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  • 6 May 2023 1:09 PM | Anonymous

    The Shrewsbury Conservation Commission is seeking a new member after the retirement of one of our members in June (38 years!). The Commission meets only one evening a month for a few hours to discuss wetland matters and hear cases presented by residents of the town for local properties. An interest in our local wetlands and a desire to learn are all that you need to join!

    Previous experience with wetlands is not required, our knowledgeable commission can guide you through the regulations surrounding them and the way they work and other resources are available to guide you along the way!

    Wetlands provide water, catch and prevent pollution and serve as crucial habitat for some of our beloved species. By joining the Conservation Commission you are helping preserve this valuable natural resource in our community!

    For more details - Contact :

    Eleah Caseau  (She/Her)

    Conservation Agent| Shrewsbury Dept. of Public Works - Engineering

    P. (508) 841-8329 | E.

    A. Town of Shrewsbury,  100 Maple Ave, Shrewsbury, MA 01545


  • 24 Apr 2023 9:40 PM | Anonymous

    Dr. Shukla is a  Physician Volunteer at the ISW Free Health Stop for last 10+ years. On April 11th, during the Annual Meeting of Worcester District Medical Society meeting she was Awarded “Massachusetts Medical Society Community Clinician of the year 2023”

    Dr. Shukla graduated from Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal, India. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Worcester City Hospital. Dr. Shukla ran a private practice for 5 years before joining Fallon Clinic (now Reliant Medical Group) in 1988.

    Besides Primary Care, Dr. Shukla served as the Medical Director of the departments for Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, Pain Management, Nursing Homes and Hospice.

    She enjoyed her time spent teaching medical students, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants from UMass Medical in Worcester. She still enjoys volunteering for the India Society of Worcester, Public Health and Women’s Committee, and serves on the Board of Delegates for the Massachusetts Medical Society. After retiring in 2020, she continued volunteering at Covid Vaccination clinics.

    In her spare time, Dr. Shukla loves baking, crocheting, gardening, painting, and going for walks around Walden Pond in Lincoln, MA (one of her late husband's favorite spots). But most of all, she loves spending time with her son, daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.

  • 20 Apr 2023 8:58 AM | Anonymous

    by Shreya Nippani

    “It is surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth” - Sir David Attenborough. The oceans are the source of life for all living beings, but it will soon die away due to the enormous amount of plastic and debris in the water. Ocean currents, or gyres, sweep away plastic into the ocean where it forms a massive stretch of waste in the water. The Great Garbage Patch between Hawaii and California is an example of that problem. Water is a vital part of life, for animals and humans alike, and without it, the world would be a globe of dry, arid land. For this reason, the United States Government should invest money in cleaning up the oceans.

    The ocean contains a vast amount of sea creatures, and because of people’s poor decisions, these animals are suffering and dying through the consumption of microplastics in bodies of water. According to Harvard University researchers, more than 8 million of the nearly 300 million tons of plastic produced every year are dumped in the world’s oceans. This shows the immense amount of plastic that is floating around in the ocean and how much it can affect an animal’s natural habitat. NOAA stated that, “Worldwide, hundreds of marine species have been negatively impacted by marine debris, which can harm or kill an animal when it is ingested or they become entangled”. Animals are unknowingly consuming debris and plastics which not only can lead to fatality, but can disrupt their lifestyle and their dwellings. No one wants to see dead animals washing up ashore or animals entangled in a fisher’s net on their relaxing day at the beach. Precious lives are being destroyed due to the ignorance of people in this society. There have been many campaigns dedicated to protecting marine life, and the littering of oceans as well, but none of these instances have empowered people to take a stand and do their part for the environment. This situation has become a worldwide issue and no country wants to take responsibility for this mess, as it costs a lot of money and consumes a substantial amount of time. The Government of the United States of America must take action before it is too late or else all the sea creatures will perish under the current circumstances.

    In addition, not only does ocean pollution affect its inhabitants, but it also impacts humans too. Many people become mortally ill when they eat seafood that has been contaminated with germs, pesticides, and microplastics. The Boston College news article states that “Research shows the oceans are being fouled by a complex stew of toxins including mercury, pesticides, industrial chemicals, petroleum wastes, agricultural runoff, and manufactured chemicals embedded in plastic. These toxic materials in the ocean get into people, mainly by eating contaminated seafood”. This shows the threat that is concerning many people in the society, especially children and the elderly who have lower immunity levels than others. As citizens of the United States of America, people must be aware of their actions and how they can affect others and the environment. It is a horrible plight to see humans and animals dying because of toxicated foods. Researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) say that ”These chemicals have been shown to cause a wide range of health effects in humans such as cardiovascular disease, developmental and neurobehavioral disorders, metabolic disease, immune dysfunction, endocrine disruption, and cancers”. Diseases such as those can become severe and will affect a person entirely. Moreover, if the amount of trash in the ocean increases exponentially, in the next few years, more people and animals will be dying and beaches across the globe might shut down due to the accumulating plastic and toxins. If the government puts in the effort, and everyone pitches in and works together, some day, the planet may be restored to its fresh polluted-free waters.

