School districts prepare to comply with new AED legislation »

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04:46 pm | Region - Every school in the commonwealth --- public, private, vocational, charter – will be required to have automated…

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Pipeline opponents convince selectmen to rescind approval »

10:21 am | Grafton - At the Jan. 17 meeting of the Grafton Board of Selectmen, opponents of the proposed gas pipeline…

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Westborough selectmen approve marijuana opt-out question on March ballot »

04:08 pm | Westborough – At the Jan. 10 Westborough Board of Selectmen meeting, the board approved placing a ballot question on…

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Public hearing set for city housing plan »

12:38 pm | Marlborough-A temporary cessation of new proposals for housing developments in the city for a six-month period was approved by…

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Local News

Westborough High junior wins Lions Club speech contest »

08:00 am | Westborough – Westborough High School junior Miriam Levesque won the Westborough Lions Club Youth Speech Contest in November. This annual…

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Selectmen offer support for funding of Nourse Cemetery development »

12:00 pm | Westborough – John Walden, manager of Westborough Department of Public Works (DPW), discussed the need to move ahead with the…

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Joseph R. Barry, 85, of Westborough »

11:11 am | Westborough – Joseph R. Barry, 85, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at the CareOne at Millbury. He…

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Get In Shape for Women – Lose weight and get fit with proven model »

04:38 pm | Westborough – For many, losing weight and staying in shape is a major, if elusive, goal. And for women who…

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Arline E. Shenette, 88, of Shrewsbury »

09:51 am | Shrewsbury – Arline E. (Perkins) Shenette, 88, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family,…

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Bruce LaPierre, 57, of Shrewsbury »

09:30 am | Shrewsbury – Bruce LaPierre lived a good portion of his life in service of others and did everything in his…

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Hogans receive Community Service Award »

08:00 am | Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services recently announced that Matt and Laurie Hogan have been selected to receive the…

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John E. Smith, 61, of Shrewsbury »

10:12 am | Shrewsbury – John E. Smith, 61, of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at UMass Hospital in Worcester. John…

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MRCC hosts ‘Women at Lunch’ networking event »

01:23 pm | Marlborough – Nearly 30 local businesswomen gathered for a networking luncheon Jan. 18 at the Olive Garden at Solomon Pond…

Linda Vissat, MRCC membership director;  Liz Geller, teacher, Cottage Children’s Center, Inc.; Marley Couchon, Cottage Children’s Center, Inc.; and Susanne Morreale Leeber, MRCC president and CEO
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Public hearing set for city housing plan »

12:00 pm | Marlborough-A temporary cessation of new proposals for housing developments in the city for a six-month period was approved by the…

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Judith Roman Quinones, 47, of Marlborough »

09:09 am | Marlborough – Judith Roman Quinones, 47, of Marlborough, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at Marlborough Hospital. She was born in…

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James T. Fay, 80, of Marlborough »

10:27 am | Marlborough – James T. Fay, 80, of Marlborough, formerly of Seneca Falls and Binghamton, N.Y., died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.…

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Robert Wixted, 81, of Northborough »

09:18 am | Northborough – Robert Lundstrom Wixted, known as Bob, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at Coleman House in Northborough, following a…

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Letter to the Editor – Northborough Recreation thanks Fidrych Foundation »

05:09 pm | To the Editor: We would like to thank Ann Fidrych, Jessica Fidrych and the Fidrych Foundation for their very generous…

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Craftworks owner seeks information on theft »

03:08 pm | Northborough – Ande Lockwood, the owner of Craftworks, 243 West Main St., is asking the public’s help as she seeks…

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Northborough police log, Jan. 20 edition »

08:00 am | Northborough Sunday, Jan. 1 8:17 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 12:09 p.m. Maple Ln. Well-being check. 5:29 p.m. Bearfoot Rd.…

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Robert W. MacMillan, 84, of Hudson »

10:15 am | Hudson – Robert W. MacMillan passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at the age of 84, with his family by…

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Richard E. Morin, 76, of Hudson »

11:03 am | Hudson – Richard E. Morin, 76, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. He was born in Laconia,…

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Hudson police log, Jan. 20 edition »

08:00 am | Hudson Monday, Jan. 9 10:49 a.m. Pleasant St. Larceny. 10:53 a.m. Autumn Dr. Medical. 11:14 a.m. Green St. Medical. 11:56…

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HHS students foster civic engagement through ‘Unity Club’ »

09:56 pm | Hudson - In December, students at Hudson High School (HHS) found posters in many of their classrooms that proclaimed, among…

HHS juniors and Unity Club members Clement Doucette (l) and Elizabeth Cautela stand in front of the "What's Going on in America?" bulletin board in an HHS hallway. (Photo by/Dakota Antelman)
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Florence Kittredge, 100, of Southborough »

11:21 am | Southborough – Florence (Rossi) Kittredge, 100, of Southborough, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at Kathleen Daniel Healthcare in Framingham. She…

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Dr. Edwin A. Meserve, 95, of Southborough »

10:48 am | Southborough/Sebastian, Fla. – Dr. Edwin A. Meserve, 95, of Southborough and Sebastian, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Marlborough…

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Southborough organizations partner to encourage ‘unplugging’ »

08:00 am | Southborough – In an age where people are often glued to their electronic devices, Southborough Youth and Family Services (SYFS),…

Local families enjoy unplugged outdoor time together during a summer concert series event sponsored by Southborough Youth and Family Services and the Southborough Recreation Department. Photo/submitted
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Robert Alan, 65, of Southborough »

11:09 am | Southborough – Robert Alan, 65, of Southborough, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at Mass General Hospital in Boston, surrounded…

