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Rotary Club of Westborough holds seventh annual triathlon

August 14th, 2016

Bikers mount up as they begin their 14 mile ride.

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough, in conjunction with Sun Multisport, sponsored the seventh annual Westborough Rotary Sprint Triathlon. Over 300 athletes participated in the race, which was held Aug. 14.

Westborough honored as ‘Purple Heart Town’

August 8th, 2016

Veterans join town and state officials, local scouts and residents others to commemorate Purple Heart Day in Westborough. 
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The town of Westborough joined in honoring those who have been awarded a Purple Heart with a ceremony held at a spot on Turnpike Road (Route 9 east) near the Northborough/Westborough town line. A special sign was placed in this spot under an “Entering Westborough” sign that acknowledges that Westborough is now a “Purple Heart Town.”

Grafton Police host 11th National Night Out locally

August 4th, 2016

Caelan Laverty and Carly Simpson, both 9, wave to a State Police helicopter flying overhead.

Grafton – For the 11th year, Grafton residents and visitors joined thousands of communities nationwide Aug. 2 by celebrating the 33rd annual National Night Out. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and locally by the Grafton Police Department.

Designed to strengthen a partnership between police and community, the family-friendly block party is also an opportunity for residents to share their concerns with police and other town officials.

One injured in Mack truck, pickup truck crash

August 2nd, 2016

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 8/2/16, at approximately 7:30 AM, the Westborough Police Dept. responded to the intersection of South St. and Denny St. for a motor vehicle accident between a pickup truck and a trash hauling truck. The arriving units observed a 2009 Mack truck owned by […]

Beating the heat

July 26th, 2016

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Northborough – Kids of all ages flocked to the Splash Pad at Assabet Park July 25 to enjoy a reprieve from the hot and humid weather. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Library renovations progressing this summer

July 15th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Members of the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury recently took a tour at the Shrewsbury Public Library to view the ongoing renovations. The group will be displaying their art when the library has its grand re-opening in September. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Maya to get body armor

July 15th, 2016

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Region – The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has announced K-9 Maya, a two-year-old single purpose trailing bloodhound, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K-9 Maya’s vest is being sponsored by the Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 2015 “Santa Paws and Grinch” […]

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

A welcome treat on a hot day

July 13th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Eric Smith (far left) and Derek Bellerive from McCarthy’s Landscaping  enjoy some lemonade courtesy of (l to r) Sophia Howard, Katie, and Sara Howard. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

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