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Summer Programs 2009 - Westborough Community Education

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Friday, 13 March 2009 18:40

Wow! Just released, the 22-page Summer Programs 2009 brochure of awesomeness fom the Westborough Community Education Department of Westborough Public Schools.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION 
SUMMER PROGRAMS
The Community Education Department offers both a full Day Camp Program as well as a summer Enrichment Program.

The main focus of our Day Camp Program is the camper! Our counselors take the time to get to know each of the campers in their group on a personal level to ensure that each camper's day is the best it can possibly be. Our camp provides a unique opportunity for children to build friendships and create lifelong memories.

The Enrichment Program allows the participant to delve deeper into a subject of interest. It is made up of smaller specialized classes that run daily or 1-2 weeks and are taught by highly qualified instructors. Each summer we have expanded and improved our offerings based on information gathered from Summer Enrichment Satisfaction Surveys completed by parents and students at the end of each class. We are sure that there is at least one Enrichment class for every child.

Download the Summer Programs 2009 brochure today!

Topics covered:

Weekly Field Trips Arts & Crafts Science. Lots and LOTS of Science!
History Cooking Technology & Computers
Etiquette & Glamour Sports Super Deluxe "Welcome to Your New School" tours

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2009 00:06
 
 

Candidate Statements - Planning Board 2009

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Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:06

Two candidates are running for the single Planning Board seat in 2009:

  • Jack Cahill
  • Mark Silverbeg

I have invited candidates to submit a statement for publication here at Westborough.com.  I hope to hear soon from Jack Cahill.  The other contested race is for a seat on the Housing Authority, where Priscilla Federici is running against incumbent Charlie Naples.

You're also encouraged to view these candidate statements for the contested races that were recently published in the Community Advocate on April 24, 2009

Jack Cahill for Planning Board

(STATEMENT TBD)

Mark Silverberg for Planning Board

Six years ago, I bought my first house. As a veteran real estate appraiser,
I knew what I wanted, and Westborough has it; great schools, a small town
feel, a vibrant downtown, and the convenience of Rte. 9. There is a
dedication to the preservation of open space, a commitment to town history,
and a vision for the future. I am running for Planning Board because I want
to contribute toward that future.

Two years ago, I bought my last house. I didn't look anywhere else;
Westborough is my home. My three children will grow up here, and Westborough
is where my wife and I will spend the next 40 plus years. Every decision
voters make now can affect that future, and I hope to represent the voters
of Westborough in making some of those decisions.

The Planning Board is an exciting opportunity for me to use my skills to
give back to this community. The decisions of the Planning Board directly
impact the value of real estate, and I have spent 17 years as a real estate
appraiser becoming an expert on valuation. Developers and homeowners apply
for Planning Board approval with the intent of increasing the value of their
property, and I am extremely adept and experienced at gauging the impact
these proposals will have on their property, and just as importantly, their
neighbors.

Many of the key initiatives of the Master Plan have been realized. Bay State
Commons is a reality, and the adjacent park can become a vital part of
downtown. The Lee Property on West Main St. is an excellent example of the
Planning Board working with developers to preserve open space. Zoning
changes have been implemented to enhance redevelopment opportunities on Rte.
9, while ensuring that East Main St. maintains its charm. The proposed
Senior Living Overlay district to be voted on at Town Meeting will provide a
cohesive plan for the future of our seniors.

If elected, I will bring an open-minded and creative outlook to new
developments, while drawing on experience to envision and forecast the
potential impact of those developments. Open space in Westborough is
limited, and should be preserved as much as possible, while redevelopment of
existing sites should be encouraged to entice new commercial and residential
projects. As a small business owner, I recognize the need to encourage and
support local businesses, particularly in their competition with large scale
corporate competitors. Affordable housing initiatives are important to
maintain diversity in Westborough's population, but should be regulated by
the town, and should include affordable housing for seniors to ensure that
residents on a fixed income can afford to stay.

The people of Westborough have an important choice facing them. The next
Planning Board member will be required to make many difficult decisions for
this town. Please honor me with your trust to make those decisions. Please
vote Mark Silverberg for Planning Board.

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 26 April 2009 21:18
 
 

Westborough Historical Society YARD SALE - Sat Jul 25 2009

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Saturday, 25 July 2009 00:00

Come stop by the Sibley House and browse for treasures new and old at the Westborough Historical Society's Yard Sale!

Place: 13 Parkman Street. (click for Google map)Sibley House (taken summer 08)

Time: 9 AM - 1 PM.

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2009 23:53
 
   

Arts festival offers Westborough residents a chance to find 'common' ground

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Monday, 14 September 2009 22:04

By Scott O'Connell/Gatehouse News Service
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Sep 14, 2009 @ 12:01 AM
WESTBOROUGH —

Anybody who thinks the gazebo at Bay State Commons Park has looked a bit empty should plan on heading downtown on Oct. 3.

The town's first arts festival, "Arts in Common" will be held at the park and the nearby Forbes Community Building, officials said. The event will feature more than 30 acts and groups and more than 30 vendors. The festival will be preceded by the dedication of Bay State Commons Park, which the town owns after signing the deed this summer.

The idea behind the event, said Lynn Watts, chairman of the Westborough Cultural Council, is that "everybody has arts in common."

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Please read the full article, located at The MetroWest Daily News -- webmaster

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Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2009 22:13
 
 

Fuel Assistance Program still open for applications until April 30, 2010

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Tuesday, 06 April 2010 05:49

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY

We are still taking applications for the SMOC Fuel Assistance program until April 30. If you have struggled to pay your heating bills this winter, consider calling to apply for assistance. Bills will be paid back to November 1, 2009. Don’t have those bills hanging over you all summer. Call the Senior Center today to get your application packet. When you have all of your information together, it takes ten minutes to fill out the application. And, we can make copies at the Senior Center.

For a single person, your income should be under $29,126 and for a couple, under $38,087 to qualify for assistance.

[The Senior Center is at 4 Rogers Rd.  Hours are 9 am - 4 pm, phone 508-366-3000.  The above information from The Westborough Senior Scene, April 2010 newsletter --webmaster]

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 06:12
 
   

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