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Westborough library bids farewell to longtime janitor

March 23rd, 2017

Westborough – When Mike Matley accepted the job as janitor of the Westborough Public Library he thought he would stay there “maybe a year or maybe two.” That was in 1989.

Stax Discount Books to host local author

March 22nd, 2017

Marlborough – Local author Juliette Fay will be at Stax Discount Books, 193A Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, Saturday, March 25, from 1-3 p.m. Fay is the author of four novels, including “Shelter,” which is about a young mother, widowed too early, and “The Tumbling Turner Sisters,” which is about four sisters who join […]

Apple Tree Arts ‘unmasks’ the Great Hall

March 22nd, 2017

Grafton – Join Apple Tree Arts as they celebrate the return of the historic Great Hall as a performance and event venue with a Masquerade Gala fundraiser on Saturday, April 8, 7 – 10 p.m. featuring live music, a DJ for dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffles and auction items. Admission is $50 for general […]

Apple Tree Arts presents ‘The Lion King Kids’

March 22nd, 2017

Grafton – Caelan Laverty (l) portrays Pumbaa, a warthog, and Audrey Murdock (r) acts as a young lioness, Simba, in Apple Tree Arts’ production of Disney’s “The Lion King Kids.” The show runs Friday, March 24 and March 25, at 7 p.m., at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Rd. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 […]

Westborough Town Meeting opts out of recreational marijuana

March 22nd, 2017

Westborough – At the Annual Town Meeting March 18, registered town voters in attendance had the opportunity to weigh in and decide the next phase of the “belts and suspenders” approach of the town opting out of the commercial and recreational sales of marijuana. This conservative approach was recommended by town counsel and Town Manager Jim Malloy, and approved by the Board of Selectmen who placed Bylaw Articles 32 and 33 on the Town Warrant and the question on the March 7 Town Election Ballot.

Shrewsbury High baseball to hold training clinic

March 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury-  The Shrewsbury High School Varsity Baseball team will be holding its 8th Annual “Blue & Gold Spring Training Baseball Clinic” on Sunday, March 26 at the Shrewsbury High School Field House, 64 Holden St.  The clinic is for kids grades 1-8. Attendees will participate in drills and receive instruction from the SHS coaching staff […]

Rotary Club of Northborough Pancake Breakfast to be held March 26

March 22nd, 2017

Northborough – The Rotary Club of Northborough will host its 46th annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Marguerite E. Peaslee School, 31 Maple St., Northborough. Tickets, which will be sold at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children 12 and under. All […]

Final race to honor Northborough resident Matt Bruce May 6

March 22nd, 2017

Northborough – ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease, has no cure. It attacks the nervous system, weakens muscles, and affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Matt Bruce was just 24 when he had his first symptoms.

Barbara T. Gaulin, 89, of Shrewsbury

March 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Barbara T. (Cournoyer) Gaulin, 89, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Grafton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Camillus Healthcare in Whitinsville. Her husband of 64 years, Thomas Gaulin, passed away in 2013. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children Debbie Kuras and her husband Paul, […]

Westborough police log, March 24 edition

March 22nd, 2017

Westborough Friday, March 10 11:07 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Well-being check. 1:17 p.m. Arrested, Mackenzie Blair, 35, of 5 Sampson St. S, Apt. 1, Spencer, for shoplifting $100+ by asportation, possess Class B drug (2 cts), possess Class C drug. 1:43 p.m. W Main St. Threats made. 2:09 p.m. E Main St. Accident property damage. 9:03 […]

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