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McGovern continues to fight against plan to close Shrewsbury mail distribution center

August 7th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Local and state officials are frustrated that a proposal to close the Central Massachusetts US Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center (USPS Central MA) may still happen. Adding to that frustration, they said, is that they cannot get any firm information on when it might actually occur.

Westborough student wins scholarship from South Street Diner

August 7th, 2014

Mark Sullivan, owner of the South Street Diner, congratulates Brian Pu Ruiz on winning the diner’s annual scholarship. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – Like many Westborough teens, Brian Pu Ruiz has enjoyed many delicious meals at the South Street Diner. With its varied menu and generous portions, it’s the perfect place for a hungry young man to whet his appetite. He enjoys dining there so much that he decided to apply for an annual scholarship the diner grants to a graduating Westborough High School (WHS) senior each year. And much to his delight, his eloquent essay was chosen by the diner’s owners, Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, as the 2014 winning entry.

Marlborough’s Memorial Beach temporarily closed

August 7th, 2014

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Marlborough – Officials have announced that Memorial Beach is temporarily closed for swimming due to elevated levels of cyanobacteria (blue green algae) bloom. The problem is not uncommon; it has occurred in other parts of the state recently as well. According to a press release, the city of Marlborough is working closely with the Massachusetts [...]

Central One Federal Credit Union donates to Shrewsbury library

August 7th, 2014

(l to r) Zachary Daniels, marketing manager, Central One;  David L’Ecuyer, president and CEO, Central One; Matt Hogan and Mary Casey, co-chairs, Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation’s Building for the Future;  April Healey, vice president of retail services, Central One;  and Ellen Dolan, library director, Shrewsbury Public Library.  
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Shrewsbury – Central One Federal Credit Union has made a donation of $25,000 to the Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation’s Building for the Future capital campaign. The donation is in support of the foundation’s $1.75 million philanthropic effort to support the $23.3 million expansion and revitalization of the library building.

August 7 is Purple Heart Day

August 7th, 2014

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Submitted by Military Order of the Purple Heart A day to honor America’s combat wounded and fallen heroes Region – Each year on August 7, Americans pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.  The Purple Heart is [...]

Willy’s Kitty Angels Rescue helps strays find new home

August 6th, 2014

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Northborough – MaryEllen Richards, director of Willy’s Kitty Angels Rescue, is on a mission: to help one stray cat at a time. For her and her team of volunteers, there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that they are trying to do.

In 2007, Richards was living in the Dudley/Webster area and took on the task of trapping, neutering and releasing cats that she would find left behind. She would also take some of these felines to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield for their free feral Sunday clinics.

Shrewsbury issues public health advisory for Dean Park

August 6th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Health has issued a public health advisory due to the observation of high levels of cyanobacteria algae (blue-green) in Dean Park Pond. Individuals are being encouraged to avoid coming in contact with the body of water until further notice. The town will be working with environmental health specialists to [...]

Author Sasso to appear at Tatnuck Bookseller

August 6th, 2014

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Westborough – Briana Sasso, author of “Elisabetta: A Novel of Two Generations Sewn Together,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Aug. 10,  from 1 – 3 p.m. Sadie, a 16-year-old girl who has just experienced a life-changing tragedy, finds herself forced into a relationship with her paternal grandmother. As Sadie spends time with her, she [...]

Author Harrington to sign copies of book at Tatnuck Bookseller

August 6th, 2014

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Westborough – K.A. Harrington, author of  “Forget Me,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Aug. 9, from 4 – 6 p.m. In this novel, a psychological thriller, Morgan is a young woman who never minded her boyfriend Flynn’s dark and private nature. But now he’s dead, and she can’t move on. Hoping for some closure, [...]

Busy K-9 unit’s ‘Kaiser’ helps keep city safe

August 6th, 2014

Marlborough Police Department K-9 Kaiser
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Marlborough – Following three years of research, networking, demonstrating a need for a K-9 unit, and steady pursuit of grants to support the program, the Marlborough Police Department has successfully established a working, active K-9 unit to assist them in protecting residents of the city.

In announcing the program to the City Council last summer, Mayor Arthur Vigeant commended Police Chief Mark F. Leonard for “his dogged pursuit” of funding which was initiated when a $25,000 grant was received from the Stanton Foundation.

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