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Gusty winds expected Thursday night

December 29th, 2016

By James Arnold, Weather Specialist Snow has started most everywhere, and there is still a lot of uncertainty about total amounts.  There will be a very sharp cutoff between areas that get up to a foot and areas that only see a few inches.   Here is a link to the National Weather Service’s latest accumulation […]

Committee receives approval from selectmen to apply for recreational trail grant

December 29th, 2016

Westborough – At the Dec. 20 Board of Selectmen meeting, Don Burn, a Westborough resident and member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), gave a presentation on a multi-use grant opportunity through the state that if received, would be used to help build a recreational trail from Otis Street and Meadow Road, past the warehouses and near the Westborough Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Calm before the Storm

December 29th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Abbie took Javier (l) and Jack out for a stroll on a mild Dec. 27.  Although the temperature hit 50 degrees that day, the wind made it seem colder.  Changes are on the way though: a winter storm watch is in effect from 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29 to 10 a.m., […]

Women’s Club celebrates its 100th year

December 29th, 2016


Westborough – More than 60 women celebrated the Westborough Women’s Club’s 100th year on Dec. 13, at the Methodist Church. A buffet lunch was served along with a celebratory cake to mark the occasion. Alyson Greer Espinosa, the director of choral music at Westborough High School (WHS), led a joyous performance by the WHS Chamber Singers, a select choral ensemble.

Christmas comes early for one young man thanks to car enthusiasts

December 28th, 2016

James Nifong (far right), with his family and some of those who helped restore an MGB for him as a surprise Christmas present
Photo/courtesy Elizabeth Barry, Bits & Bridles Photography

Region- Like many young men, James Nifong of Sudbury loves cars. In his case, it is the two-door British sports car MGBs. In fact, by carefully saving his money, he was able to purchase his first one two years ago when he was only 15.

The car was a real “fixer-upper.” Realizing he needed help in how to fix the car as well as actual hands on assistance he reached out to authorities on this car – the Boston Area MG Club (BAMG) – for advice. The car enthusiasts were delighted to help the young man.

Central One supports NEF’s Chromebooks for Classrooms campaign

December 28th, 2016

Kate Shaw (left), Northborough branch manager, presents the donation check to Marile Borden. 

Shrewsbury – Central One Federal Credit Union donated $1,000 to Northborough Education Foundation’s (NEF) Chromebooks for Classrooms campaign Nov. 21. Kate Shaw, Central One branch manager in Northborough, presented the check to Marile Borden, who accepted the contribution on behalf of the foundation. The Chromebooks for Classrooms, a technology initiative commenced by the NEF, seeks […]

Officials to host public meeting on turnpike demolition progress

December 28th, 2016

Westborough – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has been in the process of demolishing all existing toll plazas as part of the implementation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) along the Massachusetts Turnpike. MassDOT will be holding four public meetings to provide information about the next stage of roadway reconstruction, and what to expect as […]

Plans under way for the annual SYFS fundraiser

December 28th, 2016

Co-executive directors of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services Justin Mussler and Annamaria Chittim. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS) Board of Directors and co-executive directors Annamaria Chittim and Justin Mussler met recently to discuss plans for the 2017 fundraiser, which has been named, “Sparkle of Hope – An Evening in Support of Mental Health.”

Westboro Tennis & Swim Club to host health expo and open house

December 27th, 2016

A group of happy tennis players at Westboro Tennis and Swim Club 

Westborough – Westboro Tennis & Swim Club will be holding its 12th annual Health Expo and Open House Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local businesses and restaurants will be in attendance to showcase their goods and services. The expo will offer arts and crafts, face painting, and balloon animals by […]

PENTA raises over 300 toys for local children

December 27th, 2016

A thermometer in front of the PENTA building illustrates that the company met its goal in toy donations. 

Westborough – For the third consecutive year, PENTA Communications, Inc., an integrated marketing firm located at 208 Turnpike Road in Westborough, was one of the most successful drop-off locations in Central Massachusetts for the Toys for Tots organization, raising over 300 toys for local children in need. The marketing firm encouraged community members to drop […]

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