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Westborough to hold 300th anniversary ‘Grande’ Parade Sept. 10

September 2nd, 2017

Westborough – The town of Westborough will celebrate its 300th anniversary with a “grande’ parade on Sunday, Sept. 10.

The 2017 parade will feature 140 units representing veterans, community leaders, local organizations, businesses, community groups, civic organizations, antique vehicles, municipal vehicles, and 58 floats. It will also feature the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band, who will use the event as a warm-up of sorts for their appearance in the 2018 Rose Bowl parade.

Grafton High boys’ soccer team ready for new season, new division 

September 2nd, 2017

Grafton – The Grafton High School (GHS) 2016 District championship finalist boys’ varsity soccer team opens its fall campaign on the road versus Quaboag Regional Wednesday, Sept. 6  with a Herculean challenge ahead that has nothing to do with players, coaches or any team-related personnel.

Third Overdose Awareness Vigil gathers crowd in downtown Marlborough

September 1st, 2017

Marlborough – The third International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil at the Walker Building in Marlborough ended on Aug. 31 with hundreds of attendees raising memorial candles into the sky as the voice of Godsmack’s Sully Erna echoed down Main Street.

This year’s was the biggest event yet for organizer and advocate Kathy Leonard of Marlborough. Several hundred attendees came from across Central Massachusetts to hear more than an hour of speeches and a musical performance by Erna. Leonard organized the event to remember those lost to the opioid epidemic and destigmatize addiction.

Hudson selectmen discuss regulating recreational marijuana

September 1st, 2017

Hudson – As some neighboring communities impose bans and moratoriums, selectmen discussed a range of actions they could take to regulate the soon-to-be legalized sale of recreational marijuana in Hudson at their Aug. 28 meeting.

Selectmen considered options including imposing a temporary moratorium on sales of the drug until town officials can review state regulations set to be released in March 2018. Likewise, they also discussed the possibility of enacting a permanent ban on sales. The board decided not to pursue such a permanent ban, and shied away from the prospect of imposing a moratorium in the near future, instead agreeing to begin preparing regulatory items to be voted on at next May’s Town Meeting.

Starting off on the right foot

August 31st, 2017

Southborough – Going back to school is always made a little bit sweeter when you get to show off your latest fashionable footwear, as several teens at one of the most popular spots in town, the Dunkin  Donuts at Southborough’s Town Center Mini mall, would attest. Photo/Chris Robbins

Goldblatt and Allen to lead Westborough’s ‘grande’ parade

August 30th, 2017

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – As Westborough residents gather Sunday, Sept. 10, to celebrate the town’s 300th anniversary with a “grande” parade, there will be two very well-known women leading the way.  Lydia Goldblatt will serve as the grand marshal while Kristina Allen will be the tricentennial marshal. Both have served on numerous […]

Westborough prepares for 300th anniversary ‘Grande’ Parade

August 30th, 2017

Westborough – As the town of Westborough gets ready to celebrate its 300th anniversary with a ‘grande’ parade on Sunday, Sept. 10, the parade committee is working nonstop to finalize the last-minute details.  In a meeting held Aug. 27 for participants, the committee went over the details that they have been diligently working on over the past year to ensure the parade goes off without a hitch.

Several contests set in November election

August 30th, 2017

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant will be opposed once again by former Fire Chief Edward “Skee” Bigelow in the November biennial municipal election. Vigeant handily defeated Bigelow by more than 64 percent of votes cast in the 2015 race. Former Mayor Michael J. McGorty applied for nomination papers for the office but failed to file them.

Thank you for all involved with Kane golf event

August 30th, 2017

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and clients of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to State Representative Hannah Kane, Tournament Chair Beth Casavant, community volunteers, The Haven Country Club, and all the generous sponsors and donors for all their hard work in organizing the Hannah Kane 3rd Annual Charity Classic, that was held on August 21.

Westborough Cub Scouts to host open house

August 30th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Cub Scouts will be holding an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 6-8 p.m. in the Methodist Church, 120 West Main St. Any kids looking to join the Cub Scouts can also join the scouts in the town’s 300th Birthday Parade that will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, starting at […]

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