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Edna E. Ward, 76

Southborough - Edna E. (Jewers) Ward, 76, died at her home April 28, 2011. She was the wife of the late Bobby...

Daniel A. Custer, 79

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Southborough - Daniel A. Custer, 79, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, died Tuesday April 12, 2011, at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing...

Developing wrestling skills at Algonquin

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Northborough/Southborough - Team members and coaches of Algonquin Youth Wrestling gather at one of the 12 sessions of the spring program's Youth...

Southborough voters increase in schools’ budgets approved

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Residents at the April 11 Annual Town Meeting held at Trottier Middle School were in no mood to hear about the possibility of cuts or reductions to any of the schools" budgets.

Egg Hunt keeps kids hopping in Southborough

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Southborough - Blake Sechko, 15 months, tosses one of the many eggs he and his family collected at the annual Easter Egg...

Athlete of the week: Michael Pontarelli

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St. Mark's School's sophomore right-winger Michael Pontarelli had quite a year on the ice this past season. The first-year student at St. Mark's tallied 38 goals and 13 assists in 26 games in the Independent School League.

Southborough Scout organizes food, letter drive for U.S. troops

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Southborough - Rick Scott, a Southborough Troop 1 scout working on Eagle Scout rank, is striving to build relationships between U.S. servicemen...

Joseph E. Bennett, 69

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Humarock - Joseph E. Bennett, 69, formerly a longtime resident of Southborough, died at his home Monday April 4, 2011 with his...

Southborough school superintendent to let voters decide on budget

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School Superintendent Charles E. Gobron will go to Southborough's Annual Town Meeting Monday, April 11, and let the voters decide on the ultimate fate of the school budgets.

Hazel Foote, 94

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Southborough - Hazel (Taylor) Foote, 94, a 90-year resident of Southborough, died Wednesday March 30, 2011 after a period of declining health. She was...

Michael R. Walker, 59

Southborough - Michael R. Walker, 59, died peacefully Saturday March 19, 2011, at Marlborough Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born in Framingham,...

Winning fitness with the Rotarians

Northborough/Southborough - (l to r) Doris Walsh, Beth Wolfset, Barbara Dyer and Steve Boyle work out during the Feb. 16 meeting of...

Algonquin coach wins well-deserved award

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Neil Burke has gotten used to success and accolades during his coaching career so when the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association (MBCA) came calling with one more award, he was prepared for the attention. This time though, it happened to be the paramount achievement for someone in his line of work.

Southborough town officials ask schools to make cuts

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After paring the town budget once again at its regular meeting March 15, the Board of Selectmen will look to the school departments to cut a total of $570,000 from their budgets.

Southborough selectmen discuss proposed Economic Development Committee

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With the town facing a significant financial deficit, some Southborough residents, as well as several officials, believe the community must start to actively court businesses in order to get them to locate to the town. But for this to happen, the Board of Selectmen believes, all other town boards must share the same philosophy.

Basketball: Battle for the ball

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Northborough - During a scramble for the loose ball, Algonquin Regional High School's junior guard Carly O"Connell has firm possession although Westborough...

Fun and games during winter break in Southborough

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Southborough - Isabella Hewardt, 7, and Recreation Director Doreen Ferguson play a game of Double Shoot-Out during the Feb. 21 session of...

Southborough selectmen discuss proposed Economic Development Committee

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Southborough - With the town facing a significant financial deficit, some Southborough residents, as well as several officials, believe the community must start to actively court businesses in order to get them to locate to the town. But for this to happen, the Board of Selectmen believes that all other town boards must share the same philosophy.

Athlete of the Week: Chloe Herczeg

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) gymnastics coach Amelia Davis said it took a total team effort to keep its collective composure under intense pressure and win the state championship Feb. 26, capping an undefeated season.

Southborough selectmen recommend cutting school budget

Southborough – As town officials attempt to balance the fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget, one thing is certain: they all agree there will be some pain as they attempt to do so. The Board of Selectmen is proposing not only a 2 percent tax hike but also a $2 million cut to the requested school budget.