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Original Piccadilly Pub was a ‘beloved watering hole’ in downtown Westborough

The first Piccadilly Pub became a beloved watering hole, begun at the downtown rotary in 1973 by William C. (Billy) Martin. Paula Kane, called “PK,” was a well-known employee there from 1982 to 2007.

Nature Notes: Look for local late-summer beauties

Virginia meadow-beauty (Rhexis virginica) grows in wet or moist sandy soil. Read more in this month's Nature Notes.

Overnight Route 495 ramp construction set for this week

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that construction operations have been scheduled for the I-495 southbound off-ramp to Interstate 90.

Old coal-fired electricity plant is now a solar-powered catering business

Today’s property at 43 Hudson Street was originally built as a power generating station for trolleys and was transformed into the home for Peppers Artful Events Catering.

Ransford Pest Control offers quality service to Central Massachusetts

Ransford Pest Technicians are experienced individuals, but perhaps more importantly they’re extremely friendly and easy to work with.

Marlborough firefighters battle apartment fire at the Heights

The Marlborough Fire Department responded to a fire at the Heights at Marlborough apartment complex at 38 Briarwood Lane on Sept. 19. 

MA Homes LLC provides experience to clients

The housing market can be overwhelming, but MA Homes LLC is here to make it easier.

Rainbow Motel was the last of Shrewsbury’s cabin rentals

All that remains is a worn, broken-down sign with the motel’s name and advertising cabins for $70 per night. The buildings have all been torn down with the site awaiting redevelopment.

Mr. Handyman marks 20 years in area

Mr. Handyman employees are licensed and knowledgeable, they’re personable as well. The company seeks to hire well-rounded individuals.

Marlborough Foundry has been serving a wide range of industries for over 70 years

The pale pink structure has operated on this same site since 1952, still manufacturing custom castings and precision mold plates for an eclectic range of industries.

Neo-Nazi group protests in front of Marlborough hotel

A group of suspected neo-Nazis protested in front of a Marlborough hotel last weekend, leading to increased police patrols in the area. 

Marlborough marks Labor Day with parade

Community members showed up in droves for the 2023 Marlborough Labor Day Parade on Sept 3. Read the Community Advocate.

Shoe manufacturer gave Grafton an enduring gift

Grafton is notably known for its role in the shoe industry during the 1800s. Shoe manufacturing was run in homes with a lot of tedious work, done by hand.

Selection, satisfaction key at Spotlight Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Design Center

Spotlight’s incredible selection means that the company helps people with different budgets. From affordable cabinetry to high-end options, Spotlight has you covered.

Suspect arraigned in fatal 2018 Marlborough crash

Monica Buck has been charged with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and a state highway traffic violation.

Regal Cinemas cases could extend into 2024

The fate of Regal Cinemas on Turnpike Road remains in the courts, and the case could still be in court come 2024.

Lake Chauncy Park was the place to be in Westborough

The dance pavilion, beer garden, bowling alley, and pool hall burned down. The glory days of Lake Chauncy Park ended in a pile of ashes, never to return.

Westborough-based dojo dominates at karate championship

In July, athletes from Westborough’s MassDojo found success at the 2023 USA National Karate Championships and Team Trials in Richmond, Va.

Gov. Healey signs state budget: here are the local earmarks

The budget, which calls for increased local aid and free universal school meals, also includes funding for several local initiatives.

Creativity and customer care are hallmarks of Valois Home Improvements

With the use of 3D drawing software, Valois can sketch out a project for his customers and share his vision of a project.