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02:46 pm | Northborough - In addition to $15 million to fund the Lincoln Street School project, voters at Town Meeting this…

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‘Roller coaster’ weather in store for region »

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12:51 pm | By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist The ECMWF (European) model has an amazing output forecast for the next 48…

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Hudson, Marlborough police departments make arrest after drug investigation »

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01:03 pm | Hudson – The Hudson Police Department has released information on a month-long investigation with the Marlborough Police Department into…

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Special Shrewsbury Town Meeting will address former Spag’s property development ‘vision’ »

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11:24 am | Shrewsbury – A plan to develop the former Spag’s/Building 19 property into a multi-use complex will be on the…

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Local News

Martial arts stars launch new studio in Westborough »

11:00 pm | Westborough – Renowned mixed martial artists Mark DellaGrotte and Daniel Gracie were the guests of honor at the grand opening…

Mixed martial artist Mark DellaGrotte strikes a pose during the grand opening.
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Poets take the stage at Westborough middle school »

10:08 pm | Westborough – On March 28, Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School in Westborough hosted its sixth annual Poetry Slam in the…

Poets Liz Heath, Muggs, Alex Charalambides and Nicholas Earl Davis at the sixth annual Poetry Slam at Gibbons Middle School in Westborough. (Photo/submitted)
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Grady will be new Westborough Recreation Director »

10:00 pm | Westborough – The Westborough Recreation Commission voted unanimously to hire Alan Grady, the current assistant recreation director in Gorham, Maine,…

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Mark L. Flanagan, 63, of Westborough »

02:58 pm | Westborough - Mark L. Flanagan, 63, of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 14, 2014 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare –…

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Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! »

09:34 pm | Shrewsbury – Students at God’s Little Children Preschool recently had a wonderful time celebrating Dr. Seuss’  birthday.  Parents joined in…

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Shrewsbury police log, April 18 edition »

12:00 pm | Shrewsbury Friday, April 4 12:08 a.m. Arrested, Joseph Alamprese, 50, of 115 Sherman Ave., North Providence, R.I., on warrant. 1:22…

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Rita G. Dellomo, 89 »

09:23 am | Shrewsbury - Rita G. (Cournoyer) Dellomo, 89, of Shrewsbury, passed away at home Sunday, April 13, 2014, with her family…

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Luz Dulmaine, of Shrewsbury »

11:23 am | Shrewsbury – Luz (de los Rios) Dulmaine, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, April 11, 2014 in UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus.…

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Week of the Young Child celebrated at Next Generation Children’s Centers »

10:40 pm | Marlborough - The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association of the…

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Marlborough senior knits hearts together »

10:27 pm | Marlborough - Judy Jewett, 71, has been teaching crochet at the Marlborough Senior Center for over 10 years. She also…

Judy and Charlie Jewett crochet hats for “Hats for Our Friends.” (Photo/submitted)
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Marlborough resident shares love of volleyball with students »

09:54 pm | By Erika Steele, Contributing Writer Marlborough/Shrewsbury – With the snow finally melting and the blistering winds of winter dying down,…

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Earl H. England, 69, of Marlborough »

12:17 pm | Marlborough – Earl H. England, 69, of Marlborough, formerly of Hudson, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at The Reservoir Center…

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Selectmen approve Green Street conservation restriction »

10:53 pm | Northborough – The Board of Selectmen voted April 14 to accept a conservation restriction on the Green Street property acquired…

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Selectmen vote to support Lincoln Street School, public safety article »

10:50 pm | Northborough – The Board of Selectmen briefly debated at its April 14 meeting whether to take a stand on a…

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Northborough police log, April 18 edition »

12:00 pm | Northborough Sunday, March 30 8:33 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 12:26 p.m. Solomon Pond Rd. Accident – property damage. 1:16…

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John R. Wood, 86, of Northborough »

11:57 am | Northborough – John R. Wood, 86, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in West…

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Longtime educator turns Zumba instructor in Hudson »

02:55 pm | Region – Linda Corbin commuted from Northborough to Hudson for 19 years when she worked as the principal of Hubert…

Linda Corbin of Northborough leads a Zumba class at the Hudson Senior Center.

