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Letter to editor: Chipsealing not appropriate for major roads

June 29th, 2016

I am writing regarding the use of chipsealing roads in the Grafton, Westborough, and surrounding towns. Chipsealing is the process of putting down a layer of tar and overlaying it with “chips” of aggregate. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipseal.)

Paving the way

June 29th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Marlborough – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has committed to investing nearly $88 million in projects in the city of Marlborough and surrounding areas. Major projects include $31.8 million for reconstruction of the I-90/I-495 interchange; $15.4 million for I-495 maintenance, signage, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for Marlborough, Hudson, and Berlin; and $14.6 million for I-290 maintenance.

Northborough Police searching for alleged assailant

June 29th, 2016

Police sketch of alleged assailant
Photo/courtesy Northborough Police Department

Northborough – The Northborough Police Department are searching for a man who allegedly on June 23 assaulted a young woman jogging on Lyman Street near Talbot Road.

During the subsequent search of the area, a second female in Westborough reported to the Westborough Police Department that two men in a small black car circled around her in the area of Lake Chauncy.

Sheriff’s picnic to be held Aug. 20

June 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis has announced the Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic will be held at SAC Park in Shrewsbury Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for all seniors.

“As Sheriff, hosting the Annual Senior Picnic is one of the great highlights of the year. This year’s Senior Picnic will be a wonderful fun filled day to give back to the seniors of Worcester County who have given so much to their communities over the years, ” said Evangelidis.

Sherwood School to hold summer reading program

June 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Summer R.E.C.E.S.S (reading everyday can ensure student success) Reading Program for grades K-4 will be offered at the Sherwood Middle School this summer. During this free class, teachers will read and discuss the required reading book with the children and work on a related craft.

Grafton to present summer concerts and movies

June 29th, 2016

Last summer's concert series at Grafton Common
file photo/K.B. Sherman

Grafton – The Grafton Recreation Department will hold its free Concerts on the Common series Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on the Grafton Common. Rain location is Grafton Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road.

Spinners to raise money for Clardy children

June 29th, 2016

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Region – A special night to honor the late Trooper Thomas Clardy and raise money for the Clardy Children’s Fund will be held by the Lowell Spinners Sunday, July 17.

Clardy, a resident of Hudson, was killed in the line of duty March 16 while conducting a routine traffic stop on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton.

Stanney honored by Pastoral Counseling Center

June 29th, 2016

(l to r) Mary Taber, executive director, Pastoral Counseling Center of Mass. , Bill Stanney, retiring board member and Dr. Mark Booher, board president
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – The Pastoral Counseling Center of Mass. (PCC) recently honored Bill Stanney, who retired from the board of directors after a 15 year stint.

During the board’s June 20 meeting, Dr. Mark Booher, the board’s president, said that Stanney, a resident of Northborough, had “donated a huge amount of time and talent” to the organization.

Local lawyer committed to supporting work of the Red Cross

June 29th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – According to Jeffrey E. Swaim, a member of the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts Board of Directors, between July 2015 and April, the Red Cross responded to home fires affecting 174 central Massachusetts families. He said it also trained 9,901 area residents in preparedness and health and safety classes. But these are just some of the services that fuel the Shrewsbury resident’s dedication to the nonprofit. A partner at the Mirick O’Connell law firm and a single dad to three children, he’s serving as a board member for the third year in a three-year term. But his admiration for the Red Cross developed years ago.

Following in the family tradition

June 29th, 2016

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Northborough – Northborough Police Sgt. Joseph Galvin meets with “Officer” Ryan Kelly. Ryan’s grandfather, Brad Newman, worked as a police officer first in Northborough and then in Framingham before retiring in 2009.

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