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Mark’s Moving & Storage donates to Project Graduation

April 26th, 2016

(l to r) Geoff Spofford, trustee, Project Graduation; Fay Stadig, president, board of trustees, Project Graduation; Brandon Kraemer, Mark’s Moving and Storage, Inc.; Maura Shunney, trustee, Project Graduation; and Craig Nichols, co-chair, Project Graduation.

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – For the past 26 years, the majority of Westborough High School’s graduating seniors have celebrated that momentous occasion with an all-night party held after the ceremony itself. Project Graduation, as the event is called, is organized by a group of dedicated parents, who just want to ensure that their teens are having fun but in a safe, temptation-free environment.

Mediation Advantage opens second office in Northborough

April 26th, 2016

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Northborough – Mediation Advantage & the Law Office of Polly Tatum has opened a second office in Northborough to provide area residents with access to high-quality divorce mediation services close to home. Together with the firm’s main office in Worcester, the new office will offer flexible mediation services across Worcester County and throughout Massachusetts.

Northborough Crossing to celebrate Mother’s Day with herbs

April 26th, 2016

Northborough – In celebration of Mother’s Day, Northborough Crossing, 9012 Shops Way, will be giving three complimentary locally grown potted herbs to each of those presenting receipts from the shopping center’s tenants totaling $100 or more in purchases Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awards grant to Sudbury school

April 26th, 2016

(l to r)  Sarah Troiano, Nixon PTO president; Ellen Dorian, Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation secretary; Donna Driscoll, Marlborough Savings Bank branch manager; and Erica O’Brien, Nixon PTO grant writer 

Marlborough – Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded the Nixon Elementary School PTO in Sudbury a grant for cultural enrichment programs for their students. The Charitable Foundation recently presented the Nixon School PTO a $500 grant towards its Educational Enrichment Fund, which is responsible for facilitating school-wide and grade-specific programs that enhance and complement the classroom experience.

Northborough Town Meeting saves White Cliffs from the wrecking ball

April 26th, 2016

Northborough—White Cliffs has been spared from the wrecking ball after Town Meeting voters working past midnight approved spending $2.4 million in Community Preservation funds to purchase and permanently preserve the iconic mansion property.

After more than a half hour of discussion at the April 26 TM, the White Cliffs proposal garnered more than the two-thirds vote it required, sparking a round of applause from the 200-plus voters who spent nearly five hours working its way through the warrant.

Helen T. Kasprzak, 91, of Worcester

April 26th, 2016

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Worcester – Helen T. Kasprzak, 91, of Worcester, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 23, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at the home of her daughter in Westborough. She was the wife of the late Chester J. Kasprzak. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Theophil and Alexandra (Pisolowska) Pielaszcyk. She was […]

Northborough approves White Cliffs purchase

April 26th, 2016

Northborough – Voters at the Northborough Annual Town Meeting approved last night a measure to purchase White Cliffs, 218 to 67. We will have more details later this morning.

Peaslee School students honor Northborough’s 250th

April 25th, 2016

First grade’s A-Z of Northborough exhibit.

Northborough – Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School hosted an evening April 14 celebrating Northborough’s 250th anniversary. The museum-style event exhibited students and classroom projects from all grade levels which related to Northborough’s history or the number 250.

Letter to Editor: Recognizing the loss of 1.5 million Armenian Martyrs

April 25th, 2016

April 24th is the 101st commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. Our history is well documented; save for some who think that revising history somehow changes it. We should never forget April 24, 1915, through 1923, when Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were rounded up and murdered, or forced into death marches. This massacre left over 1.5 million Armenian dead from the actions of Young Turk Government members.

IC Parish to present benefit concert for three causes

April 25th, 2016

Irish tenor Dr. Ronan Tynan


Marlborough – Tickets are selling quickly for a concert featuring Irish tenor Ronan Tynan to be presented Friday, May 20, 7 p.m., at Immaculate Conception (IC) Church, 11 Prospect St. in downtown Marlborough. Proceeds will benefit three causes: the IC Parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul, IC School Technology Fund and World Youth Day 2016.

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