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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Downtown Marlborough redevelopment plans move forward »

This conceptual rendering of the future design of Downtown Marlborough was one of many displayed at the Open House Forum held July 18 at the Masonic Hall.
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12:24 pm | Marlborough - An open house forum to discuss conceptual design and plans for a revitalized downtown Marlborough was held…

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Westborough man arrested after altercations at trailer park »

07:28 am | Westborough –  Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 7/20/14, at 6:56 PM, the Westborough Police…

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Grafton firefighter killed in car crash »

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10:16 am | Grafton-  Grafton Police Normand A. Crepeau, Jr  released this statement regarding a motor vehicle accident which killed a member…

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Local News

Chick-fil-A will soon be open in Westborough »

04:24 pm | Westborough – Local officials gathered July 15 to celebrate the newest addition to the area’s dining options: Chick-fil-A, the fast…

Mike Lawson, the owner-operator of the new Westborough Chick-fil-A and Karen Chapman, the president of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, pose for a photo with Chick-fil-A’s “Cow” mascot. 
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Welcome to the world, Charlie! »

12:11 pm | Westborough – Adria and Tyler Sullivan are happy to announce the birth of their son, Charlie, on July 2, 2014.…

Charlie Sullivan
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Lorraine V. Thomas, 88 »

09:14 am | Westborough – Lorraine V. Thomas, 88, formerly of Westborough, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Colonial Nursing and…

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Westborough man arrested after altercations at trailer park »

07:28 am | Westborough –  Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 7/20/14, at 6:56 PM, the Westborough Police responded…

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Betty L. Onorato, 86, of Shrewsbury »

10:35 am | Shrewsbury – Betty L. (Settegren) Onorato, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, July 21, 2014 in UMass Medical Center in Worcester after…

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Kathleen J. Kane, 56 »

11:20 am | Shrewsbury – Kathleen Joan Kane passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 56 after a long and…

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Jane M. O’Connor, 89, of Shrewsbury »

11:14 am | Shrewsbury – Jane M. (Leary) O’Connor, 89, of Shrewsbury, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and…

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Shrewsbury library goes “Outside the Box” to offer fun and free events »

10:03 pm | Shrewsbury – Residents of Shrewsbury will soon get the chance to have some outdoor fun at the current library, 609…

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Downtown Marlborough redevelopment plans move forward »

12:24 pm | Marlborough - An open house forum to discuss conceptual design and plans for a revitalized downtown Marlborough was held July…

This conceptual rendering of the future design of Downtown Marlborough was one of many displayed at the Open House Forum held July 18 at the Masonic Hall.
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Ronald F. Brenn, 79, formerly of Marlborough »

09:31 am | Whitinsville – Ronald F. Brenn, 70, of Whitinsville, formerly of Marlborough, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Milford Regional Medical…

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‘Here a chick, there a chick’ »

03:53 pm | Marlborough - The Farm School, located in Athol, visited the Marlborough Public Library July 10 to teach kids about chickens.…

Allison, 6, feels the texture of a chicken’s foot at the Marlborough Public Library.
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John J. Leehan Jr., 78, of Marlborough »

11:41 am | Marlborough – John J. “Jack” Leehan Jr., 78, of Marlborough, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital, with his…

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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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Buffer plan addresses Iron Mountain abutter concerns »

04:45 pm | Northborough--With its new data center on Bearfoot Road poised to open following months of construction, Iron Mountain has a developed…

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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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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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Southborough steps up economic development effort »

10:52 am | Southborough – “You have what most of the world wants,” said Prof. Maureen Dunne as she finished her presentation to…

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People and Places

  • 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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    Mark’s Moving & Storage: Westborough company specializes in a variety of moving services

    Westborough - In 1979, Mark Silverman, a student at Northeastern University, used his credit card to buy a used truck and moved

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    Quenching a thirst

    Northborough – Bill Benoit of Shrewsbury waters the flowers in front of St. Rose of Lima Church. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

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    Willard House & Clock Museum to host concert

    North Grafton -   The Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St., will be hosting a concert featuring Blackstone Cúil, Saturday, July

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    Author event to support Brain Injury Association of MA to be held at Tatnuck Bookseller

    Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller will host several of the contributors who participated in the new book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering

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    Westborough veterinarian is also accomplished author

    Westborough- Dr. Nick Trout is a staff surgeon at the Angell Animal Medical Center. He is also an accomplished author whose first

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    Marlborough youth’s lemonade stand benefits Boston Children’s Hospital

    Marlborough – Tyler Puchulu, a 10-year-old from Marlborough, decided he wanted to do something to help sick children. Last July, Tyler hosted

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    Public invited to ‘LiveLife Family Day’

    Shrewsbury - The public is invited to come and meet local first responders at a family-oriented event, “LiveLife Family Day,” Sunday, July

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • (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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  • Bianca de la Garza, former WCVB-TV news co-anchor (back, second from left), and Barbara LaGrenada, UWTC director of volunteerism (fifth from left), are joined by participants in last year’s Tools for Schools program at the Marlborough Community Cupboard.

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    United Way of Tri-County prepares for ‘Tools for Schools’

    Marlborough – As students begin enjoying their summer break, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) has started preparing its annual Tools for

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