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Fired up for retirement

Westborough – After a 43-year career with the Westborough Fire Department, Fire Chief Walter “Nick” Perron will be hanging up his gear for good...

Thank you to all for Spring Festival and Family Fun Day

On behalf of our entire Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee, we would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Spring Festival and Family Fun Day that took place on the grounds above Lake Chauncy yesterday, June 10th, a tremendous success

Physician Focus: Violence and Mental Illness

The names bring unwanted reminders: Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Columbine, Washington Navy Yard. These are places associated with some of the most recent and deadliest mass shootings in United States history. Violent incidents such as these never fail to shock the nation and shake our national conscience.

New town administer to wear many “hats”

Southborough - Along with being the new town administrator, Mark Purple has a new job description, with expanded responsibilities. Taking over after Jean Kitchen's...

Going Green to save green

Grafton – Grafton taxpayers have gotten an early holiday present. According to officials, the town has saved nearly $2 million thanks to a number...

Taking a bite out of property taxes

Northborough – Just like surrounding towns, Northborough is struggling to raise tax revenue without raising property tax rates. At a recent Board of Selectmen...

It’s in the bag

Shrewsbury - Last year, Shrewsbury Town Meeting members voted to approve a citizens’ petition that requested a ban on plastic shopping bags that are not compostable and marine degradable. At this year’s TM, another citizens’ petition requesting that the ban be overturned was not passed. As a result, the town will implement the ban starting on July 1.

Letter to the Editor: Westborough voters need to intervene to save historic Spurr House

To the Editor: New England towns abound in quaint homes and streetscapes that depict a bygone era when life was much simpler. Westborough is typical...

League of Women voters invite public to presentation on Ranked Choice Voting

A winning merger has taken place: the League of Women Voters chapters of Shrewsbury and Grafton are now one! I think most residents in both towns have heard of the LWV and may believe most towns of our size have a chapter. Not so. In fact, in all of central Massachusetts, this is one of only three chapters. In learning about the local League’s history, I recognize the thanks we owe the founding women and the current members (men included!) who continue to fulfill its non-partisan mission. A piece of that mission is to bring important national and state issues to public attention.

Letter to editor: Thank you Shrewsbury Police Department

I wrote this poem to thank the police for all they do especially in light of recent events. I gave it to the Shrewsbury Police department. They loved it. My friends suggested I send it to you so that other police officers could see it.