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Northborough Crossing to host summer cinema schedule 

Northborough - Northborough Crossing, 9012 Shops Way, has announced a line-up of monthly family-friendly summer cinema fun running May – August.  Pre-show activities start...

Marlborough DPW sends services guide to residents

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – Residents who have recently moved to Marlborough and those who have lived there for many years all...

Town manager reviews initial FY2019 budget with selectmen

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury - Town Manager Kevin Mizikar presented his initial FY2019 budget of $140,807,922 to the Board of Selectmen at...

Self-defense workshop for women to be held in Westborough

Westborough – The office of Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation have announced they have formed a partnership to...

SYFS to hold an Evening of Giving to benefit programs and services

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – The Board of Directors of Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS) will hold its first Evening of...

Isabelle Chang is Spirit of Shrewsbury Grand Marshal

Shrewsbury – Isabelle Chang has been announced as the Grand Marshal for the 17th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. A resident of Shrewsbury for over 60 years, the former Isabelle Chin grew up in Boston, the daughter of an import/export tea merchant. One of nine children, she was the fifth child in a bustling household.

Marlborough Public Library approved for $10 million grant

City has six months to secure matching funding in order to accept grant Marlborough – A proposal to expand the Marlborough Public Library is...

Northborough to hold Applefest Sept. 20-22

Northborough – In just a few weeks, Northborough will be celebrating one of its biggest and most anticipated events of the year – Applefest. Organizers are now finalizing the plans for the three-day celebration which will be held Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22. The festival was started in 1991 by a small group of volunteers who aimed to promote the downtown businesses as well as acknowledge the town's agricultural roots. Since that time, it has grown into a beloved weekend extravaganza with participation from local businesses, nonprofits, and just about every town group imaginable.

Northborough residents reject Zoning Board limitations

Northborough ??" Northborough Town Meeting voters on Oct. 28 overwhelmingly rejected a change to the bylaw that would eliminate the Zoning Board of Appeal's (ZBA) ability to grant use variances. Under Northborough's bylaw, the ZBA has the power to allow a use in a zoning district not otherwise permitted. The largest use variance granted by the board occurred in 2005 and paved the way for the Northborough Crossing shopping center.

Keeping Portuguese cultural traditions alive in Hudson

Hudson – Most Hudson residents of Portuguese descent are from the Azorean island of Santa Maria. Several of them are musicians who were first brought together in 2002 by Manuel "Manny" Chaves. They play various stringed instruments, accordions and percussion. Two years later, a few vocalists including Juvenalia Chaves (no relation) were invited to join the musicians. Now known as Grupo das Candeias, they still meet weekly for rehearsals at the Hudson Portuguese Club.