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John R. Schunder Sr., 69, of Northborough

February 9th, 2016

Obit John Schunder Sr.

Northborough – Former D.P.W. Director John R. Schunder Sr., 69, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Katherine (Deftereos) Schunder; his children, John Schunder Jr. of Richmond, Va., Jason Schunder and Danielle Paolini of Newton, Michael and […]

Norma A. Belden, 89, of Shrewsbury

February 9th, 2016

Obit Norma Belden

Shrewsbury – Norma A. (Persson) Belden died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 6, 2015 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, with her family by her side. She was 89. Born Oct. 12, 1926 in Boston, she was one of two children of the late Per J. and Anna V. (Fasth) Persson. Raised in East Boston, she […]

New Northborough tax bills sent after error is noted in originals

February 9th, 2016

Northborough – Northborough residents who recently received their excise tax bills may have noted a peculiar request – that payments be sent to the town of Swampscott.

Thomas D. Gately, 84, of Marlborough

February 9th, 2016

Obit Thomas Gately

Marlborough – Thomas D. Gately, 84, of Marlborough, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at his home with his family at his side. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late James A. and Bessie R. (Roche) Gately and the husband of Simone (Walcott) Gately, to whom he had been married for the past […]

Jeanne Alves, 76, of Hudson

February 9th, 2016

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Hudson – If you were lucky enough to be born into the family of Jeanne (McMaster) Alves, you were blessed with unwavering support, unconditional love and a boot in the drawers if and when one was required. Jeanne could be counted on to tell it like it is. She was a master of the King’s […]

Yvonne R. Arena, 78, of Hudson

February 9th, 2016

Hudson – Yvonne R. Arena, 78, of Hudson, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. She was the loving wife of Dominick J. “Jim” Arena for 48 years; devoted mother of Deborah Coryer and her husband Gary of Colchester, Vt., Christine Arena of Burlington, Vt., Wendy Santini of Easton, Pa., and Julie Locke and her husband Andrew […]

White Cliffs back on market after bid to purchase is withdrawn

February 8th, 2016

White Cliffs
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – The historic White Cliffs mansion is now back on the market after a Shrewsbury woman withdrew her bid to purchase the property.

Northborough centenarian leaves a legacy of hard work and Southern hospitality

February 8th, 2016

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Northborough – When Lucille (Hendrix) Holsomback MacDonald passed away on Jan. 7 she was just shy of celebrating her 102nd birthday. Recently her daughter-in-law Catherine (Cathy) Holsomback and dear friend (and Cathy’s sister) Jean Cox reminisced about the woman who they called a “sweet, gentle soul.”

Westborough Senior Center Supporters to host two events

February 8th, 2016

The late Cecelia Grynsel
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Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters (WSCS) are hosting a Cherry Pie and Ice Cream Social in honor of Presidents Day on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. Dennis Fenton will also be leading a sing-a-long.

Grafton selectmen authorize financing for Clean Water Trust

February 8th, 2016

Grafton – The Grafton Board of Selectmen voted unanimously at its Feb. 2 meeting to issue bonds not to exceed $44.2 million for support of the town’s involvement in the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (formerly the Water Pollution Abatement Trust). Authority to do so was obtained by a town vote in October, 2014, with a limit on borrowing of $49 million.

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