In the media: Local couple fights cystic fibrosis

August 3, 2009 01:23:59 PM

The Metrowest Daily News has an inspiring profile of Southborough resident Sean McCarthy and his wife Christine. The 44-year-old Sean battles cystic fibrosis, a disease that took the life of his sister in 2002. As for Christine, she’s a uterine cancer survivor. The couple is active in raising money for both cystic fibrosis and cancer […]

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In the media: Southborough couple’s got education in the bag

July 30, 2009 09:58:38 AM

The Metrowest Daily News has a nice story about Southborough couple Shama and Mohan Nannapaneni who founded a nonprofit that supplies tools for education here and abroad. Each year the organization gives out hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to local children in need. They fill the backpacks in the garage of their Southborough home. […]

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Southborough landowners complain about ZBA treatment

July 24, 2009 12:34:50 PM

In a letter to the Metrowest Daily News published today, a Southborough landowner said she and her husband “feel like we have been hit by a truck” after a recent Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. The couple attended the meeting to urge the board to decline a request by a major land developer to rezone […]

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A Southborough photographer with ‘heart’

July 23, 2009 12:57:11 PM

Southborough resident Nancy Gould sees smiling faces every day in her job as a wedding and family photographer. But the smiles of six-year-old Serenity were extra special. Serenity is a foster child looking for a permanent family. Nancy photographed her as part of the Heart Gallery, a traveling photographic exhibit created to find families for […]

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Southborough puppeteer gets national recognition

July 22, 2009 03:56:35 PM

Southborough’s very own puppeteer Deborah Costine recently received a national award for her one-woman (and many puppet) production called A Woodland Cinderella. The Citation for Excellence in Puppetry, awarded by national puppetry organization UNIMA-USA, recognizes shows that “touch their audiences deeply; that totally engage, enchant and enthrall.” “Deborah kept her audience thoroughly engrossed with her […]

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Southborough welcomes another Eagle Scout

July 20, 2009 12:24:33 PM

Southborough Boy Scout Troop 1 named its 55th Eagle Scout recently, with the honor going to Southborough resident Matthew McHugh. The Community Advocate reports: A major step in the Eagle process is planning and completing a service project. With assistance from the troop, McHugh’s project entailed clearing and inspecting all fire hydrants in the town […]

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Southborough resident develops children’s literature class at Algonquin

July 16, 2009 09:56:44 AM

I recently finished the sixth Harry Potter installment (just in time for the movie), and I can tell you that despite the fact that Harry Potter is classified as children’s literature, it has some pertty grown-up themes. And I’m not the only Southborough resident to think so. Algonquin senior Maggie Rousseau came up with the […]

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On parenting and the Declaration of Independence

July 3, 2009 03:01:17 PM

In honor of the Fourth of July, Southborough resident and former selectwoman Donna McDaniel puts to rest some popular misconceptions about the Declaration of Independence in a column for the Southborough Village (aka Wicked Local Southborough). And in a second Father’s Day column — only just posted online — McDaniel considers parenting from the perspective of […]

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Southborough resident named finalist for CEO of Year Award

July 2, 2009 11:56:43 AM

Southborough resident Brian Zanghi, president and CEO of Kadient, has been named a finalist for he 2009 Mass Technology Leadership Council’s CEO of the Year Award. “I’m incredibly honored to be chosen as a finalist for CEO of the Year Award,” Zanghi said. “Certainly my success at Kadient is due, in part, to the team […]

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In the media: Locals join Pike lawsuit

June 30, 2009 06:59:36 AM

Southborough resident Robert Ackley was one of three original plantiffs in the class-action lawsuit against the Turnpike Authority that alleges unfair taxation. The Metrowest Daily News has a story on how the lawsuit came to be: In March, Sandra Murphy had a letter published in the Daily News, arguing the Mass. Turnpike toll system is […]

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Southborough student honored for a literary letter

June 16, 2009 11:57:20 AM

Charles Dickens said “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” but for Southborough’s Philip Kachajian, it was probably just the best of times. Kachajian received an award last month from the Massachusetts Center for the Book for a letter he wrote (but presumably never mailed) to Charles Dickens. The award […]

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Southborough resident in the middle of Pike toll battle

June 10, 2009 09:23:33 AM

You’ve probably heard about the class-action lawsuit against the Turnpike Authority that alleges Mass Pike tolls are an “unfair tax,” but what you might not know is that a Southborough man is right in the thick of it. Robert Ackley of Southborough was one of three Metrowest residents to file the suit against the beleaguered […]

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Author and historian Donna McDaniel at the Southborough Library

June 8, 2009 04:11:13 PM

Southborough’s own Donna McDaniel will discuss her new book Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice at the library on Tuesday night. The book explores race relations and religion in the United States. McDaniel has lived in Southborough for 37 years, and was the first woman elected […]

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Algonquin to host Relay for Life on Friday

May 26, 2009 03:52:37 PM

The track at Algonquin will be packed on Friday night, but not with the usual set of high school sprinters, shot-putters, and high jumpers. Instead, the track will be taken over by cancer survivors, cancer patients, friends, family, and supporters. From Friday afternoon into the wee hours of Saturday morning, Algonquin will play host to […]

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