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Letter to the Editor – Thank you to Good Samaritans!

To the Editor: I just wanted to send out a big thank you to a very helpful and generous group of men who took it...

Letter to the editor: The importance of music

To the Editor: Music is a large part of everyone’s life. What would life be without music? That is a scary thing to imagine. Imagine...
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Election season heats up in Westborough

Westborough - There will be several contested races for Westborough voters to consider when they go to the polls Tuesday, March 2 for the...

The ribbon of Christmas meaning

When we moved into our house twelve years ago this month, we noticed a knee-high balsam in the middle of the small cleared field...

Education and the ‘New Normal’

Region – August is usually a time for back-to-school shopping as families flock to local stores with lists in hand. Normally, those lists include...

Difficult family decision on school

On Aug. 13 school superintendent Greg Martineau emailed Northborough/Southborough families about two back-to-school options: a hybrid model or Stand Alone Remote Program (SARP). This...

It is easy being green

Marlborough – When the Marlborough City Council meets for their bi-weekly meetings, they can have at times up to 200 pages of written documentation for review. That can result in almost 2,000 pages being printed out for each meeting. To help reduce that cost, City Councilor Matt Elder has suggested that the council use electronic technology such as smartphones and tablets and websites such as Google Drive and Dropbox instead.

Passing the torch

Region - After 11 years very productive years at the helm of the Corridor 9 Area Chamber of Commerce, Barbara Clifford recently stepped down...

‘Pet project’

Grafton – For many families, a pet is not just a dog or cat; it is a beloved family member. And while saving human lives is of course the top priority for firefighters, they do try their best to rescue pets if it is safe to do so. During the month of August, the Grafton Fire Department is requesting donations so that they may purchase two pet saving kits. Each kit will include special equipment designed to handle and treat cats and dogs that have been affected by a fire.

Here's the play at the plate…

Region - John Henry, owner of the Red Sox and the Boston Globe, is safe...he recently sold the Worcester Telegram for a reported $18+...
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Letter to the Editor -Proposed Marlborough recreational marijuana dispensary will also impact surrounding towns 

To the Editor: The city of Marlborough is in debate about the placement of a recreational marijuana dispensary at Twin Boro Crossing on route 20,...

Thank you for aid and support after house fire

On behalf of the entire Robinson Family, we would like to send our sincerest gratitude to the Westborough Fire and Police Departments for their swift and valiant response to a house fire at 100 Milk Street on July 1st.  We would also like to thank the Northborough, Southborough, Hopkinton, Grafton and Upton Fire Departments for their mutual aid in the matter.

New chief takes the reins

Shrewsbury – The Board of Selectmen has recently announced that Kevin Anderson has been promoted to the position of Police Chief. Anderson is a...

Letter to the Editor – Why I oppose legalizing recreational marijuana

To the Editor: A 15- year old teen, who feels isolated for whatever reason (being bullied, dealing with stress at home, trying to cope with...

Skipping the fast food

Shrewsbury – Firefighters have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs, both mentally and physically. To help maintain good health, the Shrewsbury Fire Department has been working...

Beautiful spots for fall foliage viewing in New England

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer It's time for a perfect fall getaway. With gorgeous foliage just a short road trip away, New England has the...
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Letter to the Editor: Vote No on Question 1

To the Editor: I am a physician and the President of the Medical Staff at UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital. I am a pulmonologist and critical...

Quarantine is not that bad

A lighthearted look at life in a time of “quarantine” By Pravin Trivedi Westborough - Rush hour in our little town of Westborough used to be...

Guilty by association?

Westborough - Although Westborough's chemical health policy has been in place for several years, some School Committee members spoke out against it at a...
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Ready…Set…Merge

Northborough/Shrewsbury – The ramp merging from Route 20 onto Route 9 West is notoriously prone to accidents as drivers stop and start trying to...