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Selectmen approve test drilling for gas delivery

April 24th, 2016

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Grafton – Grafton selectmen approved the drilling of a core bore by Algonquin Gas at their April 19 meeting. According to company representative Jon Bonsal, Algonquin proposes to drill as part of the data-gathering stage of the Access Northeast Project. They will use Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) which is purported […]

Hastings celebrates Cultural Fair with music, dance and exhibits

March 19th, 2016

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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Hundreds of students and their families from the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School attended the school’s Cultural Fair the evening of March 8. For several hours, the students learned more about different countries through exhibits, demonstrations, music and dance. Some of the presentations included an Indian fashion show, […]

Helena S. Freitas, 99, of Hudson

March 7th, 2016

Hudson – Helena S. Freitas, 99, of Hudson, passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, March 5, 2016. She was married to José Maria Freitas, who died in 1990. She was born in Santa Maria, Azores, along with her late brothers and sisters, José, Antonio, Manuel, João, Francisco, Sister Maria Leandres and Filomena Cabral. […]

Paint night will benefit backpack drive

March 3rd, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Helping Hands Association will hold a paint night to support its ninth Backpack Drive Wednesday, March 30, at the American Legion, 402 W. Main St., Northborough, at 7 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. Preregister by Monday, March 23, by mailing the fee along with name, phone number and email […]

Region to experience coldest temps of year

February 11th, 2016

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By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Prepare for some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in a while.  Both Saturday and Sunday will threaten all time cold records for the date and could come close or break the records for the lowest high temperatures for those dates.  Wind chill temperatures will drop to dangerous […]

Winter Wellness Fair at Whitcomb Middle School

January 23rd, 2016

Marlborough – The Whitcomb Winter Wellness Fair will be held Wednesday, Jan 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1st Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St., Marlborough. Sponsored by the Whitcomb Parent-Teacher Organization, the event will feature booths with wellness-related information as well as demonstrations and activities such as laser tag, personal […]

Apple Tree Arts to present ‘Elf Jr. The Musical’

December 30th, 2015

The cast of “Elf Jr. The Musical” (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Apple Tree Arts will be presenting “Elf Jr. The Musical” Friday, Jan. 8 and Saturday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Rd.,  Grafton. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children five and older, and free for children four […]

Special coffee blend ready for Northborough’s 250th anniversary

December 28th, 2015

The 250th Committee Coffee Tasters included (first row, l to r) Amy Graham, Linda Corbin, Virginia Simms George, (second row, l to r) Norm Corbin, David Carlson, Bill Pantazis, Dawn Rand and Dale Rains. (Photo/Fred George)

Northborough – The Northborough 250th Anniversary Committee and friends recently participated in a coffee taste test at Armeno Coffee Roasters, Ltd. Three coffees were sampled and rated on aroma, taste and aftertaste. The winning coffee blend will be called Northborough250 Anniversary and will be sold during Northborough’s Anniversary year in 2016 at Armeno’s.

Westborough Lions award prize for peace poster

December 13th, 2015

(l to r) Judy Hyotte, Westborough Peace Poster chair, Ron Pallisco, Westborough Lions Club Shivani Allada

Westborough – Shivani Allada, a student at Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, was recently awarded first prize in the Westborough Lions Club “Share Peace” poster contest. Shivani was honored at the Lions Nov. 18 meeting. Each poster was judged on originality, artistic merit, and expression of the theme: Share Peace. The contest was open to […]

Peter L. Boutiette, 60, of Grafton

December 8th, 2015

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Grafton – Peter L. Boutiette, 60, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 after being stricken at home. He leaves his wife of 16 years, Deborah A. (Bird) Boutiette, and a son, Tyler. He also leaves three brothers, Paul Boutiette and his wife Pauline, John Boutiette, and Kenneth Boutiette and his wife Susan; and two […]

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