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Westborough: Rep. Carolyn Dykema to discuss honey bees’ disappearance

October 9th, 2015

Westborough – Representative Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, and Westborough Democrats will be discussing honeybees and other environmental issues Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St., Westborough.   Honeybee colonies are dying or disappearing at an alarming rate. This hive loss is expected to have an impact on pollination and ultimately the […]

Worcester: Public screening of ‘Bidder 70’ at Worcester State University

October 9th, 2015

Worcester – A free public screening of “Bidder 70” will be shown Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., in Room St 102 of the Ghosh Science and Technology Building at Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St. A post-screening Q&A will include Tim DeChristopher, climate activist and co-founder of the environmental group Peaceful Uprising.    

Claudette M. Hebb, 73, of Westborough

October 9th, 2015

Westborough – Claudette M. Hebb, 73, of Westborough, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Lloyd E. Hebb Jr. Born in St. Agatha, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Rosaire and Orilla (Oullette) Chamberland and was educated in Maine […]

Grafton Inn to change ownership

October 8th, 2015

Grafton – The Grafton Inn, owned since 2000 by The Pardee Group, Inc., of Westborough, will soon be changing hands. The inn is now in the process of being purchased by James J. Hunter of Whitinsville.

The Pardee Group, with John Pardee of Westborough, as president, purchased the inn in 2000. In 2007 he leased it out but returned as operator in 2009. In 2013 he put the 12,000-square-foot bar, restaurant, and inn at 25 Grafton Common on the market for $925,000. Laurie C. Pardee is also listed as a director of the two-person Pardee Group.

Vigeant, Bigelow win preliminary election for mayor

October 8th, 2015

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant and former Fire Chief Edward “Skee” Bigelow emerged successful in the preliminary election for mayor held Oct. 6, eliminating Paul Polewacyk and Erik Jewett. Vigeant received 1,274 votes and won all 14 precincts. Bigelow received 393 votes, followed by Polewaczyk with 374 votes and Jewett, 181 votes.

Berlin: Berlin-Boylston SEPAC holds general meeting

October 8th, 2015

Berlin – The Berlin-Boylston SEPAC will hold a general meeting Wednesday, Oct. 28, starting at 7 p.m., the at the Berlin Memorial School library. All are welcome. For more information, email info@sepac-berlin-boylston.org or visit http://www.sepac-berlin-boylston.org.    

Shrewsbury: Free cooking class at Shrewsbury Senior Center

October 8th, 2015

Shrewsbury – A free Vegetarian Cooking Class & Tasting Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave., starting at 3 p.m. The class will demonstrate vegetarian recipes and share delicious samples of the dishes that will be prepared.   For more information, call 508-597-9680. To register, email community.health.group.shrewsbury@gmail.com. […]

Taco Bell special permit approved by Council

October 8th, 2015

Marlborough – City Councilors accepted an updated landscaping plan for the grounds of a proposed Taco Bell on Boston Post Road East and moved to approve the special permit filed by Charter Foods North to proceed with their plans to occupy the building in the Staples plaza, adjacent to Fanz Sports Grill.

In presenting the unanimous vote of the Urban Affairs Committee to the full council at the Oct. 5 council meeting Chair Joseph Delano reconfirmed that concerns over the potential noise and appearance of the grounds had been addressed.

Westborough: Girl Scout Troop 30633 holds last yard sale of the year

October 8th, 2015

Westborough – The final yard sale for 2015 by Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Tufts Machine Lot, 55 East Main St. The yard sales held by troop 30633 have been a great money earning project for the 21 members of the […]

Worcester: Serenity Coffeehouse meets

October 8th, 2015

Worcester – Serenity Coffeehouse will meet Friday, Oct. 23 at Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St. (park in back), Worcester. Worship starts at 7:15 p.m., with the coffeehouse, featuring Belle Harris & Christian Band, at 8 p.m. A potluck will be held at 9 p.m.    

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