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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Butts out or “butt” out

Region – About 20 years ago, Bouvier Pharmacy in Marlborough made the decision to ban the sale of tobacco products. Although it likely cut...

All types of families should be respected

To the Editor: Last week I brought my two children to the Marlborough public library. When it was time to check out, the librarian held...

“Death by Chocolate” organizer sends thanks

To the Editor: The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury would like to extend our appreciation to all who helped make the First Annual Death by Chocolate...

“New” board members dust off their selectmen skills

Westborough – Although there is something to be said for new blood on a committee, there's also a real benefit to be gained from...

Northborough going strong

Northborough – While some communities are faced with the difficult decision to either cut services or dramatically increase taxation, Northborough is getting "fiscally fit."...

Appreciation for “Food for Friends”

Dear Editor, The Board of Directors of the Northborough Food Pantry would like to thank Stop and Shop (manager, Gina Wittnebert) of Speedway Plaza for...

Inklings: Ingenuity and the cold

Earmuffs. This coming week will formally mark the 135th birthday of the earmuff as we know it. The story goes that 15-year-old Chester Greenwood of Farmington, Maine, grew tired of having cold ears while he was ice skating. He could wrap his wool scarf around his head, but it was itchy and bulky. He bent some wires to the right springy shape and asked his grandmother to sew fabric in the crucial spots.

Endorsement for McKenzie-Hebert

To the Editor: We each strongly support and endorse the candidacy of Mindy McKenzie-Hebert for State Republican Committee Woman in the Second Worcester State Senatorial...

Physician Focus: how's your medical literacy?

A critical, but often overlooked aspect of health care is a topic called "medical or health literacy" – defined as a patient's ability to read and understand health information and make informed decisions about his or her health. In its landmark 2004 report, Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion, the Institute of Medicine, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences and the nation's advisor on health matters, wrote that "clear communication is critical to successful health care"

Return to sender… address unknown

Shrewsbury – It is not yet definite but there are strong indications that the United States Postal Service (USPS) will be closing the Central...