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Joan H. Leahy, 87, of Hudson

September 26th, 2016

Hudson – Joan H. (Helsmoortel) Leahy, 87, of Hudson, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland. She was the beloved wife of 33 years to the late Donald J. Leahy, who died in 1992. Joan was born and raised in Union […]

Walk to explore Sandra Pond then and now

September 26th, 2016

Hikers along Sandra Pond

Westborough – Celebrate the 16th anniversary of the first Charm Bracelet walk with the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) Sunday, Oct. 16, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Follow the route of the first hike and see how the area surrounding Sandra Pond has changed over time. Walk from Minuteman Park around the north side of Sandra […]

Shrewsbury Public Library dedication culminates an 18-year journey

September 26th, 2016

State and local officials, as well as members of the Shrewsbury Public Library staff and board of directors celebrate the official grand opening of the renovated building.

By Melanie Petruccci, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined other state and local officials, as well as members of the Shrewsbury Public Library staff and board of directors, to celebrate the official grand opening of the renovated facility Sept. 21. “It’s a glorious day,” Ellen Dolan, the library’s director declared. Matt Hogan, […]

Westborough Cultural Council hosts arts festival for all ages

September 26th, 2016


Westborough – Ideal autumn weather Sept. 24 contributed to a successful eighth annual Arts in Common presented by the Westborough Cultural Council at the Bay State Green. Throughout the six-hour arts festival, 20 acts of all ages performed music, dance, theater and comedy on two stages. About two dozen artisans displayed and sold handcrafted items while nonprofit organizations shared information.

Five-year-old dies in Grafton car accident

September 26th, 2016

Grafton –   Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. released this statement yesterday regarding the death of a Grafton child: A 5-year-old boy was killed Sept. 25 in a car accident near his home on Samuel Drive.  The boy was hit by a car at about 3:52 p.m. Neither the boy nor the driver […]

Assabet Valley High’s Epicurean Restaurant now open for season

September 25th, 2016


Region – Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s restaurant, the Epicurean Room, is now open for the season. The regular schedule will be Wednesdays through Fridays, from 11 a.m. – 12:45 pm, with an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch each Thursday for just $9 per person, which includes salad bar, soup, a variety of meats, vegetables and […]

PCC honors retiring board member

September 25th, 2016

(l to r) Cam Sowa, vice president, PCC; Sharon Miller (Alden’s wife); Alden Miller, retiring board member; Dr. Mark Booher, president; and Mary Taber, executive director. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – On Sept. 12 current board members and staff of the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Massachusetts (PCC) honored longtime board member, and past president, Alden Miller, for 32 years of service on the board. Dr. Mark Booher, current board president, said that Miller was one of founding board members of PCC in Westborough. Miller […]

Westborough selectmen support new emergency dispatch center

September 25th, 2016

Westborough – At the Sept. 13 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Fire Chief Patrick Purcell gave a presentation regarding permanently centralizing dispatch in a single location for both Fire and Police departments. This is an opportunity for the town to create efficiency and decrease dispatch time for 911 and Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). The possibility of creating a centralized dispatch location came about organically by the relocating of the Police Department during renovations to the Forbes Municipal Building. Purcell asked for the board’s support for this article at the upcoming Town Meeting in October.

Library super hero

September 23rd, 2016


Westborough – Anita Cellucci, a librarian at Westborough High School, was recently selected as one of three 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award finalists by the School Library Journal and Scholastic, Inc. This award honors kindergarten to 12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st-century tools to engage students […]

Deborah J. George, 50, of Sutton

September 23rd, 2016


Sutton/Hudson – Deborah J. (Curley) George, 50, of Sutton and formerly of Hudson, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester. She leaves her beloved husband of 26 years, William D. George of Sutton. Deborah was born in Marlborough, daughter of the late Walter J. Curley and is survived by her mother, […]

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