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.
July 10th, 2014
Hudson – Friends and family of Sue Charbonneau Beane will host a benefit, “Songs for Sue,” Saturday July 12 from 12-6 p.m. at the Hudson Elks, 99 Park St. Beane, the single mother of a 9-year-old daughter Madison, is fighting stage 4 melanoma cancer. The event will feature music by The Allens, Emily Rising and [...]
July 9th, 2014
Last year’s inaugural Spirit of Hudson Food and Brewfest attracted about 1,200 guests. Even more are expected to attend this year’s second annual event Saturday, Aug. 16, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Avidia Bank parking lot on South Street, noted Justin Provencher of the Hudson Rotary Club and a committee member.
July 5th, 2014
Hudson – Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada, announced his final campaign after a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In 2011, he launched the UMass ALS Champion Fund at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) led by his primary care physician Dr. Robert Brown.
July 1st, 2014
Hudson – Muriel L. (Norman) Winchester, 79, of Hudson, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard L. Winchester of Hudson. Muriel was born in Biddeford, Maine, daughter of the late Gustave and Medora (Cote) Norman. She was raised in Saco, [...]
July 1st, 2014
Hudson – Richard Braga, the former Hudson Chief of Police, was seriously injured and Joseph Rebello, the retired Kingston Chief of Police, was killed, in a motorcycle accident in Woodbury Vt. June 29.
June 30th, 2014
Hudson/Marlborough – Contributions are being accepted for the Madi and Chase Fund for the teenage children of Maureen (Chiasson) Young of Hudson, who passed away unexpectedly June 9 at age 49. Young is remembered as a Marlborough-based real estate broker associate with a knack for networking whose business contacts frequently became fast friends. Those friends became accustomed to seeing her at various fundraisers and community events in Hudson and Marlborough.
June 30th, 2014
Hudson – Dorothy Josephine (Wayne) Malone, 92, of Hudson, formerly of Keanburg, N.J. and New York, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A. Malone, who died in 2007. Dorothy was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the [...]
June 24th, 2014
Hudson – Jonathan Barndt, 17, from Hudson traveled to Purcellville, Va., earlier this month to join more than 500 students competing in the National Speech and Debate Tournament. Barndt had qualified to compete in the Illustrated Oratory Speech category with the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. Home-schooled students aged 12 to 18 compete at local [...]
June 23rd, 2014
Hudson – Raymond Fearnley, 83, of Hudson, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Marlborough Hills. He is survived by his wife Arlene (Morrissey) Fearnley. Ray was the devoted father of Cindy Spencer and husband Donny, Ray Fearnley Jr and wife Ellen, and Linda Burhans. He had the great pleasure of enjoying his grandchildren, Sarah [...]
June 22nd, 2014
Hudson – What began as a thought to present some sort of fundraiser has grown to become the fifth annual Riding for Sherry’s House. This year’s motorcycle ride will be held Sunday, July 13, beginning and ending at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643, 271 Cox St., where others can join motorcyclists afterward for a barbecue to support a good cause.