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MassDOT officials explain new all-electronic tolling system

October 24th, 2016


Shrewsbury/Westborough – Commuters west of Boston who wish to travel to the city will continue to pay tolls if they wish to use the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). But a major project that will dismantle the toll plazas and instead collect tolls via All Electronic Tolling (AET) should eventually make the process less painful.

Boys & Girls Clubs to host annual gala Oct. 27

October 24th, 2016

Region – On Thursday, Oct. 27, the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW) will hold the 2016 Bids for Kids Auction & Gala, presented by The TJX Companies, Inc., at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. Guests, sponsors and honorees who attend will find an extensive silent auction and raffle, as well as a Fund-a-Need portion […]

Local Author Fair to be held at Westborough library

October 19th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., will host a local author fair Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2-4 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and greet local authors, chat about writing/publishing, and start your holiday shopping to support local authors. If you are an author who would like to participate, author applications […]

Sheriff’s association hosts wellness event for Shrewsbury seniors

October 19th, 2016

(l to r)  Samantha Atchue, who has worked at Chick-fil-A "since day one"with Katie Lawson, who owns the Westborough franchise with her husband, Mike.

Shrewsbury – The Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association held its 1st Annual Healthy Harvest and Safety Symposium at the Shrewsbury Senior Center Oct. 13 to a full house. The free events included talks and advice on Hidden Health and Safety Issues As You Age,” “The New Age of Medicine: Less Is More,” “The Amazing […]

Marlborough Savings donates $2,000 to Employment Options

October 19th, 2016

(l to r) Catering Options Chef Peter Battaini; Executive Chef Rich Nowak; Christina Homer; Steve Vicidomino; Rudy Orzco; and Ellen Dorian, Foundation secretary. Photo/submitted

Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded Employment Options a $2,000 grant to support and expand the operations of their Catering Options social enterprise. Catering Options empowers Employment Options members to improve their mental health through meaningful employment in the culinary, food service and hospitality industries. “The job entry and re-entry process is extremely […]

Baptist Church Holiday Fair to be held Nov. 5

October 19th, 2016

Grafton – The Baptist Church of Grafton, 1 South St., will hold its annual fair Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature gifts, holiday decorations, homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, hand-crafted items, plants, and gently used books and jewelry. The very popular Attic Treasures has expanded their space […]

Police to host ‘Medication Take Back’ Oct. 22

October 18th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department is sponsoring a Medication Take Back event Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Bring in expired or unused medication for safe and proper disposal. No sharps, please. This is a free event and is open to the general […]

Area synagogues join to offer weekly course on Judaism

October 18th, 2016

Congregation B’Nai Shalom. Photo/submitted

Westborough – On Thursdays from Nov. 3, to Feb. 9, clergy from three area synagogues – Westborough’s Congregation B’nai Shalom (CBS) and Beth Tikvah Synagogue, and Worcester’s Temple Emanuel-Sinai – will lead a weekly class, “Introduction to Judaism.” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. According to CBS’s Rabbi Gurevitz, “This course is designed for all who […]

Massive copper beech tree thriving in Southborough

October 17th, 2016

The massive base of Southborough’s copper beech tree. Photos/Jane Keller Gordon

Southborough – Copper beech trees are worth talking about. One planted at Tufts University sometime between 1855 and 1860 made the news when it was taken down after being struck by lightening in 2015.

Growth allows Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition to host new 5k

October 12th, 2016


Hudson – The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition capped off a summer of rapid growth Oct. 1 by hosting its inaugural Substance Abuse Awareness 5k at the Morgan Bowl.

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