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Library Building Committee updates selectmen on expansion project

July 22nd, 2016

Westborough – At the July 19 Board of Selectmen meeting, the Library Building Committee, along with Eric Moore, architect from Lamoureux and Pagano, and Peter Collins, the project OPM (Owner’s Project Manager), updated selectmen on the status of proposed expansion and renovation of the library. Library Building Committee members include Chair Ed Baldwin, Dorothy Mello, John T. Arnold, Dexter Blois, Leigh Emery and Library Director Maureen Ambrosino.

Marie Lamontagne-DelFem, 96, of Shrewsbury

July 22nd, 2016

Obit Marie Lamontagne-DelFem_crop_

Shrewsbury – Marie (Ruffanelli) Lamontagne-DelFem, 96, of Shrewsbury, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 in the tender care of her daughter-in-law and the caring staff at Beaumont Rehabilitation in Northborough. Marie was predeceased by her only son, George J. DelFem of Shrewsbury, who died in April 2015, and by her great-grandson, Caleb Hasselstrom. She is […]

Phyllis E. Francis, 75, of Shrewsbury

July 22nd, 2016

Obit Phyllis Francis

Shrewsbury – Phyllis E. (Fyffe) Francis, of Shrewsbury, died at home Wednesday, July 20, 2016 with family gathered at her side. She was 75. Family and friends will honor and remember Phyllis’s life by gathering for calling hours Monday, July 25, from 5-8 p.m., at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 […]

Westborough residents participate in jigsaw puzzle project

July 22nd, 2016

A jigsaw puzzle completed as part of Puzzle Away. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Residents and visitors to the Westborough Public Library are invited to participate in the ongoing community jigsaw puzzle project, Puzzle Away.

Officer Joseph Galvin sworn in as lieutenant

July 21st, 2016

Lt. Joseph Galvin being sworn in by Northborough Town Clerk Andrew Dowd
Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Northborough – Police Sergeant Joseph Galvin was appointed unanimously to the post of police lieutenant by the Board of Selectmen at its July 18 meeting. Galvin replaces William Lyver who was recently appointed as Northborough’s police chief. Galvin then became acting second in command. This appointment marks his official promotion to this post.

Grafton selectmen reviews Hazard Mitigation Plan

July 21st, 2016

Grafton – The Grafton Board of Selectmen heard a presentation about the town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan at their meeting July 12.

Principal Planner Paul Dell’Aquila noted that the Hazard Mitigation Plan is not an emergency response plan, but regards natural disaster mitigation to reduce the impact on people and property ahead of time. The plan uses six different tools: property protection, public education/awareness, natural resource protection, inland water/runoff, structural projects, and emergency response protection.

Proposed 40B Development meets cool reception from Grafton residents

July 21st, 2016

Grafton – Longtime town resident and past town government member Peter Adams presented his proposal for a 40B affordable housing development project at the July 12 meeting of the Grafton Board of Selectmen. He was accompanied by a representative of the builder and an engineering consultant.

All lives matter

July 21st, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – It has been a chilling and horrifying few weeks as the nation has watched police departments in Dallas and Baton Rouge come under attack and then face the devastating loss of multiple officers on their forces. There has been one silver lining amidst the sadness – citizens across the country, including here in our region, have come out en masse to show they support their local police departments. Gifts of cards, foods, visits and other gestures of support, officers say, mean the world to them. And in turn, they promise to continue to honor their vow to protect us, even if it means they must continue to put themselves in harm’s way to do so.

Tackling town trivia during Hudson 150th anniversary

July 21st, 2016

Figuring the answer to a Hudson trivia question are Murphy family members (l to r) Suzanne, their son James, and Lee, collectively known as the “416 Mainers” team.

Hudson – As Hudson celebrates its 150th anniversary, residents and visitors were challenged to test their knowledge of the town spanning its century-and-a-half history. They attended Trivia Game Night, presented July 18 at the Hudson Public Library with Vertigo Trivia owner and host Dan Barbour. He’s also the young adult librarian at the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Shrewsbury Legion wins Zone 4 championship

July 21st, 2016

Tyler McKeon connects with a pitch in the first inning.

Shrewsbury – There’s just no place like home when a Zone 4 Samko American Legion Championship Series title is on the line, players and coaches of the Shrewsbury Quaranta Post 397 team unanimously agree.

Top-seed Shrewsbury found out that home cooking is what it’s all about as the team defeated visiting second-seed Northbridge, 7-3, on July 19 to capture the coveted championship, its first since 2011. Shrewsbury now advances to double-elimination State competition in Norwood on July 23 versus to-be-determined Section 8 champions.

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