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Devoted PMC supporter to ride in memory of his father

March 10th, 2017

Marlborough – Billy Richards of Marlborough is preparing to ride in his seventh Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), an annual bike-a-thon that raises funds for life-saving cancer research. This year, he’s particularly determined to fundraise for the cause.

Selectmen discuss and vote to close warrant for March 18 Town Meeting

March 10th, 2017

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen reviewed and accepted the final warrant for Town Meeting Saturday, March 18, as presented by Town Manager Jim Malloy at the Feb. 28 meeting. There were a couple of additional articles that had been added that the board discussed prior to their unanimous vote to close the warrant.

Shrewsbury mother to run Boston Marathon for Down syndrome clinic

March 9th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Bryan and Emily Anderson both grew up in Shrewsbury and attended Shrewsbury High School (Bryan ’02, Emily ’01), but it wasn’t until 2009 that they began dating. The couple married in 2012 and welcomed son Charlie in March of 2014. Two years later the birth of daughter Andie and a Down syndrome diagnosis brought with it challenges as well as unexpected blessings.

Northborough selectmen approve Fiscal Year 2018 legislative priorities

March 9th, 2017

Northborough – Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre led a discussion of the town’s legislative priorities at the Feb. 27 Board of Selectmen meeting, in advance of Northborough’s legislative delegation’s appearance before the board Monday, March 13. These priorities were identified by town staff and committees.

Snowflake Kickball Festival scores spring-like weather

March 9th, 2017

Marlborough – Perhaps global warming is altering a longtime fundraiser in Marlborough. Sixteen teams, each consisting of at least 10 players, could dress for springtime Feb. 25 while competing in the 16th annual Snowflake Kickball Festival.

Voters approve first step in prohibiting commercial marijuana businesses

March 7th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough voters in the March 7 Annual Town Election overwhelming voted to prohibit all commercial businesses related to recreational marijuana, 1,192 to 294.

Donations of new pajamas needed for Shrewsbury Girl Scout project

March 7th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Girl Scout Troop 11087 is preparing foster care comfort bags as their Bronze Project. The bags will be filled with hygiene items, books, comfort items and new pajamas. The focus of the effort is currently collecting donations of new girls’ pajamas in sizes 12 and up. The troop consists of five fifth-graders […]

Free home-buying program at Hudson Library

March 7th, 2017

Hudson – A free informational program for home buyers will be held at Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. Local experts will take the mystery out of buying a home. Alec Butler of Residential Mortgage Services will address your mortgage options. Realtor Deb Rouleau of ERA Key Realty Services […]

‘Zumbathon’ to benefit Armstrong Elementary School teacher

March 7th, 2017

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Westborough – In February 2016, J. Harding Armstrong Elementary physical education teacher Alison Rheaume sustained a concussion when she was hit on the head by a heavy steel door which accidentally swung back at her after she opened it. Just a few months later, she sustained a second concussion resulting […]

Fresh Start needs furniture, volunteers

March 7th, 2017

Hudson – Fresh Start Furniture Bank of Hudson, a volunteer-run charity that provides furniture and other household items people in need, is reaching out to residents in the area for donations. They are seeking sofas, dressers, upholstered chairs, end tables, microwave ovens, floor lamps, blankets, comforters, silverware, and bath towels, among many other items.

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