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Just in time for the holidays, the BORO Sugar Shack opens

New candy store to be staffed by Westborough post-high school transition students By Ilyse Levine Kanji, Special Contributor Westborough - It’s amazing what a community can accomplish when people come together.  After several years of planning, hard work and generous donations, the Westborough Public Schools (WPS) opened the BORO Sugar Shack Nov. 14  with a joyful ribbon cutting ceremony attended by state...

Fay School to host Admission Classroom Visit Day

Southborough - Take a closer look at Fay School, a private school for K-Grade 9, at is Admission Classroom Visit Day on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tour its campus in Southborough, talk with teachers and lead administrators, and observe students and teachers in action on a typical school day. Visit https://hubs.ly/H0fpP8t0 for more information...

Think local…shop local

Region - There is no doubt that shopping online is convenient. But local merchants are hoping that shoppers will consider visiting their establishments on Saturday, Nov. 24 for Small Business Saturday. By doing so, patrons will not only find a host of retailers offering great deals, unique products and outstanding services - they will also be supporting their hardworking...

Whiskers abound as Marlborough Police Department supports Cops for Kids with Cancer

By Lori Berkey, Contributing Writer Marlborough - Razors remain idle this month at the Marlborough Police Department (MPD) as the force teams up for “No Shave November,” to raise money for the local charity, Cops for Kids with Cancer.  Officers participating are free to let their beards grow through Friday, Nov. 30, in exchange for donating $100 or more toward the...

Steven W. Turcotte, 53, of Marlborough

Steven W. Turcotte
Marlborough - Steven W. Turcotte, 53, of Marlborough, passed away Nov. 17, 2018 at Christopher House in Worcester. He was born in Framingham, raised in Marlborough, and was the son of Joan C. (Blakely) Turcotte of Marlborough and the late Donald E. Turcotte. Steven was a 1983 graduate of Assabet Valley Technical High School and a 1991 graduate of Wentworth...

Hogan vows to continue working for the ‘common good’

Representative Kate Hogan greets constituents at a recent senior cookout. Photo/submitted
To the Editor: Thank you Bolton, Hudson, Maynard and Stow for returning me to the Massachusetts State House to serve another two years as your representative for the Third Middlesex District. I am grateful for your votes and buoyed by your support to work toward a healthier, more economically and socially vibrant community. With your help and constant inspiration, we will...

Richard Harris, 92, of Grafton

Richard Harris
Grafton - Richard Henry Harris, 92, died Nov. 17, 2018 in Worcester, the city in which he was born and raised, where he married both of his cherished wives, and where he worked his entire career. Dick was married for 49 years to Rosemary Marble Harris, whom he met when he was at MIT and she at Radcliffe College. After...

Shrewsbury Education Foundation hosts Annual Trivia Night

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – If it’s November it’s time for the Shrewsbury Education Foundation’s (SEF) Annual Trivia Night. This year’s event was held Nov.10 at Maironis Park. Twenty-one teams assembled for a casual evening of cocktails, pizza, trivia and fun. Some came in costume which added to the festivities. Team SSMA (Shrewsbury Schools Music/Theater Association) members Bjorn...

Hudson student to perform in national music ensemble Nov. 27-28

Sean Morton Photo/submitted
Hudson - During the 2017-18 school year, along with other talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools, Sean Morton, from Hudson High School practiced with dedication to gain a chair or part in his local, district, and state music honor ensembles. Morton will join the “best of the best” for the National Association for...

Westborough’s female football player is just doing what she loves

Westborough Ranger's Coach Andrew Smith and Abby Thompson Photos/submitted
By Kate Tobiasson, Contributing Writer Westborough - While the rest of America is deterring kids from playing football and worrying about sports injuries, one freshman from Westborough is ready to break down barriers just by following her passion. Abby Thompson began playing football in elementary school, under the coaching of Dino Liberti. “I’ve always watched football with my dad on the weekends....