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Charles R. LeBlanc, 80

October 31st, 2012

Marlborough – Charles R. LeBlanc, 80, of Marlborough, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Westborough HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Pawtucket, R.I. and educated at Mt. St. Charles, Woonsocket, R.I., and Sacred Heart Academy, Andover, he entered the Augustine Order and served for 14 years before returning to secular life. Mr. LeBlanc had been […]

The C.A. six tips of the day for Oct. 31

October 31st, 2012

Region – Today is Wednesday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2012. Today is Halloween!

In honor of this wonderful spooky holiday, we offer a few interesting Halloween tidbits.

Halloween (or as it was commonly known, “All Hallows Eve,”) has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival, Samhain, which celebrated the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Other theories have the holiday linked to pagan festivals of the dead. Many believe Oct. 31 was the day the dead would come back to cause havoc, by making people sick or damaging crops.

Sandy update for Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

October 30th, 2012

Region – Sandy continues to aggravate as heavy rains are currently soaking the region. Showers will continue through tomorrow and Thursday before things finally start to subside.

Much of the region has had power restored but there are still thousands who have not been so lucky. And tomorrow, is of course, Halloween. Check in with the C.A. tomorrow morning. We’ll have an update on which towns will allow Halloween and which will choose to postpone it.

Caitlyn Burke named a writing coach at Saint Michael's College

October 30th, 2012

Colchester, Vt. – Caitlyn Burke, daughter of Cathleen and Frederick Burke of Shrewsbury, has been named a writing coach at Saint Michael's College for the fall 2012 semester. Burke, a junior history and English double major, was selected from nominees submitted by the college faculty to be one of 27 student coaches at the liberal […]

Good news for Westborough trick or treaters!

October 30th, 2012

Westborough? – The Westborough Police Department has just announced that Halloween is a “GO” for tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 31. Last year's trick or treating was delayed for several days because of the storm that hit one year ago today. Fortunately, although Hurricane Sandy came to town yesterday, she did not do as much damage as […]

Melody Rene Bohl, 56

October 30th, 2012

Newtonville – Melody Rene Bohl, of Newtonville, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after an intense three-month battle with cancer. Born on July 21, 1956 in Albany, New York, she was a daughter of the late Daniel C. and Norma (Deitz) Bohl. Melody moved to Boston to earn her Bachelor […]

Grant will help families achieve self-sufficiency

October 30th, 2012

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – Many individuals who are unable to provide housing for themselves and their families often feel trapped, and even though they would like to become independent, do not have the ability and resources to do so. Several Marlborough residents will have an opportunity to change their lives through […]

List of closed Marlborough streets

October 30th, 2012

Marlborough – According to city officials, the follow streets are still blocked due to the storm, as of 11:00 a.m. : Stow Rd. between Simpson and Beeman Ln. (tree and wires between Fitzgerald and Simpson) Pleasant St. between Berlin Rd. and Ash St. (tree and wires near Calder St.) Berlin Rd. between Pleasant St. and […]

Elaine E. Gesell, 73

October 30th, 2012

Westborough – Elaine E. Gesell, 73, of Westborough, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northborough after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her son, Russell Randall and his fiancé Heather Hill of Willington, CT; daughters, Deborah Randall of Northborough, Laurie Morse and her husband […]

Michelle Caranci, 51

October 30th, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. – Michelle Caranci, 51, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Marlborough, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The daughter of the late Michael and Lorraine (Gaillardet) Caranci, Michelle was a graduate of Marlborough High School and had been employed at a day care center, prior to her illness. She […]

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