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10:03 am | By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Prepare for some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in a while. …

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Cumberland Farms seeks tax break to move HQ to Westborough »

09:41 am | Westborough - Cumberland Farms plans to move its corporate headquarters from Framingham to its existing distribution facility on Flanders…

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New Northborough tax bills sent after error is noted in originals »

10:16 am | Northborough – Northborough residents who recently received their excise tax bills may have noted a peculiar request – that…

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White Cliffs back on market after bid to purchase is withdrawn »

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09:28 pm | Northborough – The historic White Cliffs mansion is now back on the market after a Shrewsbury woman withdrew her…

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Local News

Cumberland Farms seeks tax break to move HQ to Westborough »

09:41 am | Westborough - Cumberland Farms plans to move its corporate headquarters from Framingham to its existing distribution facility on Flanders Road,…

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Snakes of New England and the world to be featured at live animal show »

07:08 am | Westborough – Do you wonder what kind of snakes might be living nearby? “Snakes of New England and the World”…

Rick Roth, director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team. (Photo/submitted)
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Westborough and Shrewsbury libraries compete in pajama drive »

06:57 am | By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Westborough/Shrewsbury – The Westborough and Shrewsbury public libraries have started a friendly competition. From…

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Youth Mental Health First Aid course to be offered in Westborough »

06:39 am | Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, Westborough Youth & Family Services, and Westborough High School invite interested community members to…

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‘Snow’ much fun in Shrewsbury »

06:50 pm | Shrewsbury – Ken Swift recently took advantage of the recent snowstorms to create an 11-foot snowman in his yard. Swift…

Ken Swift puts the final touch on his creation.
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Town manager receives glowing review »

10:57 am | Shrewsbury - Town Manager Daniel Morgado publicly received his performance review at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Feb. 9.…

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Westborough and Shrewsbury libraries compete in pajama drive »

06:57 am | By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Westborough/Shrewsbury – The Westborough and Shrewsbury public libraries have started a friendly competition. From…

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Donald R. Hastings, 79, of Shrewsbury »

02:01 pm | Shrewsbury – Donald R. Hastings passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He…

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Rena F. Tsaousis, 75, of Marlborough »

09:36 am | Marlborough – Rena F. (McCarthy) Tsaousis, 75, of Marlborough, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. Born…

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Marlborough girls’ hoops tops AVRTS »

08:42 am | Marlborough - The Marlborough High School girls’ basketball team was nothing short of electric in a 61-22 victory over Assabet…

VRTS senior Savvy LaCure tries to get past Marlborough's Maddi Farrell.
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Marlborough police log, Feb. 12 edition »

11:06 am | Marlborough Monday, Feb. 1 7:51 a.m. Pleasant St. Larceny. 8:48 a.m. East Main St. Well-being check. 12:15 p.m. Arnold Street…

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Jaworek students receive visit from Helen Keller »

07:21 am | Marlborough – “Helen Keller,” portrayed by actress Sheryl Faye, visited with second-graders at Sgt. Charles G. Jaworek Elementary School Feb.…

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Raymond E. Garrison, 92, of Northborough »

09:26 am | Northborough – Raymond E. Garrison, of Whitney Place in Northborough, formerly of Westbrook Crossing in Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, Feb. 9,…

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Northborough police log, Feb. 12 edition »

11:20 am | Northborough Sunday, Jan. 24 5:57 a.m. Country Candle Ln. Disturbance. 5:59 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 6:30 p.m. Ridge Rd.…

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Euclid L. Stone, 89, of Northborough »

09:52 am | Northborough – Euclid “Uke” L. Stone, 89, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Marlborough Hospital after a period of…

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Ruth May Aho, 52, of Northborough »

09:35 am | Northborough – Ruth May Aho passed away at her home Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, after…

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Quinn Middle School students selected for Mass. art exhibit »

06:45 am | Hudson – Quinn Middle School art teacher Diane Hoff and several of her students have been selected to have their…

(l to r) Sixth-grader Loralyn DiDucca, fifth-graders Sara Horton and Chloe Mazza, sixth-grader Gabie Flood, and seventh-grader Alyssa Bowler show off artwork done in Diane Hoff’s art class. (Photo/submitted)
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Hudson police log, Feb. 12 edition »

