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Cozy Café apartment project granted extension

January 15th, 2017

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough-City Councilors granted a request to extend the permit for the construction of a multi-family dwelling at 487 Lincoln St., the former Cozy Café, at the council’s Jan. 9 meeting.  Aldo Cipriano, attorney for the project, asked to extend time limitations until on or before Tuesday, March 14. The […]

City council reappoints three officials

January 15th, 2017

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – The reappointment of the city’s Chief Procurement Officer Beverly Sleeper; City Clerk Lisa Thomas and Auditor Diane Smith were approved by the City Council at its Jan. 9 meeting. They will all serve a three-year term as recommended by Mayor Arthur Vigeant. In his request to councilors, […]

Nomination papers available for Hudson Town Election

January 15th, 2017

Hudson – Nomination papers are now available for interested candidates running for municipal offices in Hudson. The Annual Election will be held Monday, May 8. The offices to be elected at the Annual Town Election for 2017 are as follows: Selectman                                                                         One for Three Years Moderator                                                                        One for One Year School Committee                                          […]

Shrewsbury hosts Mid-Wach track meet

January 15th, 2017

Marlborough’s Kim Konar and Nashoba’s Makaisha Gonzalez race in the 55 meter hurdles.

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School hosted six schools for a Midland-Wachusett League Indoor Track meet Jan. 11. This was a dual meet where schools were paired against each other for scoring purposes.

Marlborough Girl Scouts to host houseware and linen collection

January 15th, 2017

Marlborough – On Monday, Jan. 16, the Marlborough Girl Scouts will partner with Fresh Start Furniture Bank of Hudson (formerly Touchstone Furniture Depot of Marlborough) for a Day of Service. One of the missions of Girl Scouts is to “Take action and make the world a better place.” The Girl Scouts are organizing a houseware […]

St. Mary School participates in book drive for Worcester school

January 15th, 2017

Students from St. Mary and Columbus Park schools with books collected for students. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury recently welcomed a visit from seven AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students, Principal Dr. Siobhan Dennis (Saint Mary School Class of 1991), and teacher Lisa Carignan from Columbus Park School in Worcester. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in […]

Super Book Sale at Northborough Library

January 14th, 2017

Northborough – A Super Book Sale will occur at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., Friday, Feb. 3, from 12-5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The sale will feature books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs for adults and teens. Books for sale will include fiction and non-fiction in both softcover and […]

Holocaust author to speak at Beth Tikvah Synagogue

January 14th, 2017


Westborough – Irit Schaffer, author of “Good Blood: A Journey of Healing,” will speak at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., Westborough, Sunday, Jan. 29, from 9 – 11 a.m. In her book, Schaffer shares pain and joy, and fear and forgiveness in her deeply personal family memoir of four generations. When Schaffer was a […]

Acclaimed author Nicholas Gage calls North Grafton home

January 13th, 2017

Nicholas Gage in his writing studio. (Photos/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography)

North Grafton – Sunlight pours through the windows of Nicholas Gage’s writing studio in North Grafton. A bookshelf with ionic columns runs along one wall. Behind his cluttered desk, photos are displayed on another. In one, from 1963, President John F. Kennedy stands next to a youthful Gage, who had won the Hearst Award for the best published article by a college student.

Public hearing set for city housing plan

January 13th, 2017

Marlborough-A temporary cessation of new proposals for housing developments in the city for a six-month period was approved by the City Council at its Jan. 9 meeting.

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