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Spookfest thrills Shrewsbury neighborhood

October 31st, 2008

Shrewsbury – Most people don't want a cemetery in their backyard, but every October, Burt and Linda Taylor build one. They also fill their back shed with ghouls and skeletons, and their Walnut Street neighborhood joins the fun. This year, the party took place Oct. 18. Newcomers received a "certificate of survival" for making it [...]

5K race to benefit local homeless veterans

October 31st, 2008

Shrewsbury – On Sunday Nov. 2 at 1 p.m., the fourth annual Veterans Memorial 5K Road Race and Walk will be held in Shrewsbury to raise funds for the Central Mass. Veterans' Homeless Shelter in Worcester. "This is a great opportunity to do something healthy and, at the same time, help a great program in [...]

Board opposes Question 1

October 31st, 2008

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen has voted in favor of publicly opposing ballot Question 1, which would eliminate state income tax over a two-year period. The measure passed, 4-1, at the board's Oct. 27 meeting, with the single dissenting vote coming from Selectman Benjamin Tartaglia. "By voting it down, we're saying to the [...]

Local quilt artist remembered

October 31st, 2008

Southborough – The Deschamps family honored Alice Deschamps and the 10th anniversary of her passing the best way they knew how: on Oct. 26, the Southborough Community House held an exhibit "Celebration of Quilts" displaying the works of the traditional quilt artist. The works, which covered three separate rooms, was a fitting tribute for the [...]

Local church to host ‘Simple Supper Plus’

October 31st, 2008

Marlborough – The First Church in Marlborough is hosting a "Simple Supper Plus," a community event that focuses on children and family. The event, to be held Wednesday Nov. 2 consists of three parts and the public is welcome to attend any or all of the activities. Part 1: At 4:30 p.m. is a family [...]

Mayor, Finance Committee consider eff ect of state cuts

October 31st, 2008

Marlborough – Mayor Nancy Stevens got proactive at the onset of the current financial crisis by instituting a city-wide spending freeze. She, along with mayors from other cities, recently met with Lt. Gov. Tim Murray in a closed-door meeting to discuss what can be done to ease the city's economic troubles. Stevens reported back at [...]

Scouting for Food in Marlborough

October 31st, 2008

Marlborough – Gathered at City Hall to announce the 21st annual Marlborough Scouting for Food campaign are (l to r) Girl Scout Troop leader Kathleen Lirette, Girl Scouts Amanda Cote and Rachel Hooper, Mayor Nancy Stevens, Boy Scout Austin Watson, Marlborough Community Services Executive Director Fatinha Kerr, and Unit Commissioner Jim Watson. About 400 Boy [...]

Junior Woman’s Club plans November meeting

October 31st, 2008

Marlborough – The next meeting of the GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman's Club (MJWC) will be Tuesday Nov. 4 at New Horizons, 400 Hemenway St., Marlborough, at 7:30 p.m. If you are a woman living or working in Marlborough or a surrounding town and are looking for ways to get involved in your community, come learn [...]

District conducts screenings

October 31st, 2008

Marlborough – The Marlborough Public School District routinely conducts developmental preschool screenings for children from the age of 2 years and 9 months to 5 years. Children can be screened in any or all of the following areas: communication, cognitive development and motor development. If you have a concern about your child's development or suspect [...]

Local residents to appear in ‘Alice in Wonderland’

October 31st, 2008

Marlborough/Hudson – Steve D'Alessandro of Marlborough plays the timid King of Hearts in the upcoming River's Edge Players production of "Alice in Wonderland." His character's wife, the Queen of Hearts (right), is Hudson resident Terri Kilshaw, while Hudson resident Maureen Mathieson (left) is the Duchess. Shows will be presented Saturday Nov. 8 at 3:30 and [...]

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