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Despite fears, town clerks say they haven’t seen mail delays ahead of upcoming elections

Two area town clerks say the problem they face this election season is not a feared delay in ballots arriving via the mail, but rather, a crush of them. 

Northborough families are going on a ‘bear hunt’

By Debra Roberts, Contributing Writer Northborough – Staying socially engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic can be challenging but members of our local communities are finding...

AMSA launches ‘enrichment programs,’ navigates COVID-19 alongside other schools

Caught in the back and forth of cancellations AMSA is navigating lost learning time through some of the region’s most comprehensive “enrichment programs.” 

As region’s sole voc. school, Assabet wrestles with COVID19

Assabet Valley Regional High School has cancelled classes and co-ops, and rolled out a variety of measures to care for students rattled by the sudden events of the past month.

Marlborough COVID-19 update as of March 24

By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer   Marlborough - The largest population center in the region, Marlborough has stood on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...

Youth group makes a positive difference for marine life

By Christine Galeone, Contributing Writer Westborough – Did you know that six of the seven species of sea turtles in the world are considered to...

Children’s librarian dresses up to spark literary fun

By Lori Berkey, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury - Roxanne Starkin fondly recalls her childhood when her mother was studying for her bachelor’s degree and carted her...

Former Shrewsbury resident is finally living her dream

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury/Cambridge – Former Shrewsbury resident Deb Peeples, 63, recently returned from a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center,...

Grafton man recalls posing for iconic Norman Rockwell painting

By Christine Galeone, Contributing Writer Grafton – In 1958, Ed Locke was an eight-year-old boy having lunch in his school’s cafeteria, when fellow Stockbridge resident...

Meet Lady Maria Chaffington, Jane Austen’s ‘friend’

By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer    Hudson - Speaking in an English accent and dressed in a gown from the early 1800s, Lady Maria (pronounced...