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Joe Valarioti is Marlborough’s Senior of the Year

June 2nd, 2017

Marlborough-Joseph “Joe” Valarioti has spent much of this time contributing to the welfare of the city of Marlborough and its residents. As a reward for his tireless efforts he was honored as Senior of the Year by Mayor Arthur Vigeant at the 41st Annual Senior of the Year dinner held May 3.

Shrewsbury schools garden project to benefit students and community

June 2nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – There are models across the country where classroom learning extends outdoors. The students, in a very hands-on approach, get to implement and support what is presented within the confines of the building and establish a very meaningful connection.

SYFS to offer free Youth Mental Health First Aid course

May 24th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The numbers are staggering: One in five children ages 12-18 have, or will have, a serious mental illness; four out of five children with a mental illness will go undiagnosed; and 50 percent of lifetime mental illnesses have an onset before age 14. Studies have shown that children with mood or anxiety disorders are nearly twice as likely to suffer from substance abuse.

Not every child who shows moodiness has a mental illness, of course. But too often, parents or others dismiss a situation as “just growing pains” or “typical teen behavior.” That, combined with a stigma that still surrounds the topic of mental illness, can result in many children not getting the support and services they so desperately need.

Shrewsbury Town Meeting votes down opposition to artificial turf and keeps the plastic bag ban

May 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s Annual Town Meeting reconvened for a second night May 17 with Article 13 which was brought forth by Town Meeting Member Brian Moss, representing Sustainable Shrewsbury, a grassroots advocacy organization. This non-binding resolution opposes the artificial turf that has already been approved by the School Committee and is slated to be installed at Shrewsbury High School. It was defeated with a standing vote.

Voters approve moratorium on marijuana

May 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury has joined a growing list of cities and towns that have adopted bylaws establishing temporary moratoriums prohibiting recreational marijuana establishments. Article 20 provides a bylaw to this effect for Shrewsbury and was adopted at Shrewsbury’s recent Annual Town Meeting.

Shrewsbury Town Planner Bernard Cahill provided explanation.

Shrewsbury ATM says ‘no’ to pipeline and approves $119M operating budget

May 19th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Annual Town Meeting (ATM) met May 15 to deliberate 54 warrant articles that included five articles in a Special Town Meeting to convene during the ATM. This Town Meeting marks the last for retiring Town Manager Dan Morgado.

Summer Guide 2017

May 19th, 2017

Click on the icon on the lower right hand side to open the guide and check out some great ideas for you and your family to enjoy this summer.

Grafton voters approve funds for library, DPW building

May 17th, 2017

Grafton – Voters in the May 16 annual Town Election approved a debt exclusion request for the expansion of the Grafton Public Library, 1,197 to 953. They also approved a debt exclusion for a new Department of Public Works building to be located at 48 Old Westboro Road, 1,353 to 778.  Both articles had been […]

Public invited to ceremony to honor Westborough State Hospital patients

May 10th, 2017

Westborough – For decades, if patients at the Westborough State Hospital passed away without any family members to take care of their final arrangements, they would be buried in the Potter’s Field at the town’s Pine Grove Cemetery. The patients’ would be buried in a simple wooden box with only a small numbered stone to mark their graves. In many cases the stone disintegrated over time. And over the years, the hundreds of patients were then forgotten about by most, just a sad footnote to history.

Perreault, Rand retain seats on Northborough Board of Selectmen

May 9th, 2017

Northborough – Voters in the May 9 Annual Town Election chose incumbents Jason Perreault (563 votes) and Dawn Rand (561 votes) for the two open spots on the Northborough Board of Selectmen. The two narrowly defeated Timothy Kaelin who received 514 votes. The fourth candidate in the race, Brian Strand, received 243 votes. According to unofficial […]

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