Fearful of increased traffic in town, the Northborough Board of Selectmen voted unanimously at its meeting June 13 to send a letter to state planners requesting that 500 residences not be built on the site of the former Westborough State Hospital.
Westborough - For months, Westborough residents have looked curiously at the array of glass panels lined up in neat rows in what was formerly a wooded Milk Street lot and wondered at what exactly they were looking.
Shrewsbury - When Shrewsbury businessman Robert Terkanian sees a public sign that is in disrepair or a patch of ground that needs landscaping, he works closely with town officials to get permission to make the necessary improvements.
Leaving behind his career in investment banking in 1987, Northborough resident Scott Larson, along with his wife, Hanne, started a Christian faith-based program to help incarcerated youth during their detention and after their release.
Southborough - Dan and Betty Custer were planning to sell their Southborough home and move to Virginia, when Dan suddenly became ill, passing away a few weeks later.
Marlborough - Marlborough City Council denied Verizon Wireless a permit to build a wireless tower following 12 months of cooperation between the company and Marlborough city councilors.
Hudson - Throughout his youth, Brian Bowen played baseball and hockey, including hockey for one year at Fitchburg State University. Today, in addition to his job as a town assessor for Hudson, the lifelong resident of Hudson has continued to bat for youth sports.
Hudson – Welcoming the members of the School Committee present, Board of Selectmen Chair James Vereault called the June 6 selectmen meeting to order and went about the business of filling a seat left vacant by Selectman Chris Yates's election to the board; Yates had previously been a School Committee member.
Shrewsbury - Michael Collins, the son of Jack and Grace Collins of Shrewsbury, recently won two top awards at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. He received the audience award and the best new documentary director special jury prize for his film, "Give Up Tomorrow."
Shrewsbury - In the weeks that followed the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, much of the world watched and sent aid to the country.