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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Arrests made after takedown of major drug dealing network in local towns

Boston – More than 30 individuals have been arrested in a widespread takedown of a heroin and fentanyl distribution ring in Marlborough, Hudson and surrounding communities, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Northborough man arrested in connection with Hope Cemetery motor vehicle fire

Worcester – The Worcester Police Department has released the following statement: On Tuesday December 12, 2017 at approximately 8:30 AM, Worcester Police were dispatched with...

Local Christmas church services

Region – Here is a listing of local Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services. Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hudson Grace Baptist Church, 353 River Road,...

MassRMV announces information on REAL ID requirements

Region - The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced that Massachusetts citizens or lawfully present residents will have until Oct. 1, 2020 to obtain a REAL ID to travel in the U.S. by airplane or enter certain U.S. government buildings, following a compliance extension by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The one-year compliance extension grants the RMV additional time to implement federal requirements and ensure that the agency is prepared to begin to issue REAL ID license and identification (ID) cards on March 26, 2018.

Town of Southborough holds SDCTML forum Oct. 24

Southborough - Should the Town of Southborough have a Town Manager and a five-person Board of Selectmen? To discuss this, the town of...

Developer says town will receive ‘significant tax benefit’ from Westborough State Hospital project

By Andrew Strecker, Senior Community Reporter Westborough - The town of Westborough will experience a significant tax benefit from the proposed 700-unit, 55-plus residential redevelopment...

Westborough issues warning to state hospital trespassers

Westborough - The town wants would-be trespassers on the state hospital property to know they are not only risking arrest but personal harm if they break into the byzantine network of buildings and tunnels. Town Manager Jim Malloy told the Board of Selectmen at the board’s March 23 meeting that in recent weeks there has been a surge of unauthorized activity on the property. "It's pretty much a daily occurrence now over the past three weeks," he said.

Preservation work continues on Southborough’s historic Burnett-Garfield House

Southborough – Since the approval of a $970,000 preservation restriction on the Burnett-Garfield House in April 2016, crews have been working on the 84 Main St. estate, preserving it to its original 19th-century splendor. Owner Jon Delli Priscoli plans to transform the main house into a boutique bed and breakfast and restore the original St. Mark’s chapel, which he hopes to use for weddings and other services in the future.

700 age-restricted units planned for former State Hospital property

Westborough - Reid Blute, vice president of Pulte Homes in Westborough, appeared before the Board of Selectmen at their Sept. 12 meeting to gain their approval for Pulte’s conceptual plan for redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property. A total of 700 units, all age-restricted (at least one person 55 or over; no one under the age of 18) is being planned. Pulte is set to move from the due diligence to the permitting stage. The next step is to go before the Planning Board for special permits before coming back to the selectmen for site plan review. The board unanimously approved the conceptual plan.

Lakeway Commons: Honoring a legacy while providing a new vision

Shrewsbury – For years, Anthony “Spag” Borgatti oversaw his legendary retail establishment located on Route 9, not far from Lake Quinsigamond and the Worcester border. Known for his great deals as well as his dedication to Shrewsbury and its residents, Borgatti was beloved by all and to this day, casts a very long shadow. But after in the years following his death, the once bustling commercial site saw a series of retailers come and go, each hoping for just a small slice of Spag’s success. Sadly, during recent years, the nearly 23 acre parcel sat dormant, waiting for its next chapter.