11:17 am | Hudson Monday, Feb. 1 1:32 p.m. Richardson Rd. Well-being check. 2:58 p.m. Washington St. MVA with property damage. 3:07 p.m.…

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Jeanne Alves, 76, of Hudson »

09:55 am | Hudson – If you were lucky enough to be born into the family of Jeanne (McMaster) Alves, you were blessed…

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Yvonne R. Arena, 78, of Hudson »

09:44 am | Hudson – Yvonne R. Arena, 78, of Hudson, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. She was the loving wife of Dominick…

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‘Saturdays at Fay’ presents Jungle Jim’s Superhero Training »

11:38 am | Southborough – Fay School in Southborough, 25 Middle Road, will hold its monthly “Saturdays at Fay” Saturday, Feb. 13, from…

Kids can learn to be superheroes at upcoming Saturdays at Fay program.
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A late afternoon treat… »

05:41 pm | Southborough – After today’s storm, which caused a multitude of problems for municipal authorities, commuters and homeowners, it was a…

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Southborough police log, Feb. 5 edition »

10:58 am | Southborough Monday, Jan. 25 6:06 a.m. Falconi’s on Boston Road reported a past burglary and malicious destruction to the business.…

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Algonquin to host panel on opioid abuse »

02:03 pm | Northborough – Tragedy struck Northborough in 2012 when an unintended opioid-related overdose death occurred, according to the Massachusetts Department of…

Experts will speak at an event, “Opioid Use & Abuse: Addressing the Crisis,” Jan. 25. 
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Grafton police log, Feb, 12 edition »

11:28 am | Grafton Sunday, Jan. 24 9:43 a.m. East St. Vandalism. 12:20 p.m. Westboro Rd. Erratic operator. 4:10 p.m. Creeper Hill Rd.…

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Grafton selectmen authorize financing for Clean Water Trust »

04:58 pm | Grafton - The Grafton Board of Selectmen voted unanimously at its Feb. 2 meeting to issue bonds not to exceed…

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Town House renovations on schedule to be completed by April »

02:09 pm | Grafton – The nonprofit organization Apple Tree Arts held a reception Jan. 28 at the Fisher Mansion, JCSI/BESTEXEC, 2 South…

Andy Deschenes, the owners’ project manager, discusses some of the work being done at the Town House. 
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Grafton Library to hold ‘paint and sip’ fundraiser »

10:23 pm | Grafton – The Friends of the Grafton Public Library will hold a Paint and Sip Fundraiser at the Grafton Inn,…

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People and Places

  • Jennifer Mueller, Lumberjack Rescue’s shelter manager, with some of the dogs that will be transported from Louisiana to Massachusetts. (Photo/submitted)

    Local animal lover helps abandoned dogs find homes across the miles

    Westborough - Staci Colby has always had a love for animals. Twenty-five years ago, she adopted a cat from the MetroWest Humane

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  • Beth M. Whitman

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    ‘Bouncing Back’ author to appear at Tatnuck Bookseller

    Westborough – Beth M. Whitman of Westborough grieved the loss of three loved ones within five years. Her story of loss and

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  • The late Howard K. (Pete) Fay Jr.

    Howard K. (Pete) Fay Jr. is named Westborough’s Veteran of the Year

    Westborough – During his life, Howard K. (Pete) Fay Jr. served his hometown and country with a quiet humble dignity, never seeking

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    Northborough centenarian leaves a legacy of hard work and Southern hospitality

    Northborough – When Lucille (Hendrix) Holsomback MacDonald passed away on Jan. 7 she was just shy of celebrating her 102nd birthday. Recently

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  • The late Cecelia Grynsel
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    Westborough Senior Center Supporters to host two events

    Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters (WSCS) are hosting a Cherry Pie and Ice Cream Social in honor of Presidents Day

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  • Roderick MacLeod (left) and Stanley Gird

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    After 78 years, friends connect again

    Shrewsbury – Through social media, many people have reconnected with long lost friends and acquaintances. But recently two former high school classmates

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    Arts Alliance begins 25th year with new executive director

    Hudson – Originally known as the Hudson Arts Alliance when incorporated in 1991, the River’s Edge Arts Alliance (REAA) continues to grow

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  • Catherine DeSai (Photo/submitted)

    Westborough High grad earns Girl Scout Gold Award

    Westborough – Westborough High School graduate Catherine DeSai recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for her project, Help for the Developmentally

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  • Rehearsing the Regatta Players production of “I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change,” are (l to r) Ron Vorce, Stephanie Sarkisian and Laura Gulli singing “Hey There, Single Gal/Guy.”

