Westborough man injured after being hit by SUV »

09:31 am | Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 12/8/16, at approximately 9:25 PM, the Westborough…

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Southborough police warn of credit card skimmer at local station gas station »

08:30 am | Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this morning: The Southborough Police Department would like to alert…

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Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee’s 1717 Shoppe opens for business »

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04:40 pm | Westborough - Just in time for holiday shopping, the Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee has opened The 1717 Shoppe in…

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Selectmen award Westborough State Hospital bid to Pulte Homes »

01:49 pm | Westborough - After a two year process of studying options for the disposition of the Westborough State Hospital, which…

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Local News

Westborough to participate in ‘Goods for Guns’ program »

12:00 pm | Westborough – Westborough will again join with the Worcester Police Department and UMass Memorial Health Care in their annual “Goods…

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Westborough man injured after being hit by SUV »

09:31 am | Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 12/8/16, at approximately 9:25 PM, the Westborough Police…

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Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee’s 1717 Shoppe opens for business »

04:40 pm | Westborough - Just in time for holiday shopping, the Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee has opened The 1717 Shoppe in the…

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Vincent T. Dagostino, 93, of Shrewsbury & Westborough »

10:32 am | Shrewsbury/Westborough – Vincent T. Dagostino, 93, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He…

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Shrewsbury Historical Society to host presentation on Old Sturbridge Village »

06:00 am | Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society, 17 Church Road, presents “Even a Small House is a Big Project” by Master…

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Local gym teacher finds new passion helping students and community »

05:17 pm | Region – When Shrewsbury resident Christine Foley took over as the physical education teacher at South High School in Worcester…

Christine Foley (center) with student volunteers 
Photo/Valerie Franchi
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Vincent T. Dagostino, 93, of Shrewsbury & Westborough »

10:32 am | Shrewsbury/Westborough – Vincent T. Dagostino, 93, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He…

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Dolores A. Bottcher, 83, of Shrewsbury »

11:17 am | Shrewsbury – Dolores A. (Kondrasawicz) Bottcher, of Shrewsbury, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 in her home, surrounded by her loving…

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Marilyn C. Leone, 69, of Marlborough »

09:30 am | Marlborough – Marilyn C. Leone, 69, of Marlborough, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at Health Park Hospital in Fort Myers,…

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Mark P. Beland, 56, of Marlborough »

11:02 am | Marlborough – Mark P. Beland, 56, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at UMass Memorial Healthcare University Campus after a…

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Marlborough police log Dec. 9 edition »

10:29 am | Marlborough Monday, Nov. 28 8:00 a.m. Pleasant St. Auto theft. 8:54 a.m. Gay St. B&E into MV. 9:13 a.m. East…

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Drop-in center offers resources for addiction, recovery support »

09:00 am | Hudson/Marlborough – Any person dealing with substance use disorders or recovery and their family members can now attend a local…

MetroWest HOPE organizers: (back, l to r) Rev. Kazimierz Bem, pastor, First Church in Marlborough; Marlborough Police Chief Mark Leonard; Hudson Police Chief Michael Burks Sr. and Captain Richard DiPersio; Marlborough City Councilor At-Large Peter Juaire; Marc Pena, lead pastor, Grace Baptist Church; Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigilant; Don Whitesel, pastor of care ministries, Grace Baptist Church; (front, l to r) Jessica Healy, regional program coordinator, Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition; Kathy Leonard, chair, Marlborough Substance Use Prevention Coalition; Cheryl Juaire, receptionist, Grace Baptist Church; and Erin Holmes, founder, Hudson chapter of Learn to Cope. Photo/submitted
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Doris M. Miller, 94, of Northborough »

09:13 am | Northborough – Doris M. (Rawlinson) Miller, 94, wife of the late Thomas C. Miller, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016…

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Anne G. Staniunas, 85, of Northborough »

03:21 pm | Northborough – Anne G. (Sheehan) Staniunas passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Marlborough Hospital, after complications from Alzheimer’s disease.…

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Northborough police log, Dec. 9 edition »

10:25 am | Northborough Sunday, Nov. 20 8:48 a.m. Boundary St. Dog complaint. 3:11 p.m. East Main St. Fire Dept. asst. 4:52 p.m.…

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David F. Craft Jr., 68, of Northborough »

10:24 am | Northborough – David F. Craft Jr. passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 after a long illness. He…

