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Donna E. MacDonald, 88, of Marlborough

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Marlborough - Donna E. (Zaikis) MacDonald, 88, of Marlborough and formerly of Needham, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at her home. She was the...

City receives grant for ATV

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Marlborough - An Emergency Management Program Grant (EMPG) for $18,435 to purchase an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) for use by the Conservation Commission, Police and Fire departments was approved the City Council at the Sept. 22 meeting.

Councilor suggests event coordinator for the city

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Marlborough - Ward 7 Councilor Donald Landers sees the value of having an event coordinator for the city and is proposing that funding for the position could come from the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). His request for consideration of the plan, presented at the Aug. 25 meeting, met with some opposition from councilors before being referred to the Operations and Oversight Committee, chaired by Matt Elder.

Students named to Youth Commission

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By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – Two Marlborough students, Ryan Wambolt and Santiago Vargas, have been approved by the city council to serve...

Boot Scootin’ BBQ to raise funds for new Marlborough Senior Center

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Marlborough - Board members of the Friends of the Marlborough Senior Center extend an invitation to all to attend a Boot Scootin’ Barbecue Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Masonic Hall. A buffet featuring barbecued ribs, marinated chicken, corn bread, apple pie, and more will be served. DJ George will provide a variety of live music for line dancing, singing or just plain listening that will set the tone for an evening of good old western fun.

‘Walk in My Shoes’ community art project

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Hudson/Marlborough - This season the River’s Edge Arts Alliance is working diligently to share their work with others by practicing compassion through the arts....

Marlborough volunteer completes incident command training

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Marlborough – First Lieutenant Eric C. Sigillo of Marlborough successfully completed three days of instruction provided by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Association (MEMA).

Marlborough groups donate backpacks

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Marlborough - More than 110 Marlborough Public School students started the school year with a little help from two local organizations. Members of the Marlborough...

Theresa Ferrara, 96, of Marlborough

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Marlborough - Theresa (Pavento) Ferrara, 96, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in Sterling.? Her husband of 36 years, Vincent V. Ferrara, died in 1982. She...

Marlborough Rotary Club meetings move to new location

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Marlborough - The Marlborough Rotary Club recently moved their meeting location to Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 S. Bolton St., at the corner...

Marlborough Savings Bank donates to extended day program

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Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded Sudbury Extended Day (SED) a $2,500 grant to supplement the cost of enrolling students from low-income families into SED programs.

Norma Ball, 92, of Marlborough

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Marlborough - Norma (Walton) Ball, 92, of Marlborough, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Kay)...

Barbara A. Mann, 73, of Marlborough

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Marlborough - Barbara A. (Risley) Mann, 73, of Marlborough and formerly of Manchester, Conn., died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Knollwood Nursing Center in...

Marlborough Savings Bank donates to extended day program

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Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded Sudbury Extended Day (SED) a $2,500 grant to supplement the cost of enrolling students from low-income...

Friess attains rank of Eagle Scout with Whitcomb School project

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Marlborough - Justin Friess, 17, from Boy Scout Troop 2, recently completed his service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting's highest honor. Friess, along with members of his troop, his family and friends, built four hexagon shaped picnic tables for the courtyard of the 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School. The crew also did some landscaping and painted the Marlborough Panthers "paw" logo at the area.

Zoning for marijuana facilities set by council

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Marlborough - The City Council approved zoning regulations for medical marijuana treatment centers at its Aug. 25 meeting. The council approved the measure at the recommendation of the Urban Affairs Committee which had conducted a thorough study for the past several months. Under the provisions of the new zoning law, all treatment facilities and growing centers will be restricted to industrial areas in the city.

GE Healthcare seeks tax incentive for Marlborough expansion

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Marlborough - GE Healthcare Life Sciences is planning to expand its current operation in Marlborough to accommodate over 500 employees and create more than 220 new jobs.

Marlborough completes third summer youth jobs program

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Marlborough – For the third summer, the city of Marlborough in conjunction with Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce (PSW) offered a six-week youth jobs program for residents ages 16 to 19. This summer, 19 students entering 11th or 12th grade worked the part-time jobs. Those students and their employers gathered Aug. 14 for a luncheon at Whitcomb Middle School. They were welcomed by Kelley French, director of the Young Adult Employment Initiative at PSW.

City, contractor agree to uneasy truce – for now

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Marlborough – Both sides in an ongoing dispute between the city and the contractor WeCare Environmental LLC have claimed victory after a federal court ruled the city must allow the contractor to reopen a composting facility located near the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant. WeCare has four years left on a 20-year contract to process the city's residential trash and sewage sludge, although it does not cover waste from the Marlborough Public Schools. The city filed a lawsuit against the contractor in 2013 claiming WeCare violated environmental laws and allowed putrid odors to drift into a nearby neighborhood.

Marlborough Cultural Council improves quality of life

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Marlborough - If you are participating in a project that is intended to improve the quality of life in the community, or know of a family member, friend or business associate who is, there is financial assistance through the Marlborough Cultural Council, whose mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences.