Memorial Day to be commemorated in region Monday, May 25 »

11:07 pm | Region – Here is a preview of Memorial Day events that will be held in local towns: Grafton – Ceremonies…

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Shrewsbury voters approve next year’s annual budget »

01:08 pm | Shrewsbury – Only 174 of the 35,600 Shrewsbury residents showed up at the four-hour initial night of the Annual…

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Community Preservation Committee votes to fund appraisals for downtown properties »

02:45 pm | Northborough - At its monthly meeting May 7 the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) voted in favor of two separate…

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Miller elected to chair of Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen »

12:54 pm | By K.B. Sherman, Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Moira Miller was elected chair of the Board of Selectmen at the…

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Local News

‘Knowing our Wild Edibles: Finding, Growing, Eating’ presentation »

09:29 pm | Westborough – From the woods to the meadows to our gardens, wild edibles are all around us. On Sunday, May…

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Westborough Historical Society announces upcoming events »

10:50 am | Westborough – Did you know? The first state reform school for boys in the country was established in Westborough in…

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Local doctor honored with Legacy Award »

08:08 pm | Westborough – Dr. Mark Hasso was recently honored by Engineering News Record (ENR) with the first New England 2015 Legacy…

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Author and domestic violence survivor to be featured artist at Literary Arts Open Mic event »

08:04 pm | Westborough – Barbara Joy Hansen will be the featured artist at the Literary Arts Open Mic at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift…

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Annual ADVISE Tag Sale »

08:09 pm | Shrewsbury – ADVISE (Against Domestic Violence Education Project) in Shrewsbury is seeking donations for its annual Tag Sale Saturday, June…

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Shrewsbury police log, May 22 edition »

10:42 am | Shrewsbury Thursday, May 7 8:17 a.m. Fairlawn Cir. Vandalism. 10:04 a.m. Surrey Ln. Medical call. 11:30 a.m. Boston Tpke. Larceny…

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Shrewsbury voters approve next year’s annual budget »

01:08 pm | Shrewsbury – Only 174 of the 35,600 Shrewsbury residents showed up at the four-hour initial night of the Annual Town…

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Evelyn F. Breed, 98, of Shrewsbury »

03:12 pm | Shrewsbury – A long life…..and well lived. Evelyn F. Breed died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Rose Monahan Hospice in…

Obit Evelyn Breed
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Donations sought for Marlborough High School Senior All-Nighter »

09:26 pm | Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) Senior All-Nighter, now in its 30th year, is being held June 5-6 at…

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Marlborough Chamber hosts 41st Premier Golf Open »

09:23 pm | Marlborough – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) announced its 41st Premier Golf Open (PGO) will be held Tuesday,…

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Ghost Light Players’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to explore same-sex romance »

09:19 pm | Marlborough – Ghost Light Players of Metrowest will present a modern take on its 2015 Shakespeare production, “Romeo and Juliet”…

A scene from the upcoming production of “Romeo and Juliet” (Photo/submitted)
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Marlborough City Council approves tax break for Hologic »

11:59 pm | Marlborough - In an effort to mitigate some of the costs of moving Hologic’s global corporate headquarters to Marlborough, the…

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Algonquin is a ‘heart-smart’ school »

11:20 pm | Northborough – The American Heart Association recently recognized Algonquin Regional High School as a CPR SMART School after passing a…

(l to r) Superintendent Christine Johnson, Chief David Durgin, Suzanne Green, Jean Fedak, Allyson Perron, State Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), Brian Mawson, Laurie Pardee and Principal Tom Mead
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Northborough police log, May 22 edition »

10:44 am | Northborough Sunday, May 3 7:33 a.m. Greenwood Rd. Ambulance. 1:35 p.m. Village Dr. Accident – property damage. 3:33 p.m. Southwest…

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Northborough Police to launch recruitment drive »

02:20 pm | Northborough - The police department will stage a recruitment drive to attract potential officer candidates, as retirements and outside job…

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Conservation restriction adds to TriTown Landscape Preservation tally »

01:54 pm | Northborough - Selectmen May 18 voted to accept a conservation restriction that will permanently protect nearly 22 acres of land…

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Hudson AMVETS Post 208 thanks its ongoing supporters »

02:25 pm | Hudson – The Hudson AMVETS Post 208 had typically thanked supporters of its Home Alone for the Holidays program with…

