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Northborough voters find ‘common’ ground in downtown proposal

April 27th, 2016

Northborough—A little more than a year after it began as an idea among a group of residents, the push to create a Town Common took a huge leap forward at the April 25 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) with voters approving nearly $500,000 in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to purchase and improve parcels that will be linked with existing town land to create the downtown green space.

Northborough’s Nick Krause continues pursuing a life in skiing

April 27th, 2016

2013-14 U.S. Alpine Ski Team
Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team

Northborough – United States Ski Team member Nick Krause has taken part in about 30 races this season, including a qualifying run for the World Cup in Austria. Originally from Northborough, Krause’s passion for skiing first developed in central Mass. when he made it onto Ski Ward’s team in Shrewsbury at the age of 7.

Westborough pastor believes in the power of “one simple act of love”

April 27th, 2016

Pastor John Taylor poses with children on a church mission trip to Rwanda and the Congo. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Like many, Pastor John Taylor, the minister at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Westborough, is disturbed by acts of terror. But he believes in the power that “one simple act of love” multiplied can have on the world.

Debbie Backman named Hudson’s new library director

April 27th, 2016

Debbie Backman (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Hudson – For the past 12 years, Hudson Public Library patrons of all ages became accustomed to interacting with Debbie Backman either as the reference or children’s librarian. Now, she’s the new library director.

DeLeo, Walsh urge support for Gregoire

April 27th, 2016


Marlborough – State Representative Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, officially announced her plans to run for re-election in the 4th Middlesex District at a campaign kickoff held April 12 at the Fish Restaurant in Marlborough. Among the many state officials attending were Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh.

Claire Swan remembers Northborough’s 200th

April 27th, 2016

Claire Swan

Northborough – Longtime Northborough resident Claire Swan has been involved in many community volunteer positions and served on town boards throughout the years. That list includes being part of the 200th Northborough Ball committee in 1966.

Area gymnasts to participate in regional competition

April 26th, 2016

Gymnasts Lizzie Meschisen, Madison Bromm, Sophia Harper and Mary Faletra will compete at the Xcel Regional Championships May 21-22.

Region – Four area gymnasts from Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) in Shrewsbury are heading to the Xcel Regional Championships the weekend of May 21-22 at Shrewsbury High School. They will be competing with other gymnasts from New England and New York.

New Westborough practice provides complete neurology coverage

April 26th, 2016

Dr. Jordan Eisenstock of Community Neuroscience Services
Photo/Nancy Brumback

“Community Neuroscience Services (CNS) opened October 1, about seven months ago,” said Dr. Jordan Eisenstock, who heads the neurology practice, which treats all types of neurological conditions. “Most of the people here are connected with other health care facilities as well, at UMass Medical Center and at area rehabilitation facilities and other hospitals.”

Taking a contemporary approach to community banking

April 26th, 2016

(l to r) Michael Allard, Katelin Cwieka and CarrieAnne Cormier of Avidia Bank
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Westborough—Avidia Bank prides itself on being a community bank—at the cutting edge of customer service and communication.

Despite its size, nine branches in the Metrowest area, Avidia was, for example, the first bank on the East Coast to offer Cardless Cash, permitting customers to access its ATMs with their smartphones.

Mark’s Moving & Storage donates to Project Graduation

April 26th, 2016

(l to r) Geoff Spofford, trustee, Project Graduation; Fay Stadig, president, board of trustees, Project Graduation; Brandon Kraemer, Mark’s Moving and Storage, Inc.; Maura Shunney, trustee, Project Graduation; and Craig Nichols, co-chair, Project Graduation.

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – For the past 26 years, the majority of Westborough High School’s graduating seniors have celebrated that momentous occasion with an all-night party held after the ceremony itself. Project Graduation, as the event is called, is organized by a group of dedicated parents, who just want to ensure that their teens are having fun but in a safe, temptation-free environment.

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