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Algonquin makes the grade

January 10th, 2014

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Northborough – School administrators are pleased after Algonquin Regional High School received mainly positive reviews as part of an evaluation done by the New England Association and of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The process involves an extensive peer review by a team of teachers and administrators from both inside and outside the school district. NEASC [...]

Physician Focus: Violence and Mental Illness

December 4th, 2013

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The names bring unwanted reminders: Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Columbine, Washington Navy Yard. These are places associated with some of the most recent and deadliest mass shootings in United States history. Violent incidents such as these never fail to shock the nation and shake our national conscience.

For 9/11field…the buck stops here

December 2nd, 2013


Southborough – The town’s 9/11 Memorial Field was opened in 2001, thanks to a $200,000 state grant and labor donated by local contractors. But now town officials say the field will probably have to close down next year due to a lack of funds to keep up with maintenance costs. The Recreation Commission has been [...]

Standing their ground

November 24th, 2013

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Marlborough – Ever since Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced plans to build a new senior center at Ward Park, a strong contingent of neighbors near the site, the Ward Park Neighborhood Association, have opposed the plans. And although funding for the project has been approved by the City Council and a groundbreaking has already taken place [...]

The seeds of change

November 4th, 2013


Shrewsbury – The town of Shrewsbury may soon join the list of local communities that have farmers’ markets, thanks to a change in the town’s zoning bylaws. After the seeing the success of the markets in neighboring Grafton and Westborough, many residents and local businesses had approached officials about setting one up in Shrewsbury. That [...]

Getting fired up about staffing

October 25th, 2013

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Northborough – As the town continues to grow in population and the number of businesses located there, Fire Chief David Durgin is “sounding the alarm” that his department is not adequately staffed to handle the needs of the community. Currently the Fire Department has a crew of four firefighters per shift; ideally Durgin would like [...]

Fall clean-up?

October 18th, 2013

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Hudson/Marlborough – Adding to the usual yard work required this time of year, residents near Fort Meadow Reservoir have been told they can begin removing weeds from the shoreline now that the annual drawdown is under way. Residents must also remove their docks from the water. The four-foot drawdown, which began Oct. 15, will continue [...]

Getting the bugs out

October 11th, 2013

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Shrewsbury – Although generally very reliable, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) has had its share of technical challenges with its cable TV transmission this year. Since May, when SELCO converted to an all-digital system, the system has been plagued with brief intermittent outages. Working closely with Cisco, SELCO has recently completed a software upgrade [...]

Marlborough on the rise

October 9th, 2013

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Marlborough – The city has made much progress over the last two years attracting major businesses such as the TJX Companies, Boston Scientific and Quest Diagnostics to Marlborough. Officials are also concerned, however, about revitalizing the downtown area to make it a more vital and energized part of the city. Recently a group from the [...]

Opening up the open space

September 22nd, 2013

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Southborough – Residents in the upscale Barn Hollow development may have felt they were enhancing their neighborhood by trimming back perimeter vegetation, planting shrubs and setting up swing sets in an undeveloped portion circling the development. However, according to a special permit negotiated with the Planning Board in the early stages of the development, a [...]

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