Gathered at a breakfast held May 3 at Hudson AMVETS Post 208 are (back, l to r) Bob Deboalt and Joe Chaves of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 643, Commander Chuck Armstead of AMVETS Post 208, AMVETS National Commander Larry E. Via, state Rep. Kate Hogan, John Kortes of Italian American War Veterans Post 45, (front, l to r) Christine Reardon of AMVETS Auxiliary Post 208, Ron Dalbec of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 82, Mike Ferro of American Legion Post 132, and Juvenalia Chaves of Fourstar Connections. Honorees not pictured are Cecil “Butch” Veinotte, an AMVETS member of Hudson, and Steve Ronayne representing Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
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Hudson police log, May 22 edition »

10:43 am | Hudson Friday, May 8 9:21 a.m. Bennett St. Well-being check. 11:59 a.m. Kent Dr. Local by-law violations. 12:29 p.m. Washington…

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‘Team Dominic’ to host fundraiser for congenital heart disease research and awareness »

10:58 pm | Hudson – When he was only one month old, Dominic LaRosee went into congestive heart failure, the result of being…

(top) Dominic at 2 months and (bottom) Dominic, now a healthy 4-year old. (Photo/submitted)
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Hudson educator receives award from Museum of Science »

09:49 pm | Hudson - The prestigious Technology/Engineering Education Lifetime Achievement award was presented recently to Charles Corley of Hudson by administrators at…

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Southborough police log, May 22 edition »

10:40 am | Southborough Friday, May 8 1:33 a.m. Officers responded to a Park Street business to investigate a report of suspicious activity…

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Francoise M. Spayne, 85, of Southborough »

03:02 pm | Southborough – Francoise M. (Tasse) Spayne, 85, of Southborough, passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2015. She was the beloved…

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Southborough police log, May 15 edition »

10:55 am | Southborough Friday, May 1 12:32 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road. 10:39 a.m. Arrested, Samantha Smith of…

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Newbery Medal author Sharon Creech visits Fay »

05:15 pm | Southborough – On April 30, Fay School’s budding writers met Newbery Award-winning author Sharon Creech who has written numerous novels…

Author Sharon Creech speaks to students from Fay School in Southborough. 
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Grafton Youth Football registration open »

09:32 pm | Grafton – Grafton Youth Football recently announced their move this year from Central Mass. Pop Warner to Central Mass. American…

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Grafton selectmen ponder creating LPG Facility Advisory Committee »

11:38 pm | Grafton - The battle between the Town of Grafton and the Grafton and Upton Railroad (G&U RR) received continued attention…

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Traffic snarls continue to vex Grafton selectmen »

11:30 pm | Grafton - The daily traffic overload at Route 140/Bridge Street/High Street was discussed by the Grafton Board of Selectmen with…

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Martha G. Kaleza, 92, of Grafton »

02:41 pm | Grafton – Martha G. (Kalashian) Kaleza, 92, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 following an illness. She leaves her daughter,…

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People and Places

  • Clinton Savings Bank hires three new assistant branch managers

    Region – Clinton Savings Bank (CSB) announced the addition of three new assistant branch managers to its team. “We are excited to

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    Local doctor honored with Legacy Award

    Westborough – Dr. Mark Hasso was recently honored by Engineering News Record (ENR) with the first New England 2015 Legacy Award. A

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    Author and domestic violence survivor to be featured artist at Literary Arts Open Mic event

    Westborough – Barbara Joy Hansen will be the featured artist at the Literary Arts Open Mic at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery &

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  • Gathered at a breakfast held May 3 at Hudson AMVETS Post 208 are (back, l to r) Bob Deboalt and Joe Chaves of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 643, Commander Chuck Armstead of AMVETS Post 208, AMVETS National Commander Larry E. Via, state Rep. Kate Hogan, John Kortes of Italian American War Veterans Post 45, (front, l to r) Christine Reardon of AMVETS Auxiliary Post 208, Ron Dalbec of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 82, Mike Ferro of American Legion Post 132, and Juvenalia Chaves of Fourstar Connections. Honorees not pictured are Cecil “Butch” Veinotte, an AMVETS member of Hudson, and Steve Ronayne representing Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

    Hudson AMVETS Post 208 thanks its ongoing supporters

    Hudson – The Hudson AMVETS Post 208 had typically thanked supporters of its Home Alone for the Holidays program with a thank-you

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  • (l to r) Sam Bitar, executive director of the Webster Five Foundation and business analyst; Jim Steele, case supervisor, CASA; Kris Wilhelmy, case assistant, CASA; Nicole Grimes, case supervisor, CASA; Deana Nelson, case supervisor, CASA; Sue Ellen Scrogin, executive director, CASA; Richard Leahy, CEO/president, Webster Five; and Anne Early, case supervisor, CASA. (Photo/submitted)

    Webster Five donates $5,000 to the CASA Project, Inc.

