Three more developments proposed for Shrewsbury »

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05:44 pm | Shrewsbury - Upon the heels of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s appointing members Maurice DePalo and Henry Fitzgerald to…

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Local church youth group transforms homes and themselves »

The Congregational Church of Westborough mission to New York included 32 local teenagers.
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04:46 pm | Westborough - “At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came…

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Officials ‘not opposed’ to medical marijuana growing facility »

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03:41 pm | Shrewsbury – After a discussion with the manager of a proposed medical marijuana facility the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen…

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Selectmen approve town’s first CNG dispensing facility »

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02:45 pm | Westborough--The Board of Selectmen Aug. 26 approved the town's first compressed natural gas (CNG) retail dispensing facility.…

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Local News

Westborough Businessman helping organize benefit for hospice »

12:36 am | Westborough – A Westborough businessman is part of the group behind a benefit marking the 20th anniversary of the Stanley…

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Westborough Library plans for the future »

12:25 am | Westborough - The Westborough Public Library has been taking steps to prepare for future growth and transform it into “a…

Volunteer Darian O’Donnell uses the makerspace software. (Photo/Maureen Ambrosino)
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Local firms offer free design support for state hospital planning »

06:01 pm | Westborough--The Board of Selectmen Aug. 26 interviewed six more residents who want to serve on the committee that will steer…

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Local church youth group transforms homes and themselves »

04:46 pm | Westborough - “At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came home…

The Congregational Church of Westborough mission to New York included 32 local teenagers.
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Cooling off »

12:28 am | Shrewsbury – (l-r) Kassie Goodness, Catelyne Goodniss, Rachel Green, Erin Beauchemin and Sophie Chin (front) cool off during the American…

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Shrewsbury artist and framer opens community art studio »

12:14 am | Shrewsbury – After 26 years of providing professional framing services to the local community, owner Kristin Young returns to her…

Owner Kristen Young (third from left, back row) poses with budding artists at The Painted Pink Cat. (Photo/J. G. Naras)
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Sheriff’s senior picnic brings out record crowd »

12:08 am | Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis hosted well over 1,000 senior citizens from throughout Worcester County for the Sheriff’s…

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis stops by to say hello to seniors from Shrewsbury, Grafton and Worcester at the Sheriff’s annual Senior Picnic Aug. 16.
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Three more developments proposed for Shrewsbury »

05:44 pm | Shrewsbury - Upon the heels of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s appointing members Maurice DePalo and Henry Fitzgerald to a…

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Zoning for marijuana facilities set by council »

11:05 pm | Marlborough - The City Council approved zoning regulations for medical marijuana treatment centers at its Aug. 25 meeting. The council…

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GE Healthcare seeks tax incentive for Marlborough expansion »

11:02 pm | Marlborough - GE Healthcare Life Sciences is planning to expand its current operation in Marlborough to accommodate over 500 employees…

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Sampling Marlborough’s good tastes »

10:45 am | By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The seventh annual Taste of Marlborough was presented downtown Aug. 25 by…

The Jesse Fontaine Trio performs for guests outside of Fish Restaurant & Food Bar.
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Marlborough police log, Aug. 29 edition »

10:25 am | Marlborough Monday, Aug. 18 7:04 a.m. Union St. Disturbance. 9:33 a.m. Flagg Rd. Suspicious activity. 10:47 a.m. Main St. Threats.…

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Winifred L. Huberdault, 83, of Northborough »

09:32 am | Northborough – Winifred “Winnie” L. (Gough) Huberdault, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Rose Monahan Hospice Home…

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Northborough police log, Aug. 29 edition »

10:27 am | Northborough Sunday, Aug. 10 2:01 a.m. Arrested, Francisco Pena, 35, of 122 Country Club Blvd., Apt. 171, Worcester, for marked…

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Applefest Committee announces Arthur Cole as grand marshal »

10:33 pm | Northborough - The Applefest Committee recently announced that longtime Northborough resident Arthur Cole will serve as grand marshal in this…

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Northborough Rotary honors Vickie Killeen »

12:07 pm | Northborough - Each year, the Rotary Club of Northborough honors a deserving person with its “Pride in Workmanship Award.” …

Rotarian George Pember (l) and Rotary President Chuck Frankian present Vickie Killeen with the “Pride in Workmanship Award.”
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Hudson Rotary Club recognizes youth leadership conference participants »

12:04 am | Hudson – The Hudson Rotary Club sponsored three incoming juniors from Hudson High School for the 22nd annual Rotary Youth…

(l to r) Tammy Johnson, Shari Gaffney, Hudson Rotary Club President Marty Libby, Samantha Johnson, Haley Gaffney, Luke Saliga and Paula Saliga. (Photo/submitted)
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Hudson High welcomes new athletic director »

10:27 pm | Hudson – “My commute just got a whole lot better,” declared Jessica Winders, an athletic director who recently moved from…

Jessica Winders, new athletic director at Hudson High School. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)
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Leonard M. Pauplis, 88, of Hudson »

11:05 am | Hudson - Leonard M. Pauplis, 88, of Hudson, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at the…

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Julian A. Prachnick, 75, of Hudson »

10:59 am | Hudson – Julian A. Prachnick, 75, of Hudson, formerly of Berlin, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at Marlboro Hills Healthcare…

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Southborough police log, Aug. 29 edition »

10:28 am | Southborough Friday, Aug. 15 3:00 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road. 3:55 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar…

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Host families sought for visiting German students »

11:17 pm | Northborough/Southborough – Many positive experiences and friendships have evolved over the annual three-week visit at Algonquin Regional High School with…

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Season wraps up with ‘Southborough Summer Nights’ »

11:20 am | By Ed Karvoski, Contributing Writer Southborough – Residents and visitors enjoyed the pleasant weather Aug. 23 while attending the 11th…

