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Forrest Memorial Road Race to take place Sept. 26

MARLBOROUGH - The 37th annual Forrest Memorial Road Race will start and finish at the Wayside Athletic Club in Marlborough on Sunday, Sept. 26...
An American flag hoisted over Coolidge Street by the Hudson Fire Department welcomes the ride participants back to Hudson, including event co-founders Lenore and John Musorofiti (far right).

Hudson motorcycle ride benefits kids with cancer

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer HUDSON – After a year hiatus due to pandemic restrictions, the 11th Riding for Why Me & Sherry’s House...
Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie

Fife and drum corps to hold celebration at Wayside Inn

REGION - Community members will have the opportunity to see dozens of fife and drum corps from across the Northeast gather Saturday, Sept. 25,...

Marlborough Food Truck and Arts Festival packs Main Street

By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH - Some 4,000 community members from Marlborough and its surrounding communities gathered to enjoy food trucks, art vendors, and...
Marlborough Democratic Committee members delivering donated food and personal care items to Marlborough Community Cupboard.

Marlborough Democratic City Committee plans food drive for Community Cupboard

MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Democratic City Committee (MDCC) is conducting its third collection drive for the benefit of the Marlborough Community Cupboard on Saturday,...

Marlborough Historical Society wedding exhibit back by popular demand

By Mary Wenzel, Marlborough Columnist MARLBOROUGH - An ecru satin gown with its long train and matching fan, is the wedding gown worn by Marlborough...

Marlborough flag display seeks to prompt conversations about 9/11

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor MARLBOROUGH - The Walker Building in Marlborough shone in red, white and blue last week in recognition of the 20th anniversary...

Lions Club postpones Father-Daughter Dance

MARLBOROUGH - The Marlborough Lions Club is postponing the Father-Daughter Dance scheduled for Friday, Sept. 24. This is “due to the Delta variant and...

Region’s residents enjoy the 69th Marlborough Labor Day Parade

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer  MARLBOROUGH – After last year’s hiatus due to pandemic restrictions, the 69th Marlborough Labor Day Parade took place Sept. 6....

Chaves Heating and Air donates heating/AC unit to Marlborough Community Cupboard

MARLBOROUGH - The Marlborough Community Cupboard had a heat problem. One local business recently helped address it. Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning provided free equipment...
At a 2019 fundraiser for Team Sharing, the Opioid Spoon Project founder and artist/activist Domenic Esposito assists Cheryl Juaire to write the name of her son Corey Merrill, who died of a heroin overdose at age 23 in 2011. Juaire and Esposito met at a protest that she organized outside Purdue Pharma in 2018. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Team Sharing’s founder advocates for ‘Overdose Awareness’ license plate

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH – Cheryl Juaire of Marlborough has advocated for overdose awareness since 2015 when she founded Team Sharing, Inc....
Flags wave on the lawn of the Walker Building in Marlborough before a past year’s overdose awareness vigil. Photo/Courtesy Kathy Leonard

Overdose Awareness Vigil adds Narcan training, activist/artist to lineup

MARLBOROUGH - The 2021 Opioid Overdose Awareness Vigil scheduled to take place outside Marlborough’s Walker Building on Aug. 31 has added free Narcan training...

Laborious Labor Day Road Race to take place Sept. 6

MARLBOROUGH – The Laborious Labor Day Road Race is back and set to take place Sept. 6 at Ghiloni Park in Marlborough.  The event is...

UPDATE: Tornado touched down in Marlborough, NWS confirms

Funnel clouds spotted throughout region as two other tornados touch down By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor UPDATE: After fielding reports of funnel clouds across the region,...

Wenzel: Historical Society preps for exhibit, Senior Center plans pickling event

By Mary Wenzel, Marlborough Columnist “When one door closes, another door opens” is a phrase I’ve heard many times.  Although I have been hesitant to believe,...

Interfaith group works to fight homelessness, hunger in Marlborough area

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor MARLBOROUGH - Longtime educator Mark Vital remembers a former student approaching him late last year with difficult news -- she...
Finishing the eighth SJL Memorial Ride, motorcyclists and passengers approach the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129. (Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Loyal supporters welcome the return of the SJL Memorial Ride

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH – Motorcyclists, passengers and other supporters welcomed the return of the Shawna Jean Larassa (SJL) Memorial Scholarship Fund’s...

Advocate gears up for Overdose Awareness Day vigil in Marlborough

By Dakota Antelman, Justin Roshak MARLBOROUGH – Area advocates and public health officials will soon recognize and memorialize the lives of those lost to substance...
The Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest is located at 169 Pleasant Street in Marlborough. Photo/Dakota Antelman

Boys & Girls Club receives $4,000 grant from Attorney General

By Stuart Foster, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH - The Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest has received a $4,000 grant from Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office...
Egan plays in the water in the Ghiloni Park splash pad.

Visitors enjoy Marlborough’s splash pads

By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter MARLBOROUGH — After days of rain, families gathered at the splash pads in Ghiloni and Stevens parks for a...