Two arrested in Marlborough for drug trafficking »

09:27 pm | Marlborough – Police Chief Mark Leonard released this statement today: In August 2016 the Marlborough Police Investigations Unit initiated…

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Television series to shoot in Marlborough »

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08:05 am | Marlborough – “Fireball Run,” an adventure travel television series that aids in recovering America’s missing children, has chosen Marlborough…

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Lauren Baker to be guest at chambers’ joint meeting »

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03:35 pm | Region – Lauren Schadt Baker, first lady of Massachusetts and the wife of Gov. Charlie Baker will be the…

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Oil tank must be removed before town purchases White Cliffs »

10:37 am | Northborough – The town’s purchase of White Cliffs was due to happen by the end of September but has…

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Local News

Police chief requests Kimball Road exit be closed »

02:25 pm | Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon requested at the Sept. 27 Board of Selectmen meeting that the board vote to…

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Westborough Education Foundation awards two $500 scholarships »

07:14 am | Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) announced the recipients of the 2016 WEF scholarships, Westborough High School graduates Emily…

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Walk to explore Sandra Pond then and now »

07:06 am | Westborough – Celebrate the 16th anniversary of the first Charm Bracelet walk with the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) Sunday,…

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Westborough Lions Club to host Youth Speech Competition »

07:01 am | Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club is hosting a Youth Speech Competition at Westborough High School on Tuesday, Nov. 29…

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Kenneth F. Burns, 69, of Shrewsbury »

09:18 am | Shrewsbury – Kenneth F. Burns, 69, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at home, surrounded by his loving…

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Shrewsbury Social Club donates supplies for Oak Middle School »

07:26 am | Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Social Club (SSC) recently donated dozens of paper towels, tissues and bottles of hand sanitizer to…

(l to r) Beth McCollum, executive assistant to School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer, and Shrewsbury Social Club Service group co-chairs Judy Kuhtreiber and Kerry Tylicki. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)
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Francis Garden to hold fall flea market and bazaar »

07:20 am | Shrewsbury – Francis Gardens, a Shrewsbury senior housing residents association, will be holding its annual fall flea market and bazaar…

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Arts on the Green to host piano recital in memory of Shrewsbury resident »

07:18 am | Shrewsbury –Arts on the Green will be hosting piano recital by Fernando Ramsés Peña Díaz Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3…

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Manuel L. Moreira Jr., 35, of Marlborough »

09:25 am | Marlborough – Manuel L. Moreira Jr., 35, of Marlborough, formerly of Hudson, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at his residence.…

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Two arrested in Marlborough for drug trafficking »

09:27 pm | Marlborough – Police Chief Mark Leonard released this statement today: In August 2016 the Marlborough Police Investigations Unit initiated an…

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Television series to shoot in Marlborough »

08:05 am | Marlborough – “Fireball Run,” an adventure travel television series that aids in recovering America’s missing children, has chosen Marlborough to…

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MCDC to present ‘Full House: A Hoarder’s Journey’ Oct. 6 »

10:54 am | Marlborough – In cooperation with ClearPath, Marlborough Community Development Corporation (MCDC) will present “Full House: A Hoarder’s Journey” at the…

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Winter gear drive begins in Northborough »

11:00 am | Northborough – Northborough Helping Hands Association, Inc., (NHHA) will be collecting new and gently used winter coats, snow pants and…

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Northborough police log, Sept. 30 edition »

09:33 am | Northborough Sunday, Sept. 11 1:31 a.m. Maple St. Disturbance. 2:00 a.m. Pleasant St. Disturbance. 2:22 a.m. Arrested, Holly E. Redding,…

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Basketball courts upgraded throughout Northborough »

08:34 am | Northborough – The Northboro Youth Basketball Association (NYBA) recently upgraded the basketball backboards and rims at Ellsworth-McAfee Park in partnership…

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Oil tank must be removed before town purchases White Cliffs »

10:37 am | Northborough – The town’s purchase of White Cliffs was due to happen by the end of September but has been…

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Mario Barreira, 95, of Hudson »

09:51 am | Hudson – Mario Joseph Barreira, 95, a lifelong resident of Hudson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at…

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Hudson police log, Sept. 30 edition »

09:27 am | Hudson Friday, Sept. 16 7:44 a.m. Broad St. Traffic-MV complaint. 12:04 p.m. Lincoln St. MV accident – leaving scene. 2:10…

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Joan H. Leahy, 87, of Hudson »

01:16 pm | Hudson – Joan H. (Helsmoortel) Leahy, 87, of Hudson, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Thursday, Sept. 22,…

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Scouts kick off popcorn sale »

11:09 pm | Hudson – A member of the Hudson Pack 4 Cub Scouts gets a bag of extra popcorn to eat at…

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Carmela Fusaro, 81, of Southborough »

11:30 am | Southborough – Carmela (Petrone) Fusaro, 81, of Southborough, formerly of Worcester, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 with her beloved…

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Southborough police log, Sept. 30 edition »

09:38 am | Southborough Friday, Sept. 9 12:14 a.m. An officer investigated a report of a sparking transformer on Crystal Pond Road. The…

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Candido Torcoletti, 97, of Southborough »

