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Northborough’s Applefest: More than apple pie

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Northborough - Northborough’s annual Applefest showcases the true spirit of community as many organizations come together and sponsor family events throughout the weekend. This year the festival will be held Sept. 15-18.

Grafton Fire Department receives donation of equipment to save pets’ lives

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Grafton -The Grafton Fire Department has received a donation of three sets of pet oxygen masks specially designed for use in rescues involving pets. Grafton...

Northborough’s Dorian McMenemy returns from Rio Olympics

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Northborough - While most people sat in front of their televisions in awe watching athletes from around the world compete at the recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, 19-year-old Northborough resident Dorian McMenemy was actually there, competing in the 50-meter freestyle swim.

Grafton youth boosts wounded warriors

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Grafton – He may be only 7 years old, but Tyler Hardiman has a very big heart. Last year he hosted a lemonade stand near his home on Barbara Jean Street, raising $1,500 for Grafton Police Sgt. Michael Mazzola who was battling lymphoma.

Candlelight vigil to commemorate those lost to drug addiction

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Marlborough – A candlelight vigil will be held on the lawn of the Frank D. Walker Building, 244 Main St., on Wednesday, Aug. 31...

The Bea(you)tiful Project sponsors an Evening of Empowerment

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Southborough - Dayna Altman, a 2010 Algonquin Regional High School graduate, is in a very good place. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in human services and psychology in 2015 and currently works at McLean Hospital as a clinical educator. Now, she’s organizing a seminar for a nonprofit organization she and her younger sister, Jamie, created called The Bea(you)tiful Project, featuring empowering speakers.

Elks wish Hudson a happy 150th birthday with balloons

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Hudson – What can a nonprofit organization give a town that already has year-round plans for 150th birthday celebrations? The Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 presented residents and visitors a weekend of sights and sounds Aug. 15 and 16 with its ninth Balloons and Blues Festival.

2016 USRowing Masters National Championships held on Lake Quinsigamond

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Region - The 2016 USRowing Masters National Championships were held on Lake Quinsigamond Aug. 18 - 21. Over 2,000 athletes from rowing clubs around the country participated.

Marlborough supports the campaign to honor law enforcement

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Marlborough--The wives of the Massachusetts State Police Officers are campaigning to cover the entire state of Massachusetts in blue ribbons to support law enforcement...

Second annual Kane Charity Classic raises $51,000

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Shrewsbury/Westborough – Held Aug. 15 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the second annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic golf tournament raised $51,000. The full day of activities began with a continental breakfast and concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union. There, state Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, announced that the First-Place Gross Team Award was earned by a foursome of Central One staff members.

Northborough families enjoy old-fashioned fun and games

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Northborough – Children of all ages gave their computer games a break Aug. 14 to attend Family Fun Day...

Shrewsbury library donors treated to sneak preview

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Shrewsbury – An open house was held Aug. 10 at the newly expanded and renovated Shrewsbury Public Library, so that the major donors could see the positive effects of their substantial contributions to the successful $1.75 million fundraising campaign. Maps were passed out for a self-guided tour of the building. Voters had approved a measure to expand and renovate the library in a ballot vote Nov. 5, 2013. The town received approximately $8 million from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for the project. The town’s portion, $13.3 million, will be funded through a debt exclusion. Supporters committed to also raising $1.75 million through fundraising endeavors.

Rotary Club of Westborough holds seventh annual triathlon

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Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough, in conjunction with Sun Multisport, sponsored the seventh annual Westborough Rotary Sprint Triathlon. Over 300 athletes participated in the race, which was held Aug. 14.

Westborough honored as ‘Purple Heart Town’

The town of Westborough joined in honoring those who have been awarded a Purple Heart with a ceremony held at a spot on Turnpike Road (Route 9 east) near the Northborough/Westborough town line. A special sign was placed in this spot under an “Entering Westborough” sign that acknowledges that Westborough is now a “Purple Heart Town.”

Grafton Police host 11th National Night Out locally

Grafton – For the 11th year, Grafton residents and visitors joined thousands of communities nationwide Aug. 2 by celebrating the 33rd annual National Night Out. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and locally by the Grafton Police Department. Designed to strengthen a partnership between police and community, the family-friendly block party is also an opportunity for residents to share their concerns with police and other town officials.

One injured in Mack truck, pickup truck crash

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 8/2/16, at approximately 7:30 AM, the Westborough Police Dept. responded to the intersection...

Beating the heat

Northborough - Kids of all ages flocked to the Splash Pad at Assabet Park July 25 to enjoy a reprieve from the hot and...

Library renovations progressing this summer

Shrewsbury – Members of the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury recently took a tour at the Shrewsbury Public Library to view the ongoing renovations. The...

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Maya to get body armor

Region - The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has announced K-9 Maya, a two-year-old single purpose trailing bloodhound, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest...

Proposals sought for Westborough State Hospital property

Westborough – On a hill off of Lyman Street, near Lake Chauncy and neighboring Northborough, the former Westborough State Hospital property sits silent, a vestige of the past. The property’s 64 buildings, some of which were built when the hospital opened in 1886, are all now empty and boarded up. Vandals have left their mark since the hospital closed, on the insides as well as the outsides of the buildings.