Home » Byline Stories

Friends celebrate upcoming nuptials of special Shrewsbury couple

July 29th, 2014

Sh wedding shower cr

Shrewsbury – When Barbara Graf, 78, recently arrived for what she thought was going to be the annual summer bridge club party at Southgate at Shrewsbury, she was flabbergasted to be greeted with her friends singing a “Happy Wedding to You” version of “Happy Birthday.”

Advisory issued for Lake Quinsigamond

July 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury/Worcester – The Department of Environmental Protection and the Shrewsbury Board of Health have issued an advisory for Lake Quinisigamond due to a waste water overflow near the Kenneth Burns Bridge. No boating or swimming activities are advised until further notice. Officials advise that contact with water could cause illness. Visit the town of Shrewsbury [...]

Westborough Garden Club spreads joy of gardening

July 28th, 2014

Westborough Garden Club members Sue Blois, Bev Linnane and Alyce Luippold contribute to maintaining the gardens around Westborough.Photo/Zenya Molnar

Westborough – Flowers in bright shades color the town of Westborough everywhere from the children’s fairy garden inside the library to the veterans’ memorials, to outside of town buildings. Whether they are planting, watering or weeding, the Westborough Garden Club is hard at work maintaining the 21 plots around town. Its 35 members all share a love of gardening and an interest in learning about plants and flowers.

Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade to be held Aug. 30

July 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury – A popular tradition from the past – the Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade – has been revived. The event, sponsored by the Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association (LQWA) will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, starting at the Donahue Rowing Center at 2 p.m.

Hudson Market Basket joins the protest

July 27th, 2014

H EDITED WEB hudson market basket

Hudson – Bernice and Sally, employees of the Hudson Market Basket, collect signatures July 25 for a petition that reads in part, “After the recent ouster of our beloved CEO, we need your help to get him back.” Meanwhile, thousands of employees and customers attended a rally that same day in Tewksbury to show support [...]

Yoga on the Common benefits food pantry

July 26th, 2014

Marlborough – Local yoga instructor Tory Nash will conduct a yoga class at Union Common in downtown Marlborough Friday, Aug. 8, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. The class is free but donations are encouraged and will be donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard that provides food to the needy. All levels are welcome. In the event of rain [...]

‘Summer brothers’ return for Fresh Air visit

July 25th, 2014

M fresh air edited

Marlborough – For the past five years, David and Elaine Ritter have opened their homes and hearts to two young boys from Brooklyn, N.Y.,, DeJohn and Delavonte, as part of the “Fresh Air Fund.”

Shrewsbury resident dances his way to Radio City Music Hall Christmas production

July 25th, 2014

Sam Quinn will soon be dancing in the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.

Shrewsbury – Sam Quinn, 22, recently signed a contract with Radio City Music Hall to join the cast as a dancer with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular National Tour. The 2009 Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance.

Council pushes to retain control of telecom requests

July 25th, 2014

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – The Marlborough City Council is sending a strong message to the state’s Joint Conference Committee on Economic Legislation regarding requests from telecommunications companies.  At the July 21 council meeting, Councilor-at-Large Katie Robey introduced a resolution expressing concern and asking that local control over wireless infrastructure placement, construction, [...]

IPG Photonics seeking tax concession

July 25th, 2014

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – A high-tech company that develops and manufactures high performance lasers has requested the city grant it a tax concession through the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program. The request was presented to the City Council via a communication from Mayor Arthur Vigeant at the council’s July 21 meeting. [...]

Support local businesses!

Recently Commented

  • Steve: This has been going on for decades. We can build a new bridge, stock fish, but can’t stop sewage from...
  • alice: different subject. i am a handicap person who would like to be able to shop in your store, but was told the...
  • Jillian Rizzitano (President of Algonquin Environmental Club): Congratulations! NJWC helped us so much with...
  • Jesse: Best of luck guys. What a great achievement and a great story. Well done.
  • Betsy Green: Bill McManus is the BEST! Congrats on all of your successes, Eug!