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.
June 10th, 2014
Hudson – A preview of pleasant summer weather June 7 helped the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce draw lots of visitors to its 28th annual Hudson Community Fest on South Street and nearby downtown locations. Festivities included live entertainment at the Cellucci Park gazebo and the Avidia Stage, vendors, refreshments and nonprofit organization info booths. Kids were happy that it was opening day of the Splash Pad.
June 9th, 2014
Hudson – Patricia May (King) McCarthy, 83, a lifelong resident of Hudson, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 5, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer at the Rose Monahan Hospice Center in Worcester. She was the youngest daughter of the late Loren and Elsie King of Hudson. Pat is survived by her loving husband of [...]
June 8th, 2014
Hudson – Anne Marie Lourens of Hudson was honored as an Unsung Heroine at a ceremony May 29 at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
June 5th, 2014
Hudson – The “Hometown” theme of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance (REAA) 2013-2014 season continues with its community theater company setting the stage in the fictional town of River City, Iowa, in 1912. The River’s Edge Players (REP) will present “The Music Man” at the Hudson High School (HHS) Auditorium with performances Thursday, June 26, through Saturday, June 28, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m.
June 2nd, 2014
Hudson – Diplomas were presented to 191 members of the Class of 2014 at the 140th graduation exercises, held June 1 at the Hudson High School (HHS) Gymnasium.
June 2nd, 2014
Hudson – Peter F. Santos, 50, former longtime resident of Hudson, currently residing in Somerville, passed on at his residence Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He leaves his three sons, Connor, Carter and Cole Santos, and their mother, Karen L. Dunton Santos, all of Windham, Maine. Peter was born in Worcester and raised in Hudson, son [...]
June 1st, 2014
Region – It is not everyone who can sit in front of a room of 200 people and graciously listen as their friends tell embarrassing stories about them. But on May 21 Darren McLaughlin, the general manager of Wayside Racquet & Swim Club, did just that.
May 30th, 2014
Hudson – Phyllis M. Cushman, 81, of Hudson, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Leonard G. Cushman of Hudson. Phyllis was born in Boston and raised in Cambridge. For the past 50 years, she had been a resident [...]
May 29th, 2014
Hudson – President Barack Obama’s basketball skills might improve after meeting three eighth-graders from Hudson High School at the fourth White House Science Fair held May 27. Their project examined the science behind scoring the perfect basketball shot. It was one of 30 notable science projects from students nationwide.
May 28th, 2014
Hudson – The Hudson High School (HHS) Auditorium is frequently used by a number of organizations including the River’s Edge Arts Alliance (REAA) and the HHS Drama Society. These organizations appreciate the importance of creating illusions to achieve a willing suspension of disbelief from their audience. They also understand that money is needed to enhance a performance venue.
Cue the spotlight on a first-time fundraiser: “Applause for Our Cause: The Big 50/50 Raffle.” Five hundred raffle tickets are available for $20 each. One winner will receive $5,000. The rest will go toward technical improvements and repairs in the HHS Auditorium.