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Letter to the editor: Support Northborough's small businesses

February 26th, 2013

N Ladue

To the editor: I am sick and tired of the abuse that rains down on Northborough's small businesses, particularly those on Blake Street. Business owners pay substantial rents so that our landlords can pay substantial town taxes. The vast majority of us are not millionaires. On the contrary, most of us worry about paying our […]

Local towns to participate in “UNscheduled Night”

February 26th, 2013

Laurie Sugarman-Whittier, director of Southborough Youth and Family Services, helped craft UNscheduled night, which is scheduled to take place March 7.  (Photo/Sue Wambolt)

Southborough/Northborough – On Thursday, March 7, students and their families in Southborough and Northborough will participate in “UNscheduled night.” Designed to encourage families to “step off the fast track and step towards each other,” UNscheduled is a night without homework, practices or town meetings, organizers said. Parents are encouraged to come home from work in time for a family dinner and to make this night special for the entire family.

Laurie Sugarman-Whittier, director of Southborough Youth and Family Services, explained the event's mission.

Eating Disorders Awareness program available

February 26th, 2013

Region – To increase awareness and encourage eating disorder treatment, Mass 211, a direct service of the United Way of Tri-County, is offering anonymous online eating disorder screenings through the CommunityResponse? National Eating Disorders Screening Program?. The educational initiative will coincide with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) February 24 to March 2. The eating […]

Tower Hill hosts Camellia Show March 2 – 3

February 26th, 2013

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Boylston – The Massachusetts Camellia Society, one of the oldest societies in the USA, will present its 184th Annual Camellia Show March 2 to 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. See hundreds of gorgeous Camellia flowers at the peak of their display – both on the camellia […]

Falling in love with a New England barn

February 26th, 2013


Shrewsbury – When one picture's New England, a big red barn surrounded by stone walls is often one of the images that come to mind. That vision, plus watching “The Good Life” on HGTV, drove Gail and Joe Aslanian to move from Michigan to Shrewsbury back in the late 90's.

Joe had owned a cabinet making business outside of Detroit. Gail was an elementary school art teacher. They had lived in Michigan for 27 years, and when they thought about their retirement, they decided that they wanted a place big enough for all their crafts and collections. Since Joe's family came from Worcester, the couple started looking for a property with a barn in this area. They searched with mounting frustration for months, but nothing was what they envisioned. A newspaper ad eventually led to a six-acre property in Shrewsbury on a stream that included a big red barn, an antique house and three income producing apartments.

Northborough selectmen discuss preliminary warrant

February 26th, 2013


Northborough – Town Administrator John Coderre presented a draft of the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) at the Feb. 25 Board of Selectmen's meeting. There are currently 52 potential articles on the warrant, he said.

“A number of these are very little more than placeholders,” he noted. “There are no citizen petitions at this year's meeting. We don’t have anything else that I’m aware of that is not included in this draft.”

Public Service Internship Program to continue in Marlborough

February 26th, 2013

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Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant has asked the City Council to continue the formal Public Service Internship Program for deserving college students and high school graduates. The program was inaugurated last year.

In his communication to the council at its Feb. 24 meeting, Vigeant said he welcomed any feedback or questions relative to the program. He also included statements of overwhelming support from participating department heads and their staffs.

Lt. Col (Ret) David Carlson, 64

February 26th, 2013

Obit David Alan Carlson

Shrewsbury – David Alan Carlson, 64, of Shrewsbury passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. He was the husband of Linda (Cushing) Carlson of Shrewsbury. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with David's family Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. At his request, no […]

Jacques, four Shrewsbury teens honored at SYFS gala

February 25th, 2013


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS), the town of Shrewsbury's only private, nonprofit community counseling and social services agency, held its ninth annual and special 30th anniversary gala Feb. 23 at St. John's High School. Honorees included Robert “Bob” Paul Jacques, a founding member who was honored with the 2013 Harry S. Cutting, Jr. Award, and Shrewsbury teens Kristen Grip, Nick Silverio, Aaron Hayden, and Jennifer Tylock, who received 2013 Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury awards.

St. John's Green once again wins state meet

February 25th, 2013

Jonathan Green (Photo/courtesy Raul Laborde)

Shrewsbury ?For the last three years, Jonathan Green, a senior at St. John's High School, has made an impressive showing as a year-round runner. On Feb. 23, he defeated the field with a personal best of 9:21.48 to win the two-mile event at the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) Auerbach All State Meet. This was the […]

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