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Marlborough athlete has a ball pursuing his dreams

September 1st, 2014

Marlborough resident Charlie Butler pitches for the Worcester Bravehearts. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Playing baseball with a pro-style set up – six days a week for nine weeks – would certainly be tiring for some athletes. But not for Charlie Butler. Not when your dream is to play in the major leagues.

Carnival returns to Marlborough’s Labor Day weekend

September 1st, 2014

Matheus, 6, and Maya, 5, spin in a teacup.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – After a hiatus of over 20 years, a carnival returned as part of Marlborough’s Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 on S. Bolton Street between Granger Boulevard and Main Street. Cushing Amusements provided kiddie and thrill rides, games with prizes, and fun food including [...]

Marlborough church hosts ninth Grecian Festival

September 1st, 2014

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Marlborough – Heather Demos (left) and Katherine Lazouras, 7 (right), join a member of the dance troupe “Greek Pride of Rhode Island” after their performance Aug. 30, the first of the three-day ninth annual Grecian Festival held on the grounds of Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church. Among the selections on an extensive menu prepared by [...]

Friess attains rank of Eagle Scout with Whitcomb School project

September 1st, 2014

Justin Friess shows off one of the four tables he and his team made for his Eagle Scout service project at the Whitcomb Middle School. 

Marlborough – Justin Friess, 17, from Boy Scout Troop 2, recently completed his service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting’s highest honor.

Friess, along with members of his troop, his family and friends, built four hexagon shaped picnic tables for the courtyard of the 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School. The crew also did some landscaping and painted the Marlborough Panthers “paw” logo at the area.

Westborough Library plans for the future

August 30th, 2014

Volunteer Darian O’Donnell uses the makerspace software. (Photo/Maureen Ambrosino)

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library has been taking steps to prepare for future growth and transform it into “a 21st-century library,” according to Library Director Maureen Ambrosino.

Local firms offer free design support for state hospital planning

August 28th, 2014


Westborough–The Board of Selectmen Aug. 26 interviewed six more residents who want to serve on the committee that will steer planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, and accepted an offer from two local design firms to provide support to the committee at no cost.

Three more developments proposed for Shrewsbury

August 28th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Upon the heels of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s appointing members Maurice DePalo and Henry Fitzgerald to a sub-committee that will draft so-called “friendly 40B” proposals, the board heard Aug. 26 proposals to build two additional 40B projects.

Local church youth group transforms homes and themselves

August 28th, 2014

The Congregational Church of Westborough mission to New York included 32 local teenagers.

Westborough – “At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came home with a new relationship with God,” said Katey Allen, a member of the Congregational Church of Westborough. The teenager was one of the 32 teens and seven adults who participated in a recent church service trip to Guilderland, N.Y. Moved by the experience, she seems to have articulated the feelings of many who spent a week repairing homes for low-income households.

Officials ‘not opposed’ to medical marijuana growing facility

August 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – After a discussion with the manager of a proposed medical marijuana facility the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen agreed to render a Letter of Non-opposition regarding the facility at the boards Aug. 26 meeting.

John Glowik, 44 Independence Lane, the manager of the proposed Haven Center, entertained selectmen’s questions about how he would go about running a 41,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility that would be located at 28 Bowditch Drive.

Selectmen approve town’s first CNG dispensing facility

August 28th, 2014


Westborough–The Board of Selectmen Aug. 26 approved the town’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) retail dispensing facility.

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