Hudson was part of Marlborough called Feltonville, until it was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Eighteen years later, much of its downtown was nearly destroyed by a fire that was started with two young boys playing with firecrackers.Hudson was also once an important part of the Underground Railroad Movement during the Civil War. One of its favorite sons and biggest supporters is Paul Cellucci, who served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1997-2001 and then as United States Ambassador to Canada from 2001-2005.

The town is approximately 11.8 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 19,063.  It is part of Middlesex County and its form of government is Open Town Meeting.

Hudson has an Executive Assistant who manages the town under the auspices of the Board of Selectmen.

Visit Hudson’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Hudson’s public schools here.
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John W. Tierney, 80, of Hudson

August 29th, 2016

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Hudson – John W. Tierney, 80, a longtime resident of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. John was born and raised in Portland, Maine, son of the late John J. and Marion (Phee) Tierney and brother of the late Kathleen Murphy. He attended local schools and was a graduate of […]

Balloons and Blues Festival flourishes under new format

August 26th, 2016

Mychael David performs during the Balloons and Blues Festival. David returned to the Balloons and Blues Festival after he and his band, the Mychael David Project, performed in 2015.

Hudson – Long after their show at this year’s Hudson Balloons and Blues festival ended, bassist Howie Swett and sound designer John May of the Mychael David Project watched the festival’s headliner, Bruce Marshall wrap up his performance.

While Marshall performed, hot air balloons rose and eventually fell in the field before him. In those moments, festival attendees were able to see the combination that organizers have been trying to polish for the past two years — hot air balloons and live music.

Eleanor L. Garceau, 94, of Hudson

August 26th, 2016

Hudson – Eleanor L. (Fearing) Garceau, 94, a lifelong resident of Hudson, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. She was the beloved wife of 61 years to the late Henry W. Garceau, who died in 2006. Eleanor was born and raised in Hudson, daughter of […]

David F. Holder, 96, of Hudson

August 25th, 2016

Pastor Valeria Schmidt often takes the time to chat with Pokémon GO players who visit the site at Northborough Trinity Church.
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Hudson – David F. Holder was born Dec. 20, 1919. He grew up in and around Hudson and attended Hudson High School. David worked in the family milk business and married Barbara Beach on June 6, 1940. David was inducted into the Army in April 1943. He served with the 3rd Infantry Division during the […]

Hudson police log, Aug. 26 edition

August 24th, 2016

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Hudson Friday, Aug. 12 7:35 a.m. Stratton Dr. Medical. 7:55 a.m. Gates Ave. Medical. 11:51 a.m. Main St. Vandalism. 1:46 p.m. Washington St. MVA – leaving scene. 3:51 p.m. Fort Meadow Dr. Suspicious activity. 4:10 p.m. Priest St. Larceny. 7:11 p.m. Bridges Rd. Suspicious activity. 10:30 p.m. Washington St. Suspicious activity. 11:14 p.m. Cherry St. […]

Elks wish Hudson a happy 150th birthday with balloons

August 23rd, 2016

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Hudson – What can a nonprofit organization give a town that already has year-round plans for 150th birthday celebrations? The Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 presented residents and visitors a weekend of sights and sounds Aug. 15 and 16 with its ninth Balloons and Blues Festival.

Hudson Rotary redesign forum to be held

August 20th, 2016

The Hudson rotary looking towards Main Street and the Hudson Unitarian Universalist Church. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

Hudson – The Assabet Valley Chamber, in conjunction with Hudson’s Planning and Community Development Dept., will present a Hudson Rotary Redesign Forum Thursday, Aug. 25,  from 7:30 to 9 am. Registration is from 7:30 to 8 am. The program will start promptly at 8 am. The forum’s location is 29 Main Street, Rail Trail’s Training […]

Hudson police log, Aug. 19 edition

August 17th, 2016

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Hudson Friday, Aug. 5 7:44 a.m. Houghton St. Auto theft. 10:19 a.m. Zina Rd. Fraud. 10:52 a.m. Vernon Dr. Suspicious activity. 12:33 p.m. Main St. MVA – property damage. 5:51 p.m. Arrested, Krista L. Chenail, 30, of Warren Rd., Stow, on warrant; Ryan M. Saegesser, 31, of Brigham St., Hudson, on sex offender failing to […]

Donald M. Hosmer, 84, of Hudson

August 16th, 2016


Hudson – Donald M. “DeDe” Hosmer, 84, of Hudson, formerly of Berlin and Marlborough, died peacefully at his residence Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Theresa D. (Bailey-Veo) Hosmer of Hudson. DeDe was born and raised in Marlborough, son of the late Howard and Marion (Angier) Hosmer. He attended […]

James B. Clarke Sr., 71, of Hudson

August 16th, 2016

Hudson – James B. Clarke Sr., 71, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his residence Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. He leaves his beloved wife of 39 years, Suzanne P. (Correia) Clarke of Hudson. Jim was born in Brighton, son of the late Harry and Glenna (Weade) Clarke. He was raised in Newton, where […]

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