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Region to experience coldest temps of year

February 11th, 2016

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By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Prepare for some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in a while.  Both Saturday and Sunday will threaten all time cold records for the date and could come close or break the records for the lowest high temperatures for those dates.  Wind chill temperatures will drop to dangerous […]

Cumberland Farms seeks tax break to move HQ to Westborough

February 11th, 2016

Westborough – Cumberland Farms plans to move its corporate headquarters from Framingham to its existing distribution facility on Flanders Road, contingent upon Town Meeting voters approving a tax increment financing (TIF) agreement with the convenience store chain.

Marlborough girls’ hoops tops AVRTS

February 11th, 2016

VRTS senior Savvy LaCure tries to get past Marlborough's Maddi Farrell.

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School girls’ basketball team was nothing short of electric in a 61-22 victory over Assabet Valley Regional Technical School (AVRTS).

Algonquin girls’ basketball rolls over Leominster

February 11th, 2016

Algonquin’s Elyssa Nicholas drives the ball around Leominster’s JaVona Smith.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks girls’ basketball team defeated the Leominster High School Blue Devils by a score of 69-45 in a game played Feb. 9.

Westborough and Shrewsbury libraries compete in pajama drive

February 11th, 2016

Westborough Public Library’s (l to r) Mimi Cronin, circulation supervisor, Director Maureen Ambrosino, and Jen McGrath, teen librarian. (Photo/Jane Keller Gordon)

By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Westborough/Shrewsbury – The Westborough and Shrewsbury public libraries have started a friendly competition. From now until March 15, both libraries are granting late-fine forgiveness in exchange for donations of new children’s pajamas (sizes 4/5T to 18/20). The winning library will receive milk and homemade cookies from the losing library’s […]

Local animal lover helps abandoned dogs find homes across the miles

February 10th, 2016

Jennifer Mueller, Lumberjack Rescue’s shelter manager, with some of the dogs that will be transported from Louisiana to Massachusetts. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Staci Colby has always had a love for animals. Twenty-five years ago, she adopted a cat from the MetroWest Humane Society and, at that time, decided to become a foster owner. She became heavily involved with that organization and she served on the Board of Directors for 20 years before recently resigning.

Wellness event held at Whitcomb

February 9th, 2016

PTO volunteers Denise Nelson (l) and Jagruti Seemungal

Marlborough – The 1 Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb School recently held its annual Whitcomb Winter Wellness event at the school.

The annual event, sponsored by the PTO, is a way to get the students excited about healthy living while also having fun.

‘Bouncing Back’ author to appear at Tatnuck Bookseller

February 9th, 2016

Beth M. Whitman


Westborough – Beth M. Whitman of Westborough grieved the loss of three loved ones within five years. Her story of loss and renewal is chronicled in the memoir “Bouncing Back: Recreate Your Life.”

Shrewsbury firm supplies all types of stone countertops

February 9th, 2016

Sula Gomes, left, and Fafa De Souza with slabs of stone at Universal Countertop 
Photo by Nancy Brumback

Shrewsbury—Universal Countertop leaves no stone unturned. The Shrewsbury company turns granite, quartz, marble and other natural stone slabs into a variety of surfaces for homes.

Flamarion De Souza, known as Fafa, started Universal Countertop about 11 years ago, and has worked in the stone countertop installation business for 25 years. The company moved to its current location on Route 9 last year.

Open house to be held at Cornerstone Academy

February 9th, 2016

Northborough – Cornerstone Academy, 5 Oak Ave., Northborough, will hold an open house Friday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. Cornerstone Academy is a private, coeducational school for children in grades K-6. Through small class sizes and individualized instruction, the school offers an academically challenging environment that utilizes a blend of traditional and innovative teaching techniques, such as hands-on teaching models to reinforce concepts and experiential learning through experimentation and field trips.

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