    Although no one can disagree on the fact that preserving the oceans is vital and necessary, many countries, including the United States, are not investing money into cleaning it up even though they acknowledge that the oceans are in dire need of saving. Though it costs a lot of money to cleanse the ocean in its entirety, the government should set aside capital for this purpose. The American Government is allocating funds for space exploration instead of using the money to pay for ships to clear out all the trash that has settled in the ocean. NASA's budget in 2020 is $22.629 billion which represents 0.48% of all U.S. government spending. This is a 5.3% increase from the previous year (The Planetary Society). The evidence above shows that NASA has been receiving billions of dollars to discover the possibility of extraterrestrial life and other new galaxies. This is highly unnecessary as life on the planet Earth is withering away and the government is oblivious of the fact that the world would never be the same if they persistently ignore taking crucial measures in preserving the ocean. Space exploration has its benefits, but not at the cost of wasting money on it for the supplies and materials when they could use the money for more effective reasons. The amount of plastic settled in the ocean is vast, but with a little more effort from the government and a reduction in NASA’s spendings, the planet may be saved.

    To conclude, the oceans must be cleansed so that animals and humans do not die or become severely ill due to the toxins that are swelled up in the ocean. The government should fund the renewal of the ocean by investing money for a good cause. People should feel empowered to help preserve the oceans if they want the planet to survive for many more years. Everyone must do their part to help sustain the ocean because water equals life and we cannot survive without it. As Bill Clinton once said, “We know that when we protect our oceans we’re protecting our future”, so go out into the world and live out his message; by saving the ocean, people can save precious lives, live harmoniously, and will conserve the ocean for future generations.

  • 18 Apr 2023 12:23 AM | Anonymous

    Hello everyone: 

    New England Marathi Mandal is proud to host  ‘Dazzling Maharashtra’ a musical treat for all of our New England music lovers  on the occasion of Maharashtra Din on Saturday May 6th, 2023 at Whitcomb Marlborough Middle School, 25 Union St, Marlborough, MA 0175

    The program is based on Marathi/Maharashtrian legend artists who contributed to the Marathi and Hindi industry during the last 75 years after India's independence. The program is a concept of music composer Rahul Ranade  and well narrated by famous movie actress Mrunmayi Deshpande .The show will cover a total 30+ Marathi and Hindi songs including a few melodies.The SaReGaMa fame marathi orchestra musicians will be showcasing their musical talent through a live band which will be a treat to watch. This musical extravaganza with around 16 talented musicians is a must see for every music lover.

     Artist : Aanandi Joshi (Singer),Bhisaji Tawde (Octapad,Sharayu Date (Singer),Nilesh Parab (Dholki, Dholak),Chaitanya Kulkarni (Singer),Krushna Musale (Dholki, Tabla),Mayur Sukale (Singer),Rahul Ranade (Harmonium),Kamlesh Bhadkamkar (Keyboards),Satyajeet Prabhu (Keyboards),Mrunmayee Deshpande (Anchor),Manish Kulkarni (Guitars),Parikshit Kulkarni (Sound Engineer),Amar Oak (Flute),Harshavardhan Pathak (Light Designer)

    Please book your ticket as soon as possible

  • 10 Mar 2023 5:52 PM | Anonymous

    Course 102 Hindu Art and Iconography, may be of interest to our community

    Adventures in Lifelong Learning (ALL), a partnership between Framingham State University and the Framingham Public Library that offers courses to people age 60+. The courses are free of charge and offered on Zoom; they meet once/week for 4 weeks in the Winter, Spring and Fall, with our next 4-week session beginning on Tuesday, April 25th. Any questions, email

  • 28 Feb 2023 8:22 AM | Anonymous

    March 26, 3:30pm at Algonquin Regional High School

  • 28 Feb 2023 8:20 AM | Anonymous

    The Rotary Club of Westborough and Sustainable Westborough will host the Westborough Environmental Action Fair on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at the Westborough High School from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. This Fair will provide participants information about how our daily lives are impacting the environment including climate change. The goal is to offer the community useful information and resources that could be used to make timely changes at the individual or local level to protect the environment.

  • 23 Feb 2023 10:40 PM | Anonymous

    EforAll - All Ideas - Pitch Contest

    We are accepting applications until March 9th:

    (15) Facebook

    Application link: Greater Worcester Spring 2023 All Ideas Pitch Contest - EforAll

    EforAll - Business Accelerator Program

    Applications due on May 11th:

    Greater Worcester Summer 2023 Accelerator - EforAll

    EforAll - Greater Worcester


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  • 14 Jan 2023 11:53 PM | Anonymous

    Voting Rights
    By Shreya Nippani, Grade 7

    America is full of diversity
    Everyone has a different nationality
    During the time of Dr. King
    Racism was a thing
    The color of your skin would affect your right
    But Martin Luther King did not start a fight
    He used his words to convey his dream
    That we can succeed if we work as a team
    And to this day his dream stands tall
    That there will be equality for all
    No more segregation
    We live as a united nation
    Men or women, black or white
    Every individual has a right

    Martin Luther King made his mark
    And ignited a spark
    He didn’t want his grandchild’s life
    To be full of unnecessary strife
    Every person has the right to vote
    And no one needs to gloat
    He had a choice
    To use his voice
    And he succeeded
    And no conflict was needed
    Thank you Dr. King
    You took us under your wing
    To make racism not a thing

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