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William Gerardi, 93, of Shrewsbury

June 27th, 2016

Obit William Gerardi

Shrewsbury – William “Billy” Gerardi, 93, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died peacefully, but unexpectedly Friday, June 24, 2016 in the UMass Medical Center after becoming ill at home. His wife of 44 years, Helen A. (Ghiatis) Gerardi, died in 1995, and his beloved daughter, Shirley Kennedy, died in 2003. Billy is survived by his loving […]

William J. Johndrow Jr., 66, of Shrewsbury

June 27th, 2016

Obit William J. Johndrow Jr_crop

Shrewsbury – William “Billy” J. Johndrow Jr., 66, of Shrewsbury, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at Saint Francis Home in Worcester. He is survived by his friends and caregivers, Ronald and Delores Johnson of Northborough. William was born July 29, 1949 in Worcester, at the former City Hospital, son of the late William J. […]

Susan L. Gwozdowski, 64, of Grafton

June 27th, 2016

Obit Susan L. Gwozdowski

Grafton – Susan L. (Schat) Gwozdowski, 64, passed away suddenly at home Wednesday, June 22, 2016. She leaves her husband of 41 years, Thomas “Tom” Gwozdowski, and her daughter, Karen Gwozdowski Gauvin and her husband Chris. Susan was born March 8, 1952 in Whitinsville, daughter of Christine (Lavallee) and Raymond Schat. Her roots were in […]

Northborough Applefest dates announced; Grand Marshal nominations sought

June 27th, 2016

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Northborough – The Northborough Applefest Committee has already spent months planning for the upcoming fall festival, which will be taking place Thursday, Sept. 15, through Sunday, Sept. 18.

This year Applefest will be tying in with Northborough’s 250th anniversary celebration theme throughout the weekend with events and activities.

Unhappy neighbors take issue with proposed 40B Prentice Place

June 27th, 2016

Grafton – A filled meeting room met the Grafton Board of Selectmen at their June 21 meeting, generated by the board’s continued discussion about the proposed 40B development called Prentice Place LLC. The proponent and developer, Sotir Papalilo, had originally scheduled the hearing to get a letter of support from the selectmen.

Barbara L. Auclaire, 86, of Marlborough

June 27th, 2016

Marlborough – My mother, Barbara Lorraine ((Hudson) Auclaire, of Marlborough, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 23, 2016. She was the wife and business partner of the late George Edward Auclaire.

Westborough High chess champion to offer free lessons

June 27th, 2016


Westborough – Andrew Liu, an 11th grade Westborough High School student who is also a six-time national champion, will be offering free weekly online chess lessons this summer for local students.

The Intro Beginner—Intermediate class starts July 5 and meets every Tuesday night from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 16. (The only exception is the class will meet Monday, Aug. 8 instead of Tuesday, Aug. 9.)

Marlborough Savings Bank celebrates opening of new Hudson branch

June 27th, 2016

(l to r) State Rep. Kate Hogan, Rick Bennett, Marlborough Savings Bank president and CEO, Donna Driscoll, branch manager, State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, Chuck Randall, Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce and Hudson Selectman John Parent 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Hudson – With a new branch located at 186 Main St., Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) has joined the revitalization of Hudson’s downtown business community. Town leaders and other members of the local business community joined bank officials June 24 for the grand opening of the new branch. “We are thrilled […]

Northborough’s American Legion baseball ready for summer season

June 27th, 2016

Northborough’s Jason Lu makes a sliding catch in the outfield

Region – Northborough Post 234, the Northborough / Westborough region’s entry into American Legion District 4 baseball is back for 2016 and may be just one of the area’s best summer treats for fans who love the game.

A proud moment for Shrewsbury Fire Department

June 26th, 2016

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Boston – The Shrewsbury Fire Department Color Guard poses for a photo with “Wally the Green Monster,” after presenting the colors at the Boston Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles June 15. Photo/courtesy Shrewsbury Fire Department

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