In its sixth year (one as a co-op and five as an individual team), the Ashland swimming and diving program has recorded its best dual season in school history. The Clockers finished 4-1 in dual meets to end up in second place in the Tri-Valley League (TVL) behind Hopkinton. As the program continues to improve, the number of athletes (nine boys and 17 girls make up this year’s squad) coming out for the team has not only increased but the quality of athletes has, as well.
Liad Barash, 11, a fifth-grader at David Mindess School in Ashland, skied to a second place victory overall in his age group, U-12 boys, at the Higgins race at Wachusett on Jan. 25, while claiming first place between the Wachusett Mountain race team (WMRT) for U-12 boys. The Higgins is one of three qualifying races for the Tri-State and USSA Championship Events, putting him in a good position for advancement.
On Feb. 5, the Board of Selectman (BOS) called for a special town meeting for Feb. 24 so that residents could learn about the need for roof replacements at the Warren Elementary School, the middle school, and Keefe Technical High School.
A special town election for all residents will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ashland High School gym. The issue affects all residents in that the average tax bill would increase by $42 the first year and decline slightly each of the next four years.
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