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James Broquist, 46, of North Grafton

North Grafton - James Anthony Broquist, 46, of North Grafton, died Sept. 17, 2018 after a brave two-year struggle with ALS, a fatal neuro-muscular disease also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” Jimmy was born in Worcester, grew up in Shrewsbury, spent several years in New York City, and then lived for a few years in Natick before moving to his...

Ann McGrath, 97, of Marlborough

Ann McGrath
Marlborough - Ann Beatrice (Cummings) McGrath, 97, of Marlborough and formerly of Southborough, passed away Sept. 19, 2018 after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of Ralph T. McGrath for the past 51 years. Ann “Betty” was a 1940 graduate of the former Peter’s High School in Southborough and earned a LPN from Framingham Union School...

Sonja Dean, 100, of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Sonja (Blomstrom) Dean, 100, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, formerly of Grafton and Auburn, passed away peacefully Sept. 18, 2018 at Notre Dame Health Care Facility. Sonja was predeceased by her husband, E. Bruce Dean Jr. Sonja was born Dec. 16, 1917 in Sweden. She was known to friends and family as fun-loving, a welcoming hostess, and a...

Jackoline L. Scovil, 78, of North Grafton

Jackoline L. Scovil
North Grafton - Jackoline L. Scovil, 78, of North Grafton, passed away Sept. 16, 2018 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare-Memorial Hospital in Worcester. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Hanavan) Parker. She was raised in Westborough and attended St. Mary’s Parochial School in Milford. Jackoline worked in the housekeeping department for Stop & Shop...

Taking a bite out of crime

Cartoon by Ed Turner
Westborough – This week the Westborough Police Department announced that there will soon be a new officer on the street- K-9 ”Lukas”.     Along with Officer Caleb Poseno, Lukas will be training for the next four months at the Boston Police K-9 Academy before coming back to serve in Westborough. Funds from Homeland Security paid for a K-9 cruiser...

Westborough High School senior and golf team co-captain Kevin Flahive shares some of his favorites from both on and off the golf course.

Westborough High School senior and golf team co-captain Kevin Flahive photo/submitted
Spotlight Athlete: Kevin Flahive School: Westborough High School Sport: Golf Class: 2019 What is your favorite golf related memory? “My favorite golf related memory is when I was younger and my brother, Nick, took me out golfing and made a bet with me that if I made a putt for par on a par three he would buy me an Arnold Palmer drink, and...

Bringing attention to the issue of food insecurity

Shrewsbury - On Sept. 13, the Kenneth F. Burns Bridge spanning Lake Quinsigamond was lit in orange, a color often associated with the anti-hunger movement, to raise awareness of the continuing problem of food insecurity in Worcester County. The Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB), with support from State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury), moved to have the bridge lit in orange. To...

Ruth Madden, 92, of Sudbury and formerly of Hudson

Sudbury - Ruth Ann (Tavares) Madden, 92 of Sudbury, formerly of Hudson, passed away peacefully Sept. 17, 2018 at Wingate of Sudbury, after a period of declining health. Ruth was born Nov. 8, 1925 in Hudson, daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth (Lawson) Tavares. Ruth graduated from Hudson High School and shortly after married the love of her life,...

Jessie M. Morin, 95, of Northborough

Jessie M. Morin
Northborough - Jessie M. (Cadieux) Morin passed away after a short illness at Coleman House in Northborough September 17, 2018, at the age of 95. She was a loving wife, mother, “Nana” and “Great Nana.” She will be eternally missed by all who knew her. Born Jan. 14, 1923 in Marlborough, she was one of seven daughters of the late...

Louise C. Boucher, 84, formerly of Southborough and Hopkinton

Louise C. Boucher
Southborough/Hopkinton - Louise C. (Comeau) Boucher, 84, formerly of Southborough and Hopkinton, passed away peacefully Sept. 17, 2018 after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Richard P. Boucher and the daughter of the late Helen F. (Drolet) and Albert J. Comeau. Louise attended school in Haverhill and moved to Southborough in 1969. She was...