City awarded $1.6 million grant for Simarano Drive »

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02:38 pm | Marlborough - At the request of Mayor Arthur Vigeant the City Council has accepted a $1.6 million grant…

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Selectmen implement water restriction policy »

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12:51 pm | Shrewsbury – Residents who use town water must now follow outside water restrictions until at least the end of…

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Westborough selectmen approve remote participation policy »

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12:27 pm | Westborough--Reversing a previous position, the Board of Selectmen July 22 voted to adopt a policy governing remote participation in…

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Demolition of historic mansion on hold after purchase and sale expires »

10:15 pm | Southborough – A proposed plan to demolish the historic Burnett/Garfield mansion has been put on hold after a purchase…

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Selectmen interview four for state hospital committee »

12:17 am | Westborough—The Board of Selectmen began the process during its July 22 meeting of filling out a seven-member committee that will…

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A look back at Westborough’s Agricultural Society »

11:42 pm | Westborough - In 1839 the Westborough Agricultural Society, the forerunner of the Westborough Grange, was founded by 27 Westborough farmers.…

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Westborough teacher and coach wins Pathfinder Award »

11:38 pm | Westborough/Grafton - It’s not often you’ll find someone halfway through their career with as many accolades as Grafton resident Roger…

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Performance helps show kids science can be fun »

01:42 pm | The Sciencetellers visited the Westborough Public Library July 21 to perform their show, “Dragons & Dreams: The Science of…

Brooks is instructed by Shoshana when to stop pouring in the bubbles during the  Sciencetellers performance at the Westborough Public Library.
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Shrewsbury resident dances his way to Radio City Music Hall Christmas production »

12:31 am | Shrewsbury - Sam Quinn, 22, recently signed a contract with Radio City Music Hall to join the cast as a…

Sam Quinn will soon be dancing in the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.
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Shrewsbury Public Schools bid farewell to retiring longtime staff members »

11:49 pm | Shrewsbury - The end of school year rituals were a bit different this year for some longtime Shrewsbury Public Schools…

Shrewsbury - Retiring Spring Street School Nurse Mary Popp, R.N. (center), with Donna Morgan, media iunstructional assistant (left) and Judith Adair, secretary (right), after Mary received flowers during the school’s fourth-grade celebration in June. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)
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Youth church group helps repair hurricane-damaged homes »

11:22 pm | Shrewsbury – On June 22, immediately after morning worship, First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury’s Youth Mission Group headed out with…

The group from Shrewsbury that traveled to Atlantic City, N.J., to work on homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo/submitted)
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Selectmen implement water restriction policy »

12:51 pm | Shrewsbury – Residents who use town water must now follow outside water restrictions until at least the end of September.…

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Carl D. Vollink, 87, of Marlborough »

09:25 am | Marlborough – Carl D. Vollink, 87, of Marlborough, formerly of Hudson, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at The Reservoir Center…

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‘Summer brothers’ return for Fresh Air visit »

12:39 am | Marlborough - For the past five years, David and Elaine Ritter have opened their homes and hearts to two young…

The Ritters and their summer guests enjoy a visit to Cathedral Ledge in North Conway, N.H. (Photo/submitted)
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Council pushes to retain control of telecom requests »

12:20 am | By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – The Marlborough City Council is sending a strong message to the state’s…

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IPG Photonics seeking tax concession »

12:18 am | By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – A high-tech company that develops and manufactures high performance lasers has requested…

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Northborough police log, July 25 edition »

10:46 am | Northborough Sunday, July 6 1:19 a.m. Crawford St. Family offense. 12:11 p.m. Church St. Keep the peace. 6:55 p.m. Arrested,…

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Wesley Bates, 89, of Northborough »

10:41 am | Northborough – Wesley Herbert Bates, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, July 21, 2014. He was predeceased by his wife of…

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Marguerite B. Stirk, 89, of Northborough »

10:39 am | Northborough – Marguerite B. (McMahon) Drew Stirk, 89, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at UMass Memorial Medical Center –…

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Northborough firefighter graduates from state firefighting academy »

10:38 am | Region - Thomas R. Monagle graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s (MFA) Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program in a ceremony…

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Marian A. Tomczyk, 78, of Hudson »

11:47 am | Hudson – Marian A. Tomczyk, 78, of Hudson, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus in…

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James F. Kelley, 82, of Hudson »

11:23 am | Hudson – James F. Kelley, 82, of Hudson and formerly of Marlborough, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at The Reservoir…

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Hudson Police Department conducts youth academy »

12:05 pm | Hudson – Thirty boys and girls who are entering grades seven to nine now have a better understanding of law…

Trevor Lewis, a rising seventh-grader, wears the top of the bite suit that Lieutenant Mike Kelly had worn during the K-9 demonstration.
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Father of special needs children hopes to make positive changes in Hudson schools »

08:55 am | Hudson - Hudson resident Jorge Teixeira is a family man. By day he is a Tyco software and hardware appliances…

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New Southborough flag to hang in State House »

11:52 pm | Southborough – After the previous flag was damaged due to a water leak in the Great Hall in the State…

Senator James Eldridge and Representative Carolyn Dykema display the new Southborough town flag. (Photo/submitted)
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Demolition of historic mansion on hold after purchase and sale expires »

10:15 pm | Southborough – A proposed plan to demolish the historic Burnett/Garfield mansion has been put on hold after a purchase and…

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Southborough library holds ‘Truck Day’ »

04:12 pm | Southborough - The Southborough Public Library held “Truck Day” July 17. Children were able to climb up into and learn about…

Nick, 3, pretends to drive a truck at the Southborough Public Library’s “Truck Day”.
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Southborough youth strive to save historic home from demolition »

01:55 pm | Southborough – A group of Southborough teens are learning an important lesson during summer break. They organized a grassroots effort…

Protesting the possible demolition of the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion are (l to r) Maggie Shoemaker, 14; her brother Joe, 12; Sophia Scaringi; 12; and Bridget Brady, 14.
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People and Places

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    Pro-Tech Pest Control: Professional service to treat all kinds of pest problems

    “We’re in the pest control business, and we solve and prevent pest problems for businesses and homeowners. We deal with mice, ants,

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  • Sam Quinn will soon be dancing in the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.

