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Northborough Trinity Church welcomes Pokémon GO players

August 25th, 2016

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Northborough – If you have noticed more kids outside this summer walking in groups or riding bikes, it may be due to the Pokémon GO craze. They may be still holding an electronic device, but many parents are thrilled their kids are outside being social with friends and meeting other people.

Pokémon GO is a popular multiplayer, GPS-dependent game application used with a mobile device. Players search real world areas in order to find and capture Pokémon monsters, which are based on the popular video game and collectible cards.

Westborough selectmen learn about new trash and recycling program

August 25th, 2016

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Westborough – Public Health Director Steven Baccari and Irene Congdon, recycling coordinator from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP), gave a presentation detailing a proposed program called SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash) to the Westborough Board of Selectmen at its Aug. 23 meeting. A committee was convened […]

Westborough Board of Selectmen approve filming in downtown

August 25th, 2016

Filing will take place in Westborough's downtown on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
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Westborough – Stephen Hartman, location manager for Commander Softpants, Inc., went before the Westborough Board of Selectmen Aug. 23 to seek approval to film a movie scene in the downtown area of Westborough Wednesday, Sept. 7, between 3 and 7 p.m.

Candlelight vigil to commemorate those lost to drug addiction

August 25th, 2016

Kathy Leonard, who is organizing the vigil, with a photo of her son Jonathan, who died of an overdose in December 2014

Marlborough – A candlelight vigil will be held on the lawn of the Frank D. Walker Building, 244 Main St., on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. In memory of those lives lost to overdose in Massachusetts in 2015, 1,531 purple flags have been placed on the front lawn […]

Northern Landscape Design & Plowing – Westborough contractor offers year-round services

August 24th, 2016

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By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer Business name:   Northern Landscape Design & Plowing Address: 26 Hyder St., Westborough Owner:  James Mugford Contact Information:  508-330-9466 On Facebook, website under construction How did you get into this business? “I have operated a snow plowing business for over three years. I have also done some landscaping for hotels, a couple of retirement communities, […]

Jack’s Guitar Garage -Now offering music lessons in two locations

August 24th, 2016

Jack Shanahan, center, and music students at Jack’s Guitar Garage
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By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer Business name:   Jack’s Guitar Garage Address:  243 West Main St., Northborough 198 Worcester St., North Grafton Owner:  Jack Shanahan Contact information:  Northborough 508-393-7200 North Grafton 774-293- 5115 www.jacksguitargarage.com How long has Jack’s Guitar Garage been in business?     “The original shop has been up and running since 2009,” said Jack […]

The Bea(you)tiful Project sponsors an Evening of Empowerment

August 24th, 2016

Jamie (l) and Dayna Altman
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Southborough – Dayna Altman, a 2010 Algonquin Regional High School graduate, is in a very good place. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in human services and psychology in 2015 and currently works at McLean Hospital as a clinical educator. Now, she’s organizing a seminar for a nonprofit organization she and her younger sister, Jamie, created called The Bea(you)tiful Project, featuring empowering speakers.

Southborough’s Main Street reconstruction plans on display before Town Meeting

August 24th, 2016

Southborough Main Street Reconstruction conceptual plans

Southborough – The Southborough Main Street Reconstruction conceptual plans are currently on display at the town’s public library. Karen Galligan, Southborough’s superintendent of Public Works, and Library Director Ryan Donovan are encouraging town residents to stop by and review the plans prior to a Special Town Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Brent E. Trottier Middle School.

Kaiser and Thomas announce marriage

August 24th, 2016

David and Jessica Kaiser
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Northborough/Westborough – Jessica Thomas and David Kaiser were married in Westborough Aug. 15 during a ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents, Ed and Mary Ann Manion.  The bride’s son, Eric Thomas, officiated while her daughter, Jenna Thomas, and the groom’s son, Jeffrey Kaiser, served as witnesses. Jessica is the membership director at Westboro […]

Shrewsbury grads will use lessons learned in gymnastics as they head to college

August 24th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Three recent Shrewsbury High School graduates, who are students of the Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) in Shrewsbury are prime examples that devotion to a sport they love leads to rewards. Sydney Malko, Alexandra Smyrnios and Reilly Peloquin, have received awards on the state, regional, and national levels, but have gained rewards in life as well.

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