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Former Assabet coach arraigned for sexual assaults on youth players

August 17th, 2014

Region – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan released this statement Aug. 15:

A Marlborough man has been arraigned on charges alleging inappropriate physical contact with players on his team while employed as a varsity volleyball coach at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough.

Update on Fort Meadow Reservoir beach closures

August 15th, 2014

Hudson/Marlborough – The Hudson Board of Health has released an update on the cyanobacteria bloom at Fort Meadow Reservoir: A water sample was collected by Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) at Centennial Beach in Hudson and Memorial Beach in Marlborough on Tuesday, August 12th. Laboratory analysis showed cyanobacteria levels of 62,000 cells/ml and 30,000 [...]

Marlborough’s Memorial Beach temporarily closed

August 7th, 2014

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Marlborough – Officials have announced that Memorial Beach is temporarily closed for swimming due to elevated levels of cyanobacteria (blue green algae) bloom. The problem is not uncommon; it has occurred in other parts of the state recently as well. According to a press release, the city of Marlborough is working closely with the Massachusetts [...]

August 7 is Purple Heart Day

August 7th, 2014

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Submitted by Military Order of the Purple Heart A day to honor America’s combat wounded and fallen heroes Region – Each year on August 7, Americans pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.  The Purple Heart is [...]

Shrewsbury issues public health advisory for Dean Park

August 6th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Health has issued a public health advisory due to the observation of high levels of cyanobacteria algae (blue-green) in Dean Park Pond. Individuals are being encouraged to avoid coming in contact with the body of water until further notice. The town will be working with environmental health specialists to [...]

Shrewsbury man arrested for two alleged armed robberies of same shop

July 31st, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this evening: On July 31st 2014 (Thursday) at 12:18 PM an armed robbery occurred at Blue Coast Coffee located at #274 South Street in Shrewsbury. The suspect entered the shop armed with a knife and demanded the cashier give him the money in the register. The [...]

Whole Foods to open new store in Shrewsbury

July 31st, 2014

Shrewsbury – If all goes according to plan, Whole Foods will be the newest grocery store chain to open a store in Shrewsbury.

The company announced July 30 that it is planning to open a store at the site of the former Spag’s property on Route 9.

Advisory issued for Lake Quinsigamond

July 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury/Worcester – The Department of Environmental Protection and the Shrewsbury Board of Health have issued an advisory for Lake Quinisigamond due to a waste water overflow near the Kenneth Burns Bridge. No boating or swimming activities are advised until further notice. Officials advise that contact with water could cause illness. Visit the town of Shrewsbury [...]

City awarded $1.6 million grant for Simarano Drive

July 24th, 2014

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Marlborough – At the request of Mayor Arthur Vigeant the City Council has accepted a $1.6 million grant from the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) that will provide funds for renovations and improvements on Simarano Drive.

The monies will be used to reconstruct roads, improve and add sidewalks, install traffic signals and establish a bicycle path for a “Complete Streets” project.

Selectmen implement water restriction policy

July 24th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Residents who use town water must now follow outside water restrictions until at least the end of September. The Board of Selectmen passed this measure at its July 22 meeting.

The board had determined that there is a water shortage and conservation measures are necessary. Under Article 18 of the General By-Laws of the town of Shrewsbury, the following outdoor water measures are in effect as of July 22, based upon the street address as follows:

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