region. The main threat would likely be strong straight line winds, and these storms would also likely produce quite heavy but brief rainfall as well as …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Hundreds of people gathered on the Boston Common and cheered from sidewalks around the city Friday night following the apprehension of the marathon bombing suspects.
After a day of eerie quiet, Boston got loud Friday night. Check out these videos of people celebrating the end of a citywide lockdown and the apprehension of two suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing with songs, cheers, screams and "thank you"s.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Connor Donovan of Northborough helps bring to life classic radio shows of the '50s.
Submitted by readMedia for the College of Saint Rose As Connor Donovan of Northborough, a student at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, knows, some of them will magically turn up on campus when the Saint Rose Drama Program performs "Radio Heaven," a first-of-a-kind presentation that will enable the audience to hear and see what radio was like more than 50 years ago. "Radio Heaven" brings back classic soap opera, comedy, suspense and how-to shows, complete with those wonderfully annoying commercials, performed live with authentic Foley machine sound effects and the ever-present keyboard accompaniment. The shows include "The Betty Crocker Magazine of the Air," "The Romance of Helen Trent," a special episode of "Suspense!" "Captain …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Local volunteer is painfully aware of how important volunteer work is, and how important it is to teach that awareness to children.
Editor's Note: This story, which originally ran in December 2011, has been republished in our quest to highlight the good deeds Northborough natives and residents are doing. Three years ago, Heather Capes spotted an ad looking for volunteers to assist homeless children. She had always wanted to donate her time, but "taking that first step was the hardest part." She took that first step and is now a devoted volunteer, her face a familiar one at many of the local fundraisers. "I think once you start volunteering," Capes said, "you are inspired by the generosity that you witness and the reward of knowing that you are doing something small to help make life a little easier for others." Capes gives much of her volunteer time to two specific …
In a letter from the NSBA, President Jim Forbush acknowledges the new Babe Ruth program in Northborough.
In a letter sent to "All Northborough Baseball and Softball Families," the Northborough Baseball and Softball Association addressed the issue of a "competing recreational baseball program" in Northborough this year. The letter, sent by league president Jim Forbush, states that a group of people, which includes two former NBSA presidents, got a formal Babe Ruth charter and is "planning to field its own team this season." According to Forbush, the new program is led by Xavier Reilly, but NBSA was "told that Sean Durkin will be coaching the team they are pulling together." Controversy surrounded the NSBA last year when former NSBA president Durkin was voted off the board, prompting some to write letters of disapproval and defense, and assert …
Monday, January 28, 2013
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A Gardner man faces multiple charges after an assault that occurred in Northborough last week.
A Gardner man is facing charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted murder and aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon after allegedly stabbing someone in the chest at a home in Northborough on Friday night, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Donald F. William, 56, of 240 Pearl St., Gardner, was held on $5,000 cash bail or $50,000 surety after his arraignment in Westboro District Court Monday, said the Telegram. The Telegram incorrectly reports that William stabbed one man and beat another with a baseball bat. The assault only involved two men, with William being charged with the stabbing. William faces attempted murder charges, and the stabbing victim, John Cortez, was also charged. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, Cortez…
Monday, December 3, 2012
In response to some strong words by the Marlborough mayor at a city council meeting, Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre issues a letter.
In response to statements made at a recent Marlborough city council meeting, Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre stresses that the town is not late with its $190,000 payment for a sewage bill. Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant and DPW Commissioner Ronald LaFreniere addressed the issue at the meeting, Vigeant stating, “Hopefully we can stir things up and get a check to us." In a letter sent to Vigeant, Coderre indicated it is hardly the case, pointing to an invoice for FY2012 was received on Nov. 15, with a payment due date of Dec. 14. "Where the confusion seems to rest," continues the letter, "is regarding the portion of the invoice that is attributable to a user/conveyance fee that the city began assessing the town in FY2010." …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
If sewer bills continue unpaid officials say water and sewer to Algonquin Regional Vocational Technical High School could be shut down.
The town of Northborough still owes $190,000 to Marlborough for the treatment of sewage at three sites in Northborough. “Hopefully we can stir things up and get a check to us," said Mayor Arthur Vigeant. Mayor Vigeant and Department of Public Work Commissioner Ronald LaFreniere revealed the amount owed as an update during Monday's City Council Meeting. The town owes money dating back into fiscal year 2012, said Mayor Vigeant. The town of Northborough has been growing, as has its sewage needs, said Mr. LaFreniere as an explanation for the high amount owed the city. “It’s a lot of money and typically it’s not that big a bill," he said explaining the town is billed on a quarterly basis. “They owe us a pretty hefty sum at this point.” The …