Westborough Board of Selectmen approve filming in downtown »

Filing will take place in Westborough's downtown on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

10:42 am | Westborough - Stephen Hartman, location manager for Commander Softpants, Inc., went before the Westborough Board of Selectmen Aug. 23…

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Southborough’s Main Street reconstruction plans on display before Town Meeting »

Southborough Main Street Reconstruction conceptual plans

02:19 pm | Southborough - The Southborough Main Street Reconstruction conceptual plans are currently on display at the town’s public library. Karen…

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Plans are now under way for 20th Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival »

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02:29 pm | Shrewsbury – During the month of September, a number of events will be happening throughout Shrewsbury as part of…

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Seniors enjoy sheriff’s annual picnic »

( l to r) Steve Cohen, his mother, Ruth and Evangelidis

10:26 pm | By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff’s Seniors’ Annual Picnic was a great success Aug. 20.…

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Local News

Shopping (art) break »

07:40 pm | Region  – Tyler Monaghan, 10, and Renee Monaghan, 5, of Westborough, take a break from back-to-school shopping at the Auburn…

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Westborough selectmen learn about new trash and recycling program »

10:55 am | By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Westborough – Public Health Director Steven Baccari and Irene Congdon, recycling coordinator from the Massachusetts…

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Westborough Board of Selectmen approve filming in downtown »

10:42 am | Westborough - Stephen Hartman, location manager for Commander Softpants, Inc., went before the Westborough Board of Selectmen Aug. 23 to…

Filing will take place in Westborough's downtown on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Photo/Bonnie Adams
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Westborough police log, Aug. 26 edition »

11:31 am | Westborough Monday, Aug. 15 12:36 a.m. Olde Hickory Path. Suspicious person. 12:44 a.m. Ruggles St. Ambulance. 2:50 a.m. Arrested, James…

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Shrewsbury High School graduate travels to South Africa »

10:13 pm | Shrewsbury - Seeking exposure to the issues facing the rest of the world, Shrewsbury High School graduate Peyton Heller recently…

Peyton Heller (far right, front, in white t-shirt) and other students from Lead Abroad pose with Heller's host family at a nearby township where the group completed a week of community service. (Photo/submitted)
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Vickie Lou Goss, 78, of Shrewsbury »

10:00 am | Shrewsbury – Vickie Lou “Vicki” (Basham) Goss, 78, of Shrewsbury, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 after suffering a stroke.…

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Shrewsbury grads will use lessons learned in gymnastics as they head to college »

01:09 pm | Shrewsbury – Three recent Shrewsbury High School graduates, who are students of the Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) in Shrewsbury are…

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Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 26 edition »

11:36 am | Shrewsbury Friday, Aug. 12 8:51 a.m. Avalon Way. Well-being check. 10:07 a.m. Crescent St. Suspicious person/MV. 10:51 a.m. Bellridge Dr.…

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Marlborough students learn the world of work with local companies »

10:21 pm | Marlborough – Marlborough High School students are working hard this summer for companies in the city through the STEM Early…

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Marlborough dispatcher retires after 37 years »

09:54 pm | Marlborough - Marlborough Police and Fire Dispatcher Larry Bastien, a familiar voice in times of emergency, has retired after serving…

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Marlborough’s 24th annual Greek Festival begins Sept. 3 »

09:42 pm | Marlborough – Marlborough’s 24th annual Labor Day Greek Festival will be held at Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central…

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Candlelight vigil to commemorate those lost to drug addiction »

10:22 am | Marlborough – A candlelight vigil will be held on the lawn of the Frank D. Walker Building, 244 Main St.,…

Kathy Leonard, who is organizing the vigil, with a photo of her son Jonathan, who died of an overdose in December 2014
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Northborough’s Applefest: More than apple pie »

08:20 pm | Northborough - Northborough’s annual Applefest showcases the true spirit of community as many organizations come together and sponsor family events…

Members of Mixed Company will perform at Applefest Saturday, Sept. 17: (l to r) drummer Bruce Hanahan, bass player Dave Crittendon, rhythm guitar player Tom Woodsum, lead guitar player Tracy Jenkins, and lead vocalist Michelle Gates. (Photo/Nancy Rodriguez)
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Zechello and Quinn announce engagement »

