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Rena F. Tsaousis, 75, of Marlborough

February 11th, 2016

Obit Rena F. Tsaousis

Marlborough – Rena F. (McCarthy) Tsaousis, 75, of Marlborough, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Rita (Koukourlis) McCarthy. She was devoted to her daughter, Mary, whom she cared for with patience and kindness. She had been employed as the […]

Raymond E. Garrison, 92, of Northborough

February 11th, 2016


Northborough – Raymond E. Garrison, of Whitney Place in Northborough, formerly of Westbrook Crossing in Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at Beaumont at Northborough at the age of 92. Ray, the son of the late Edwin and Mertie Garrison, graduated from Roxbury High School in Succasunna, N.J. in 1940 and served in the U.S. […]

Marlborough girls’ hoops tops AVRTS

February 11th, 2016

VRTS senior Savvy LaCure tries to get past Marlborough's Maddi Farrell.

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School girls’ basketball team was nothing short of electric in a 61-22 victory over Assabet Valley Regional Technical School (AVRTS).

Fair Market Value versus Town Assessment

February 11th, 2016

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Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Many buyers lose out on great properties because they mistakenly equate the town’s assessed value of a particular property to fair market value of that property. There are a number of reasons why this is so.

Snakes of New England and the world to be featured at live animal show

February 11th, 2016

Rick Roth, director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Do you wonder what kind of snakes might be living nearby? “Snakes of New England and the World” is your chance to meet some fascinating harmless snakes you may find while out walking in Westborough, as well as exotic specimens from around the world. Two shows, presented by the Westborough Community Land Trust, […]

Algonquin girls’ basketball rolls over Leominster

February 11th, 2016


Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks girls’ basketball team defeated the Leominster High School Blue Devils by a score of 69-45 in a game played Feb. 9.

Westborough and Shrewsbury libraries compete in pajama drive

February 11th, 2016


By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Westborough/Shrewsbury – The Westborough and Shrewsbury public libraries have started a friendly competition. From now until March 15, both libraries are granting late-fine forgiveness in exchange for donations of new children’s pajamas (sizes 4/5T to 18/20). The winning library will receive milk and homemade cookies from the losing library’s […]

Quinn Middle School students selected for Mass. art exhibit

February 11th, 2016

(l to r) Sixth-grader Loralyn DiDucca, fifth-graders Sara Horton and Chloe Mazza, sixth-grader Gabie Flood, and seventh-grader Alyssa Bowler show off artwork done in Diane Hoff’s art class. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Quinn Middle School art teacher Diane Hoff and several of her students have been selected to have their artwork displayed at the State Transportation Building in Boston. Fifth-graders Sara Horton and Chloe Mazza, sixth-graders Loralyn DiDucca and Gabie Flood, and seventh-graders Alyssa Bowler and Julia Stukonis will be featured in an exhibit of […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid course to be offered in Westborough

February 11th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, Westborough Youth & Family Services, and Westborough High School invite interested community members to become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid Saturday, March 19, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Forbes Municipal Building, 45 W. Main St. Youth Mental Health (YMH) First Aid is an eight-hour […]

Southborough: Lenten series at Southborough-area churches

February 10th, 2016

Southborough – The United Parishes of Southborough Lenten Series begins Tuesday, Feb. 23 at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd. The evening begins with worship at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, and then reflection and conversation at 7 p.m. on the theme of “A Theology of Food.” The series continues Tuesday, March 1 at St. […]

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