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WRTA breaks ground for its new maintenance and operations facility

June 13th, 2014

Federal, state and local officials break ground for the new WRTA facility in Worcester. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Federal, state and local officials, as well as members of the public attended the groundbreaking ceremony June 6 for the Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s (WRTA) Maintenance and Operations Facility, located at 42 Quinsigamond Ave. in Worcester. The new facility is on 11 acres of land in a manufacturing zone and will replace the [...]

Annual RiverFest to celebrate local rivers

June 11th, 2014

Region – Don’t miss the 13th Annual RiverFest , an opportunity to enjoy a full weekend of activities celebrating our local federally-designated Wild & Scenic Rivers, the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord, from Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22. Forty-five events in nine communities will be free and open to all who want to experience [...]

Northborough Free Library to be closed June 13 – 16

June 10th, 2014

Northborough – The Northborough Free Library, located at 34 Main St., will be closed Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m., through Monday, June 16, at noon, for carpet replacement in the lobby and meeting rooms. Because of the primary location in the library for the work, regular business could not be conducted, and handicapped access [...]

Memorial Day to be commemorated in region Monday, May 26

May 22nd, 2014

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Region – Here is a preview of Memorial Day events that will be held in local towns: Hudson – Since 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI, there will be a special recognition and wreath ceremony in Hudson Monday May 26. The parade forms at AMVETS, 5 South St., at 9:45 a.m. [...]

Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators to host summit in Worcester

May 22nd, 2014

Worcester – Training our youth for the jobs of the future, recognizing excellence, and expanding access to education are the goals of the Career, Vocational, Technical, and Agricultural Education Summit presented by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA).  More than 200 leaders and officials from across the [...]

2014 schedule for musical/dancing fountains at Dean Park in Shrewsbury

May 17th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Enjoy the musical/dancing fountains at Dean Park Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 12 – 2 p.m. and 4 – 9:45 p.m. Music to accompany the fountains can be heard on 91.7 FM on your car or portable radios. The colored lights can be seen from 9 – 9:45 p.m. Listen to the [...]

Summer Drama Workshop prepares for its 26th season

May 16th, 2014


Region – Families still have time to register children in the 26th season of the Summer Drama Workshop by Sunday, June 1. Last year’s enrollment included 134 students from 15 communities including Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough.

State officials visit seniors from Middlesex and Worcester District

May 8th, 2014

Members of the Southborough Senior Songsters, under the direction of Jim and Linda Duncan of Westborough, perform at the 34th annual Senior Conference, held April 24 at Hudson High School.
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Region – State officials interacted with guests at the 34th annual Senior Conference, held April 24 at Hudson High School. For the sixth year, the free conference was hosted by state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, for constituents from 14 communities in the Middlesex and Worcester District including Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough (precinct 3), Southborough and Westborough.

Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser will help kids soar

May 6th, 2014

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Region – When Jeffrey Chin of Shrewsbury began as chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Mass/Metrowest in January 2013, it was the beginning of the agency’s 50th anniversary.

Question the candidates May 14 at Ashland’s Annual Forum

April 30th, 2014

Ashland – The annual, live Candidates’ Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 14, giving citizens the opportunity to directly question those running for town boards and committees. The forum, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Ashland Library, Community Room, 66 Front St., will be moderated by Roberta Soolman. The public is invited to [...]

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