2011 GOP Jobs Tour in Westborough, Mon Nov 7, 2011
2011 GOP Jobs Tour to Make Stop in Westborough Tonight
BOSTON— Representatives Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewsbury) and George N. Peterson, Jr. (R-Grafton), in conjunction with Kimberly Ferguson (R-Holden), Paul Frost (R-Auburn) and Kevin Kuros (R-Uxbridge) will host the 2011 GOP Jobs Tour tonight at the Training Associates Building.
The Tour is designed to provide businesses and constituents with a platform to propose ideas for how the Republican Caucus can assist in improving the job climate in Massachusetts. The Republican Caucus hopes that the 2011 G.O.P. Jobs Tour will help provide real-life insight and feedback regarding the Bay State’s current 7.3% unemployment rate.
Tonight’s event will be held at:
Monday, November 7, 2011
Training Associates Building
287 Turnpike Road, Suite 300
Westborough, MA 01581
Doors to the event will open at 5:30pm with media availability to directly follow the event at 7:30pm.
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Superintendent message: Schools resume Wed Nov 2
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All Westborough Public Schools will be open on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. At the moment Mill Pond School is experiencing phone difficulties. We hope to have the problem resolved by tomorrow morning, if not sooner.
Thank you for your patience and support throughout the past few days.
Superintendent of Schools
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Superintendent message - no school 1-Nov-2011
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Westborough Public Schools will be closed, Tuesday, November 1, 2011 due to the number of families (more than 50%) in the community still without power. We still have schools without power. The Senior Center is open as a shelter and the community is welcome to shower at the high school from 4-8 PM tonight. An update will be provided tomorrow as soon as we have additional information. Please be safe.
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October 2011 Storm Update from Police Chief Gordon
[The following received via the School's "ConnectED" automated messaging system at 2:24 pm Mon Oct 31, 2011 -- webmaster]
Alan R. Gordon
National Grid is working on getting the power back on for our residents. We currently have 4,575 customers without power. The Fales and Mill Pond Schools are included in this outage. All town roads are open for traffic thanks to the efforts of the Department of Public Works. The DPW will be picking up debris from town streets and town owned trees. They will not be removing debris from private property. Homeowners are responsible for the removal from their own property.
The Westborough Senior Center will now be the emergency shelter. Any person needing shelter should bring their own pillow and blanket if they wish to remain overnight. Cots will be provided.
National Grid estimates that it may take until this Thursday to get all customers back in full service.
Please note that Westborough High School is open today from 4-8 PM for community members to take showers.
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Civil War Living History Day - Sep. 24 10am-4pm WHS
A Union Soldiers’ Camp Comes to Westborough
The daily life of a Union soldier springs alive in the encampment of the 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F reenactors on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Westborough High School. This Civil War Living History Day, sponsored by the Westborough Historical Society and Westborough Historical Commission, is free and open to all ages, rain or shine.
The day’s activities include drills, musket firing demonstrations, uniform and gear displays, open air cooking, dramatic readings and exhibits. Special drill instruction for children will also be offered. Visitors are encouraged to stroll around the camp and engage the re-enactors in conversation.
Individual “dog” tents to shelter the Union soldiers line the make-shift main street. Tents are outfitted with a camp bed, lantern, mess kits, weapons and a few beloved personal items. The aroma of baked beans and coffee rises from the open cook fire. The soldiers tell tales of the battles they’ve survived as they clean their weapons and check their gear. A summons to drill brings a flurry of activity as each man grabs his musket and rushes into formation.
One of the program highlights is a 12:30 p.m. concert of Civil War-era songs by local songwriter, singer and guitarist Luanne Crosby. She will reach back to her folk roots and play a selection of songs from and about the Civil War era. During the Civil War period, some of the most popular songs were sung by North and South alike, according to Crosby. Many were sentimental, while many more were patriotic and spoke of love for country and willingness to die for the cause. Crosby will sing such songs as “Aura Lee,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” “Two Brothers,” “The Cruel War,” and more.
“Many of the melodies are familiar, even if the background of the composition is unknown,” says Crosby. “In this way, music becomes a historical reference that is part of all of us, even if we are not conscious that it’s taken its place within our hearts.” Crosby has performed at the last several Arts In Common events, as well as the Rotary’s 2011 Spring Festival. Performing at events such as these, she says, provides a way to support the kinds of community connections she believes are so important to an engaged society. To learn more about Crosby, her music, her three CDs and Personal Performances, visit luannecrosby.com.
The 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and its Company K played a key role in Westborough’s military history. In a wave of patriotism after the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861, 101 men from Westborough, Southborough, Upton, Shrewsbury, Hopkinton, and Northborough formed the Westborough Rifle Company. These volunteers, 56 from Westborough, were mustered into service as Company K of the 13th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
In July 1861 the 13th Massachusetts Infantry, a three-year regiment, marched from Boston to join forces with the Union Army in the “War of the Rebellion.” Ultimately 1439 men from Massachusetts would join the ranks of the 13th Massachusetts, a three-year regiment known for its bravery. They fought in such battles as 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. In all, 161 brave men, including 25 from Westborough, sacrificed their lives for the Union cause. For more information on the historical 13th Massachusetts Infantry and Company K, visit www.13thmass.org
Major Mark Slayton commands the 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F. His lifelong interest in the Civil War resulted in his becoming a Civil War re-enactor in 1995, after visiting a local Civil War encampment. “Having one great and two great, great grandfathers who served in Infantry regiments during the war, this seemed to be a fitting way to carry on their legacy,” says Slayton. “What I didn’t realize then was that reenacting would become a way of life for me. American history is such an important part of who we all are today, and I believe that it’s important that we keep our history alive. As with the other members of the 13th Mass, I enjoy portraying a Civil War Soldier and demonstrating what life was like for the common soldier in camp and on the field. “
The 13th Massachusetts Infantry Reenactors is a group of dedicated Civil War historians who portray soldiers and civilians of the 1860s. They participate in reenactments, living history encampments, parades and dedication ceremonies. For more information on the 13th Mass Reenactors, visit: www.13thmass.comThis Living History Day provides a vivid, personal connection to the Civil War. The Westborough Historical Society and Historical Commission present this event to the community as a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Add a comment
- Hurricane Preparedness note from Congressman McGovern
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- Tornado watch issued for our area (Wed June 1 2011)
- 2011 Spring Town Meeting Warrant
- Community Food Drive on May 7th 2011
- Youth Soccer Fall and Spring 2011 Tryouts
- 2011 Spring Election Results
- Town elections are IN A WEEK!
- 33rd Annual Troop 100 Pancake Breakfast - this Sunday, March 6th
- ‘Race to Nowhere’ on Wednesday at Algonquin HS (in Northborough)
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