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Ken Reynolds played pro baseball, but found his true passion in teaching

By Nick Abramo, Sports Columnist MARLBOROUGH - Kenny Reynolds was a major league pitcher for much of the 1970s, but that experience doesn’t define who he...

Marlborough honors longtime nurse

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor MARLBOROUGH - Prominent Marlborough residents and health care professionals piled into a hallway at Marlborough Hospital, May 11, to recognize...

Walcott Heritage Farms developers approved for fifth special permit extension

By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH – The developers of Walcott Heritage Farms, a 140-unit, three-building, residential development on the former McGee Farm property, are...

Vigeant, city councilors launch re-election campaign

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor  MARLBOROUGH - Arthur Vigeant announced last week plans to seek reelection to his sixth two-year term as Marlborough Mayor.  As the...
Twelve-year old Lauren Staunton gets a COVID-19 vaccine at the DoubleTree Hotel regional vaccination site in Westborough, May 13. Photo/Amy Staunton

UPDATE: Newly vaccine-eligible teens/pre-teens flock to local COVID vaccine sites

UPDATE: the Baker-Polito Administration announced May 17 that the Commonwealth is on track to meet the goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the...

Marlborough library temporarily relocates to Walker Building

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor MARLBOROUGH - The staff and patrons of the Marlborough Public Library will watch part of their old home crumble to...

Quiz Bowl Team ready for a challenge

By Cindy Zomar, Education Coordinator MARLBOROUGH - Jessica Bowen teaches a variety of government and economics courses at Marlborough’s Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter...

Marlborough firefighters battle early evening fire

By Ron Ayotte, Contributing writer MARLBOROUGH - Firefighters made a quick knockdown of a structure fire at 113 Washington Street in Marlborough in the early...

Samuel Boyd: Nineteenth Century businessman known as father of city of Marlborough

By Brett Peruzzi, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH - Samuel Boyd, a pioneering businessman who dominated civic life for over 50 years, is “the father of the...

Marlborough Hospital expands vaccine program, decreases COVID-19 testing

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor MARLBOROUGH - Marlborough Hospital is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination offerings while shrinking its testing operation.  Announcing the news May 4, Executive...

Supermoon shines over Marlborough

MARLBOROUGH - Skywatchers were treated to an abnormally bright and large “supermoon” last month.  On the ground, local resident Susan Reich snapped photos of the...

Marlborough Police seek help in bike crash investigation

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor MARLBOROUGH - The Marlborough Police Department took to social media last month with an appeal for help investigating a bike...

City Council green lights BJs tax deal

By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH—BJs Wholesale Club’s is seeking a tax-increment financing agreement (TIF) associated with its plan to move its Westborough headquarters to...

City Council approves request to move forward on West Side fire station

By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer Marlborough—In a 6 to 5 vote, May 10, the Marlborough City Council approved an ordinance allowing Mayor Arthur Vigeant to move...

Longtime Marlborough firefighter/EMT retires

By Ron Ayotte, Contributing Writer  MARLBOROUGH - Marlborough Firefighter/EMT Edmoth Matthews retired on April 23 after a 32-year career.  Matthews was appointed to the Marlborough Fire...

Marlborough Police, State Police host ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor MARLBOROUGH - A handful of police officers and state troopers casually mingled and spoke with citizens April 27.  Part of a...

Marlborough halts applications for new multi-family housing developments

Moratorium will last 90-days By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH — Many communities in the state are facing a housing crisis. But that has not been...

For Marlborough couple, bird sculpture brings joy

By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH - Carl the Cardinal’s life has had its ups-and-downs.  First, he was a tree. Then, he was a seven-foot-tall...

Rice Homestead reflects Marlborough’s history for over 300 years

By Brett Peruzzi, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH - The Peter Rice homestead on Elm Street in Marlborough, one of the city’s oldest and most storied residences,...

Marlborough fire lieutenant retires

By Ron Ayotte, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH - Lieutenant Mark Assencoa retired from the Marlborough Fire Department after a 32-year career on April 21. A get-together...