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Leonard P. Montigny, 53, of Shrewsbury

March 23rd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Leonard P. “Coach” Montigny, 53, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, March 20, 2017 in Massachusetts General Hospital after an illness. He was born in Worcester and raised in Shrewsbury, son of the late Jean P. and Carol A. (Guertin) Montigny. Len graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1981 and Anna Maria College in 1985, […]

Master Singers of Worcester to present 40th anniversary concert

March 23rd, 2017

Region – On Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m., the Master Singers of Worcester will present “Around the World in Forty Years,” a concert  at Mechanics Hall of Worcester celebrating the 40th anniversary of the chorus with a diverse array of music from around the globe. Led by Malcolm Halliday in his final Worcester concert […]

Maximizing return on home improvement investments

March 23rd, 2017

The outpouring of calls and emails over the last two months has been quite shocking, to say the least…and I must say it was very, very appreciated. The one lingering fear that any writer has is wondering whether people are reading any of their material, and thanks to those who reached out,

Westborough library bids farewell to longtime janitor

March 23rd, 2017

Westborough – When Mike Matley accepted the job as janitor of the Westborough Public Library he thought he would stay there “maybe a year or maybe two.” That was in 1989.

Stax Discount Books to host local author

March 22nd, 2017

Marlborough – Local author Juliette Fay will be at Stax Discount Books, 193A Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, Saturday, March 25, from 1-3 p.m. Fay is the author of four novels, including “Shelter,” which is about a young mother, widowed too early, and “The Tumbling Turner Sisters,” which is about four sisters who join […]

Apple Tree Arts ‘unmasks’ the Great Hall

March 22nd, 2017

Grafton – Join Apple Tree Arts as they celebrate the return of the historic Great Hall as a performance and event venue with a Masquerade Gala fundraiser on Saturday, April 8, 7 – 10 p.m. featuring live music, a DJ for dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffles and auction items. Admission is $50 for general […]

Apple Tree Arts presents ‘The Lion King Kids’

March 22nd, 2017

Grafton – Caelan Laverty (l) portrays Pumbaa, a warthog, and Audrey Murdock (r) acts as a young lioness, Simba, in Apple Tree Arts’ production of Disney’s “The Lion King Kids.” The show runs Friday, March 24 and March 25, at 7 p.m., at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Rd. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 […]

Westborough Town Meeting opts out of recreational marijuana

March 22nd, 2017

Westborough – At the Annual Town Meeting March 18, registered town voters in attendance had the opportunity to weigh in and decide the next phase of the “belts and suspenders” approach of the town opting out of the commercial and recreational sales of marijuana. This conservative approach was recommended by town counsel and Town Manager Jim Malloy, and approved by the Board of Selectmen who placed Bylaw Articles 32 and 33 on the Town Warrant and the question on the March 7 Town Election Ballot.

Shrewsbury High baseball to hold training clinic

March 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury-  The Shrewsbury High School Varsity Baseball team will be holding its 8th Annual “Blue & Gold Spring Training Baseball Clinic” on Sunday, March 26 at the Shrewsbury High School Field House, 64 Holden St.  The clinic is for kids grades 1-8. Attendees will participate in drills and receive instruction from the SHS coaching staff […]

Rotary Club of Northborough Pancake Breakfast to be held March 26

March 22nd, 2017

Northborough – The Rotary Club of Northborough will host its 46th annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Marguerite E. Peaslee School, 31 Maple St., Northborough. Tickets, which will be sold at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children 12 and under. All […]

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