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Law enforcement, mental health care converge as jail diversion programs expand

By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer Marlborough/Hudson - Police and social workers have been working together to address the convergence of mental health care and law enforcement in Marlborough for nearly a decade. As the mental health crisis deepens, organizers hope to expand the Jail Diversion Program that facilitates that cooperation.

Student letter criticizing HHS discipline responses prompts debate in Hudson

Hudson Schools Superintendent Marco Rodrigues defended administrators this week while also criticizing a “level of impatience."

Sale of former Regal Cinemas property in Westborough moving forward

The sale of the former Regal Cinemas is moving forward after the Select Board approved a request for proposals (RFP) on Tuesday. 

Marlborough City Council approves 2023 operating budget

The Marlborough City Council voted 10-0 this week to approve a $180,503,099 municipal operating budget for the 2023 fiscal year. 

Marlborough City Council considers $1 million library cost overrun

Marlborough’s library project may be on track to run $1 million over budget after unanticipated cost overruns. 

Westborough imposes water restriction

The Westborough Department of Public Works has implemented a water restriction. DPW head Chris Payant addressed the restriction on Tuesday.

Northborough American Legion Post hosts Veterans’ Coffee Hours

The Legion Post 234 has been hosting Veteran’s Coffee Hours with a different speaker presenting each month since late last year.
A proposed new fire station at the intersection of Elm Street and Bigelow Street would improve response times to rapidly growing commercial and residential parts of Marlborough’s West Side. Some living near the proposed site, though, have raised concerns.

Marlborough fire station project on hold, mayor says

Marlborough’s proposed West Side Fire Station project is now on hold, according to Mayor Arthur Vigeant, who detailed plans this week.

‘A bittersweet moment’: Edgemere Diner leaves its Shrewsbury home

Shrewsbury’s Edgemere Diner is on the move. It’s not going far, at least for the time being, however, moving to Grafton.

Shrewsbury holds Town Meeting

The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen will now be known as the Select Board after receiving a thumbs up from Town Meeting last weekend.
A sign in downtown Marlborough asks residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

Shrewsbury selectmen consider developing public comment policy

The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen is considering developing a public comment policy for its meetings following recent discussion.

‘They’re hungry’: HHS softball eyes playoffs amid strong season

The Hawks were in action at home on Saturday, taking on Nashoba for their senior night contest amid a strong season.
Ellsworth McAfee Park is at 363 South St. in Northborough.

Be Well Northborough kick off event set for June 22

Northborough’s new Be Well Northborough initiative will kick off with a bang next month with an official kickoff event.

Shrewsbury Board of Health implements mask advisory

A mask advisory is now in place in Shrewsbury following a unanimous vote by the Board of Health on Friday morning. 

Developers settle with city in Marlborough Walcott housing project appeal

Marlborough’s proposed Walcott residential housing project will go back before the City Council under the terms of a settlement agreement. 

‘It’s going to change this corner’: Stakeholders discuss impact of proposed Alta Marlborough development...

Balloons flew over Marlborough’s French Hill neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon as part of a “balloon test” for Alta Marlborough.

Hudson group to host Climate Education and Action Summit on May 21

Green Hudson will hold a Climate Education and Action Summit on Saturday, May 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Hudson.

Mill Pond student council raises $4,644 for Ukrainian refugees, St. Jude Children’s Hospital

A fundraiser organized by the Mill Pond Elementary School student council in Westborough raised $4,644 to benefit various causes last month.

Marlborough moves to adopt electronic poll pads

Marlborough will adopt electronic poll pads to replace voting lists for future elections. Paper ballots, however, will remain.

Shrewsbury’s Crush nail salon celebrates ribbon cutting

Crush, a new addition to the Shrewsbury business landscape is looking to bring change in local nail salon offerings.