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Nelson G. Carlson, 81, formerly of Grafton

September 29th, 2016


The Villages, Fla. – Nelson G. Carlson, 81, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Wells, Maine and Grafton, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at his residence, under the loving care of family. Mr. Carlson was born May 18, 1935 in Worcester to his parents, Ivar Carlson and Linnea (Svenson) Carlson. He was a retired […]

Carmela Fusaro, 81, of Southborough

September 29th, 2016


Southborough – Carmela (Petrone) Fusaro, 81, of Southborough, formerly of Worcester, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 with her beloved sons gathered at her side. Her husband, Ernest Fusaro, passed away in 1986. Carmela was born in Arci, province of Cosenza, Italy, one of seven children of Vincenzo and Assunta (Plastena) Petrone. She grew up […]

Local pub obtains conditional entertainment license

September 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen Sept. 27 continued a hearing for Billy’s Pub, 81 Clinton St. The main issue was obtaining a recreation permit for the club, which has been undergoing changes in management, operations and physical design.

Television series to shoot in Marlborough

September 29th, 2016


Marlborough – “Fireball Run,” an adventure travel television series that aids in recovering America’s missing children, has chosen Marlborough to be featured as a midway checkpoint for an upcoming episode. Coinciding with the city’s annual Heritage Festival and Oktoberfest celebrations, “Fireball Run” will be filming in Marlborough Saturday, Oct. 1, from 12 – 2 p.m. […]

Is it a good time to sell?

September 29th, 2016


Judy Boyle, Realtor®, RE/MAX

School is back in session and the holidays are right around the corner. You might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. With inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, however, you could be missing out on a great opportunity if you wait too long.

Byron A. Pickering Sr., 89, of Franklin

September 28th, 2016


Franklin – Byron A. Pickering Sr., 89, of Franklin, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at the Milford Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucille J. (Lacasse) Pickering, and is survived by his devoted partner and best friend, Mona Paine of Bellingham. Born in […]

Kids enjoy ‘Touch a Truck’ event 

September 28th, 2016


Region – Auburn Mall hosted the third annual Touch a Truck Sept. 17, a community event that benefited the Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Memorial Fund and Simon Youth Foundation. Truck enthusiasts of all ages were able to get up-close looks at vehicles including an Auburn Police Cruiser, Auburn Fire Truck, Dirty Girl Disposal Dump Truck, […]

Winter gear drive begins in Northborough

September 28th, 2016

Northborough – Northborough Helping Hands Association, Inc., (NHHA) will be collecting new and gently used winter coats, snow pants and boots through early November to benefit Northborough families in need. Collection bins will be located at Lincoln Street School, Marguerite E. Peaslee School, Fannie E. Proctor School, Marion E. Zeh School, and Melican Middle School; […]

MCDC to present ‘Full House: A Hoarder’s Journey’ Oct. 6

September 28th, 2016

Marlborough – In cooperation with ClearPath, Marlborough Community Development Corporation (MCDC) will present “Full House: A Hoarder’s Journey” at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 W. Main St., Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. The program will be presented by Lorraine Gilmore, who has the disorder known as compulsive hoarding. She will share her journey to downsize, her […]

Marlborough to apply for public housing grants

September 28th, 2016

Marlborough – The city of Marlborough is applying for funding to modernize housing and to modify construction upgrades to enable seniors to age in place. The 397 Bolton St. complex has met the criteria established by the new Modernizing Public Housing and Supporting Elders (ModPHASE) initiative, provided by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

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