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Magazine cites Westborough as one of the top towns in country for families

July 10th, 2014

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Westborough – A year after Westborough was named the top digital community in Massachusetts, the town has received another accolade – one of the top places in the country for families to call “home.”

According to a study commissioned by Family Circle magazine, Westborough came in first on a list of ten communities that were ranked by certain factors including population, household income, crime rate and financial stability.

Marlborough’s building commissioner resigns

July 8th, 2014

Marlborough – The City Council accepted the resignation of Building Commissioner Michael Mendoza during its July 7 meeting. The letter was presented to the council by Ward 3 City Councilor Matt Elder.

Cellucci’s fight against ALS continues in his hometown of Hudson

July 5th, 2014

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Hudson – Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada, announced his final campaign after a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In 2011, he launched the UMass ALS Champion Fund at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) led by his primary care physician Dr. Robert Brown.

Local students receive scholarships

July 1st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club awarded three $1,000 scholarships at their annual luncheon June 3. The recipients were Sara Nelson, a recent Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate who will be attending UConn School of Engineering in the fall, majoring in Environmental Engineering; Mitchell Porter, a graduate of SHS, will begin his sophomore year at [...]

Fund set up to help retired Hudson police chief after serious accident

July 1st, 2014

Hudson – Richard Braga, the former Hudson Chief of Police, was seriously injured and Joseph Rebello, the retired Kingston Chief of Police, was killed, in a motorcycle accident in Woodbury Vt. June 29.

SHS Alumna still performing ‘outstanding’ deeds via research in India

June 30th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Last year, as a senior at Shrewsbury High School, Jen Tylock earned academic and athletic awards, and was honored as one of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services’ “Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury.” She also won several scholarships, including one from the Jewish Guild for the Blind, which required meeting criteria such as academic excellence, community involvement and legal blindness.

New Hampshire man found guilty of murder in Marriott case

June 27th, 2014

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Westborough – A New Hampshire man has been found guilty of first degree murder in the 2012 death of a Westborough woman,  Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott. Seth Mazzaglia, 31, of Dover, was charged with first-degree murder and other felonies in the Oct. 9, 2012 death of Marriott, who was a student at the University of New [...]

Selectmen approve 106-room hotel for Connector Road

June 26th, 2014

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Westborough–The Board of Selectmen June 24 granted final approval to a plan to build a 106-suite extended stay hotel, along with a second building that could house a coffee shop or restaurant, at 15 Connector Road.

The property currently houses the Owen O’Leary’s Brew Pub restaurant and an Extended Stay America hotel. The town granted first approval for a second hotel on the site 15 years ago, but that plan was never realized.

Shrewsbury selectmen discuss 160 unit affordable housing complex

June 26th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Just weeks after a Proposition 2-1/2 override was successfully passed, in part because of proponents’ arguments that the town’s schools are overcrowded, a developer has proposed building a new complex that could potentially add another 74-82 school children to the district.

Representatives from Capital Group Properties, based in Southborough, met with the Board of Selectmen June 24 to discuss a proposal for a 160-unit affordable housing complex that would be located at the intersection of Walnut Street and Route 9.

Nominations now being accepted for Applefest 2014 grand marshal

June 24th, 2014

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Northborough – The Applefest Committee has already started planning the 2014 Applefest Celebration, which will be held throughout the town September 19-21. This will be the event’s 24th year. Nominations are now being accepted for the parade’s Grand Marshal, according to the committee’s chairperson, Michelle Gillespie.

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