‘Chair of Honor’ to become moving memorial »

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11:30 am | Northborough- The Board of Selectmen accepted during its Dec. 15 meeting POW/MIA Chair of Honor on behalf of the…

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Committee requests more information on turf field »

10:40 am | Marlborough – A proposal for the city’s first turf field is on hold as the Marlborough City Council Finance…

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AstraZeneca to close Westborough facility »

AstraZeneca has announced it will be closing its 50 Otis St. location in late 2015. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

11:48 am | Westborough - AstraZeneca has announced that it will be closing its facility located at 50 Otis St. at the…

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Edwin B. “Ted” Coghlin, Jr., 79, noted businessman, community leader and philanthropist »

Ted and Maureen Coghlin 
File photo/Joyce Maranto, Maranto Studios

10:51 am | Shrewsbury – Edwin B. "Ted" Coghlin, Jr., 79, noted businessman, community leader and philanthropist died Dec. 10 after…

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Local News

Brig. General Kenneth H. Pascoe, 83, formerly of Westborough »

09:39 am | January 25 1931 – December 4, 2014 Westborough – Kenneth H. Pascoe, 83, of Tequesta, Fla. and Laconia, N.H., formerly…

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Happy ending to story of lost wedding ring »

09:22 pm | Westborough – Annie Rose Traiforos, a nurse at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, was scraping the ice off of her…

Brian Ramsey returning Annie Rose Traiforos’ ring at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital
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Westborough police log, Dec. 19 edition »

11:08 am | Westborough Monday, Dec. 8 3:05 a.m. Milk St. Ambulance. 3:59 a.m. Hopkinton Rd. Suspicious activity. 8:41 a.m. High St. Est.…

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John P. Aylward, 80, of Westborough »

10:46 am | Westborough – John P. “Jack” Aylward, 80, of Westborough, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He…

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English Conversation Circle at Shrewsbury Library awarded grant »

09:31 pm | Shrewsbury – The English Conversation Circle program at the Shrewsbury Library has procured a $4,000 discretionary grant from the Greater…

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Shrewsbury police log, Dec. 19 edition »

11:03 am | Shrewsbury Monday, Dec. 1 2:06 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 5:08 a.m. Brookdale Cir. Medical call. 6:50 a.m. Walnut/Brook Sts.…

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Milton Richard Landry Sr., 86 »

10:02 am | Shrewsbury – Milton Richard Landry Sr., 86, passed away quietly in his home Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, surrounded by his…

Obit Milton Landry Sr.
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Shrewsbury council awards cultural grants »

11:01 pm | Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Cultural Council (SCC) has announced the award of 17 grants totaling $7,441 to help support a…

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DPW awarded $45,400 in state grants »

12:36 pm | Marlborough - The city of Marlborough’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has received two state grants, totaling $45,400. The…

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‘Panther Trail’ will connect open spaces, parks and schools »

12:28 pm | Marlborough – A draft concept plan for a 26-mile trail, “Panther Trail,” connecting the city’s parks, public grounds and open…

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Marlborough police log, Dec. 19 edition »

11:06 am | Marlborough Monday, Dec. 8 9:58 a.m. Washington St. Fraud/forgery. 10:18 a.m. Farm Rd. B&E into MV. 10:32 a.m. Framingham Rd.…

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Festival features more than trees »

09:00 am | Marlborough – Traveling weather was ideal Dec. 12 to 14 for guests to attend the Marlborough Historical Society’s seventh annual…

The Olde Towne Carolers sing holiday classics.
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Algonquin boys’ hockey honors fallen soldier at tournament »

11:47 am | Northborough - The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ ice hockey team lost in overtime 3-2 to the Wachusett…

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Tournament continues Mark Fidrych’s passion for helping his community and beyond »

11:28 am | Northborough - This summer, a softball tournament continuing Mark Fidrych’s commitment to special needs children and adults raised $55,000. The Mark…

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Northborough chorus still singing strong after four decades »

11:12 am | Northborough - The Northborough Area Community Chorus (NACC), under the direction of Anthony J. Volpe of Westborough with accompanist David…

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Wheelabrator contract extension will mean savings for town »

12:20 pm | Northborough--The town will reap savings in its trash disposal costs over the next three years after agreeing to ratify…

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Hudson police log, Dec. 19 edition »

11:04 am | Hudson Thursday, Dec. 4 1:53 p.m. Park St. Medical. 2:37 p.m. Main St. Suspicious activity. 4:25 p.m. Church St. Traffic-MV…

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Mary A. Zina, 92, of Hudson »

10:52 am | Hudson – Mary A. (Conway) Zina, 92, of Hudson, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. She…

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Children bank on quality time with Hudson mentors »

03:49 pm | Hudson – Soon after becoming involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Mass/Metrowest, Margaret Melo Sullivan of Hudson,…

Paige, 11, and Margaret Melo Sullivan participate together in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest.

