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Region – Fred P. Lucy II and James David Quinn were the two candidates in a field of five to win the two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the Hudson Annual Town Election April 30.
Lucy, who entered the race as an incumbent, received 1,397 votes. This will be Quinn’s first stint on the board. He received 1,261 votes. Charles McGourty, who was also an incumbent, came in third with 1,023 votes. Phillip “Paddy P. Dolan had 1,0121 votes and Susan Dunnell had 768.
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) held its eight annual Arbor Day celebration April 27. First, 600 free trees were given to SELCO customers at the Town Common. Among organizations distributing information were the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project, Sherwood Middle School Green Squad, Shrewsbury Garden Club, Shrewsbury Recycles and United States Department of Agriculture. Next, families were invited to attend an Animal Adventures presentation at the Shrewsbury Public Library. Children had the chance to pet some live animals that are considered tree-friendly.
Shrewsbury- Full Throttle Marine and More, a new boat and marine craft repair service, held its official grand opening April 21. The shop’s owner, Brett Marcimo, assisted by state Rep. Matthew Beaton, R-Shrewsbury, cut a red ribbon to signify the business is now open. “It was a great day today with all my family, friends [...]
Shrewsbury – Seven Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS) graduate-level interns from two colleges painted the nonprofit’s hallway and one office April 6 as a way to offer thanks to the organization for the knowledge and experience they gained while working there.
Shrewsbury – The Stewardship Ministry at St. Mary’s Parish held the first Day of Service April 20 to allow parishioners to “live out their faith as stewards of God’s many blessings,” according to the day’s organizers. Approximately 300 volunteers worked on service projects for three to four hours at locations in Shrewsbury and Worcester.
Shrewsbury – After a lengthy, spirited discussion during their April 23 meeting, the members of the Board of Selectmen backed away from approving a request to ask the voters for a Proposition 2-1/2 override this spring.
During the meeting, the board reviewed the latest figures for the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget and noted that overall, the news was good. Projected revenue had increased from Town Manager Daniel Morgado’s first estimate of $109.36 million to $111.31 million. The budget for the town’s schools came in at $51.38 million, still $1.1 million more than Morgado’s recommendation.
Shrewsbury – Two candidates, both incumbents, will be on the ballot for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the Tuesday, April 30 Annual Town Election. Here, in their own words, are the candidates’ bios and thoughts on four issues: John Lebeaux attended Shrewsbury schools from grades one through twelve and graduated from Trinity [...]
Shrewsbury – The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury will be holding a community recycling day Sunday, April 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Glavin Center, 214 Lake St. Accepted will be: all electronics, equipment, plastics and TVs. Items not accepted: wood, glass, liquids, upholstered furniture, bulbs and hazardous material. Items will [...]
Shrewsbury – Coping with a blustery wind April 6, Boy Scout Troop 114 members (l to r) Ben Mirsky, 12, Dakota Prefontaine, 11, and Jeff Harpin, 11, rake the Town Common while participating in the annual Townwide Clean-Up Day. The Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department organized groups of volunteers to clean over 20 sites including [...]
Shrewsbury – A plan to help stop commerce in stolen jewelry, proposed by Chief of Police James Hester at the March 26 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, was approved at a public hearing during the board’s April 9 meeting.
Until now, according to officials, some licensed dealers in second-hand jewelry have been careless or worse in their behavior regarding trading in what was subsequently discovered to be stolen property. Shrewsbury has experienced multiple thefts of jewelry and its alleged reselling by junk dealers, whether the source of the jewelry is known or not.