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Lakeway Commons: Honoring a legacy while providing a new vision

January 11th, 2017

An aerial shot of Lakeway Commons

Shrewsbury – For years, Anthony “Spag” Borgatti oversaw his legendary retail establishment located on Route 9, not far from Lake Quinsigamond and the Worcester border. Known for his great deals as well as his dedication to Shrewsbury and its residents, Borgatti was beloved by all and to this day, casts a very long shadow.

But after in the years following his death, the once bustling commercial site saw a series of retailers come and go, each hoping for just a small slice of Spag’s success. Sadly, during recent years, the nearly 23 acre parcel sat dormant, waiting for its next chapter.

Hudson resident strives to create honesty into new year

January 11th, 2017

Michelle Mercier of Create Honesty displays gratitude lists at the 14th annual Hudson Downtown Holiday Stroll. Photo/submitted

Hudson – 2016 was a particularly eventful year for Michelle Mercier of Hudson. Soon after losing her corporate job in marketing operations last spring, she felt compelled to live more honestly and help others do the same. She named her new venture Create Honesty.

Local players participate in national football tournament

January 10th, 2017

(l to r) Ryan Miller, Andrew Dufault, Seamus Murphy, Andrew Evanoff and Sean Keaveney

By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer Westborough – After a successful season at home, five local football players took their talents to Florida last month as members of the highly selective Football University (FBU) Massachusetts team. Ryan Miller, Sean Keaveney and Andrew Evanoff of Westborough, Seamus Murphy of Hopkinton and Andrew Dufault of Milford had all […]

FaySummer registration opens Jan. 15

January 10th, 2017

Southborough – Registration opens Sunday, Jan. 15, for FaySummer, Fay School’s summer programs for children and teens ages 3-15. FaySummer Day Camp offers nine one-week sessions that include daily swim lessons, arts and crafts, sports and games, drama, science and more. FaySummer Specialty Camps are also offered as one-week sessions, with a half-day focus on a topic of interest […]

Marlborough boys’ basketball aims to achieve ultimate goal

January 10th, 2017

Marlborough High boys’ varsity basketball team captains (l to r) Owen Cappadona, Joao Mendes, Connor McCabe and Chris Doherty
Photo/John Orrell

Marlborough – First-year head coach Scott Bauman takes the reins of a Marlborough High boys’ varsity basketball squad that has come tantalizingly close to achieving the highest of high accomplishments in recent years.

Westborough ‘kicks off’ 300th anniversary year in style

January 10th, 2017

(front, l to r) State representatives Carolyn Dykema, Danielle Gregoire and Hannah Kane, 300th Anniversary Committee co-chairs Reene Hatherley and Deb Schradieck; (back) State Sen. Jamie Eldridge 
Photo/courtesy Jim Hatherley

Westborough – This year, the town of Westborough will celebrate its 300th anniversary. And to commemorate this special milestone, a number of events are planned, such as a parade and gala. But first, residents gathered to attend a “Wine and Cheese Kickoff” at the 1717 Shoppe located in the Westborough Shopping Plaza.

Shrewsbury Library awarded fifth grant for English Conversation Circle program

January 10th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has once again awarded $5,000 to the Shrewsbury Public Library to continue the English Conversation Circle program for adult learners who wish to be proficient in the English language and become productive members of our community. The English Conversation Circle program was launched in 2010 with four weekly […]

Westborough to host history scanning day

January 8th, 2017

Tony Vaver and Maureen Ambrosino (Photo/Jane Keller Gordon)

Westborough – An “Antique Roadshow” of sorts will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westborough Town Hall, 34 West Main St. Area residents are invited to bring up to three items of historical and cultural significance to Westborough — such as memorabilia, photos, old menus, or clothing — to the “Westborough: Your Town – Your History” day. Items will be digitized using high-quality scanners and photography.

Eagle Scout project brings literacy and physical activity together

January 8th, 2017

Zach Youssef and MaryEllen Remillard stand at one of the StoryWalk kiosks at Assabet Park Trail. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – A permanent StoryWalk in Northborough was installed in November at Assabet Park Trail, a partnership between the Northborough’s elementary school librarians and Troop 1 Eagle Scout Zach Youssef.

Westborough’s 300th anniversary kickoff celebration postponed to Jan. 8

January 7th, 2017


Westborough – Due to the snowstorm, the Wine and Cheese Kickoff Celebration for Westborough’s 300th anniversary has been postponed to Sunday, Jan.  8. It will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at The 1717 Shoppe in the Westborough Shopping Center, 18 Lyman St. Highlights of the event will include a ribbon cutting at 4 […]

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