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Evelyn DiLauro, 101, of Hudson »

02:15 pm | Hudson – Evelyn Theroux DesRosiers DiLauro, daughter of Joseph and Denise (Cloutier) Theroux, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Dec.…

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Southborough Access Media receives grant for video project »

09:16 pm | Southborough – Southborough Access Media, or S.A.M., the local cable station, was recently awarded a grant from the Southborough Community…

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Police say alleged drunk tractor trailer driver responsible for accident on Main Street »

10:58 am | Southborough – The Southborough Police Department released this statement this morning regarding an accident on Main Street: Last night, at approx.…

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Interboro Community Band to present free winter concert »

04:12 pm | Southborough – The Interboro Community Band will be holding a free winter concert Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. at…

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Santa changes his mode of transport to Southborough »

04:28 pm | Southborough – On a damp Dec. 6, families donned rain gear and attended the 37th annual Santa Day. This was…

Santa is escorted to the Community House by elves (l to r) Dayna Buckley and Julia Spencer, event chair.
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People and Places

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    Northborough chorus still singing strong after four decades

    Northborough - The Northborough Area Community Chorus (NACC), under the direction of Anthony J. Volpe of Westborough with accompanist David Rose of

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  • Brian Ramsey returning Annie Rose Traiforos’ ring at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

    Happy ending to story of lost wedding ring

    Westborough – Annie Rose Traiforos, a nurse at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, was scraping the ice off of her car in

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    Photos with Santa benefits local K-9s

    Northborough - Companion Pet Sitting and K9 Hydrotherapy recently hosted its third annual “Pictures with Santa” event. The business, photographer Jeff Baker

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  • Paige, 11, and Margaret Melo Sullivan participate together in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest.

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    Children bank on quality time with Hudson mentors

    Hudson – Soon after becoming involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Mass/Metrowest, Margaret Melo Sullivan of Hudson, CFO at

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  • Anna-dora C. Scanlan and Paul E. Maloney Jr. (Photo/submitted)

    Scanlan, Maloney engagement

    Northborough/Westborough – Patricia and Paul Maloney, of Northborough and Falmouth, announce the engagement of their son Paul E. Maloney Jr. to Anna-dora

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  • Bella Lanzarini after winning 2013 Junior Miss Starquest, Providence R.I. (Photos/submitted)

    Northborough dancer shines in competition

    Northborough/Shrewsbury - In addition to being a sixth-grader at Sherwood Middle School, Bella Lanzarini is a competitive dancer at Elite Academy of

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  • Northborough resident Forest Lyford shows the refurbished seat from a recent chair repair project. (Photo/Michael Gelbwasser)

    Local woodworker refurbishes chairs for charity

    Northborough – Dilapidated chairs find their way into Northborough resident Forest Lyford’s basement woodworking workshop and are helping Northborough groups raise funds

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  • Francesca “Cessy” Bombara (Photo/submitted)

    Northborough volunteer treasures flowers and friends

    Northborough - Francesca “Cessy” Bombara likes to be busy. The Northborough resident divides her time between the Northborough Garden Club, where she

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  • Julie Stanwood, founder of Friends of Families in Transition. (Photo/Melanie Petrucci)

    Northborough nonprofit helps bring holiday spirit to homeless families

    Northborough - Divine intervention sometimes places people in the right situations at the right time. Such was the case with Julie Stanwood

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    Organization lends ‘helping hands’ to Northborough community

    Northborough- For the past 12 years, Jane O’Toole has volunteered her time to helping those in need in the Northborough community through

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Editorially Speaking

Janice Lindsay

Stop making things better! »

09:52 pm | I’ve owned this laptop computer for only 19 months, but…

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Changing with the times »

04:15 pm | Southborough – Town officials realize that Southborough’s rural charm and…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • Paige, 11, and Margaret Melo Sullivan participate together in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest.

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    Children bank on quality time with Hudson mentors

    Hudson – Soon after becoming involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Mass/Metrowest, Margaret Melo Sullivan of Hudson, CFO at

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  • Alyssa Thibeault, Ellen Savickas and Andrew Abdella from the sheriff’s office; St. Anne’s volunteers Evelyn Jenkins and Elaine LeBlanc; Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis; and Joe Capone, executive director of the Reserve Deputy Sheriff Association 
Photo/Valerie Franchi

    Sheriff’s office distributes over 3,000 winter coats

    Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis delivered more than 3,000 winter coats to 11 community organizations throughout the county Dec. 3

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  • Dru Lindgren, the Marlborough Friends of Families in Transition coordinator and State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, work a shift outside the Price Chopper store in Marlborough. 
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    Ringing the bell to help those in need

    Marlborough – Volunteers from across all spectrums have stepped up to man shifts ringing the Salvation Army (TSA) bell this

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  • (l to r): Ali Manzello, Michaella Petrucci, Colin Buckley, and Max Kotsopoulos hold some of the presents donated to the 10th annual charity toy drive for children hosted by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS) and the Worcester County Department for Children and Families. 
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    After slow start, Shrewsbury organization hopes for donations for toys for kids in need

    Shrewsbury - The 10th annual charity toy drive for children hosted by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS) and the Worcester County

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    Annual Sweats for Vets drive under way

    Region - Sweats for Vets is in its fourth year of providing clothing to homeless veterans in Massachusetts. In 2013, they donated

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  • Marlborough Savings Bank and Boys & Girls Club members pose for a photo after a game of basketball.
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    Marlborough Savings Bank engages in friendly competition to benefit local youngsters

    Marlborough - Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) employees and members of the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest in Marlborough recently engaged in

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  • Kelly Burke, Northborough Senior Center; Dee Jordan, Home Instead Senior Care, Northborough office; and Kate Shaw, branch manager, Central One Federal Credit Union, Northborough
Photo/Cindy Merchant

    ‘Be a Santa for a Senior’ program kicks off in Northborough

    Northborough - This season, many Northborough seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the “Be a

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    Items requested for birthdays for homeless children

    Northborough - The Northboro Chiropractic Center is asking for the public’s help in helping them to reach a goal of donating 1,000

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  • (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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