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Westborough, Hopkinton police arrest alleged serial rapist

June 12th, 2014

Region – Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon  released this statement last evening: Westborough and Hopkinton Police arrested Marcelo Goncalve Mota, 35 – the so-called “Metrowest Serial Rapist” – today in Deltran, N.J. and have returned him to Massachusetts where he will face aggravated rape and other charges stemming from incidents in 2003. Mota fled the [...]

New committee will steer Westborough State Hospital reuse planning

June 12th, 2014


Westborough – A committee of at least seven people will oversee planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, as the town looks to continue a process a consultant said could take years or decades to complete.

Northborough likely to sell downtown tax title property

June 10th, 2014


Northborough–The most logical disposition of a parcel of property the town took by tax title in 2012 is to declare the lot and building surplus and sell it, Town Administrator John Coderre told the Board of Selectmen at its meeting June 9.

The property at 39 West Main St. measures just under two-tenths of acre in size and has a total value of $388,600, including $202,000 for the 7,800 square foot building and $186,600 for the land, according to Northborough Assessors records. The town took the property in January of 2012 from Margaritaville LLC, the records indicate.

Care Options Fair to be held at Westborough Senior Center

June 10th, 2014

Westborough – When someone reaches the age where they might need assistance in their daily lives, the decision on what to do can be stressful for the whole family. There are so many options to consider from adult day care, retirement complexes, assisted living, and full-time nursing, to name just a few. The Westborough Council on Aging will be hosting a “Care Options Fair” Tuesday, June 17 from 2- 7 p.m. at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road.

Herbicide Treatment of Ft. Meadow Reservoir June 11

June 5th, 2014

Marlborough/Hudson – Ft. Meadow Reservoir, located in Marlborough and Hudson, will be treated Wednesday, June 11, by Aquatic Control Technology, Inc., to control Eurasian and variable watermilfoil and fanwort, all invasive non-native weeds species. If not controlled, these weeds will spread and grow rapidly and choke the lake making boating, swimming and fishing difficult. The [...]

SanDisk approved for tax financing program

June 5th, 2014


Marlborough – City Councilors unanimously approved a five-year tax concession through the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program for the SanDisk Corporation at the council’s June 2 meeting. The California-based company designs, develops and manufactures flash memory storage solutions and software. It is planning to open a research and development facility in the Solomon Pond Office Park, located at 200 Donald J. Lynch Boulevard.

Prop. 2-1/2 override vote passes in Shrewsbury

June 3rd, 2014

Shrewsbury – By a nearly 2-1 vote, a $5.5 million Proposition 2-1/2 operational override has passed in Shrewsbury. According to the Town Clerk Sandra Wright, 7,100 of the voters approved the measure with 3,704 voting against it. The override passed in all 10 precincts, except Precinct 3, which also had the smallest turnout with 654 voters [...]

ADVISE group calls attention to issue of domestic violence

June 2nd, 2014

ADVISE co-chairs Janet Trippi (left) and Joanne Tyndall, show off some of the donations that have come in for the organization’s upcoming tag sale being held to benefit victims of domestic violence. (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Shrewsbury – Thirteen cases of domestic violence were reported to the Shrewsbury Police since May of 2013, according to Janet Trippi, who recently met with a Shrewsbury police sergeant to gather statistics. Trippi is a founding member and current co-chair of ADVISE (Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education).

Westborough Youth & Family Services welcomes new Hot Summer Nights coordinator

May 30th, 2014

Lauren Cavicchi (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Lauren Cavicchi has been hired as Westborough Youth & Family Services’ new Hot Summer Nights coordinator. She recently graduated with a Master’s degree in education from Merrimack College. She previously worked at Lawrence High School as an advisor and tutor and created new and innovative programs for the students. Also, Cavicchi has done [...]

Restrictions placed on using Lake Chauncy during chemical treatment

May 27th, 2014

Westborough – On behalf of the town of Westborough, Aquatic Control Technology, Inc. (ACT) will begin its annual chemical treatment to control milfoil and algae outbreaks at Lake Chauncy Beach Monday June 2. These types of treatments are very common and used at many public beach areas. They are regulated by both the U.S. Environmental [...]

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