01:48 pm | Southborough – Candido Anthony “Torc” Torcoletti, longtime resident of Southborough, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, just…

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Laura V. Chalifoux, 76, of Southborough »

11:06 am | Southborough – Laura Virginia Chalifoux, 76, of Southborough, passed away suddenly Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at home. She was born…

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Troop 107 to hold fall bottle drive »

10:41 am | Grafton – Boy Scout Troop 107 will hold their next bottle drive Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1…

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Turkey shoot at Grafton American Legion Post 92 »

10:38 am | Grafton – The American Legion Post 92, Delisle Goulet, 60 Worcester St., Grafton, will hold a turkey shoot Sunday, Nov.…

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Grafton police log, Sept. 30 edition »

09:29 am | Grafton Sunday, Sept. 11 12:58 a.m. Pleasant St./Providence Rd. Erratic operator. 10:30 a.m. Worcester St. Parking violation. 2:04 p.m. Main…

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Five-year-old dies in Grafton car accident »

08:32 am | Grafton –   Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. released this statement yesterday regarding the death of a Grafton…

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People and Places

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    Westborough Woman’s club honors longtime member

    Westborough –The Westborough Woman’s Club honored Janet Harvey at its Sept. 13 meeting for her 67 years of membership in the club.

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    Kids enjoy ‘Touch a Truck’ event 

    Region – Auburn Mall hosted the third annual Touch a Truck Sept. 17, a community event that benefited the Officer Ronald Tarentino

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  • Winter gear drive begins in Northborough

    Northborough – Northborough Helping Hands Association, Inc., (NHHA) will be collecting new and gently used winter coats, snow pants and boots through

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    Lauren Baker to be guest at chambers’ joint meeting

    Region – Lauren Schadt Baker, first lady of Massachusetts and the wife of Gov. Charlie Baker will be the special guest at

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    Westborough Cultural Council hosts arts festival for all ages

    Westborough – Ideal autumn weather Sept. 24 contributed to a successful eighth annual Arts in Common presented by the Westborough Cultural Council

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    Assabet Valley High’s Epicurean Restaurant now open for season

    Region – Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s restaurant, the Epicurean Room, is now open for the season. The regular schedule will

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    Library super hero

    Westborough – Anita Cellucci, a librarian at Westborough High School, was recently selected as one of three 2016 School Librarian of the

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    Race honors legacy of local business owner

    Northborough – Local residents may remember Mary Beth Benison as the original owner of CocoBeni Confections, but many may not know how

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  • Marlborough varsity field hockey senior co-captains (l to r) Catie Glennon, Jill Petrie and Katie Buroni. Photo/John Orrell

    Marlborough field hockey off to strong start

    Marlborough – Post-game celebrations in sports can occur in wide-ranging ways. They often include lots of high-fives, team hugs, photos with championship

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  • Artist Joel Engelhardt with several of his pieces of art work.

    Shrewsbury artist is a late bloomer

    Shrewsbury – “I was 72 when I started, and I love what I’m doing now,” said Shrewsbury native and artist Joel Engelhardt,

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Editorially Speaking

Letter to the Editor: Westborough voters need to intervene to save historic Spurr House »

09:27 am | To the Editor: New England towns abound in quaint homes…

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Pondering fast summer, slow winter »

03:52 pm | Why does winter seem to pass soooo sloooowwwwwly, while summer…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • Members of the UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary
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    UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital honors Hospital Auxiliary for years of service

    Marlborough – On Sept. 14, UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital hosted a reception honoring and thanking the members of the Hospital Auxiliary for their

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  • Friends of the Poor Walk/Run to be held in Sudbury

    Region – The St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Society Conference of Immaculate Conception Church, Marlborough, in partnership with the SVdP Conference of

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    ‘Mike’s Green Lanterns’ to honor memory of local reporter

    Region – Michael Gelbwasser was an accomplished freelance journalist who covered numerous stories in the region, first with local online media sites

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    Local young musicians take the stage to benefit pediatric cancer research

    Region – On Friday, Sept. 30, Carlie and Bella Gonzalez, The Drove, Playing With Fire and Defret will take the stage to

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    Blood drive to be held in honor of local girls

    Westborough – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Congregational Church of Westboro on Monday, Sept. 19, in

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  • Local cultural councils seek grant proposals

    Region – Local cultural councils have announced they are inviting organizations, schools and individuals to apply for funds supporting a range of

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    St. Mary Family Festival kicks off Sept. 10

    Shrewsbury – The 2016 St. Mary Family Festival will kick off Saturday, Sept. 10, with the 5K Road Race beginning at 8:30

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  • CARFIT program for seniors to be held in Westborough

    Region – Home Instead Senior Care of Northborough and Natick is sponsoring a CARFIT program for area seniors in conjunction with the

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    Christopher Heights’ seniors donate coloring kits to pediatric patients

    Marlborough – The residents at Christopher Heights of Marlborough Assisted Living love to give back to their community, especially when it involves

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    Grafton youth boosts wounded warriors

    Grafton – He may be only 7 years old, but Tyler Hardiman has a very big heart. Last year he hosted a lemonade

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