Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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
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, April 29, 2013
A STEM grant to the regional high school is set to bolster life sciences.
Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School will receive a $90,284 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. “This grant provides for the inclusion of computers and mobile devices in classrooms and laboratories," said Jim DeBartolomeis, the lead teacher in Assabet’s science department. The grant monies will provide Macbook laptops, safety storage areas, digital microscopes and cameras and software to the science department, AP textbooks, iPads, safe storage, and Insight 360 Plus student response systems for the math department, as well as VEX kits, a Structural Stress Analyzer and adaptor for the engineering department. …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Students install solar panels for residential and commercial use.
Tuesday, February 12
Submitted by Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School “To date, Massachusetts has not added instruction in photovoltaic (solar energy) to the mandated curriculum across the Commonwealth," said Tom Martinelli, lead instructor in the Assabet Valley Electrical Wiring program, "but obviously solar energy is here to stay. We’ve decided not to wait for the mandate, but to be proactive on this. With the help of Quinsigamond Community College, one of the school’s many higher education partners, and New England Clean Energy, a Hudson company, students will be given training in designing and installing solar panels for both residential and commercial use. Driving around the school last year, many questioned the activity on a strip of land …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
AMSA and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School will be closed Monday as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Both AMSA Charter School and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School will be closed Monday. The anticipated bad weather from Hurricane Sandy, combined with the threat of power outages and flooding, has led officials from both schools to cancel school tomorrow. All meetings, events, athletics and the Adult Continuing Education are also canceled at Assabet. The building is closed for the day. The announcements were made on the schools' websites. Return to Marlborough Patch for updates on other storm-related news. If you're aware of an event or activity that will be postponed or canceled because of the weather, add it in the comments.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Seventeen Marlborough students are among the largest group to receive the Abigail and John Adams Scholarship.
A total of 60 Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School students made the grade in their MCAS scores to receive the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship for 2013. “This is the largest group of scholarship recipients we’ve had so far,” said Principal Mark Hollick to the students. “You should be very proud of yourselves and your accomplishments.” The scholarship entitles the recipient to four years of free tuition at any University of Massachusetts campus, or any state or community college. The choice is based on outstanding MCAS results. Below is a complete list of students who received the award: Berlin Marissa Monteiro Boylston Catherine DiCelie Rebecca Cordiero Clinton Alex Dziokonski Andrew Morin Claritz Taylor Domenic Doyle Glenda …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Marlborough Police Department. Charges do not indicate a conviction. All arrests are reported.
Friday, Oct. 12 7:10 a.m.: A 911 hangup call was received from Nordblom on Donald J. Lynch Boulevard. 7:41 a.m.: A burglar alarm went off at Locke Drive. 8:39 a.m.: A burglar alarm went off at Assabet Family Podiatry on West Main Street. 10:24 a.m.: A drug investigation was conducted at the Assabet Valley Vocational High School on Fitchburg Street. 11:13 a.m.: A police officer was reported injured at the Police Department on Bolton Street. 1:32 p.m.: Larceny was reported from South Street. 1:56 p.m.: Suspicious activity was reported from, Ken's Food on D'Angelo Drive. 2:24 p.m.: A burglary was reported from Edinboro Street. 2:30 p.m.: Police assistance was provided at the Marlborough Hospital on Union Street. 3:15 p.m.: An animal …
Friday, October 5, 2012
From a fire alarm at city hall this week to Assabet's homecoming this weekend; we have what you need to know right here.
1. City Hall went through a fire alarm earlier this week, leaving staff with a little catching up to do but no worse for wear. 2. What did you think of School Committee Member Mark Hediger's take on the MCAS numbers? 3. Planning on getting some apple picking in this weekend or want to hit a prime pumpkin patch? We at the Marlborough Patch have put together a guide to area locations for both. 4. The Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School is hosting its homecoming all weekend. Catch nearly every sport playing home games on Saturday. Click on this sentence for the whole schedule. 5. Feel like giving a little more than some school spirit Saturday? The American Red Cross would be happy to oblige with their blood drive at 400 Bolton …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Between Assabet's graduation Friday and Marlborough High's Sunday, there must have been hundreds of cameras snapping pictures. Let's see 'em!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High's Class of 2012 was sent off Friday night; Marlborough High's ceremony was today. Congrats, grads! Assabet has already posted a picture of each graduate on its website. Do you have photos you would like to share? Click the "upload" button and post your images on Patch.