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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Families, runners and lucky ducks flock to Hudson Fest

June 13th, 2016

Handling a red-tail boa constrictor provided by Pete’s Reptile Experience are (l to r) Kendall Jordan, 8, with her cousins A.J. Leandres, 8, and his sister Lexi, 5.

Hudson – As Hudson celebrates its 150th anniversary, families, runners and lucky ducks flocked June 11 to South Street and nearby downtown locations. There, the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce marked its 30th annual Hudson Community Fest.

Hudson police log, June 10 edition

June 8th, 2016

police log

Hudson Wednesday, May 25 8:51 a.m. Central St. MVA – property damage. 9:12 a.m. Washington St. Suspicious activity. 10:47 a.m. River Rd. Animal complaint. 11:39 a.m. Hummock Way. Medical. 8:29 p.m. Warner St. Traffic-MV complaint. 10:24 p.m. Washington St. Well-being check. Thursday, May 26 12:22 a.m. Tower St. Suspicious activity. 12:47 a.m. Washington St. Suspicious […]

Karen Freker named Hudson Elks’ Officer of the Year

June 8th, 2016

Gene Johnson, past exalted ruler of Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge #959, congratulates Karen Freker for being named Officer of the Year. (Photo/Karlen Photography)

Hudson – Karen Freker joined the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge #959 in 2013 and serves as one of its five trustees. Her 13 years of experience as a business owner has helped the lodge while it undergoes a major renovation. At the recent officers’ installation ceremony for the fraternal year of 2016-2017, she was recognized as Officer of the Year for 2015-2016.

The Lofts at Felton offers co-working space for entrepreneurs

June 7th, 2016

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Hudson – As Hudson undergoes an economic resurgence with a number of new restaurants and stores opening in the past year, two local entrepreneurs, Marc Avila and Lysa Miller, are hopeful others will want to join them in their new “coworking space,” the Lofts at Felton.

29th Annual Hudson Fest slated for June 11

June 7th, 2016

Hudson Fest will feature fun for the entire family.

Hudson – The Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the 29th Annual Hudson Community Fest Saturday, June 11th, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on South St. in the heart of downtown Hudson. This free event will feature over 125 vendors, a myriad of entertainment at both Cellucci Park and the Avidia Bank Sound Stages, and the Hudson Rotary Club Duck Races. In conjunction with the Fest, the Highland City Striders will host a Spirit of Hudson 5K Run/Walk to benefit Hudson Elks Scholarships (

Revitalized Hudson downtown becomes regional destination

June 7th, 2016

Rail Trail Flatbread Company serves pies and pints.

Hudson – Formerly vacant storefronts in Hudson are now popular destinations filled with residents and visitors satisfying various culinary appetites. Concurrently, specialty shops are opening alongside several mainstays in the revitalized downtown.

Class of 2016 marks Hudson High’s 142nd graduation exercises

June 6th, 2016

Gathered prior to the graduation ceremony are the class officers: (l to r) Dennis Panneton, president; Joshua Teixeira, vice president; Kayley Cedrone, secretary; and Samantha Johnson and Scott Kall, co-treasurers.

Hudson – As the town celebrates its 150th anniversary, diplomas were presented June 5 to 184 members of the class of 2016 during the 142nd graduation exercises at the Hudson High School (HHS) Gymnasium.

Lorraine Dempsey, of Hudson

June 3rd, 2016

Hudson – Lorraine Dempsey succumbed to her long battle with dementia Tuesday, May 31, 2016. She was born and raised in Boston, and became a longtime resident after settling in Hudson with her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She leaves behind four daughters, Donna (Dempsey) Greska of Hudson, Brenda (Dempsey) Turner of […]

JROTC training future leaders at Assabet Valley Tech High School

June 1st, 2016

Assabet Valley MCJROTC cadets pose in front of the sphere at the World Trade Center.
Photo/ Jennelle (Cadet Master Sergeant) Gadowski

Marlborough/Hudson – Above the main entrance to Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School is a motto that I loved from first sight: “Get ready. Get real. Get to work.” That was back in 2012. Now as our daughter is completing her senior year, I can see the transformation that her school has inspired inside her.

Hudson Public Schools awarded grant from Mass. Math and Science Partnership

June 1st, 2016

Hudson – The Central Massachusetts Alliance of Secondary Science Educators, comprised of teachers from the Hudson School District, as well as other districts in the region, recently received a $60,200 grant from the Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnership.

The grant supports the professional learning of science/STEM teachers in grades 5 – 12 as they explore the 2016 Massachusetts Science, Technology/Engineering standards, with specific focus on the Structure of Matter and Transfer of Energy and the scientific practice of developing and using models.

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