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Proposals sought for Westborough State Hospital property

July 14th, 2016

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Westborough – On a hill off of Lyman Street, near Lake Chauncy and neighboring Northborough, the former Westborough State Hospital property sits silent, a vestige of the past. The property’s 64 buildings, some of which were built when the hospital opened in 1886, are all now empty and boarded up. Vandals have left their mark since the hospital closed, on the insides as well as the outsides of the buildings.

Southborough seniors celebrate summer

July 13th, 2016

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Southborough – Residents continued the spirit of celebration and patriotism at the annual summer BBQ held at the senior center July 13. Photos/Jane Keller Gordon

Kids display stars and stripes in holiday parade

July 1st, 2016

“Harry Potter” fan C.J. Cryan, 5, marches along the parade route.

Southborough – Once again, Common Street was closed by the Southborough Police as a longtime holiday tradition continued June 30. Young patrons of the Southborough Library and their family members participated in the annual Fourth of July parade, wearing star-spangled accessories while waving American flags.

Shrewsbury’s Legion baseball excels in summer action

June 30th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Don’t blame Shrewsbury Victor R. Quaranta Post 397 American Legion Baseball manager Frank Vaccaro if there’s an extra bounce in his step and inflection of enthusiasm in his voice when he talks about his 2016 squad.

Coggeshall leads by example for Bravehearts

June 30th, 2016

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Worcester – A player with all the tools and the makeup of Shrewsbury native and Assumption College senior Mike Coggeshall is a rare find, according to Worcester Bravehearts manager J.P. Pyne. The 6’3”, 200 lb. Coggeshall swings a hot bat, is more than solid defensively at third base, but also brings intangibles such as leadership and guidance to a clubhouse with many first-year players seeking to make the transition from college baseball.

Baker helps celebrate GE Healthcare Life Sciences grand opening in Marlborough

June 26th, 2016

Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant, Kieran Murphy, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences, and Gov. Charlie Baker

Marlborough – “It’s a great day for Marlborough,” Mayor Arthur Vigeant said as he greeted Gov. Charlie Baker and other state and local officials June 23 to celebrate the official opening of GE Healthcare Life Sciences headquarters located at 100 Results Way, the site of the former Hewlett Packard (HP).

In 2012 Marlborough was left reeling when Fidelity Investments left the city, just as Hewlett Packard had done a few years prior. But now things are definitely on the upswing as the 210,000 square-foot new GE Healthcare joins Quest Diagnostics on the former HP complex, which is now known as Marlborough Hills.

Shrewsbury High’s Twitchell leaves legacy of success on field and ice

June 20th, 2016

Adam Twitchell pitches in a recent game against Westborough High School. 
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Shrewsbury – He is far from flashy or flamboyant; that is clearly not his style. But what players, coaches and Shrewsbury High (SHS) team supporters see in graduating senior Adam Twitchell, all agree, is everything you can ask for in a high school sports-team leader, just without the hype.

Little kids enjoy big trucks in Grafton

June 20th, 2016

Peyton Bennett, 3, and his mother Jessica pose for a photo from inside a fire truck.

Grafton – Families spent a warm June 18 morning attending Grafton Recreation Department’s annual Big Truck Day. Various vehicles were parked behind the Grafton Municipal Building.

Kids got the chance to sit behind the wheel of town vehicles from the fire, police and highway departments. They also honked the horns of local businesses’ tractor, concrete mixer and Mack trucks. A highlight for many was climbing into an Army National Guard Jeep.

Grafton Historical Society hosts 49th Antiques & Arts Fair

June 20th, 2016

Selling raffle tickets on behalf of the Grafton Historical Society are (l to r) Helen Blazis, board member; Nancy Therrien, president; and her granddaughter Freya Langley, 12.

Grafton – The Grafton Common was filled with vendors’ displays June 18 when the Grafton Historical Society presented its 49th annual Antiques & Arts Fair. Guests browsed among dozens of booths offering antiques, collectibles, and artisans’ creations and demonstrations. An appraiser was available to reveal the value of visitors’ antiques and heirlooms.

Standing on the side of love

June 18th, 2016

People of all ages attended the event.

Grafton – Over 100 people of all ages, religions and sexual orientations attended an emotional and poignant candlight vigil held June 15 on the Grafton Common to honor those killed in the Orlando, Fla. shootings. The vigil, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton’s Social Justice Committee, featured songs and prayers that reflected the UUSGU theme of “standing on the side of love.”

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