08:16 pm | Northborough – William Zechello and Kathleen Quinn, both of Northborough, have announced their engagement. Their wedding will take place on…

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Northborough’s Dorian McMenemy returns from Rio Olympics »

08:00 pm | Northborough - While most people sat in front of their televisions in awe watching athletes from around the world compete…

McMenemy dives into one of the Olympic pools at practice.
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Girl Scout information night in Northborough »

09:57 pm | Northborough – Northborough Girl Scouts will hold Girl Scout information night Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Northborough…

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Balloons and Blues Festival flourishes under new format »

05:52 pm | Hudson - Long after their show at this year’s Hudson Balloons and Blues festival ended, bassist Howie Swett and sound…

Mychael David performs during the Balloons and Blues Festival. David returned to the Balloons and Blues Festival after he and his band, the Mychael David Project, performed in 2015.
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Eleanor L. Garceau, 94, of Hudson »

10:07 am | Hudson – Eleanor L. (Fearing) Garceau, 94, a lifelong resident of Hudson, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday,…

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David F. Holder, 96, of Hudson »

11:28 am | Hudson – David F. Holder was born Dec. 20, 1919. He grew up in and around Hudson and attended Hudson…

Pastor Valeria Schmidt often takes the time to chat with Pokémon GO players who visit the site at Northborough Trinity Church.
Photo/Liz Nolan
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Hudson police log, Aug. 26 edition »

11:34 am | Hudson Friday, Aug. 12 7:35 a.m. Stratton Dr. Medical. 7:55 a.m. Gates Ave. Medical. 11:51 a.m. Main St. Vandalism. 1:46…

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The Bea(you)tiful Project sponsors an Evening of Empowerment »

02:54 pm | Southborough - Dayna Altman, a 2010 Algonquin Regional High School graduate, is in a very good place. She graduated from…

Jamie (l) and Dayna Altman
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Southborough’s Main Street reconstruction plans on display before Town Meeting »

02:19 pm | Southborough - The Southborough Main Street Reconstruction conceptual plans are currently on display at the town’s public library. Karen Galligan,…

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Southborough police log, Aug. 26 edition »

11:38 am | Southborough Thursday, Aug. 11 12:46 a.m. An officer on patrol investigated a suspicious motor vehicle parked in front of a…

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New England Center for Children announces the John and Diane Kim Autism Institute »

01:01 pm | Southborough – The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism,…

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Grafton Fire Department receives donation of equipment to save pets’ lives »

08:14 pm | Grafton -The Grafton Fire Department has received a donation of three sets of pet oxygen masks specially designed for use…

Grafton Firefighter Christopher Blessing and Cody, the Great Dane, demonstrate how the masks fit even a giant breed dog.
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Grafton youth boosts wounded warriors »

10:00 am | Grafton – He may be only 7 years old, but Tyler Hardiman has a very big heart. Last year he hosted…

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Grafton Student awarded $25,000 scholarship for scientific achievement »

10:33 pm | Grafton – The Davidson Institute of Talent Development has announced the 2016 Davidson Fellows. Among the honorees is 17-year-old Katherine…

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Students and seniors come together at Community Harvest Project luncheon »

09:39 pm | Grafton – For many people, summer days bring back cherished memories of weeks spent at camp. They remember the campfires,…

Community Harvest Project camp students from a previous year harvest yellow wax beans. (Photo/Tori Buerschaper)
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People and Places

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    Zechello and Quinn announce engagement

    Northborough – William Zechello and Kathleen Quinn, both of Northborough, have announced their engagement. Their wedding will take place on Saturday, March

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    Shopping (art) break

    Region  – Tyler Monaghan, 10, and Renee Monaghan, 5, of Westborough, take a break from back-to-school shopping at the Auburn Mall Aug.