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Hudson, Marlborough police departments make arrest after drug investigation »

01:03 pm | Hudson – The Hudson Police Department has released information on a month-long investigation with the Marlborough Police Department into the…

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Jane S. Lamore, 58, of Hudson »

09:22 am | Hudson – Jane Stalker Lamore, 58, of Hudson, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, with her husband…

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Suzanne Kelley, 88, of Hudson »

10:00 am | Hudson – Suzanne Jeanne (Rafuse) Kelley, 88, of Hudson, formerly of Shapleigh, Maine, and Somerville, Massachusetts, died peacefully Monday, April…

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Southborough police log, April 18 edition »

12:00 pm | Southborough Thursday, April 3 1:01 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business. 8:15 a.m. A resident…

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Circus comes to ‘Saturdays at Fay’ »

08:58 pm | Families were entertained by the “Jedster the Jester Circus Show” presented April 12 at Fay School. In addition to watching…

Following the circus show, Eric Zhang, 4, learns how to balance a plate.
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Here a chick, there a chick »

08:32 pm | Southborough – Getting a close look at live chicks from the Drumlin Farms Wildlife Sanctuary are (l to r) Emily…

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Letter to the Editor: Vote ‘NO’ for a split tax rate at Southborough Town Meeting »

03:04 pm | To the Editor: Article 24 on the Town Warrant of Southborough is proposing a dual property tax rate which would…

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People and Places

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    Draught House Bar & Grill: New West Boylston spot features over 30 beers on tap

    West Boylston—Last spring, the owners of The Manor decided their restaurant needed a new look, and they completely renovated both space and

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  • Judy and Charlie Jewett crochet hats for “Hats for Our Friends.” (Photo/submitted)

    Marlborough senior knits hearts together

    Marlborough - Judy Jewett, 71, has been teaching crochet at the Marlborough Senior Center for over 10 years. She also spearheads Hats

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    Author Canale to sign copies of new children’s book at Tatnuck Bookseller

    Westborough – Suzie Hearl Canale will be signing copies of her new children’s book, “Boston, You’re My Home!” at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday,

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  • Tyler Wooldridge, Layla Paradise, Bennett Pontes and Christopher Kirejczyk enjoy the recycled music wall.

    Week of the Young Child celebrated at Next Generation Children’s Centers

    Marlborough - The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association of the Education of Young

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  • Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Robert A. DeLeo urged supporters and fellow Democrats to support State Representative Danielle Gregoire's bid for re-election at her campaign kickoff held recently. (Photo/submitted)

    DeLeo urges support for Gregoire

    Marlborough - State Representative Danielle Gregoire, D- Marlborough, hit the ground running as more than 175 supporters and Democratic office holders gathered

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    Westborough soldier earns aviation wings

    Westborough – Pvt. Paul A. Blanchard Jr. of Westborough graduated from U.S. Army Boot Camp in Fort Jackson, S.C., Nov. 21. From

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  • Linda Corbin of Northborough leads a Zumba class at the Hudson Senior Center.

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    Longtime educator turns Zumba instructor in Hudson

    Region – Linda Corbin commuted from Northborough to Hudson for 19 years when she worked as the principal of Hubert Kindergarten up

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  • Roger and Sue McCarthy, owners of McCarthy’s Landscaping. Photo/Nancy Brumback

    McCarthy’s Landscaping & Irrigation: Creating new landscapes for outdoor living

    West Boylston—Take a look out the back door. Is the deck or patio too small for your needs? Would a new seating

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  • (back, l to r) - Fran Hurley, president and Jeff Stupik, social recreation coordinator, Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest 
(middle, l to r)  - Jim Hickey, vice president of business development, Ellen Dorian, executive vice president, and Rick Bennett, president and CEO, Marlborough Savings Bank 
(front, l to r) - Two participants from the Youth Basketball League
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    BGCMW announces youth basketball division champions

