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Memorial Day to be commemorated in region Monday, May 26

May 22nd, 2014

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Region – Here is a preview of Memorial Day events that will be held in local towns: Hudson – Since 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI, there will be a special recognition and wreath ceremony in Hudson Monday May 26. The parade forms at AMVETS, 5 South St., at 9:45 a.m. [...]

Iron Mountain still trying to address neighbors’ concerns

May 21st, 2014


Northborough–Engineers working with Iron Mountain are developing a plan to address concerns of the business’s neighbors, who have said the data storage company’s expansion spoiled the view in their backyards, Town Administrator John Coderre told the Board of Selectmen May 19.

School budget discussed first night of Annual Town Meeting

May 20th, 2014


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Annual Town Meeting (ATM) began the evening of May 19, and was adjourned for the night after 18 of 36 articles had been considered.

The largest amount of time was given to the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget, with the school budget, as has been the case for years, being the largest single item. Of the total annual voter-approved budget of $103,812,699, the school budget would be $53,468,239, or, 51.5 percent of the total budget.

Southborough volunteers ship final packages to troops

May 19th, 2014

Robert Braccio, 12, is recognized as the longest-running volunteer for the drive by state Rep. Carolyn Dykema.

Southborough – During Armed Forces Day weekend, May 17 and 18, Southborough resident Lisa Braccio and a team of volunteers exceeded their goal with the ninth and final care package drive for troops deployed overseas. They packaged over 9,000 pounds of goods into 364 boxes. Added to the past drives, the grand totals are 9,117 boxes weighing about 208,800 pounds.

Ward Park lawsuit dismissed against city of Marlborough

May 15th, 2014


Marlborough – The city of Marlborough’s Office of the Mayor has released the following press release after a ruling by Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Kenneth W. Salinger:   Case Dismissed; City Victorious in Ward Park Lawsuit MARLBOROUGH – Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Kenneth W. Salinger has granted the City’s request for dismissal in the case of [...]

The Community Advocate’s 2014 Summer Guide is here!

May 15th, 2014


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Results of annual elections – Hudson, Northborough, Southborough

May 13th, 2014

The towns of Hudson, Northborough and Southborough held their annual town elections May 12.

In Hudson, Scott Duplisea received 1,292 votes to win a seat on the Board of Selectmen, defeating incumbent Christopher Yates, who received 1,271 votes. Incumbent Jennifer O’Brien and George Luoto won their races for School Committee, with 1,519 and 1,236 votes respectively.

State officials visit seniors from Middlesex and Worcester District

May 8th, 2014

Members of the Southborough Senior Songsters, under the direction of Jim and Linda Duncan of Westborough, perform at the 34th annual Senior Conference, held April 24 at Hudson High School.
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Region – State officials interacted with guests at the 34th annual Senior Conference, held April 24 at Hudson High School. For the sixth year, the free conference was hosted by state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, for constituents from 14 communities in the Middlesex and Worcester District including Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough (precinct 3), Southborough and Westborough.

DePalo and Fitzgerald win re-election bids

May 6th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Incumbents Maurice DePalo and Henry Fitzgerald have won their bids for re-election to the Board of Selectmen. DePalo received 2,899 votes and Fitzgerald received 2,841 votes. The third candidate in the race, Benjamin Tartaglia, received 1,223 votes.

Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser will help kids soar

May 6th, 2014

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Region – When Jeffrey Chin of Shrewsbury began as chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Mass/Metrowest in January 2013, it was the beginning of the agency’s 50th anniversary.

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