Tumbling out of an inflatable maze are the Heisler siblings: Katrina, 4, and Jacob, 6.
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Northborough and Southborough relatives host Haitian youth »

02:00 am | Northborough/Southborough – Five relatives from Northborough and Southborough are following up on their week of volunteer work at an orphanage…

Gathered prior to a visit to Boston are (l to r) Jill Smith Earley; her daughter Lilly, 14; Patrick Carrier, 18; Rose Kermine Chery, 19; Lauren Earley, 14; and her mother Marillyn. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
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People and Places

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    Westborough Businessman helping organize benefit for hospice

    Westborough – A Westborough businessman is part of the group behind a benefit marking the 20th anniversary of the Stanley R. Tippett

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    Orlando Landscaping: Southborough company offers full range of landscape services

    “We are a full-service landscape maintenance company as well as landscape construction, masonry and tree service,” said Chris Orlando, owner of the

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    Prindle Pond Conference Center: Charlton facility offers natural setting for corporate, family events

    Charlton—Prindle Pond Conference Center combines a lovely natural wooded setting with a variety of lodging options and complete meals service to accommodate

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    Signs of an early fall

    Northborough – The calendar may still say “August” but before we know it, it will be autumn in New England as these

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    Original Wedding Expo to host show in Marlborough

    Marlborough – The Original Wedding Expo will be hosting an event featuring 65 exhibitors Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Best Western Plaza

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    Webster Five names Jessica McGarry as assistant vice president

    Region – Webster Five Cents Savings Bank has named Jessica McGarry as assistant vice president, business lending officer. McGarry has 14 years

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  • The Jesse Fontaine Trio performs for guests outside of Fish Restaurant & Food Bar.

    Sampling Marlborough’s good tastes

    By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The seventh annual Taste of Marlborough was presented downtown Aug. 25 by Old Marlborough,

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  • Representative Carolyn Dykema (right) and a senior citizen soak in the sunshine at the annual senior picnic.

    Local seniors attend annual picnic

    Region – Nearly 140 senior citizens of Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough and Westborough joined Representative Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, for her annual Senior Picnic

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    Southborough resident to chair 2014 Heart of the Commonwealth Celebration

    Region – The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association announced that Southborough resident, Elizabeth L.B. Greene, a partner at Mirick O’Connell,

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    Webster Five names Jessica McGarry as assistant vice president

    Region – Webster Five Cents Savings Bank has named Jessica McGarry as assistant vice president, business lending officer. McGarry has 14 years

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Editorially Speaking

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Technology is ‘king’ »

12:20 am | Region- In simpler times, back-to-school shopping meant pens, pencils and…

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Don’t bug us again… »

12:25 am | Since 2008, when Asian Longhorned Beetles (ALB) were first identified…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • The Congregational Church of Westborough mission to New York included 32 local teenagers.
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    Local church youth group transforms homes and themselves

    Westborough - “At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came home with a

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  • Rotarian George Pember (l) and Rotary President Chuck Frankian present Vickie Killeen with the “Pride in Workmanship Award.”
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    Northborough Rotary honors Vickie Killeen

    Northborough - Each year, the Rotary Club of Northborough honors a deserving person with its “Pride in Workmanship Award.” This award,

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  • State Rep. Matt Beaton presents a check for $13,500 each to representatives of three charities (l to r) Terry Cassidy, executive director of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services; Elaine LeBlanc, director, and JoAnn Keegan, the food bank manager of St. Anne’s Human Services; and Wendy Mickel, treasurer of the Westborough Food Pantry.

    Third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic raises $40,500

    Held Aug. 18 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception,

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  • (l to r) Leon Manzon, personal banker; Ellen Dorian, executive vice president - retail banking Marlborough Savings Bank; Cindy Mayher, Parmenter Foundation, executive director; and Donna Driscoll, branch manager, Marlborough Savings Bank.
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    Marlborough Savings Bank donates to bereavement camp program

    Marlborough – Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 to The Parmenter Foundation for its Camp Erin Boston program. Camp Erin Boston

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  • Hudson YSAP Youth Workgroup members and event volunteers (From L to R): Leia Owen, Buren Andrews, Mikenna Doherty, Sammy Myette, Vini Bulhoes, Patrick Reynolds, and Kennedy Prashaw.

    Youth Fest to promote healthful, drug-free living

    Hudson - Living and enjoying a healthful, drug-free life is a strong message being conveyed to Hudson youths and will be demonstrated

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    Willy’s Kitty Angels Rescue helps strays find new home

    Northborough - MaryEllen Richards, director of Willy’s Kitty Angels Rescue, is on a mission: to help one stray cat at a time.

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  • Yoga on the Common benefits food pantry

    Marlborough – Local yoga instructor Tory Nash will conduct a yoga class at Union Common in downtown Marlborough Friday, Aug. 8, from 6:15 to 7:30

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  • Sara Peltier and Ashley LeConti, members of Girl Scout Troop 72843

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    Marlborough garden tour features Girl Scouts’ Silver Award project

    Marlborough – When the Marlborough Public Library presented a garden tour July 20, guests visited several spots including Jaworek Elementary School. That’s

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  • (l to r): Joseph Bruneau; Devin Macomber; Toni Wolf, executive director, Employment Options, Inc.; Ronald Disantis; Shannon Leary, executive events director, David Peterson; and Ellen Dorian, Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation secretary. 
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    Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation donates to Employment Options

    Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded Employment Options, Inc. a $5,000 grant to support and expand the operations of

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  • Pastoral Counseling Center starts new weekly support groups

    Westborough – The Pastoral Counseling Center, 7 Church St., is offering several weekly groups: a Tuesday evening divorce support group, a caregivers

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