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Tax break approved for OYO Sportstoys

December 23rd, 2015

Marlborough-The state Economic Assistance Coordinating Council has approved the city of Marlborough’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement with OYO Sportstoys. Mayor Arthur Vigeant received the approval Dec. 16, which also includes a state tax credit for the company. This action will allow the company to move its current operations and corporate headquarters from Acton to 111 Locke Drive.

Reappointment of conservation officer approved by Council

December 23rd, 2015

Marlborough-Conservation Officer Priscilla Ryder was unanimously reappointed to a three-year term by the City Council at its Dec. 21 meeting.

Public hearing to be held for Community Development Block Grant programs

December 23rd, 2015

Marlborough – The city of Marlborough, acting through the Marlborough Community Development Authority (MCDA) will conduct a public forum meeting Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the former Council of Aging office, 250 Main Street, Marlborough. The city of Marlborough/MCDA and the town of Hudson are jointly applying for a fiscal year 2016 […]

Verizon customers complain Internet speeds woefully slow

December 22nd, 2015

Region – Verizon/FIOS customers in Westborough and surrounding communities have been encountering Internet speeds being far below what they should be. If you are experiencing very slow Internet speeds log onto my.verizon.com/services/speedtest and test your desktop computer or any other device that is connected to your home Wi-Fi. (Note – the test will not work […]

Grafton selectmen schedule Special Town Meeting

December 21st, 2015

Grafton – At the Dec. 15 meeting, Grafton selectmen tentatively set Monday, Feb. 8, as the date for a Special Town Meeting. Scheduled for a vote at the meeting will be an article asking voters to authorize the town to create an aggregate electrical supply authority.

Selectmen mull liquor license for Grafton Flea Market

December 16th, 2015

Grafton – Attorney Henry Lane, representing Grafton Flea Market, addressed the Board of Selectmen during its Dec. 15 meeting regarding the Flea Market’s application for a license to sell beer and wine to its patrons.

The Grafton Flea Market has been in business for about 50 years and is now run by the Peters family’s second generation. Located at 296 Upton St. (Rte. 140 on the Upton-Grafton town line), it has long sold food to visitors.

New Jersey man arrested in Northborough stabbing

December 14th, 2015

Northborough – The Northborough Police Department released this statement this morning:

On Dec. 12, 11:45 p.m. Northborough police officers were dispatched to the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on 380 Southwest Cut-off for a reported assault. Upon arrival the officers located a male subject who stated he had been stabbed in his abdomen. After a brief investigation, officers located the suspect, Eduardo Velasques, 27, of Trenton, N.J., outside his motel room and he was subsequently arrested.

Westborough woman charged with DUI after hitting cruiser

December 14th, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 12/13/15, at approximately 6:25 PM, Officer David Holt was on a motor vehicle stop on Milk St near Nipmuc Dr. when his cruiser, a 2015 Ford SUV which was illuminated with its emergency lights on, was rear ended by a 2013 Toyota being […]

Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services 12th annual Gala to honor Elaine LeBlanc

December 11th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) Board of Directors, Executive Director Terry Cassidy, and 2016 SYFS Gala Chair Maria Munro, recently announced the 12th annual Gala and the recipient of the Harry S. Cutting, Jr. Award – Elaine LeBlanc. Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc., a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit community service […]

Selectmen adopt senior bus strategy

December 10th, 2015

Westborough – After numerous false starts, the Council on Aging (COA) won selectmen’s approval Dec. 8 for a replacement strategy for its senior center bus fleet, one that includes boosting fees charged to seniors who use the service.

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