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Wenzel: Cemetery foreman retires, Dukes corps to reunite

Former members of the Dukes Drum and Bugle Corps and the Duchess Drill Team are planning a Reunion on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at 7 p.m., at the Loyal Order of the Moose, 67 Fitchburg St., Marlborough.

Pickleball group donates funds toward refurbishing courts

The city’s pickleball players will soon have a newer – and expanded – place to play.

Five things to do this weekend

Here are five events happening around the region this weekend! There's lots of fun to be had!

Urban Affairs approves special permit for Professional Automotive

Professional Automotive on Mechanic Street has taken a big step toward its expansion plans. Read more on the Community Advocate.

Marlborough temple prepares for High Holidays

Temple Emanuel on Berlin Road, the city’s only synagogue, is about to enter its busy season. The High Holidays begin Sept. 15.
Patricia A. Kolak

Patricia A. Kolak, 75, of Marlborough

Patricia Ann Kolak passed away Friday evening, September 8, 2023, after a long battle with breast cancer surrounded by her loving family.

Marlborough welcomes nearly 4,700 for new school year

Marlborough Public Schools welcomed 4,683 students on the first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 30. And more may be coming.

Despite the weather, crowds come to Food Truck and Arts Festival

The Food Truck and Arts Festival was hosted by WooTrucks and sponsored by the Marlborough Economic Development Committee.

Attempted armed robbery in Marlborough leads to arrest

An attempted armed robbery near the MacDonald Hotel on Main Street on Aug. 30 led to the arrest of a local man, police said.

Arlene Butka, 97, of Marlborough

Arlene “Pat” (Bradley) Butka, 97, of Marlborough, died Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at Sodalis Assisted Living in Florida.

Teresinha P. Rodrigues, 78, of Marlborough

Teresinha P. Rodrigues, 78, of Marlborough, MA and former longtime resident of Hudson, MA, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Marlborough Hospital.

Richard A. Padula, 90, of Marlborough

Richard A. Padula 90 of Marlborough died Sunday, September 3, 2023, in the Beaumont at The Willows, Westborough, MA.
Ardra H. Smith

Ardra H. Smith, 76, of Marlborough

Ardra H. (Jones) Smith, 76, of Marlborough MA, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2023 at UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital.

Russell V. Fraleigh, 93, of Marlborough

Russell V. Fraleigh, 93, of Marlborough, formerly of Shrewsbury and Sudbury, died on Friday, September 1, 2023 at UMass Memorial Hospital in Marlborough. He was the beloved husband of Jill (Kelley) Fraleigh for 70 years.
Elizabeth M. DesJardins

Elizabeth M. DesJardins, 46, of Marlborough

Elizabeth M. DesJardins, 46, of Marlborough died Tuesday August 29, 2023. She was born in Middletown, Connecticut the daughter of the late Louis W. and Hedwina L. (Marnalse) DesJardins. She grew up in Meriden, Connecticut.
Thomas M. Pantages

Thomas M. Pantages, 83, of Marlborough

Thomas M. Pantages, 83 of Marlborough, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 in his home. Thomas was born in Lynn, son of the late Peter and Bessie Pantages.
Cheryl A. Desjardins

Cheryl A. Desjardins, 63, of Marlborough

Cheryl A. (Downer) Desjardins, 63, of Marlborough, died Saturday, September 2, 2023, at UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital.

Hook-and-ladder sends Shamrocks to playoffs

The Marlboro Shamrocks will compete against the Boston Bandits in their first playoff game. The Bandits went 7-3 in regular season action. The game will be played at West Roxbury Academy on September 16 at 7:00 p.m.

New stores open at Solomon Pond Mall

Stores like 2 Designing Women, Paris Nails, Daily Thread, FYE, Track 23, Instyle Kicks, Valley Artisans, J&J Pizza, Let’s Gourmet Sweets, Custom World and Shoe Supply are either open or set to open.