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  • Peyton Heller (far right, front, in white t-shirt) and other students from Lead Abroad pose with Heller's host family at a nearby township where the group completed a week of community service. (Photo/submitted)

    Shrewsbury High School graduate travels to South Africa

    Shrewsbury - Seeking exposure to the issues facing the rest of the world, Shrewsbury High School graduate Peyton Heller recently spent five

    Read More

  • Mychael David performs during the Balloons and Blues Festival. David returned to the Balloons and Blues Festival after he and his band, the Mychael David Project, performed in 2015.

    Balloons and Blues Festival flourishes under new format

    Hudson - Long after their show at this year’s Hudson Balloons and Blues festival ended, bassist Howie Swett and sound designer John

    Read More

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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

    Read More

  • Katherine Hudek

    Grafton Student awarded $25,000 scholarship for scientific achievement

    Grafton – The Davidson Institute of Talent Development has announced the 2016 Davidson Fellows. Among the honorees is 17-year-old Katherine Hudek of

    Read More

  • Marlborough dispatcher retires after 37 years

    Marlborough - Marlborough Police and Fire Dispatcher Larry Bastien, a familiar voice in times of emergency, has retired after serving the city

    Read More

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    Northborough Trinity Church welcomes Pokémon GO players

    Northborough - If you have noticed more kids outside this summer walking in groups or riding bikes, it may be due to

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    Northern Landscape Design & Plowing – Westborough contractor offers year-round services

    By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer Business name:   Northern Landscape Design & Plowing Address: 26 Hyder St., Westborough Owner:  James Mugford Contact Information: 

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  • Jack Shanahan, center, and music students at Jack’s Guitar Garage
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    Jack’s Guitar Garage -Now offering music lessons in two locations

    By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer Business name:   Jack’s Guitar Garage Address:  243 West Main St., Northborough 198 Worcester St., North Grafton Owner: 

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Editorially Speaking

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Celebrations galore »

08:31 pm | Region – When residents and guests celebrate the 20th annual…

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It is easy being green »

11:46 am | Marlborough – When the Marlborough City Council meets for their…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

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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

    Read More

  • Jamie (l) and Dayna Altman
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    The Bea(you)tiful Project sponsors an Evening of Empowerment

    Southborough - Dayna Altman, a 2010 Algonquin Regional High School graduate, is in a very good place. She graduated from Northeastern University

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  • State Rep. Hannah Kane (center) presents a contribution of $17,000 each to representatives of three nonprofit organizations: (l to r) Elaine LeBlanc, St. Anne’s Human Services director; Wendy Mickel, Westborough Food Pantry treasurer; Tom Kennedy, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services board member; and JoAnn Keegan, St. Anne’s Human Services food bank manager.

    Second annual Kane Charity Classic raises $51,000

    Shrewsbury/Westborough – Held Aug. 15 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the second annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic golf tournament raised

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    United Way of Tri-County Tools for School backpack drive under way

    Region – Close to 700 families with school-age children in the Metrowest/I-495 area will receive backpacks filled with school supplies through the

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  • Motorcyclists begin the seventh annual Shawna Jean Larassa Memorial Motorcycle Ride during a sudden downpour.

    Loyal supporters outshine rainy start of motorcycle ride

    Marlborough – Nearly 300 motorcyclists and passengers endured sudden downpours Aug. 6 as they started the seventh annual Shawna Jean Larassa (SJL)

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    Second 5K walk to remember Maureen Chiasson Young

    Hudson – It has been an emotional and yet productive two years for family, friends and business colleagues of Maureen Chiasson Young

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    Fishing With Warriors seeks support for golf fundraiser

    Westborough – After the stresses, physical, mental and emotional, of being deployed, veterans face a myriad of challenges when they finally come

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  • State Rep. Hannah Kane announces second annual charity golf tournament

    Shrewsbury/Westborough – State Representative Hannah Kane announced her second annual Charity Classic golf tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 15, at The

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    Spinners to raise money for Clardy children

    Region - A special night to honor the late Trooper Thomas Clardy and raise money for the Clardy Children’s Fund will be

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    Motorcyclists to ‘roar for a cure’ of rare disease

    Marlborough – Kim Driscoll of Marlborough founded ELYSESTRONG as a legacy to her daughter Elyse, as well as to raise awareness and

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