Metrowest Festival of Trees continues growing »

After getting her face painted, Violet Thomas checks out the trees at last year’s festival.

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

01:10 pm | By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The Marlborough Historical Society added some decorated trees to its Christmas…

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Ninth annual Holiday Trolley to be held Dec. 6 »

Kimberly Reed, of the Purple Rose, (with her husband Tobe) is overseeing the ninth annual Northboro Holiday Trolley. 
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01:32 pm | Northborough – The town’s small businesses are once again planning a special holiday shopping event that will feature special…

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Region waits for Thanksgiving eve storm »

04:45 pm | Region – Here is an update as of Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, regarding a possible Thanksgiving Eve snowstorm: Now…

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Free Thanksgiving dinner to be offered in Westborough »

Guests at last year's dinner enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at the Knights of Columbus Council 85 hall in Westborough. 
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04:20 pm | Westborough – The 44th annual Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m., at…

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Local News

Westborough High graduates launch PBS KIDS series »

01:09 pm | Westborough – Math has gotten, in some cases, a bad rap. But two Westborough High School (WHS) graduates hope that…

Westborough High School graduates Tim McKeon (l) and Adam Peltzman are the creators of “Odd Squad”.
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Westborough police log, Nov. 28 edition »

10:20 am | Westborough Monday, Nov. 17 1:45 a.m. South St. Suspicious activity. 1:52 a.m. South St. Ambulance. 9:05 a.m. Research Dr. Ambulance.…

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Rotary Club to host Festival of Lights »

09:51 pm | Westborough – The downtown area around the town’s rotary will once again be lit up for the holiday season thanks…

Residents of all ages enjoy the annual Rotary Club of Westborough Festival of Light. (File photo/Bonnie Adams)
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Westborough Players to hold auditions for ‘Stepping Out’ »

09:43 pm | Westborough – The Westborough Players Club will hold auditions for its upcoming production, “Stepping Out,” Monday, Dec. 8 and Wednesday,…

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Shrewsbury police log, Nov. 28 edition »

10:20 am | Shrewsbury Thursday, Nov. 13 12:46 a.m. Arrested, Richard R. McDaniel, 43, of 50 Murray Ave., Apt. 805, Worcester, for OUI…

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Two announce plans to vie for Beaton’s seat as state representative »

12:44 pm | Shrewsbury/Westborough – Although he just won his third term as the 11th Worcester District State Representative, Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewsbury) will…

State Rep. Matthew Beaton, R-Shrewsbury
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Local medical professionals end 30-year Army careers »

09:01 pm | Shrewsbury – Husband and wife colonels, John Collins and Nancy Hughes, retired from the military in May after successful 30-year…

Colonel Nancy Hughes, Nurse Corps, US Army (Retired) and Colonel John Collins, Medical Service Corps, US Army (Retired). (Photo/K.B. Sherman)
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Shrewsbury middle-schooler awaits organ transplant »

08:21 am | By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – When Rich and Dawn Cavanaugh drove to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton…

(Back, l to r) Rich, Dawn, Chris, Katherine, (front, l to r) Lydia and Josh (Photos/submitted)
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Metrowest Festival of Trees continues growing »

01:10 pm | By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The Marlborough Historical Society added some decorated trees to its Christmas at…

After getting her face painted, Violet Thomas checks out the trees at last year’s festival.

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
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Marlborough police log, Nov. 28 edition »

10:25 am | Marlborough Monday, Nov. 17 9:47 a.m. Cook Ln. Medical. 12:08 p.m. Boston Post Road West. Larceny. 2:20 p.m. Main St.…

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Theodora N. Holmes, 84, of Marlborough »

09:45 am | Marlborough – Theodora N. “Dotty” (Papadakis) Holmes, 84, of Marlborough, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Marlborough Hills. She was…

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Local task force helps hoarders clear a path to a new life »

09:54 pm | Marlborough - Hoarding, the compulsive acquisition and accumulation of items, often with no apparent value, is more than just the…

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Ninth annual Holiday Trolley to be held Dec. 6 »

01:32 pm | Northborough – The town’s small businesses are once again planning a special holiday shopping event that will feature special offers,…

Kimberly Reed, of the Purple Rose, (with her husband Tobe) is overseeing the ninth annual Northboro Holiday Trolley. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams
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Northborough police log, Nov. 28 edition »

10:25 am | Northborough Sunday, Nov. 9 12:00 a.m. West Main St. Assisted Fire Department. 7:53 a.m. St. James Dr. Ambulance. 11:36 a.m.…

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Northborough tax rates to go up; town to keep single rate »

