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Judith J. Berry, 55, formerly of Westborough

Poway, Calif. - On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Judy J. Berry, 55, died peacefully in her sleep. She was at home, surrounded by her...

Westborough to celebrate Arbor Day

Westborough - At the Jan. 13 Westborough Board of Selectmen’s meeting, the board signed the Arbor Day proclamation acknowledging that the national holiday will...

Westborough archer Alice Buswell shoots for the Olympics

Westborough – Alice Buswell, a senior at Westborough High School, has traveled across the country competing in archery tournaments and recently ranked as the second-best bowman in the United States within her age group. Last year at the Arizona Cup, Buswell placed second during team rounds shooting from 70 meters and then moved on to U.S. National Target Championship in Ohio where she made it to the podium for qualification rounds.

Mary M. Willwerth, 88, of Westborough

Westborough - Mary M. Willwerth, 88, of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 27, 2015 at home. She was the wife of James A....

Scholarships available for Westborough High students

Westborough - Melfa Wealth Management will be awarding two scholarships to graduating Westborough High School seniors this year. The applicants must be majoring...

Westborough Education Foundation offers two scholarships

Westborough - The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) will award two $500 scholarships to graduating Westborough high school students who plan to attend college. Applicants...

Applications now being accepted for Female Leadership Scholarship

Westborough - PENTA Communications, Inc., has announced that the firm will be accepting applications for its 2015 Female Leadership Scholarship. This annual scholarship, which is...

Book donations requested for Westborough Library fundraiser

Westborough - The Friends of the Westborough Public Library are asking for donations of books in good condition for upcoming book sales held throughout...

Selectmen want numbers crunched on police station project

Westborough - Echoing concerns raised by the chief of police at Town Meeting earlier this month, selectmen March 24 asked for a closer look at the financial impact of moving forward more quickly with plans to renovate the Forbes Municipal Building.

Westborough Garden Club offers scholarship

Westborough - The Westborough Garden Club will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior. Applicants must be Westborough residents interested in...

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.

Members sought for Spurr House Committee

Westborough – Last fall Westborough town officials made the decision to close down the American Legion Stowell-Parker Post 163 which was located at 7 Parkman St. The building, known as the Spurr House, was built in 1849 and is behind the Westborough Public Library. It is actually owned by the town but had been home to the Legion since its charter was formed Dec. 26, 1946. But with membership decreasing steadily over the years, and the fact that the group itself only used the building a few days a month, the town decided it was not prudent to continue to keep the building open.

Westborough Girl Scouts to hold recycling event

Westborough - Girl Scout Troops 30507 and 30555 will hold foam/Styrofoam™ and textile recycling events Saturday, March 28. Foam recycling is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tufts Machine Lot, 55 E. Main St. and is open to the public. Accepted foam items will have the EPS 6, 4, or 5 triangle symbol stamped into the foam. Packing peanuts (bagged) and bubble wrap will also be accepted.

Westborough Senior Center to sponsor New Hampshire trip

Westborough - The Westborough Senior Center Supporters are sponsoring a trip to Parker's Sugar Maple Barn in Mason, N.H. Friday, April 10. They will be leaving the Westborough Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. and returning home at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Henry R. Migliozzi, 87, of Westborough

Westborough - Henry R. “Hank” Migliozzi, 87, of Westborough, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 with his loving and devoted family at his side. He...

Catherine L. Ten Eyck, 86

Westborough - Catherine L. (Quirk) Ten Eyck, 86, of Westborough, formerly of Southborough, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester...

Selectmen set new license fee, clear way for microbrewery proposal

Westborough - Selectmen March 10 voted to establish a $500 annual fee for a farmer brewer's license, the first step toward a new local business establishing the ability to pour samples and sell takeaway bottles of its own brew.

Richard W. Welsh, 89, of Westborough

Westborough - Richard "Dick" W. Welsh, 89, passed away peacefully with his son, John, at his side Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Westborough. Richard...

Selectmen, Finance Committee diverge on budget details

Westborough--With Town Meeting set to weigh in on the town's fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget Saturday, March 14, the Board of Selectmen remain at odds with the Advisory Finance Committee (AFC) over some details of the spending plan. At issue is the use of free cash to replenish the town's reserve account as well as the amount of clerical support the Historical Commission should receive each month.

Gerritt J. DeBoer Jr., 82, of Westborough

Westborough - Gerritt J. “Sonny” DeBoer Jr., 82, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital. He was the husband...