    League sponsor Marlborough Savings Bank shares in program’s continued success Marlborough – The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest recently celebrated the

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  • Mikey LaCroix, 15, (far right) who competes out of Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, poses for a photo after winning third place in boardercross in the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship. (Photo/submitted)

    LaCroix wins third place in boardercross championship

    Shrewsbury – Mikey LaCroix, 15, who competes out of Ski Ward, placed third in the country for boardercross amongst 14 and 15

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Editorially Speaking

Dr. Ronald Dunlap, Dr. Milagros Abreau

Physician Focus: Eliminating Disparities in Care »

08:55 pm | Twelve years ago, the Institute of Medicine, the independent health…

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A road more traveled »

08:40 pm | Region – After enduring a particularly harsh winter, the snow…

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Local History

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The Massachusetts Turnpike: a Westborough controversy »

03:09 pm | By Glenn Parker, Contributing Writer This is an article in…

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The first Town Hall (1929)

A history of some of Westborough’s buildings »

02:37 pm | Westborough’s first Town Hall, 1839-1929 The First District Court of Eastern…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • (l to r):  Jerry Shpak, SpencerBANK vice president and investment executive and active board member of the Worcester chapter of StandUp For Kids; Donna Katsoudas, StandUp For Kids volunteer executive director; and K. Michael Robbins, SpencerBANK, president and CEO.
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    SpencerBANK supports StandUp For Kids

    Spencer – SpencerBANK recently donated $1,000 to the Worcester chapter of StandUp For Kids, an organization whose mission is to end youth

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  • Robbin Miller 
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    Shrewsbury woman celebrates 15 years as volunteer host of advocacy show

    Shrewsbury- Fifteen years ago, Robbin Miller was fed up with the way people with disabilities were portrayed in mainstream media as heroes

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    Concert to benefit Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling Center

    Westborough – The public is invited to come and enjoy the Seventh Annual Westborough Interfaith Community Concert this Sunday, March 30, at

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  • This 18-wheeler was a welcome sight March 25 as it came bearing 40,000 of donations from the Ocean State Job Lot headquarters in North Kingstown, R.I.

    Ocean State Job Lot donates to Worcester County Food Bank

    Shrewsbury - An Ocean State Job Lot tractor-trailer brought 40,000 pounds of donations to the Worcester County Food Bank on Route 9

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  • Program to be held for caregivers for those with memory loss

    Region – The Metrowest Alzheimer’s Partnership will present “Memory Loss is a Family Affair” Saturday, April 5, at the Callahan Senior Center,

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  • Laura Brennan, children’s librarian at the Northborough Free Library, holds pajamas donated by Mirick O’Connell. (Photo/submitted)

    Local law firm donates pajamas for children

    Northborough – On Feb. 14, the law firm of Mirick O’Connell held a $5 Jeans Day fundraiser in support of the Northborough

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  • In Your Shoes to host ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser

    Westborough – Since 2008, In Your Shoes (IYS) has been helping Westborough residents in need. The nonprofit organization provides emergency funds to

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  • (l to r): Jimmie Ames, assistant vice president and market manager, Avidia Bank; Millard B. Berryman, president and CEO for DA-MAR Biological, Inc.; Mary Taber, spiritual director,  L.C.S.W., Pastoral Counseling Centers of MA; Cam Sowa, president and chair of the board of directors of Pastoral Counseling Centers of MA; and Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank.
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    Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to The Pastoral Counseling Centers of MA

    Westborough – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 to Pastoral Counseling Centers of MA (PCC) to support counseling costs. PCC offers

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    Shrewsbury Fire Department helps kids living in hotel learn about fire safety

    Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Fire Department recently presented its Student Awareness and Fire Education, or S.A.F.E., program to displaced families that are

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    Making blankets for victims of Boston bombings

    Marlborough - While sitting by the fireplace in the central living room at Christopher Heights or in the privacy of their own

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