Your weekly sample of stories in the local media that have a Southborough connection.
Every 15 minutes
“People seemed to be affected when kids left class. I know we’re not going to be able to change the whole school, but if one person listened it was worth it.” -Algonquin student Katie Campbell, one of the organizers of last week’s Every 15 Minutes Day, an event designed to remind kids that alcohol-related accidents claim a life every 15 minutes. Throughout the day, a student was “killed” every 15 minutes, when a police officer came to their classroom and escorted them out. (Metrowest Daily News)
Spending bill benefits NECC
“It’s kind of a virtual toolbox for teachers of students with autism. We were delighted with the help we received from Sen. (Edward) Kennedy’s office.” -Vincent Strully, CEO and founder of Southborough’s New England Center for Children on a computerized autism curriculum encyclopedia. NECC was recently awarded $190,000 toward developing the curriculum database from a $410 spending bill signed by President Obama. (Metrowest Daily News)