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Northborough soldier is killed in Afghanistan

September 5th, 2014

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Northborough – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier from Northborough who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, died Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. Arsenault was a paratrooper and a grenadier with B Company, 1st [...]

Hudson Youth Fest scheduled for Sat. Sept 6 is postponed

September 5th, 2014

Hudson – Unfortunately the Hudson Youth Fest scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, 1-5 pm has been POSTPONED  due to predicted thunderstorms. The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (Hudson YSAP) Coalition is working to reschedule this event for October. More details will be forthcoming very soon, according to organizers. To learn more about the Hudson YSAP [...]

Robert Harvey, former president of family company, dies at age 95

September 2nd, 2014

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Westborough  – Robert Emory Harvey, 95, of Westborough died on Saturday, August 30, 2014. He leaves his wife of 72 years, Jane (Williams) Harvey. He was born in Westborough, the son of Luta L. (Grimes) and Emory L. Harvey and lived there all his life. Harvey graduated from Westborough High School in 1936 and received [...]

Three more developments proposed for Shrewsbury

August 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Upon the heels of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s appointing members Maurice DePalo and Henry Fitzgerald to a sub-committee that will draft so-called “friendly 40B” proposals, the board heard Aug. 26 proposals to build two additional 40B projects.

Local church youth group transforms homes and themselves

August 28th, 2014

The Congregational Church of Westborough mission to New York included 32 local teenagers.
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Westborough – “At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came home with a new relationship with God,” said Katey Allen, a member of the Congregational Church of Westborough. The teenager was one of the 32 teens and seven adults who participated in a recent church service trip to Guilderland, N.Y. Moved by the experience, she seems to have articulated the feelings of many who spent a week repairing homes for low-income households.

Officials ‘not opposed’ to medical marijuana growing facility

August 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – After a discussion with the manager of a proposed medical marijuana facility the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen agreed to render a Letter of Non-opposition regarding the facility at the boards Aug. 26 meeting.

John Glowik, 44 Independence Lane, the manager of the proposed Haven Center, entertained selectmen’s questions about how he would go about running a 41,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility that would be located at 28 Bowditch Drive.

Selectmen approve town’s first CNG dispensing facility

August 28th, 2014

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Westborough–The Board of Selectmen Aug. 26 approved the town’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) retail dispensing facility.

Three men charged in Westborough National Grid thefts

August 27th, 2014

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: The Westborough Police Department has been investigating numerous thefts from National Grid sub stations over the past two weeks. The first theft occurred at the substation on E. Main St. A chain link fence was cut and a large amount of copper wire was [...]

City, contractor agree to uneasy truce – for now

August 26th, 2014

Marlborough – Both sides in an ongoing dispute between the city and the contractor WeCare Environmental LLC have claimed victory after a federal court ruled the city must allow the contractor to reopen a composting facility located near the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant.

WeCare has four years left on a 20-year contract to process the city’s residential trash and sewage sludge, although it does not cover waste from the Marlborough Public Schools. The city filed a lawsuit against the contractor in 2013 claiming WeCare violated environmental laws and allowed putrid odors to drift into a nearby neighborhood.

Marlborough prepares for an active Labor Day weekend

August 24th, 2014

Monthe Lofos and Nikki Beander, both parishioners of Sts. Anargyroi Church, dance along with live music at a past Grecian Festival.

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Marlborough – Downtown Marlborough will be extraordinarily active this Labor Day weekend with nostalgic tunes, cultural delicacies, carnival amusements, candidates campaigning and careening hospital beds.

Festivities begin Thursday, Aug. 28, 7 to 9 p.m., when Dom V and the Swing Out Big Band concludes the Mayor’s 2014 Summer Concert Series at Union Common. Co-hosted by the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club, this concert will feature food and ice cream trucks, and tables decorated with centerpieces by the Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough.

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