09:35 am | Northborough - The average Northborough single-family homeowner faces a $260 increase in their total property tax bill, “about $42 greater…

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Northborough Boy Scouts wreath sale »

08:47 pm | Northborough – Boy Scout Troop 101 of Northborough will be selling holiday wreaths Saturday, Nov. 29. Wreaths can be purchased…

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Hudson police log, Nov. 28 edition »

10:20 am | Hudson Friday, Nov. 14 8:47 a.m. Glen Rd. Medical. 1:22 p.m. Main St. MVA with property damage. 3:33 p.m. South…

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James McCann, 74, of Hudson »

09:53 am | Hudson – James McCann, 74, of Hudson and formerly of South Weymouth, died peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at Life…

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Hudson downtown Holiday Stroll »

09:46 pm | Hudson – The Hudson Business Association in conjunction with other Hudson-area businesses and organizations will host the 12th annual Hudson…

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Donald R. Picard, 86, of Hudson »

09:19 am | Hudson – Donald R. “Ray” Picard, 86, of Hudson, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Wingate of Sudbury. He leaves…

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Southborough police log, Nov. 28 edition »

10:20 am | Southborough Friday, Nov. 14 8:24 a.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Marlboro Road. No injuries were…

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Robert G. Horne, 58, of Southborough »

02:31 pm | Southborough - Robert G. “Chip” Horne, 58, of Southborough, died suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at his home. Born in…

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Woodward School dedicates ‘buddy bench’ to Abbie Benford »

08:58 pm | Southborough – The Albert S. Woodward School in Southborough introduced a new “buddy bench” to students during an assembly Nov.…

(l to r) Woodward School Principal Jim Randell, Amy Benford and Stephen Benford at the dedication of the new “buddy bench” Nov. 7. (Photo/submitted)
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Town Meeting voters to have final say over fate of Burnett/Garfield Mansion »

07:43 pm | Southborough – The fate of the Burnett/Garfield property, located at 84 Main St., was discussed with residents at the Nov.…

The historic Burnett/Garfield House on Main Street in Southborough.
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People and Places

  • Colonel Nancy Hughes, Nurse Corps, US Army (Retired) and Colonel John Collins, Medical Service Corps, US Army (Retired). (Photo/K.B. Sherman)

    Local medical professionals end 30-year Army careers

    Shrewsbury – Husband and wife colonels, John Collins and Nancy Hughes, retired from the military in May after successful 30-year careers in

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  • (Back, l to r) Rich, Dawn, Chris, Katherine, (front, l to r) Lydia and Josh (Photos/submitted)

    Shrewsbury middle-schooler awaits organ transplant

    By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – When Rich and Dawn Cavanaugh drove to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton Aug. 1,

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  • (First row, l to r, seated) Ingrid Klein Heyliger, Kathy Jackson Berberian, Christine Bartolini Maloney, Cora Gloshinski Hey, Beth Miller Rouse, Linea Luck Pearson, Linda MacKenzie Faidell, Joanne Quinlan Borus, Dolores Hart Sullivan, Bonnie Henley Hansberry; (second row, l to r) Dan Coakley, William Leonard, Greg Allen, Jeffrey Parkhurst, Brad Ostiguy, Susan Morin Cowdrey, Emily Palubeckas Holland, Sally Millar Strout, Walter Carpenter, Mark Hutchinson; (third and fourth row, l to r) Ralph Reynolds, Keith Ackley, Sharon Croft Risley, Kevin Hunt, Kathy McKinley Reynolds, Richard Cronenberger, Matthew Hakala, Joan Rahaim McCarthy, Larry Zaccaro, Bill Cazaropoul, Dennis Nye, Jeffrey Miller, Jerald D'Iorio, Dave Berberian, Ken Holmes, Peter Stone, Jeffrey Sargent; and (fifth and back rows, l to r) Jack Nemensky, Ken Warren, Kevin Hart, Paul Bartolini, John Henningson, Tom Blanchard, Kevin Dumas, Lee Heffernan, Theresa Szkutak Nanni, John Burnett, Mary Thompson Feeley, Karen Baugh White, Mark Conti, Aubrey Greenwald, Larry Trombetta, Doug Stone, Dana Dragon, Ken White and John D'Iorio.

    Algonquin 40th reunion

    Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School held its 40th reunion Nov. 8 at the Courtyard Marriott in Marlborough. Fifty-six classmates attended.  