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Pipeline opponents convince selectmen to rescind approval »

10:21 am | Grafton - At the Jan. 17 meeting of the Grafton Board of Selectmen, opponents of the proposed gas pipeline through…

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Grafton police log, Jan. 20 edition »

08:00 am | Grafton Sunday, Jan. 1 1:39 a.m. Worcester St. Suspicious person. 10:48 a.m. Greany Dr. Ambulance medical – EMD. 2:04 p.m.…

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Acclaimed author Nicholas Gage calls North Grafton home »

05:05 pm | North Grafton - Sunlight pours through the windows of Nicholas Gage’s writing studio in North Grafton. A bookshelf with ionic…

Nicholas Gage in his writing studio. (Photos/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography)
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Fred E. Wilson, 91, of Grafton »

11:04 am | Grafton – Fred E. Wilson, 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. His…

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People and Places

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    Westborough High junior wins Lions Club speech contest

    Westborough – Westborough High School junior Miriam Levesque won the Westborough Lions Club Youth Speech Contest in November. This annual statewide contest

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  • Selectmen offer support for funding of Nourse Cemetery development

    Westborough – John Walden, manager of Westborough Department of Public Works (DPW), discussed the need to move ahead with the Nourse Cemetery

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    Hogans receive Community Service Award

    Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services recently announced that Matt and Laurie Hogan have been selected to receive the prestigious Harry

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    Maenzo’s Hair Design at the Highlands offers full services at convenient location

    By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – For over 30 years, Shrewsbury natives, Tony and Heidi Maenzo owned and operated a successful

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  • Marlborough Girl Scouts to host houseware and linen collection

    Marlborough – On Monday, Jan. 16, the Marlborough Girl Scouts will partner with Fresh Start Furniture Bank of Hudson (formerly Touchstone Furniture

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    St. Mary School participates in book drive for Worcester school

    Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury recently welcomed a visit from seven AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students, Principal Dr. Siobhan Dennis (Saint

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    Holocaust author to speak at Beth Tikvah Synagogue

    Westborough – Irit Schaffer, author of “Good Blood: A Journey of Healing,” will speak at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., Westborough,

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  • Nicholas Gage in his writing studio. (Photos/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography)

    Acclaimed author Nicholas Gage calls North Grafton home

    North Grafton - Sunlight pours through the windows of Nicholas Gage’s writing studio in North Grafton. A bookshelf with ionic columns runs

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  • Relocation of the French Congregational Church April 2016. Photo/Courtesy Wolfe House & Building Movers

    Daniel Wesson – a legacy of philanthropy

    Northborough - As earlier articles have mentioned, Daniel and Cynthia Wesson were very wealthy. They used their wealth for a variety of

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  • Applications now available for Youth in Philanthropy spring programs

    Region – The Foundation for MetroWest is currently accepting applications for their Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) programs to take place this spring

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Neighbors helping neighbors

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    Girl Scout mission inspires to help defray medical costs

    Marlborough – The Girl Scout motto, “Be prepared,” is explained in the organization’s 1947 handbook: “A Girl Scout is ready to help

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  • Jagger holding the first book in the “Jagger’s World of Autism” series.

    Shrewsbury mom creates organization to promote worldwide autism acceptance

    Shrewsbury – When Shrewsbury mom Stacey Levine Lavely witnessed her son’s touching performance of “Let It Go” in a local talent show

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    GLC students donate to Toys for Tots

    Shrewsbury – Students from God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten and the Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) recently participated in the U.S. Marine

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  • Jennifer Anderson, assistant vice president/mortgage loan officer (l) and Lynne Esposito, vice president/senior mortgage loan officer, both of SpencerBANK, pose with donations recently made at the bank’s main office drop-off location.
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    SpencerBANK employees collaborate for Spencer Toys for Kids donation

    Spencer – SpencerBANK employees worked together this holiday season by donating toys to support the Spencer Toys for Kids campaign. Collectively, staff

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  • Gathered together to plan for 2017 are members, advisors and facilitators of the S.T.O.P. program: (l to r, back row) Sherin Asker, Lydia Begag, Pamela Fanjoy, Sabina Terrades, Elizabeth Hylton, Layla Nayfeh, Tasneen Mohammed; (front row) Veronique Orcel, Badiaa Begag, Photo/Joyce DeWallace

    Anti-prejudice youth group announces 2017 program

    Shrewsbury - Students Together Opposing Prejudice - S.T.O.P. - has announced plans for its seven-week middle school program next February and March.

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    PENTA raises over 300 toys for local children

    Westborough – For the third consecutive year, PENTA Communications, Inc., an integrated marketing firm located at 208 Turnpike Road in Westborough, was

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  • Sunlovers Tanning offers free tan in exchange for clothing drive donation

      Marlborough – Sunlovers Tanning, 530 Boston Post Road, Marlborough will be hosting through Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 a clothing drive to

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  • Jeffrey Swanberg with his Little, Sean

    Littles and Bigs celebrate a special bond

    Westborough – The holidays got off to an early start as over 100 children and adults gathered at the Westborough High School

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    Uno’s to host fundraiser for Home Away Boston

    Westborough – A make-your-own-sundae fundraiser for Home Away Boston will be held Sunday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Uno

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  • Collecting donations to the Toys for Tots campaign at Walmart are (front, l to r) Officer Joe Kerrigan, his son Patrick, Officer Wendy LaFlamme and Sgt. Tim Boudreau, with cadets of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

    Hudson police and Assabet JROTC collect Toys for Tots

    Hudson – A warm holiday gesture once again took place on a chilly weekend Dec. 10 and 11 at Walmart in Hudson.

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