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Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 22, 2007 01:06 PM

An artist's conception of Community Rowing's planned new boathouse on the Charles River.
(Image courtesy of Community Rowing Inc.)


Globe West's reporters and correspondents fanned out across the region this week to bring you a wide variety of stories, including:

* Correspondent Christina Pazzanese's report about Community Rowing, the Watertown-based group that has possibly done more than anyone else in the US to democratize the often elitist sport of rowing, if finally building its own boathouse after years of housing its shells in a closed-for-the-season hockey rink;

* Correspondent John Guilfoil's story about how Needham High School is launching a global competency program that will combine travel abroad, community service, and foreign language programs;

* Staff writer John Drake's report on how town planners in Natick are struggling to find a workable solution with Mathworks, the software giant that is planning a major expansion on Route 9, and;

* Staff writer Lisa Kocian's story describing how members of Marlborough's immigrant community are outraged by a measure the city's School Committee appears poised to pass that would require parents to produce three forms of proof that they live in the city before their children would be allowed to attend school.

For a complete listing of all the news, sports, and people stories in today's Globe West, visit the section online.

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