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Family that gardens together

May 21st, 2013

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Shrewsbury – Ryan Demac, a seventh-grader at Oak Middle School, and his sister, Lexi, a senior at Shrewsbury High School, make their purchases at the Shrewsbury Garden Club's annual Plant Sale, held May 18 at the Shrewsbury Senior Center parking lot. Proceeds go to the club's scholarship fund and town beautification projects. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough to look into electronic voting for town meetings

May 21st, 2013


Westborough – Now that some time has passed since the town's massive Annual Town Meeting, which was held over 10 hours in March, officials are seeking ways to help expedite the processes during future town meetings in the hopes that more voters will participate. They are also cognizant of the fact that not all voters feel comfortable publicly voting on an issue either by show of hands or by a standing count.

Westborough's downtown welcomes a new “Piccadilly”

May 21st, 2013

(l to r) Selectman George Barrette, state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, and Dean Calivas, COO of the Stonegate Development Group, celebrate the grand opening of Piccadilly Place.

Westborough -Westborough's downtown may soon have a new energy to it, thanks to a makeover at part of an iconic building.

For years, the three-story brick Arcade building, located adjacent to the rotary in the heart of the downtown, has been home to a number of businesses and restaurants, including the popular Piccadilly Pub. When that restaurant shuttered a number of years ago, that space and others in the 3-5 Milk St. portion of the building stayed dormant.

Shrewsbury student receives collegiate journalism award

May 21st, 2013

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Shrewsbury- Spencer Buell, a senior at Framingham State University, is a recipient of a 2012 Mark of Excellence Award in Region 1 from The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

According to the SPJ, the awards “honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year.”

Framingham man arrested in Westborough for drug possession

May 21st, 2013

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(Photo/courtesy Westborough Police Dept.)

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement today: On 5/21/13, at approximately 9:30 AM, the Westborough Police Dept. received a call reporting a male subject standing under the E. Main St. railroad bridge smoking marijuana. The arriving units located the male standing next to the railroad tracks on Willow St. A search of […]

Ladies of all ages enjoy tea party to benefit Northborough's schools

May 21st, 2013

The Disney Princess, "Belle," danced and sang with the daughters.

Northborough – Mothers and daughters had the chance to play princess for an afternoon while raising money to support schools.

On May 18, the Northborough Education Foundation hosted its first “Mother/Daughter Tea Party” at the Algonquin Regional High School. The tea party, which organizers hope will become an annual event, attracted about 50 girls and 50 adults, including mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends.

Council considers cuts to mayor's budget proposal

May 21st, 2013


Marlborough – A public hearing on the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2014 municipal operating budget, as recently submitted by Mayor Arthur Vigeant, was held during the May 20 City Council meeting. A review of the $132.92 million proposed spending plan reflects an increase of 4.89 percent over the approved FY 2013 budget. The Finance Committee, chaired by Councilor-at-Large Michael Ossing, is proposing a cut totaling slightly over $700,000 from the plan, after a series of review meetings with city department heads.

Giorgi's Boutique celebrates grand opening in Marlborough

May 21st, 2013

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By Joan Simoneau, Contributing Reporter Marlborough – Giorgi's Boutique, an “Exquisitely Unique Consignment Shop,” held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony May 7 at its 266 Main Street,? Marlborough location.? Featured are a wide range of designer clothing, hand bags, jewelry and other items to please women with discriminating taste, according to proprietor Mary […]

Proposed Shrewsbury library design is still too expensive

May 21st, 2013

To the Editor: Library Building Costs Balloon! Now Estimated at $23.1 Million On May 14th the Library Building Committee again recommended a Cadillac design for its new library proposal.? It selected the most expensive of three options to present at Shrewsbury's May 22th Special Town Meeting in order to get the necessary funding for further […]

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