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When is a kind act not?

August 13th, 2015

Janice Lindsay

A wet, chill, gloomy Sunday. Usually my husband and I take a long Sunday walk, stopping at the co-op grocery’s cafe to drink coffee and nibble on a fresh-baked cookie. But it’s raining too hard for a walk. I go to the gym instead. I stop at the co-op to buy Dick a cookie as a cheer-up surprise.

Keep pedaling

July 19th, 2015


The summer I was 7, I was obsessed. I desperately wanted – no, I needed — a bike.

An ‘A’ for effort

July 13th, 2015

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Northborough/Southborough – It wasn’t just the students in the Northborough-Southborough Public Schools who received their year-end grades recently. The end of the school year was also when Superintendent Christine Johnson received her end-of-year evaluation.

Win ‘oar’ lose?

July 13th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Lake Quinsigamond has long been considered an ideal body of water for rowing competitions, hosting high school and college championships, as well as international regattas. But might the lake also be headed for Olympic glory? That may be the case if Boston does indeed win the bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

New Fire Chief hopes to put out fires

July 13th, 2015

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Marlborough – After Fire Chief James Fortin resigned in December 2014, the fourth chief to do so since 2005, Geoffrey Herald took over as interim chief. On July 1, Herald will hand over the reins of the department to a new chief, Kevin J. Breen.

‘Who’s’ coming to Shrewsbury?

July 13th, 2015


Shrewsbury – A Connecticut man has announced plans to open a Hooter’s restaurant at the site of the former Chili’s at 378 Maple Ave. (Route 9).

Bridging the gap

July 13th, 2015

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Northborough – For nearly a year, a heavily traveled section of Otis Street, that connects Route 9 in Westborough to Route 20 in Northborough, has been closed after it was deemed unsafe.

Their business is growing

July 13th, 2015


Region – The term “shop local” takes on a special meaning each summer when the region’s farmers’ markets start up for the season. Fans can find everything from locally grown produce, handmade baked goods, eggs and cheese, coffee, wine and so much more at markets in Grafton, Hopkinton, Shrewsbury and Westborough.

Letter to Editor: Thanks to those who made the ‘Reality Check’ a reality

July 1st, 2015

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Marlborough Rotary Club, I would like to publicly thank some folks who worked hard to make the “2015 Reality Check” on June 15 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) a success.

Letter to the Editor: Stop the fluoridation of the Shrewsbury public water supply

May 12th, 2015

Stop the fluoridation of the Shrewsbury public water supply To the Editor: Adding fluoride to the water supply has never been shown to cause a reduction in tooth decay. All the so-called “evidence” is anecdotal. But, adding fluoride to our water supply has been proven to damage teeth. A World Health Organization study of dozens […]

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