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May 19th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Marlborough – Over the past several years, the city of Marlborough has proven that it is ready to face the challenges of a new economy. After Fidelity Investments moved its regional facility out of the city in 2012, many wondered how the city would absorb such a major loss. But led by Mayor Arthur Vigeant, the City Council and the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation, Marlborough has successfully attracted major companies to relocate or expand in the city including TJX, Boston Scientific and Quest Diagnostics.

Local business leader recognized for taking a stand for seniors

May 19th, 2016

Northborough – A local business leader’s passion for serving others has earned him national recognition. Dr. Bruce Bender was named a 2016 Senior Advocate of the Year in recognition of his advocacy leadership and commitment to enhancing the lives of Massachusetts seniors.

Northborough Lions donate $2,500 to food pantry

May 19th, 2016

Northborough Lions Club present the Northborough Food Pantry with a $2,500 donation: (l to r) Lions Club member Lorna Helms, Lions Club King Lion Kate Shaw, Northborough Food Pantry Director Ann Taggart, and Lions Club Director Michael Healy. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Northborough Lions Club’s recent donation of $2,500 to the Northborough Food Pantry will help the pantry purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and meat, which the pantry distributes to 75 families each week.

Marlborough High softball team hopes to score playoffs spot

May 18th, 2016

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Region – 2016 has been a season of streaks for the Marlborough High varsity softball team. There was a pair of three-game consecutive losses sandwiched between a two-game win streak that left the team searching for answers with playoff hopes in deep jeopardy. At 4-7 as recently as May 5, the team had its back against the wall needing good things to happen.

St. John’s baseball tops Algonquin

May 18th, 2016

St. John’s Matt Stansky delivers a pitch in a game against Algonquin.

Northborough – The visiting St. John’s High School Pioneers baseball team defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 3-1 in a game played May 17.

Shrewsbury voters ban plastic shopping bags

May 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – In an event that took many people by surprise, voters at the May 16 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) voted to ban the use of plastic shopping bags in town.

The article, which has been submitted by citizen petition, had previously been rejected by both the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee (FINCOM).

One injured in tractor-trailer accident in Shrewsbury

May 17th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Fire Department reported on its Facebook page today the details of an accident that occurred this morning at the Worcester Sand and Gravel. According to the department, at 10:11 a.m. the Fire Department received a call from 182 Holden St. Worcester Sand and Gravel stating a tractor-trailer had rolled over and […]

Zeh School celebrates Environmental Awareness Week

May 17th, 2016

Zeh School fourth-graders Juliana Oyola and Siena Sciacca at the compost bins.

Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh Elementary School celebrated its fifth annual Environmental Awareness Week April 25-29. Activities and presentations highlighted the impact people have on the environment and how small changes make a difference.

The Environmental Team is designed for third- through fifth-graders and has 65 students voluntarily participating this year. It meets twice a month and was formed to promote good citizenry as part of the school’s improvement plan.

Shrewsbury Police arrest suspect for B&Es and pursuit

May 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this afternoon:      On Monday, May 16th 2016 at 5:52 pm Shrewsbury Police responded to a residence on Balsam Circle for a suspicious male in the rear of the house but subsequently fled the area on foot. A description of the suspect, who was later identified […]

Three local students honored by Marlborough chamber

May 17th, 2016

Susanne Morreale Leeber, president and CEO, MRCC; scholarship recipients Abigail Mangsen and Katrina Pusateri; , Darren McLaughlin, president Marlborough Regional Community Foundation; Mary Miller, AVRTHS BPA adviser; and Ernest Houle, superintendent-director, AVRTHS

Marlborough – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) recently presented the 2016 Cathy Gregory Mogavero Business Professionals of America Award to three local students. In a recent ceremony held at the MRCC’s offices, a check for $500 was presented to each of the recipients – Fatima Awada, a senior from Marlborough High School; and the team of Abigail Mangsen and Katrina Pusateri, both seniors at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

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