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Westborough to participate in ‘Goods for Guns’ program

December 9th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough will again join with the Worcester Police Department and UMass Memorial Health Care in their annual “Goods for Guns” buyback program Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Worcester Police Department headquarters, 911 Lincoln Square. Westborough residents may bring guns to Worcester in exchange for gift cards ranging from […]

Westborough: Christmas tree pick-up by Venture Crew 100

December 9th, 2016

Westborough – Do you wonder what to do with your Christmas tree after the holidays? Venture Crew 100 has a solution! As part of Westborough Venture Crew 100’s annual fundraiser, they will pick up your tree and dispose of it for you for a donation to Venture Crew 100. All money raised will go to […]

Marlborough: Drop-in health clinic at Marlborough Senior Center

December 9th, 2016

Marlborough – The Marlborough Senior Center is offering a weekly drop-in health clinic every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Blood sugar and blood pressure testing are provided. No appointment is necessary. The clinic is staffed by a Registered Nurse who will also answer health questions. The Marlborough Senior Center is located at 40 New St. in […]

Westborough man injured after being hit by SUV

December 9th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 12/8/16, at approximately 9:25 PM, the Westborough Police Dept. responded to 175 Flanders Rd. for a reported pedestrian accident. The arriving unit located a male in the roadway with serious injuries. He was identified as Joseph E. Laplante, age 48 of 175 Flanders […]

Marilyn C. Leone, 69, of Marlborough

December 9th, 2016


Marlborough – Marilyn C. Leone, 69, of Marlborough, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at Health Park Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., surrounded by her family. She leaves her husband of 47 years, Daniel J. Leone Jr. She was born in Somerville, and was the daughter of Marion F. McIntosh and the late Frederick J. McIntosh. […]

Edward J. Barton, 52, of Leominster

December 9th, 2016


Leominster – Edward J. Barton, 52, of Leominster, formerly of Westborough, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital in Worcester. Born in Marlborough, he is the son of Helen J. (Goggin) Barton of Westborough and the late Luke P. Barton. He was educated in Westborough schools. After high school, he received […]

Doris M. Miller, 94, of Northborough

December 9th, 2016

Northborough – Doris M. (Rawlinson) Miller, 94, wife of the late Thomas C. Miller, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the Coleman House in Northborough after an illness. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Robert and Evemae (Simon) Rawlinson. She leaves her three sons, Tom Miller of Florida, Kent Miller of […]

Southborough police warn of credit card skimmer at local station gas station

December 9th, 2016

Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this morning: The Southborough Police Department would like to alert the public to the discovery of a credit card skimming device located on pump number two at the Mobil Gas Station, 76 Turnpike Road, (Route 9), at the corner of Oak Hill Road.  The skimmer was […]

250th Anniversary Committee honored at selectmen’s meeting

December 9th, 2016

Virginia Simms George (front, holding award) with members of the 250th anniversary Committee and town officials. Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Northborough – The town’s 250th Anniversary Committee was recognized by its chair, Virginia Simms George, at the Nov. 28 Board of Selectmen meeting.

Shrewsbury Historical Society to host presentation on Old Sturbridge Village

December 9th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society, 17 Church Road, presents “Even a Small House is a Big Project” by Master Carpenter Tom Kelleher Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Although early American families were generally much larger than households are today, their homes were usually much smaller. Most of these early “tiny houses,” no longer […]

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