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‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed in Hudson with artists from Boston Ballet »

08:00 am | Hudson – Anaïs Chalendard and Sabi Varga, both professional dancers with Boston Ballet, will come to Hudson to perform as…

Sabi Varga. Photos/submitted
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Roland Belanger Jr., 72, of Hudson »

11:09 am | Hudson – Roland A.J. Belanger Jr., 72, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Marlborough Hospital after an illness. He…

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Hudson police log, Dec. 9 edition »

10:21 am | Hudson Wednesday, Nov. 23 8:53 a.m. Technology Dr. Traffic-MV complaint. 1:28 p.m. Technology Dr. MV accident w/property damage. 4:02 p.m.…

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Drop-in center offers resources for addiction, recovery support »

09:00 am | Hudson/Marlborough – Any person dealing with substance use disorders or recovery and their family members can now attend a local…

MetroWest HOPE organizers: (back, l to r) Rev. Kazimierz Bem, pastor, First Church in Marlborough; Marlborough Police Chief Mark Leonard; Hudson Police Chief Michael Burks Sr. and Captain Richard DiPersio; Marlborough City Councilor At-Large Peter Juaire; Marc Pena, lead pastor, Grace Baptist Church; Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigilant; Don Whitesel, pastor of care ministries, Grace Baptist Church; (front, l to r) Jessica Healy, regional program coordinator, Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition; Kathy Leonard, chair, Marlborough Substance Use Prevention Coalition; Cheryl Juaire, receptionist, Grace Baptist Church; and Erin Holmes, founder, Hudson chapter of Learn to Cope. Photo/submitted
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Southborough police warn of credit card skimmer at local station gas station »

08:30 am | Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this morning: The Southborough Police Department would like to alert the…

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Southborough police log, Dec. 2 edition »

09:48 am | Southborough Tuesday, Nov. 15 12:17 a.m. An officer on patrol checked on a suspicious vehicle parked on Northboro Road. The…

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Fay School to host classroom visit day Dec. 8 »

03:21 pm | Southborough – Fay School’s Classroom Visit Day will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The…

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Southborough Fire Dept. to hold collection drive for Project Just Because »

04:00 pm | Southborough – The Southborough Fire Department is once again collecting items to support Project Just Because, a local outreach organization…

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Hunter’s Grille & Tap to hold can drive and raffle »

03:46 pm | Grafton – In the spirit of the holidays, Hunter’s Grille & Tap at The Grafton Inn, located at 25 Grafton…

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Grafton police log, Dec. 9 edition »

10:40 am | Grafton Sunday, Nov. 20 1:03 a.m. Providence Rd./Depot St. Illegal dumping. 1:49 a.m. Middleton St. B&E into vehicle. 6:11 a.m.…

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Grafton DeMolay chapter offers outlet for male youth »

02:18 pm | Grafton – A nonprofit youth service organization for preteen boys and young men based at the Franklin Masonic Lodge in…

DeMolay members and leaders: (back, l to r) Colin Lynch, CJ Aker, Paul Howarth, Hunter Gordon, Justin Cargill, chapter advisor Don Cargill, (center) John Girard, Nathan Burdzel, Sam Meade, advisor Craig Cargill, (front) Donovan Cargill, Ian Gordon, Alex Zucker, Gary Watson Jr., Kyle Cook and Teodor Nicola of Romanian DeMolay

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Grafton falls to Hanover in state Division 3 Super Bowl »

08:52 pm | Foxboro - The Grafton Indians earned their berth in the state Division 3 Super Bowl game at Gillette Stadium by…

Grafton’s Ethan Farrah flies through the air after being tripped up while carrying the ball.
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People and Places

  • Hundredth Town Chorus seeks female singers

    Region – The Hundredth Town Chorus (HTC) will begin its fall session Wednesday, Jan. 4, and is searching for new female singers to join. There is a

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  • Sabi Varga. Photos/submitted

    ‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed in Hudson with artists from Boston Ballet

    Hudson – Anaïs Chalendard and Sabi Varga, both professional dancers with Boston Ballet, will come to Hudson to perform as the Sugar

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    Attorney offers tips for holiday stress

    Westborough – Westborough TV will present “Stress At the Holidays,” hosted by local attorney Carolyn Spring, during the month of December. The

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    Shrewsbury’s Arts on the Green brings community together through music

