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Library super hero

September 23rd, 2016


Westborough – Anita Cellucci, a librarian at Westborough High School, was recently selected as one of three 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award finalists by the School Library Journal and Scholastic, Inc. This award honors kindergarten to 12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st-century tools to engage students […]

Deborah J. George, 50, of Sutton

September 23rd, 2016


Sutton/Hudson – Deborah J. (Curley) George, 50, of Sutton and formerly of Hudson, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester. She leaves her beloved husband of 26 years, William D. George of Sutton. Deborah was born in Marlborough, daughter of the late Walter J. Curley and is survived by her mother, […]

Edna D. Christensen, 93, of Westborough

September 23rd, 2016


Westborough – Edna D. Christensen, 93, of Westborough, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. She was predeceased by husbands, Charles E. Christensen and Willard Benton. Born in Grafton, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Sarah (Wilson) Davenport. She was raised and educated […]

Unitarian Church of Westborough welcomes new religious education director

September 22nd, 2016

Jenna Kyes (Photo/submitted)

Westborough –The Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough, 64 W. Main St., Westborough, welcomed Jenna Kyes as its new director of Religious Education. Kyes is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and an experienced religious education teacher. She holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Leslie University in Cambridge, and she has taught and volunteered in […]

Scouts kick off popcorn sale

September 22nd, 2016


Hudson – A member of the Hudson Pack 4 Cub Scouts gets a bag of extra popcorn to eat at this year’s annual popcorn sale kickoff event in Hudson. The Cub Scouts will be selling prepackaged popcorn door-to-door and in front of Hudson businesses until the end of October. The proceeds from the sale help […]

Shrewsbury Selectmen discuss tax rate and expenses

September 22nd, 2016

Shrewsbury – At the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting Sept. 13 Town Manager Daniel Morgado presented figures used in planning the Fiscal Year 2017 town budget. The tax rate is estimated to be $12.82 as compared to the 2016 rate of $13 per $1,000 of property value. This is pending state Department of Revenue certification assuming the Monday, Sept. 26, Town Meeting authorizes proposed spending. Free cash is estimated to be $6.1 million. If adjusted by Special Town Meeting, the effective amount would be $5.6 million, a slight increase over 2016. The reserve percentage will be 7 percent, going into 2018. Adjusted free cash will be $5,596,000, larger than previous years and about equal to the 2012 amount.

Grafton girls soccer remains undefeated

September 22nd, 2016

Grafton’s Katelyn Delay and Bartlett’s Lays Napoli both make a play for a loose ball.

Grafton – The Grafton High School Indians girls soccer team remains undefeated after topping the Bartlett High School Indians by a score of 9-0 in a game played Sept. 21.

Race honors legacy of local business owner

September 22nd, 2016

Mary Beth Benison
Photo/Cathleen Trainor

Northborough – Local residents may remember Mary Beth Benison as the original owner of CocoBeni Confections, but many may not know how courageous, caring, and inspiring she was as well. After 15 years of health challenges and being diagnosed in 2014 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and mesothelioma, two terminal illnesses, she passed away on May 3, 2015. Earlier this year, her youngest sister Katie Benison-Camell helped to establish The Mary Beth Benison Foundation, a nonprofit organization to continue Benison’s legacy of kindness, love and compassion.

Legendary coach and advocate for women’s sports is BFF guest speaker

September 22nd, 2016

Guest speaker Digit Murphy (second from left) with Corridor Nine BFF members (l to r) Pam Stevens, Cindy Libbey, Mary Simone, Tracy Turczynski, Janice Bogasky and Karen Chapman  
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – In the two years that the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce women’s networking group, Business Females Forward (BFF), has been in existence, the group has had many inspiring guest speakers addressing the 100-plus attendees on a variety of subjects. But it’s pretty safe to say that there had never one quite like Digit Murphy, who was the guest speaker at the group’s Sept. 10 meeting held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough. Over the course of her 40-minute talk,

Moose causes three vehicle accident in Westborough

September 22nd, 2016

One of the cars in the collision with a moose on Route 9.
Photo/Westborough Fire Department 
Facebook page

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 9/22/15, at approximately 12:37 AM, the Westborough Police Department received a call reporting a three vehicle accident on Rte. 9 W near Speedway Plaza. The accident involved a collision with a moose which was crossing Rte. 9. A 2008 Subaru being operated by […]

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