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New and expecting parents accept invitation to Marlborough baby shower

April 23rd, 2014

Karen Busa and her daughter, Sophia, three months, attend the first Community Baby Shower held April 12 at the Marlborough Public Library.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Geralyn Shultz, the children’s librarian at the Marlborough Public Library, welcomed a roomful of new and expecting parents to the first Community Baby Shower, held April 12 in the Bigelow Auditorium.

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

April 23rd, 2014

Worry Doll and Book copy

Westborough – Author Allison Canale will be signing copies of her new children’s book, “Ella and the Worry Doll” at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, April 27, from 1-3 p.m. “Whether its snakes, storms, or school bullies, everyone has things that make them afraid. But when Ella and her friends are worried or afraid, they call upon [...]

Author Swanson to sign copies of new novel at Tatnuck Bookseller

April 23rd, 2014


Westborough – Author Peter Swanson will be signing copies of his new novel, “The Girl with a Clock for a Heart” at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, April 26 from 1-3 p.m. This debut novel is a romantic noir with shades of Hitchcock in which a man is swept into a vortex of passion and murder when [...]

Marlborough sister organizes dance-a-thon for Autism Speaks

April 23rd, 2014


Marlborough – Amanda Deforest, 25, and her sister Nicole, 23, grew up playing with dolls, baking with their mother, and listening to music together. And, while their relationship was typical in many ways, it was also unconventional – Nicole has autism. But it would take a painful life experience to show Amanda the true depth of their bond.

Nicole attended special needs programs her whole life through both the public schools and the state. Amanda often volunteered in the school programs that Nicole was in, wanting to protect her and keep a watchful eye. She was, after all, her only sibling and she felt a sense of responsibility.

WRTA shuttle ridership climbing in Westborough

April 23rd, 2014


Westborough– Use of the Westborough shuttle service launched in December has spiked recently after a slow start as a marketing push that targeted area employers helped increase use of the service.

Town Manager Jim Malloy told the Board of Selectmen April 22 that in a three-week period starting on March 3, 274 people used the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) service, compared to 51 people in the first 21 days of the service.

Southborough police log, April 25 edition

April 23rd, 2014

police log

Southborough Thursday, April 10 2:20 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business. 8:26 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Sears Road residence. 8:38 a.m. Officers assisted a Gilmore Road family with a civil matter. 8:45 a.m. An officer responded to Turnpike Road to investigate a report of a suspicious [...]

Northborough police log, April 25 edition

April 23rd, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, April 6 2:37 a.m. Hudson St. Ambulance. 3:15 a.m. Arrested, Elcilon B. Freitas, 31, of 8 Boston Dr., Shrewsbury, for marked lanes violation, unlicensed operation of MV, OUI liquor. 8:17 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. 1:07 p.m. Brigham St. Animal calls. 3:11 p.m. Otis St. Well-being check. Monday, April 7 8:43 [...]

Marlborough police log, April 25 edition

April 23rd, 2014

police log

Marlborough Friday, April 11 8:46 a.m. Felton St. Suspicious activity. 10:29 a.m. Florence St. Parking violation. 11:59 a.m. Helen Dr. Larceny. 2:27 p.m. Bolton St. Disturbance. 2:59 p.m. Arrested, Benjamin Grey Rennels, 30, of 16 Bracken Dr., Marlborough, for assault, vandalize property, A&B (2 cts), fugitive from justice on court warrant, A&B with dangerous weapon. [...]

Westborough police log, April 25 edition

April 23rd, 2014

police log

Westborough Friday, April 11 2:03 a.m. Arrested, Joseph Colameta, 50, of 8 Skyview Rd., Woburn, for OUI liquor, marked lanes violation. 7:06 a.m. W Main St./Mill Rd. Accident – property damage. 8:54 a.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 11:23 a.m. Hyder St. Disturbance (general). 11:38 a.m. Park St./Turnpike Rd. Suspicious person. 12:55 p.m. [...]

Joseph A. DeNapoli, 90

April 23rd, 2014


Southborough – Joseph A. DeNapoli, 90, of Southborough, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at his home after a short period of declining health. He was the husband of Janet (Scott) DeNapoli for over 51 years. Born in Franklin, he was the son of the late Antonio and Clementina (Repucci) DeNapoli. Joe was a graduate of [...]

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