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  • Christopher Martin

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    New district fine arts director begins in Westborough

    Westborough – As the new district fine arts director for kindergarten through 12th grade in the Westborough Public Schools, Christopher Martin appreciated

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  • The 2013 Shrewsbury Colonials cheerleading team. (Photo/submitted)

    Shrewsbury cheerleaders participating in Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser

    Shrewsbury – Cheerleaders from Shrewsbury High School are participating in the second annual Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser, which supports adult and pediatric

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    Award-winning Marlborough art teacher goes full circle

    Marlborough - Angela Chouinard developed an interest in art while attending Marlborough Public Schools. She’s now in her third year of teaching

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    St. Peter-Marian to host memorial race in memory of beloved teacher

    On Saturday, Nov. 29, Saint Peter-Marian Junior-Senior High School (SPM) will host the Kevin Kirk 5K Memorial Race to benefit the Kevin

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  • Welcome Home cards prepared by Westborough’s Armstrong Elementary School students for returning soldiers. (Photo/submitted)

    New director wants to give vets proper welcome home

    Region – “As a veteran, I feel that it's my duty to help the community reach out to our returning service members

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    Ross celebrates anniversary at Village Dental Group

    Shrewsbury – Erin Ross has just celebrated her one year anniversary as a dental hygienist at Village Dental Group. She was previously

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    Friends of the Northborough Senior Center to host fair

    Northborough  – The Friends of the Northborough Senior Center will be holding its annual Country Store Fair Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10

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Editorially Speaking

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For Beaton…it’s easy being green »

09:41 pm | Shrewsbury – For the last four years, Matt Beaton has…

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The pipeline timeline »

09:10 pm | Northborough – A public meeting on a proposed new gas…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • (front, l to r): Owen Russell, Central One Federal Credit Union, Auburn branch; David Kaiser, Central One,  Westborough  branch manager; Alma DeManche, Westborough Senior Center Director, and Denny Drewry, member, Westborough Board of Selectmen and Quarter Master, Westborough Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9013 

(back, l to r): Zachary Daniels, Central One marketing manager, and VFW members Armand Powers and Ron Perry 

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    Central One treats veterans to lunch

    Westborough – Local veterans were treated to a special luncheon at the town’s Senior Center Nov. 11 courtesy of a donation from

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  • Employees donated $5 or more to wear jeans to work in support of breast cancer research. (l to r, front row) Pam Keyes, Sheryle Gaudette, Stacie Moulton, Nicole Rawlston, Chelsea Edwards and Lynne Esposito; (l to r, second row) Pam LeBlanc, Lori Kowal, Maria Campsie, Tim Gardell, Nancy Wilbur, Susan LaCroix, Lucille Newton, Wendy Coran, Lisa Chaffee, Steve Quink, Jennifer Anderson, Jaime Salerno and Rich Hebson 

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    SpencerBANK raises money for breast cancer awareness

    Region - SpencerBANK recently participated in Lee National Denim Day to benefit the American Cancer Society. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, employees raised $500 to

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  • Southborough scouts hold up some of the donations collected in last year's drive. 
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    Scouts to hold annual food drive throughout region

    Region - Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts across the region are once again gearing up for their annual food drive, “Scouting for

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  • Free training program to be offered for Alzheimer’s caregivers

    Westborough - Health Care Staffing, a Care Solutions' Company, is hosting a free 12- hour training for caregivers, "Caring for People with

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  • Marlborough Eagle Riders Chuck Beland (left) and Mark Carney with the items collected for soldiers serving overseas.

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    Marlborough Eagles donate care packages for troops

    By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – The Marlboro Eagle Riders, members of the Fraternal Order of Marlboro Eagles #3565, recently

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    Military Appreciation Day at Marlborough Country Club

    Marlborough – The Marlborough Country Club (MCC) will hold its fourth annual Military Appreciation Day Monday, Oct. 20, honoring military (active and

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  • (l to r) Michael Kasseris (Rail Trail owner), Jason Kleinerman (Rail Trail general manager), Karim El-Gamal (Rail Trail owner), Steve Kerrigan, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Gov. Deval Patrick and State Rep. Kate Hogan
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    Continuing mission of Hudson High alumna in Honduras

    Hudson – After graduating from Hudson High School in 2010, Michaella “Kayla” Walsh Libby majored in public health at the University of

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    Running at midday break for Special Olympics

    Marlborough – Runners begin the fourth Friday 5K held midday Sept. 26, beginning and ending at the Yawkey Sports Training Center. Palmer

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  • Carol and Ron Zenaro
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    Shrewsbury couple honored for cancer advocacy

    Shrewsbury – When Scott Zenaro was diagnosed at age 30 with a rare form of cancer, end stage Ewing’s sarcoma, his prognosis

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    Southborough second-grader organizes fundraiser for epilepsy awareness

    Southborough - According to the Epilepsy Foundation, absence seizures are caused by abnormal activity in a person’s brain and are characterized by

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