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Public hearing set for city housing plan

January 13th, 2017

Marlborough-A temporary cessation of new proposals for housing developments in the city for a six-month period was approved by the City Council at its Jan. 9 meeting.

Lakeway Commons: Honoring a legacy while providing a new vision

January 11th, 2017

Shrewsbury – For years, Anthony “Spag” Borgatti oversaw his legendary retail establishment located on Route 9, not far from Lake Quinsigamond and the Worcester border. Known for his great deals as well as his dedication to Shrewsbury and its residents, Borgatti was beloved by all and to this day, casts a very long shadow.

But after in the years following his death, the once bustling commercial site saw a series of retailers come and go, each hoping for just a small slice of Spag’s success. Sadly, during recent years, the nearly 23 acre parcel sat dormant, waiting for its next chapter.

Jan. 6 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

January 6th, 2017

Region – The Community Advocate is partnering with Charter TV3 in Worcester to produce – “Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9.” Every week, the 90-second spot will feature Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The feature will run Fridays during Charter TV3 Worcester News Tonight […]

Northborough Town Common project receives grant

January 4th, 2017

Northborough – Town Administrator John Coderre recently announced that Northborough will receive $215,000 in grant funding through the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant Program. The grant will help defray the costs of the Town Common project which will be constructed at the town-owned properties of 39 West Main Street and the War Memorial site plus an abutting parcel at 45 West Main St.

Morgado to step down as Shrewsbury’s Town Manager

January 4th, 2017

Shrewsbury – For nearly two decades Daniel Morgado has served as town manager, overseeing all aspects of the town’s municipal needs. It has been, he said, “a wonderful and fascinating experience.”

Gusty winds expected Thursday night

December 29th, 2016

By James Arnold, Weather Specialist Snow has started most everywhere, and there is still a lot of uncertainty about total amounts.  There will be a very sharp cutoff between areas that get up to a foot and areas that only see a few inches.   Here is a link to the National Weather Service’s latest accumulation […]

Committee receives approval from selectmen to apply for recreational trail grant

December 29th, 2016

Westborough – At the Dec. 20 Board of Selectmen meeting, Don Burn, a Westborough resident and member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), gave a presentation on a multi-use grant opportunity through the state that if received, would be used to help build a recreational trail from Otis Street and Meadow Road, past the warehouses and near the Westborough Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Officials to host public meeting on turnpike demolition progress

December 28th, 2016

Westborough – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has been in the process of demolishing all existing toll plazas as part of the implementation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) along the Massachusetts Turnpike. MassDOT will be holding four public meetings to provide information about the next stage of roadway reconstruction, and what to expect as […]

‘Disruptive’ snowstorm to hit area Thursday

December 27th, 2016

By James Arnold, Weather Specialist It is looking increasingly likely that our area will be impacted by a disruptive snowstorm later Thursday into Thursday night.  A weak disturbance will be approaching from the Great Lakes region Wednesday night and Thursday and a secondary coastal storm will form around the Delmarva peninsula later Wednesday into Wednesday […]

Area Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services

December 23rd, 2016

Grafton Baptist Church of Grafton, 1 South St., Saturday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. www.thebaptistchurchofgrafton.org, 508-839-4911.   Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton, 3 Grafton Common, candlelight service Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. 508-839-2927, www.uusgu.org.   St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 53 N. Main St.,  Saturday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. (family service); Sunday, […]

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