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Trading the New normal for the Old normal

  Region – Twelve months ago, many of us were filled with optimism about a new year and a new decade. However, with the advent...

A time for hope

Region – With news of the approval of the Pfizer vaccine and soon Moderna’s, people across the world are breathing a sigh of relief....

Neighbors helping neighbors

Region - The past year has been a difficult one for so many of our friends and neighbors, including area children. One bright spot...

Where there is light…. there is hope

Region – Despite the challenges of 2020, area residents are lightening the mood by decorating their homes with festive holiday lights. “Best Holiday Lights Display”...

Whiskers for Westborough continues to grow…

Westborough – Once again, the Westborough Police Department is joining its colleagues across the state in a special initiative, “No Shave November.” Participating officers are...

Please help Scouts fight hunger

Region – Each fall, local Boy Scouts canvas the region collecting non-perishable items that will then be donated to local food pantries. The Scouts...

United we stand

Region - At press time…we were still hours away from the results of the most bitterly contested Presidential election in modern times. But we know...

Sharing the streets safely in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – The town of Shrewsbury recently received a MassDOT Shared Streets and Spaces grant totaling $63,514.87 that will be used to promote public...

Trick or treat…give us something safe to eat

Region - Halloween is a time of year filled with spooky, scary fun. But unfortunately, there is one unwelcome scary component threatening to ruin...

Take a stand on Election Day

Region - With less than three weeks to go, the presidential race is leaving many voters feeling a bit “punch drunk.” The first debate...

Cattle rustling in Westborough

Westborough – Recently, the Westborough Police Department received a call asking for help apprehending four unusual “suspects.” This time the offenders were not of...

A beloved tradition continues with a 2020 spin

Northborough – For the past three decades, Northborough’s Applefest has been a town-wide celebration featuring a myriad of family-friendly events including a street fair,...

Lending a helping hand

Region – As the coronavirus continues on into the fall and winter months, with no foreseeable end in sight, it’s only natural that we...

Ok 2020…what’s next?

Region – If brown lawns and low water levels are any indicator, it’s no surprise that local towns are issuing drought warnings. Recently, state officials declared Massachusetts...

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...

Reading, writing and reality

Region – As the summer of 2020 winds down, families are facing a new reality – a very different type of school year. Most...
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Vote Ceylan Rowe for State Representative Worcester’s 12th District

To the Editor: I wanted to personally put my support for Ceylan Rowe for Rep out there. I have known Ceylan as a Northboro mom...

Overcoming the tough times…

There’s a well-known phrase that states “Tough times don’t last…tough people do”. Well, we know that this tough time we call a pandemic will eventually...

Fast track to success

Westborough – Last weekend Westborough native Kaz Grala received a call many racecar drivers can only dream about – being called up to compete in a premiere NASCAR event. Grala was...

Normalcy is in Jeopardy

Region – It is a mild understatement to say that 2020 has been a year like no other. The pandemic, fanned by social media...