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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.

Northborough selectmen approve police taser policy

June 24th, 2014


Northborough – The Board of Selectmen June 23 cleared the way for the town’s police department to become the latest local force equipped with tasers.

Westborough police investigate serious MV accident

June 19th, 2014

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Westborough – Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon has released this statement after an early morning car accident resulted in serious injuries: On 6/19/14, at approximately 2:30 AM, the Westborough Police received reports of a single vehicle accident at 232 W. Main St. The arriving units located a 2000 Toyota Corolla with extensive damage. Inside the [...]

Shrewsbury couple end combined 60-year Army careers on same day

June 18th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – May 22 was a big day for Shrewsbury resident Col. John P. Collins. In the morning he relinquished command of Europe Regional Medical Command, an organization responsible for providing medical care for military personnel and their families in Germany, Belgium and Italy. In the afternoon, he joined his wife, Col. Nancy J. Hughes, [...]

Mandatory water restrictions announced in Marlborough

June 16th, 2014


Marlborough – City of Marlborough Commissioner of Public Works, John L. Ghiloni announced that effective Monday, June 16, all nonessential outdoor water uses are prohibited until further notice. The restrictions are a condition of the city’s state-issued Water Management Act permit from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Streamflow Triggered Restrictions therein. A [...]

Fees go up for street listings, bylaws in Westborough

June 16th, 2014


Westborough – Printed copies of street listings, zoning bylaws and the town’s zoning map will cost a little more to buy from the Town Clerk’s office.

Marlborough man honors dad’s memory with a ‘hole-in-one’

June 15th, 2014

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Marlborough – For a golfer, the ultimate achievement is when they get a “hole-in-one.” Most golfers never do so. Nicholas Jaworek, who describes himself as “not really that good,” had never made one either and never thought he would. But that all changed May 30 when he played a round at the Berlin Country Club. And he truly believes, he said, that he was able to do so that night thanks to his father, Michael, who had passed away just days before on May 24.

Free of restrictions, Nathan Fisher House headed back to market

June 14th, 2014


Westborough – Officials hope an improved local economy and the removal of a state historical preservation restriction could help make the third time the charm as the town prepares again to try to find potential buyers for the Nathan Fisher House.

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.

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