Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Finance Committee voted 3 to 2 to cut $250,000 of the $55.3 million school district budget.
Citing an 8.7 percent increase over the previous year's budget, the Finance Committee voted to cut $250,000 from the school district's budget in the coming year. “We have to be fair to all the residents of Marlborough," said City Council President Patricia Pope who said schools are extremely important to the community. "We can’t continue to grow at this rate ... Mayor Vigeant, when you sat on our side of the table, your head would have blown up with that number.” The committee discussed a $500,000 cut to the school budget as was proposed by City Councilor Richard Jenkins. He amended that figure to $250,000 in cuts which was voted through by committee members Michael Ossing, Robert Seymour and Jenkins. Committee members Mark Oram and Joseph…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The high school named it honor roll for the third quarter. Several students from Northborough, Shrewsbury, Marlborough, Framingham, Grafton and Westborough made the list.
Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by Saint John's High School Saint John’s High School recently announced its honor roll for the third quarter of 2012-13. To qualify for the Headmaster’s List, a student must have achieved a grade of A-minus or better in all subjects. For First Honors, a student must have achieved all B’s or better; for Second Honors, all B-minuses or better. Honorees are listed below: HEADMASTER’S LIST Ashland: Sean Choudhury, Mihir Marathe Auburn: Liam Kelleher Boylston: James Goljan Charlton: Nicholas Flowers Clinton: William Hughes, Byron Morataya Dudley: Christian L'Heureux Framingham: Christopher Palace, Yongbo Song, Evan Stefanini Grafton: Alex Crolais, Sean Rowell Holden: Peter DelMastro …
The $500,000 inspection costs will be distributed among seven communities.
The estimated $500,000 cost of inspections for a $62.4 million renovation to the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School will be born by the seven member communities. “The cost will just be assessed to the member communities," said Superintendent-Director Mary Jo Nawrocki of the Assabet Valley School District. Nawrocki declined to comment further on the matter, saying she had not heard anything officially from city of Marlborough officials. She said no cost had been given for the inspection of the project, which is being done in Marlborough. She did not specify the mechanism that would be used to have the member communities pay for the inspections nor whether it would increase the cost of the project. The Marlborough City Council …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In honor of National Teacher Day, we ask you to share your stories of gratitude, and let us know who is the best teacher in town.
Tuesday, May 7, is National Teacher Day, according to the National Education Association. Teachers have long been among the most unsung heroes of our time, affecting and shaping the brains of countless individuals without truly getting acknowledged for their remarkable influence. By the way, teachers, bring your teacher ID to any Chipotle and the meal's on them. The details are on the restaurant's Facebook page. Today, in honor of this day, we ask you to share your stories about your favorite teacher. Or, we ask that you shine the light on a remarkable teacher in town. Did an educator change your life? Say something to you, or teach you something that would forever influence you? Who do you think is the best teacher in town, and why? …
A student was transported to the hospital following a fall initial reports said was from a height of more than 25 feet.
An Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School student was transported to the Marlborough Hospital following a fall at school. “He was involved in a fall with project adventure. He was taken to the Marlborough Hospital for evaluation,” said Marlborough Fire Deputy Chief Ron Ayotte of the incident that occured around 9 a.m. The initial reports indicated a fall from over 25 feet with extensive back, leg, and foot injuries. While he could not comment on the student's condition, Ayotte said the fall was not from that height. “He fell from a height of 6 feet,” he said explaining the student was transported as he was complaining of pain. School officials were not able to be reached for comment.
The Marlborough City Council voted to charge roughly $500,000 in inspection services for the renovation project at the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School.
An additional $500,000 in fees will need to be accounted for in the $62.4 million Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School renovation following a vote by the City Council Monday night. “The project is not being held up. The project is moving forward," said City Council President Patricia Pope of a short-term agreement regarding inspection services. “If we waive the fees, then the $500,000 in fees is borne by the city of Marlborough.” Municipal inspection fees for public works project are often waived and that is the verbal agreement which was made with Former Mayor Nancy Stevens and the former building inspector, Stephen Reid, said a letter from Superintendent-Director Mary Jo Nawrocki of the Assabet Valley School District. Pope confirmed…
Monday, May 6, 2013
A 2008 graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School has fulfilled his dream as he became a police officer recently.
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Monday, May 6
Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by staff at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. James Conway, a 2008 graduate of the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, was recently hired by the Boylston Police Department. “Even though I chose the Metal Fabrication program while at Assabet, I knew that I wanted a career in law enforcement. I love welding and will always enjoy working with my hands. I actually hope to be a blacksmith someday as my hobby, but being a police officer has been my dream,” said Conway. Conway majored in Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University, graduating in 2012, and from there did a 600 hour internship with the West Boylston Police Department, who sponsored him to the …
Friday, May 3, 2013
We have the list of the 2013 Third Term Honor Roll for Marlborough High School
Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the Marlborough Public Schools and contains all the high school honor roll students for the Third Term. Marlborough High School Term 3 Honor Roll: High Honors Grade 12 Alicia Aquino Joseph Babcock Laura Bailey Natalie Boles Jennifer Bombard Caroline Brassard Celina D'Amico Colin Davis Clarence Forman V Selena Giroux David Goguen Alexandra Grimaldo Tiana Hendrix Caroline Loveland Anna McCabe Brianna McCormack Jessica Merritt Nicholas Mosca Lindsay Parks Kayleigh Parravicini Kimberly Pena Maida Sarah Purcell Lauren Rae Gennessis Raymundo Christopher Syers Marlborough High School Term 3 Honor Roll: High Honors Grade 11 Shannon Barlow Jordan Brown Justine Butler Rachel Dass Nicholas …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Marlborough Patch caught up with some of Marlborough High School's senior's on National Decision Day.
National Decision Day took place May 1 with high school seniors making their final decisions on what college they will attend in the fall. The Class of 2013's Valedictorian Chris Syers has chosen Notre Dame while Salutatorian Joe Babcock has chosen the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Marlborough Patch caught up with other seniors to find out where they had decided to go to school. This year, 295 seniors are set to graduate with Scott Brown as the commencement speaker on June 2. Brown was asked to speak by graduating senior Alex Pelletier.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A local student traveled to New Hampshire to present research.
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School. On March 21st, Ayush Kumar, a Worcester resident and sophomore at the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, traveled to the University of New Hampshire to present his biology research at the Regional Junior Science & Humanities Symposium. The JSHS challenges and engages high school students in STEM-related fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students are invited to JSHS events to present their research and schoolwork before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Additionally, they can participate in hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and lab visits. The JSHS also awards a variety …