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Takin’ care of business

September 3rd, 2015

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Southborough – Over the past few years, Southborough has taken a number of steps to help support and expand its business community. One key step was to establish an Economic Development Committee (EDC), to help the town compete with area communities as well as other regions throughout the country. Recently, the town hired its first […]

Fired up for retirement

September 3rd, 2015

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Westborough – After a 43-year career with the Westborough Fire Department, Fire Chief Walter “Nick” Perron will be hanging up his gear for good July 31. Perron spent the last 20 years as the department’s chief. In the interim, Police Chief Alan Gordon will be acting fire chief. Although uncommon, it is not without precedent; […]

Thank you to Sheriff Evangelidis

September 1st, 2015

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Shrewsbury – After attending the annual senior citizens picnic hosted by Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis on Aug.15, Shrewsbury resident Ruth Cohen wrote this poem as a way to say “thank you.” The Sheriff’s Annual Citizen Picnic By Ruth Cohen Thank you Sheriff Evangelidis. Once again you found a way To provide for us seniors […]

Letter to the editor: Thank you from Northborough Recreation Department

August 19th, 2015


On behalf of Northborough Recreation and its T-Ball program for 4-6 year-olds, I would like to thank our volunteer T-Ball Coaches for another successful season of T-Ball!

Letter to the editor: Locate Hooters outside Shrewsbury Lakeway District

August 19th, 2015


I worked in my dad’s bar and restaurant for many years. Our establishment was in an area with similar businesses, outside the residential neighborhoods and downtown commercial areas.

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.

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