    Shrewsbury - Arts on the Green offers members of Shrewsbury and neighboring communities an opportunity to enjoy music and cultural events. Throughout

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  • The VFW Post 1027’s lighted American flag is once again displayed above the Gold Star Monument at Cox Square in downtown Hudson. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

    VFW Post 1027 returns lighted flag to downtown Hudson

    Hudson – A familiar site during the holiday season for multiple generations of Hudson residents and visitors returned downtown after an absence

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  • Members of the Juniorettes gathered recently at the home of Katherine Hennessy, a member of the Marlborough Junior Woman's club, and made side-tied blankets to be donated to Marlborough Hospital. Attending were (front row, l to r) Claire Cargill, secretary; Casey Sibole, vice president; Victoria Brietenfeld, treasurer; Emma Hennessy, Aline Keledjian, Grace Becker and Lilly Gill; (Back row, l to r) Krista Fillion, Kayla Munroe, Nicole Gately, Alicia Bibi, Caitlyn Geary, Josie Ouellette, Tess Leduc and Molly Farrell, president. Photo/Submitted

    Juniorettes help make holidays happy

    Marlborough - A group of local girls, ages 12-18, are busy creating fabric wreaths and collecting toys for the annual Toys for

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    ‘Chief Joseph’ embodies spirit of giving

    Shrewsbury - According to Ellen Dolan, director of the Shrewsbury Public Library, Robert “Chief Joseph” Terkanian is one of the most generous

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    Downtown Hudson expands 14th annual Holiday Stroll

    Hudson – Over 30 businesses and nonprofit organizations extended season’s greetings Dec. 3 at the 14th annual Hudson Downtown Holiday Stroll. Some

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    Traffic hazard in Shrewsbury

    Shrewsbury – Reports of turkeys strutting near the intersection of Main Street and Route 140 in downtown Shrewsbury started in mid-summer.

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  • (l to r) Jim Lyman Jr., Tress Ricker and Ann Coney

    Brain injury survivor finds a place that feels like home

    Westborough - Ten years ago, early in the morning, Jim Lyman Jr., now 50, needed help. He called his mother Janet, who

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • Christine Foley (center) with student volunteers 
Photo/Valerie Franchi

    Local gym teacher finds new passion helping students and community

    Region – When Shrewsbury resident Christine Foley took over as the physical education teacher at South High School in Worcester eight years

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  • Hunter’s Grille & Tap to hold can drive and raffle

    Grafton – In the spirit of the holidays, Hunter’s Grille & Tap at The Grafton Inn, located at 25 Grafton Common in

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  • Interfaith walkers continue to fight hunger near and far

    Westborough – You are probably already aware of the positive impact walking can have on your health. Among other things, it can

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  • Volunteers hold donated toys to be distributed to needy children. Photo/submitted

    Annual toy drive to benefit local families

    Shrewsbury – The 12th annual Holiday Toy Collection benefiting needy families served by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services and the Worcester County Department of Children

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  • (l to r) Tim Firment, Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester executive director; Rev. Valerie Schmidt, Trinity Church Pastor; Rick Leif, Northborough Planning Board chair; Bill Pantazis, Northborough Board of Selectman chair; and John Coderre, Northborough town administrator. Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

    Habitat for Humanity launches project in Northborough

    Northborough - Behind the historic facades of 33-35 and 37-39 Main St. in Northborough, four families will each begin a new chapter

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  • Toy drive to benefit United Way of Tri-County

    Marlborough – Jersey Mike’s Subs, located at 44 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, is hosting a toy drive to benefit the

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  • Officials from the Worcester County Food Bank and Stop & Shop admire turkeys donated to the food bank.

    Stop & Shop ‘Turkey Express’ donates to food bank

    Region - The Stop & Shop “Turkey Express” truck pulled up to the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) in Shrewsbury Nov. 4.

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  • Ava M., 4, from Worcester, raised over $800 for St. Jude’s.
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    Children hold trike-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude’s

    Shrewsbury – The students of God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten at the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury recently held their annual

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  • Westborough Library named recipient of ‘Hannaford Helps’ program

    Westborough – Friends of the Westborough Public Library (FOWPL), a nonprofit committed to support the public library, has been selected as a

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    AFC Urgent Care to offer free flu shots for veterans

    Region – On Veterans’ Day, Friday Nov. 11, AFC Urgent Care’s Marlborough and Natick centers will be offering free flu shots to

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