    Region – The Webster Five Foundation announced that, as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will

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  • (l to r) Sam Bitar, executive director of the Webster Five Foundation and business analyst, Webster Five; Jodi Koeman, executive director, Community Harvest Project; and Richard Leahy, CEO/president, Webster Five. (Photo/submitted)

    Webster Five donates $1,500 to the Community Harvest Project

    Region – The Webster Five Foundation announced that, as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will

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    Assabet coach honored as Coach of the Year

    Marlborough – The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Educational Athletics Department and Coaches Education Program recently announced that Frank Ferreer, the Assabet

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    Wegmans invites graduates to celebrate May 16

    Northborough – All local students who will be graduating from high school this year are invited to stop into the Wegmans

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    Westborough names Memorial Day Parade grand marshals

    Westborough - David Andrew Fay and Edward C. Wong have been chosen as this year’s co-grand marshals for the Westborough Memorial Day

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    Diabetes: Persistent Epidemic

    It doesn’t grab as many headlines as Ebola, the recent measles outbreak, or other infectious diseases, but its reach and impact are

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • Cheryl Juaire (left) and Kathy Leonard with photos of their sons.
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    Moms turn grief into recovery through local support group

    Marlborough – A pair of mothers who lost their sons to drug overdose are using their tragedy to help others. Kathy Leonard lost

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    Holden girl awaits kidney and liver transplant

    Holden – 11-year old Teodora  Bastug is currently on the list to receive a new kidney and a new liver after being

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  • Members of the Shrewsbury Junior Girl Scouts are all smiles as they present a check and cookies to Cherylann Gengel for orphans in Haiti. 
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    Junior Girl Scouts raise money for Haitian orphans

    Shrewsbury – Members of Girl Scout Troop 11023 recently donated $200 and 132 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to an orphanage in

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    Blood drive to be held in honor of Gibbons School student

    Westborough - In March, Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School eighth-grader Corinne Sciarappa, 14, was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. A form of cancer

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  • Worcester County Food Bank Executive Director Jean G. McMurray and Ocean State Job Lot Westborough Store Manager Bill Thayer (right) with the truck driver who delivered the donations
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    Ocean State Job Lot donates truckloads of food to Worcester County Food Bank

    By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer Region – Not one but two 53-foot trucks full of food donations arrived at the Worcester County

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  • (l to r) Employment Options COO Darrell Young, LCI Paper Owner and CEO Larry Chase, and Kristine Shifrin, Employment Options workforce manager

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    Employment Options celebrates 15 years with partner

    Marlborough - Marlborough-based companies Employment Options and LCI Paper recently recognized the 15th anniversary of working together. Employment Options is a

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    Get in Shape for Women donates to Abby’s House

    Northborough – Jody Chaffee, the owner of Get in Shape for Women in Northborough, recently sponsored a clothing drive for Abby’s House

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    Shrewsbury High student spreads ‘enchantment’ to local girls

    Shrewsbury – Madeline Dolan is currently a junior at Shrewsbury High School. Thanks to a project she started several years ago, One

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  • (l to r) Matthew Simoneau, Evening of Giving committee member; Susan Gentili, director of continuum of care and services, SMOC; Bob Kays, Evening of Giving committee chair; and Ivette Mesmar, Evening of Giving food committee chair  
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    Evening of Giving raises $32,500 for Marlborough shelter

    Marlborough - Friends of Roland’s House, a group that supports the Marlborough-Hudson emergency homeless shelter, recently announced that $32,500 was raised at

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  • Vinoo, a father of three girls, needs a bone marrow/blood stem cell transplant from a donor of South Asian descent.

    Westborough man hopes to find match at bone marrow drive

    Region – The South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters (SAMAR) will be holding a bone marrow drive at the India Center, 152

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