    Shrewsbury resident dances his way to Radio City Music Hall Christmas production

    Shrewsbury - Sam Quinn, 22, recently signed a contract with Radio City Music Hall to join the cast as a dancer with

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  • Shrewsbury - Retiring Spring Street School Nurse Mary Popp, R.N. (center), with Donna Morgan, media iunstructional assistant (left) and Judith Adair, secretary (right), after Mary received flowers during the school’s fourth-grade celebration in June. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

    Shrewsbury Public Schools bid farewell to retiring longtime staff members

    Shrewsbury - The end of school year rituals were a bit different this year for some longtime Shrewsbury Public Schools (SPS) staff

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    Westborough teacher and coach wins Pathfinder Award

    Westborough/Grafton - It’s not often you’ll find someone halfway through their career with as many accolades as Grafton resident Roger Anderson; however,

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    Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar offers wide variety of dining choices

    Hudson – As the co-owner of Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar for 23 years, Chris Tsiros knows how competitive the restaurant business can

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  • Brooks is instructed by Shoshana when to stop pouring in the bubbles during the  Sciencetellers performance at the Westborough Public Library.
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    Performance helps show kids science can be fun

    The Sciencetellers visited the Westborough Public Library July 21 to perform their show, “Dragons & Dreams: The Science of Fire &

    Read More

  • Sara Peltier and Ashley LeConti, members of Girl Scout Troop 72843

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

    Marlborough garden tour features Girl Scouts’ Silver Award project

    Marlborough – When the Marlborough Public Library presented a garden tour July 20, guests visited several spots including Jaworek Elementary School. That’s

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  • Charlie Sullivan
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    Welcome to the world, Charlie!

    Westborough – Adria and Tyler Sullivan are happy to announce the birth of their son, Charlie, on July 2, 2014. Charlie’s proud

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  • Nick, 3, pretends to drive a truck at the Southborough Public Library’s “Truck Day”.

    Southborough library holds ‘Truck Day’

    Southborough - The Southborough Public Library held “Truck Day” July 17. Children were able to climb up into and learn about a variety

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  • Allison, 6, feels the texture of a chicken’s foot at the Marlborough Public Library.
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    ‘Here a chick, there a chick’

    Marlborough - The Farm School, located in Athol, visited the Marlborough Public Library July 10 to teach kids about chickens.

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • Sara Peltier and Ashley LeConti, members of Girl Scout Troop 72843

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    Marlborough garden tour features Girl Scouts’ Silver Award project

    Marlborough – When the Marlborough Public Library presented a garden tour July 20, guests visited several spots including Jaworek Elementary School. That’s

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  • (l to r): Joseph Bruneau; Devin Macomber; Toni Wolf, executive director, Employment Options, Inc.; Ronald Disantis; Shannon Leary, executive events director, David Peterson; and Ellen Dorian, Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation secretary. 
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    Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation donates to Employment Options

    Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded Employment Options, Inc. a $5,000 grant to support and expand the operations of

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  • Pastoral Counseling Center starts new weekly support groups

    Westborough – The Pastoral Counseling Center, 7 Church St., is offering several weekly groups: a Tuesday evening divorce support group, a caregivers

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  • Chuck and Mud perform July 10 at the Summer Concert Series on the Neary Elementary School grounds.

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    Southborough Summer Concert Series helps send kids to camp

    Southborough - Several years ago, Recreation Director Doreen Ferguson arranged to have a permanent platform built on the Neary Elementary School grounds

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  • Sue Charbonneau Beane and her daughter Madison
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    ‘Songs for Sue’ benefit for Hudson resident fighting cancer

    Hudson – Friends and family of Sue Charbonneau Beane will host a benefit, “Songs for Sue,” Saturday July 12 from 12-6 p.m.

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  • Hudson woman memorialized with fund for her children

    Hudson/Marlborough – Contributions are being accepted for the Madi and Chase Fund for the teenage children of Maureen (Chiasson) Young of Hudson,

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  • James and Nancy Coghlin 
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    Coghlin honored for advocacy in the fight against cancer

    Westborough - Westborough resident James Coghlin, Sr. was honored June 10 by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center for his leadership role

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    Marlborough Summer Lunch Program seeks donations

    Marlborough - For the past nine years, more than 900 local children from low income families have received a nutritious lunch three

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  • Kara Vautour
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    Westborough woman runs to home base for fellow veterans

    Westborough - Technical Sergeant Kara Vautour is preparing to run in the 2014 Red Sox’s Run to Home Base event Saturday, July

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    ‘Hope Blooms’ for Northborough woman

    Northborough - It was a big, two-day project, with sweaty, dirt-covered men and women tramping through her yard and home, but Northborough

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