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The bottleneck

Westborough - As construction moves forward on the Bay State Commons shopping complex, local residents are buzzing about impending congestion in the downtown area. The sprawling mall contains some 300,000-plus square feet and 10 buildings, yet offers precious little access either directly or via surrounding roadways. Between...

letters to the editor

Director offers thanks for successful July 4 event To the Editor: I would like to thank the following organizations and town departments who helped sponsor & support the Annual 4th of July Celebration at Dean Park. Thank you to the Shrewsbury Knights of Columbus, Shrewsbury Boy Scouts troops 114 and 227, Shrewsbury Family & Youth Services, and Crossover Foursquare...

Capitol Comments

Region - Activity and humidity often go hand-in-hand for New Englanders in the summer; the halls of the State House have been busy with tour groups brushing up on their history of the commonwealth and visiting their legislators. Sessions in both branches continue with important legislation being...

William F. O’Toole, 75

Hudson - William F. O'Toole, 75, died Monday, July 2, 2007 at Parkview of Central MA, Kindred Hospital in Leicester. His wife of 47 years, Maureen (O'Hare) O'Toole, died in 2006. He leaves his sons William O'Toole and his wife, Cynthia, Sean O'Toole and his wife, Marjarie, and Peter T. O'Toole; his brother, Thomas O'Toole; and his grandchildren, Jonathan,...

Travis J. DeSimone, 17

Marlborough - Travis J. DeSimone, 17, died suddenly Tuesday, July 3, 2007 in Marlborough, N.H. as the result of a tragic accident. He leaves behind his heartbroken parents, Mark and Jessica (Boulanger) DeSimone; his brothers, Evan and Colin DeSimone; his paternal grandparents, James DeSimone and Leila DeSimone; his maternal grandparents, Arthur and Claire Boulanger; and aunts, uncles and cousins...

Virginia M. Chimelski, 80

Hudson - Virginia M. (Leketa) Chimelski, 80, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at UMass Memorial Healthcare, University Campus in Worcester. She leaves her husband of 59 years, Joseph Chimelski; her sons, Stephen Chimelski and his wife, Kathleen, and Scott Chimelski and his wife, Dayna; her siblings, Anthony Leketa and Rita Lynch; her grandchildren, Rebecca, Jennifer, Stephen Jr., Joseph, Erica...

Ernest F. Bowser Sr., 89

Marlborough - Ernest F. Bowser Sr., 89, died at his home Wednesday, July 4, 2007. He was the husband of the late Hazel (McNeil) Bowser, who died May 15, 2007. He leaves his son, Ernest Bowser Jr; his daughter, Donna Fuller and her husband, Peter; 11 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; and six greatgreat grandchildren. Born in Marlborough, the son of...

Marie B. LaPorte, 83

Marlborough - Marie B. (Bryson) LaPorte, 83, died at home Friday, July 6, 2007, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Louis LaPorte, who died in 2005. She leaves her daughter, Patricia Zilembo and her husband, Dennis, with whom she lived; her grandchildren, Colleen Koroski and Dennis "Buck" Zilembo Jr.; her...

Leo A. Dumas, 82

Shrewsbury - Leo Albert Dumas, 82, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at the Saint Vincent's Hospital in Worcester. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Doris Theresa (Garganigo) Dumas. He leaves his loving daughters, Cathy Collins and her husband, Daniel; Joan Bonaccorso and her husband, John; Judy Jarvis and her husband, Tony; and Karen Dumas. He...

Francis E. McLaughlin, 91

Shrewsbury - Francis E. McLaughlin, 91, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 5, 2007, surrounded by his loving family, at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He wass predeceased by his wife of 50 years, L. Esther (Anthony) McLaughlin, who died in 1998. He leaves his son, William McLaughlin, MD and his wife, Anne Seger, MD; his grandchildren, Ryan McLaughlin and Meghan...