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Richard A. Bouvier, 84, of Marlborough

October 25th, 2016

Marlborough – Richard A. “Skipper” Bouvier, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 after a short period of failing health. He was born in Worcester, the son of the late Charles and Marjorie (Clark) Bouvier, and lived in Marlborough all of his life. Mr. Bouvier was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War, where […]

Corgis celebrate Halloween in style

October 25th, 2016


By Bonnie Adams Managing Editor Southborough – What’s more fun than a bunch of Corgis? That would be a bunch of Corgis dressed in Halloween costumes! On a beautiful, crisp Oct. 23 afternoon, over 70 dogs and their family members, who are members of the Central Mass. Corgi Club, attended the second annual Corgi Spookfest […]

MassDOT officials explain new all-electronic tolling system

October 24th, 2016


Shrewsbury/Westborough – Commuters west of Boston who wish to travel to the city will continue to pay tolls if they wish to use the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). But a major project that will dismantle the toll plazas and instead collect tolls via All Electronic Tolling (AET) should eventually make the process less painful.

Anti-Trump rally highlights political divide in Hudson

October 24th, 2016

Anti-Trump protesters cross Main Street during the protest Oct. 22.

Hudson – Eighteen days before the presidential election, dozens of local citizens from opposite ends of the political spectrum turned Hudson’s Main Street into the site of a tense political protest. For two hours on the morning of Oct. 22, groups of marchers supporting and opposing Republican candidate Donald Trump paced up and down the downtown sidewalks. They held signs and sometimes broke into chants.

Anita Brunelle, 80, of Marlborough

October 24th, 2016


Marlborough – Anita Lena Brunelle, 80, of Marlborough, formerly of Hudson, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at Beaumont Nursing Center in Westborough. Anita was born May 18, 1936 in Hudson to Lila Pierozzi and Mario D’amici. She went to Hudson High School where she was captain of the cheerleading squad and active with […]

Pauline Camarra, 89, of Shrewsbury

October 24th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Pauline “Pie” (Najarian) Camarra, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Worcester, passed away with family gathered by her bedside Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, after a brief period of declining health. Pauline’s husband of 42 years, Vincent J. Camarra, passed away Nov. 20 1990. She is survived by her four devoted daughters, Nancy Masciarelli and her […]

Robert A. Derosier, 64, of Northborough

October 24th, 2016


Northborough/Holden – Robert A. Derosier, a longtime resident of Northborough and formerly of Holden, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2016 after a long illness. He was 64 years old. Robert was born July 26, 1952, the son of the late Arnold H. and J. Doris (Sanders) Derosier. He grew up in Northborough and attended Northborough […]

Pumpkins return to Hudson Recreation’s 19th fall festival

October 24th, 2016


Hudson – After several years’ absence, decorated gourds returned on a cold and windy Oct. 22 when Hudson Recreation presented the 19th annual Pumpkin Fest at Morgan Bowl. New pumpkin-themed attractions were added alongside long-established activities.

Southborough residents approve easements to fund Main Street project

October 24th, 2016


Southborough – Southborough will receive $7.28 million for its Southborough Main Street Reconstruction Project from the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), as a result of a vote for easements that was necessary to gain funding.

New uses being considered for Marlborough’s Walker Building

October 24th, 2016

The historic Walker Building (File photo)

Marlborough – A variety of activities and special uses for the Walker Building, including a cultural center, are being considered by the architectural firm Symmes, Maini, and McKee Associates (SMMA) which has been engaged by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to conduct a study of the Main Street building and present their findings to the City Council.

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