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    Regatta Players extends its season with first winter show

    Shrewsbury – A particularly successful production of last summer’s “The Wedding Singer” has contributed to the Regatta Players’ growth in number of

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  • A few days before suffering sudden cardiac arrest, Brian Martin (back, second from left) gathers for Thanksgiving breakfast with his hockey buddies (back, l to r) George Morton, Jeff Martin, Craig Swain, Rich Bailey, Braden Houston, Jordan Stone, Steve Frias, Bob Cappello, Cris, Mark, Jeff Vorderer, (front, l to r) Scott Chin, Brian Rodgers, T.J. Umina, Andy Hauck, Garrett Nannene, Pat O’Brien and Rob Martell.

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    Hudson cardiac arrest survivor advocates AEDs

    Hudson – The exercise routine of Hudson resident Brian Martin, age 59, includes cardio, weight lifting, and an hour playing pick-up hockey

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Editorially Speaking

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A fine solution »

12:20 pm | Westborough – Each February the Westborough Public Library’s "Can Your…

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Taking care of business »

01:05 pm | Marlborough – Over the past several years, the city’s leaders…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • Second Saturday Central Mass panel: Jacqueline McLean Zekos, divorce counselor; Pedro Silva, financial planner; and Polly Tatum, divorce attorney/mediator. (Photo/submitted)

    Second Saturday Divorce Workshop launching in Central Massachusetts

    Westborough – A monthly divorce workshop, Second Saturdays Central Mass, will hold its first meeting Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to

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    Play Bunco and help support In Your Shoes

    Westborough – The nonprofit organization In Your Shoes will hold a Bunco Night Friday, Feb. 5, at the Knights of Columbus Hall,

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  • (l to r) Paul McGrath, Cam Neely, president, Boston Bruins, and Dave McGrath

    ‘Skating for Hope’ donations to help cancer patients and families

    Region – Dave McGrath, who with his family and friends, organizes an annual fundraising event each fall, “Skating for Hope,” recently made

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  • The Free Holiday Shop was a huge success thanks to the generosity of local businesses, schools and donated items from members of the community. 

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    Westborough Rotary’s Free Holiday Shop helps more than 90 families

    Westborough - For well over a decade, the Westborough Rotary Club and Westborough Youth and Family Services have partnered to hold their

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  • Seniors and students have joined together in Grafton to make afghans to warm up their community.
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    Seniors and students join forces to ‘Warm Up America’

    Grafton – How do you encourage a new generation to learn a very old craft? According to Diane Racicot, the Family and

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  • Dr. H. Martin Deranian and Cameron Fersch 
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    Men share 50-year legacy of ‘brotherhood’

    Shrewsbury – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation's premiere donor and volunteer-supported youth mentoring organization, celebrates National Mentoring Month during

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  • Chaffee with personal trainer Christine Dibuono, and staff of Immaculate Conception Parish

    Get In Shape for Women helps families in need

    Marlborough/Northborough – Three Marlborough families in need recently had a very merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of members of Get In

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  • Heather MacDonald moves along the assembly line.

    Hudson AMVETS deliver over 900 holiday dinners

    Hudson – The Hudson AMVEST Post 208 made special deliveries Christmas Day, Dec. 25, culminating its 26th season of Home Alone for

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  • Volunteers set up the toy fair. (l to r) Lisa Raabe, Joanne Tyndall, Michael Gregory, Kim Long, Jason Palitsch, Ali Manzello and Christine Mowry

    Community effort results in a successful holiday toy drive in Shrewsbury

    Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS) announced that due to the efforts of many volunteers, donors, businesses and the Shrewsbury

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  • Funds raised will help purchase new uniforms for the marching band as well as concert gowns and tuxedos.  
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    Westborough Fine Arts Education Association raising money to replace old uniforms

    Westborough - In an ongoing effort to replace worn concert gowns, tuxedos and marching band uniforms, the Westborough Fine Arts Education Association

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