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Spring market is here…prepare to list!

January 12th, 2017

Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. 508-868-3625 (mobile)

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

You might think that buyers are not out at this time of year but…think again! Rates have creeped up into the low 4’s but those are still excellent rates but… who knows for how much longer? Buyers that were pre-approved in the fall but did not find the right house are still out there looking.

‘History of Route 20’ at Shrewsbury Historical Society

January 11th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society, 17 Church Road, will present “History of Route 20” by Bryan Farr Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. Farr is president and founder of the Historic Route 20 Association, and author of the book “Historic US Route 20.” This presentation will highlight the historical and cultural significance of the highway […]

Lakeway Commons: Honoring a legacy while providing a new vision

January 11th, 2017

An aerial shot of Lakeway Commons

Shrewsbury – For years, Anthony “Spag” Borgatti oversaw his legendary retail establishment located on Route 9, not far from Lake Quinsigamond and the Worcester border. Known for his great deals as well as his dedication to Shrewsbury and its residents, Borgatti was beloved by all and to this day, casts a very long shadow.

But after in the years following his death, the once bustling commercial site saw a series of retailers come and go, each hoping for just a small slice of Spag’s success. Sadly, during recent years, the nearly 23 acre parcel sat dormant, waiting for its next chapter.

Ingeborg Lindblad, 91, of Shrewsbury

January 11th, 2017


Shrewsbury – Ingeborg Lindblad, 91, of Shrewsbury, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. For the past half century, she had been a most beloved piano teacher in Shrewsbury, and was active in the musical life of the Shrewsbury Congregational Church, where her late husband Calvin had been music director from the 1960s until his death […]

Senator Chandler announces 78th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar

January 11th, 2017

Region – Senator Harriette L. Chandler (D-Worcester) announced that the Senate Office of Education & Civic Engagement will host the 78th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) on Tuesday, March 21, and Wednesday, March 22, at the State House in Boston. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, […]

Hudson resident strives to create honesty into new year

January 11th, 2017

Michelle Mercier of Create Honesty displays gratitude lists at the 14th annual Hudson Downtown Holiday Stroll. Photo/submitted

Hudson – 2016 was a particularly eventful year for Michelle Mercier of Hudson. Soon after losing her corporate job in marketing operations last spring, she felt compelled to live more honestly and help others do the same. She named her new venture Create Honesty.

Catherine M. Palmer, 88, formerly of Shrewsbury

January 11th, 2017


Millbury – Catherine “Kay” M. (Hickey) Palmer, 88, of Millbury, formerly of Shrewsbury, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Care One in Millbury.  Her loving husband, John Palmer, predeceased her in 2008. Kay is survived by her wonderful children, a daughter, Linda Baniukiewicz and her husband Ted of Worcester; two sons, John “Jack” Palmer […]

Robert Alan, 65, of Southborough

January 11th, 2017

Southborough – Robert Alan, 65, of Southborough, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at Mass General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his family, after a long illness. He was the son of Lucille Alan of Westborough and the late Ramon Alan, who died in 2015. Robert was a graduate of Northeastern University and was a […]

Fred E. Wilson, 91, of Grafton

January 11th, 2017


Grafton – Fred E. Wilson, 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. His wife, Lucille Wilson, passed away in August 2015. Fred is survived by his three daughters, Susan A. Audet, her husband John and their son Sean, Sandra J. Rodominick, her husband John and their children Michelle […]

Maria Freitas, 70, of Hudson

January 11th, 2017


Hudson – Maria do Carmo Leandres Freitas, 70, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. She was born in Santa Maria Azores, Portugal, the daughter of Manuel and Helena Leandres. She leaves behind her loving husband of 50 years, Antonio Chaves Freitas; four children, Gina Pastor and her husband, Eduardo […]

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