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Two charged after Westborough car crash

July 17th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement earlier today: On 7/16/16, at approximately 4:00 PM, the Westborough Police Dept. received a call regarding a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Rte. 9 east just prior to Rte. 30. The arriving units observed a 2011 Toyota in the roadway with a utility pole blocking […]

Hudson ceremony welcomes 253 new U.S. citizens

July 16th, 2016

Celina Chaves (center) congratulates (l to r) her uncle, Jose Chaves, and her aunt, Maria Helena Reis, after they became American citizens.

Hudson – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) presented 253 citizenship candidates to the Middlesex Superior Court during a naturalization ceremony held July 15 in the Riverview banquet hall of the Hudson Portuguese Club. Administering the Oath of Allegiance to the new American citizens was the Honorable Rosalind Miller, associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

Framingham State University seeks participants for food study

July 15th, 2016

Region – Do you struggle with your weight? Have you been on endless diets throughout your life, losing weight only to gain it back?

Library renovations progressing this summer

July 15th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Members of the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury recently took a tour at the Shrewsbury Public Library to view the ongoing renovations. The group will be displaying their art when the library has its grand re-opening in September. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Jamros signed by New England Revolution to play in Special Olympics match

July 15th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Joey Jamros, a resident of Shrewsbury, was signed by the New England Revolution as one of 13 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners to play in a Unified Match against a team from Special Olympics New York on July 6 at Gillette Stadium before the Revs home game against New York City FC.

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Maya to get body armor

July 15th, 2016

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Region – The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has announced K-9 Maya, a two-year-old single purpose trailing bloodhound, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K-9 Maya’s vest is being sponsored by the Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 2015 “Santa Paws and Grinch” […]

Shrewsbury adopts additional water restrictions

July 15th, 2016

Shrewsbury – In January 2006, the town launched the Shrewsbury Water Conservation Project to help promote water conservation. This program was launched in response to the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection’s water conservation requirements. Under the plan, drinking (tap) use should be kept to a minimum to ensure that there is enough flow for everyday use as well as fire protection in town. Water is to be saved by limiting use of in-ground lawn sprinklers, using rain water when possible, and using low-flow fixtures. This aims to avoid environmental degradation, preserve a precious natural resource, and save considerable capital and operating costs.

Shrewsbury selectmen approve numerous license requests

July 15th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The July 12 Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting opened with a moment of silence for the 12 police officers shot in Dallas, Texas.

Billy’s Pub on Clinton Street was also mentioned briefly as it has apparently started offering entertainment without the proper licensing. The board agreed to invite the owner to come before it regarding required licensing.

Proposals sought for Westborough State Hospital property

July 14th, 2016

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Westborough – On a hill off of Lyman Street, near Lake Chauncy and neighboring Northborough, the former Westborough State Hospital property sits silent, a vestige of the past. The property’s 64 buildings, some of which were built when the hospital opened in 1886, are all now empty and boarded up. Vandals have left their mark since the hospital closed, on the insides as well as the outsides of the buildings.

Southborough seniors celebrate summer

July 13th, 2016

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Southborough – Residents continued the spirit of celebration and patriotism at the annual summer BBQ held at the senior center July 13. Photos/Jane Keller Gordon

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