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Southborough vigil calls for end to hostilities in Gaza strip

More than 50 people gathered for a candlelight vigil praying for peace in Gaza and Israel in Southborough Oct. 22.

“Spag’s” was a Shrewsbury retail legend for more than half a century

For more than fifty years, “Spag’s” was a well-known business throughout the New England area.

Taste of Northborough set for Oct. 28

The community is invited to attend the Taste of Northborough and silent auction on Oct. 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Melican Middle School.

Grafton Fall Festival scares up lots of family fun

On Oct. 15, Grafton Recreation teamed up with Kid Hero Books and Feedback Earth to present a Fall Festival on the Common.

Over the top: Fall foliage at Danforth Falls

Water and fallen leaves cascade down the waterfall at Danforth Falls in Hudson, located off Lincoln Street.

Elements Massage offers relaxing, customizable experience

Elements Massage recently remodeled much of its building with new flooring, paint, and furniture – all in the name of promoting relaxation to its valued clients.

Suspect faces 23 charges following escape from Marlborough police custody, incident

Isaac Rivera faces 23 charges related to his flight from police custody from Marlborough Hospital and the incident leading up to it.

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.