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Marlborough Labor Day Parade showcases an active community

September 2nd, 2014

City Councilor Ed Clancy is honored as grand marshal.

Marlborough – Participants and spectators preferred the humidity rather than the forecast of rain Sept. 1 for the 63rd annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade. With this year’s theme of “Marlborough – An Active Community,” the parade featured two dozen bands, 16 floats and many political candidates before the Sept. 9 state primary.

Bathing beauties

September 2nd, 2014


Shrewsbury – On a hot, humid, summer day, these little birds are grateful for a cool place to find some relief. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Stormy weather forecast for this afternoon

September 2nd, 2014

Region – The National Weather Service has just issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of our area and it is likely to be extended to cover all this area. The text is below – please note the last paragraph includes the potential for short lived tornadoes, much like the one that struck Worcester Sunday evening. Please be aware of the severity of this threat.

Mabel E. Gracie, 85, of Hudson

September 2nd, 2014

Hudson – Mabel E. (MacEachern) Gracie, 85, of Hudson, died at her home Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves her loving husband of 65 years, James Gracie of Hudson. Mabel was born in Boston, daughter of the late Ivan and Olga (Gill) MacEachern. She was raised in Roslindale, where she [...]

Norman E. Johnson Jr., 88, of Hudson

September 2nd, 2014

Hudson – Norman E. Johnson Jr., 88, of Hudson, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at Marlboro Hills Healthcare Center. He was the husband of the late Margie Johnson. Norman was born and raised in Boston, son of the late Norman E. Johnson Sr. and Bertha (Johnston). He has been a longtime resident of Hudson and [...]

Norma Ball, 92, of Marlborough

September 2nd, 2014

Marlborough – Norma (Walton) Ball, 92, of Marlborough, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Kay) Walton. Mrs. Ball had been employed as a cryptographer for the U.S. government during WWII at Camp Miles Standish, Taunton. It was there that she met her late husband, Richard Ball [...]

Robert Harvey, former president of family company, dies at age 95

September 2nd, 2014

Robert Harvey and his wife, Jane
File photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough  – Robert Emory Harvey, 95, of Westborough died on Saturday, August 30, 2014. He leaves his wife of 72 years, Jane (Williams) Harvey. He was born in Westborough, the son of Luta L. (Grimes) and Emory L. Harvey and lived there all his life. Harvey graduated from Westborough High School in 1936 and received [...]

Carol I. Parker, 95, of Westborough

September 2nd, 2014

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Westborough – Carol I. (McGee) Parker, 95, of Westborough, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Frank W. Parker. Born in Westborough, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Carrie (Frelick) McGee and was educated in Westborough schools. Carol [...]

Nancy E. Gould, 83

September 2nd, 2014

Southborough – Nancy E. (Cutler) Gould, 83, of Southborough, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital after a period of declining health. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Ruth E. (Babcock) Cutler. Nancy was a 1948 graduate of Marlborough High School and worked for Rivers School in [...]

Donald L. Filiere, 78, of Shrewsbury

September 2nd, 2014

Obit Donald L. Filiere,

Shrewsbury – With his family gathered by his side, Donald L. Filiere died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Rose Monahan Hospice Residence in Worcester, after a life well lived. He was 78. Born June 5, 1936 in Waterbury, Conn., he was a son of the late Louis E. and Esther (White) Filiere. He graduated from [...]

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