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Golf tournament raises nearly $40,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest

July 29th, 2016

Marlborough – On July 11, more than 160 golfers and volunteers joined together for the 24th year in memory of Bob “RF” Wood and raised funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. The 24th annual RF Wood Kids Classic Golf Tournament was held at Marlborough Country Club and raised nearly $40,000 to support […]

Mulready School nurse honored as an Unsung Heroine

July 29th, 2016

Hudson – This year’s last day of school was extraordinary for Elaine McKenna of Hudson. On the same day that she retired after serving as school nurse for 20 years at J. L. Mulready Elementary School, McKenna was also recognized as an Unsung Heroine during a ceremony at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

Children’s book author and illustrator is a local treasure

July 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Thanks to a lot of talent, and some fortunate encounters, Ralph Masiello became a successful author and illustrator of children’s and how-to-draw books. He has given back to local students by creating a mural at the Boylston Elementary School, where he was a student. Masiello also recently completed a mural – involving students – at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School in Shrewsbury.

Troop 107 bottle drive a big success

July 29th, 2016

Grafton – The cans and bottles were flying fast and furious behind Grafton’s Municipal Center July 16 during Boy Scout Troop 107’s most recent bottle drive. Nineteen Scouts and parents pitched in to unload, sort, and bag glass, plastic, and aluminum containers. The Scouts earned money for their troop accounts that can be used for […]

Maria A. Afonso, 91, of Hudson

July 29th, 2016

Hudson – Maria A. (Silva) Afonso, 91, of Hudson, died Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel Afonso, who died in 1998. Maria was born and raised in Sao Miguel, the Azores of Portugal, daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Raposo) Silva. […]

Julio’s Liquors allows customers a chance to purchase rare whisky

July 28th, 2016

Westborough – At 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, Julio’s Liquors will open its doors to allow the first 500 visitors (21 years or older) a chance to purchase the rarest of the rare whiskies. The event will work as a lottery system. Each of the first 500 visitors at Julio’s will receive a special […]

Some like it hot…but some don’t

July 28th, 2016

Region – The extended heat wave this summer has residents racing for relief whether that’s a local pool, the beach or an air-conditioned building.

Not surprising, officials across the region, worried about drought conditions after a particularly mild winter, have issued strict water bans.

Westborough Library celebrates National Coloring Book Day

July 28th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library will celebrate National Coloring Book Day: “A Day to Relax and Color” Tuesday, Aug. 2, when the library will debut its newly circulating Coloring Book Art Kits for adults. Each kit includes a coloring book designed for adults, 24 colored pencils, and a pencil sharpener. You can color in a design or collaborate on a design that someone else may have started.

City receives grant for energy system at City Hall

July 28th, 2016

Marlborough – Marlborough has been awarded a grant for nearly $195,000 by the commonwealth’s Department of Energy Resources and $4,656 from a private donor for the K-9 unit. The Green Communities Competitive Grant will help fund the installation of an energy management system for City Hall which will enable the Public Facilities Department to control office temperatures when the building is occupied or unoccupied, according to a communication presented by Mayor Arthur Vigeant to councilors at the July 25 meeting.

New fire station proposed for west side of city

July 28th, 2016

Marlborough – The City Council revived a generation-long debate on the need for, and feasibility of, a new fire station in the western sector of the city. Councilors Peter Juaire and Matt Elder proposed the establishment of a special committee to consider sites for a new fire station at the July 25 council meeting. They specified the new committee be named by the mayor and council by the end of August.

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