Selectmen discuss business licenses for Hooters restaurant »

05:16 pm | Shrewsbury - Marc Phaneuf, Jr. and Daniel Gadbois appeared at a public hearing before the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen…

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Westborough Police arrest two men in connection with YMCA break-ins »

10:15 am | Westborough -  Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 7/28/15, at approximately 2:58 PM, the Westborough…

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Nominations now being accepted for Applefest parade grand marshal »

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05:56 pm | Northborough – The Applefest Committee is now planning the 2015 Applefest Celebration, which will be held throughout the town…

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Ferrante sentenced in Shrewsbury house breaks »

05:50 pm | Worcester - Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. released this statement this afternoon regarding a man charged…

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Local News

Cecelia R. Grynsel, 87, of Westborough »

01:28 pm | Westborough – Cecelia R. (Summers) Grynsel, 87, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at home. She was…

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Westborough police log, July 31 edition »

10:31 am | Westborough Monday, July 20 3:30 a.m. Beach St. Suspicious activity. 7:36 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 8:28 a.m. Hopkinton Rd. Erratic…

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Anne R. Casagranda, 100, formerly of Westborough »

10:36 am | Westborough – Anne R. Casagranda, 100, formerly of Westborough, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Coleman House…

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Book sale at Westborough Library during farmers market »

09:31 pm | Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., will hold book sales from 12 to 6 p.m. Thursdays,…

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Selectmen discuss business licenses for Hooters restaurant »

05:16 pm | Shrewsbury - Marc Phaneuf, Jr. and Daniel Gadbois appeared at a public hearing before the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen July…

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Anna T. Mikutaitis, 88, of Shrewsbury »

01:43 pm | Shrewsbury – Anna T. (Moosey) Mikutaitis, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, July 27, 2015 at UMass Memorial Hospital. She was 88.…

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Shrewsbury police log, July 31 edition »

10:16 am | Shrewsbury Monday, July 13 12:27 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Disturbance. 12:08 p.m. Smith Ln. Medical call. 4:08 p.m. Fairlawn Cir. Vandalism.…

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Ferrante sentenced in Shrewsbury house breaks »

05:50 pm | Worcester - Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. released this statement this afternoon regarding a man charged with…

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Opioid addiction awareness meeting to be held in Marlborough »

10:22 pm | Marlborough – A support meeting for those who have a loved one struggling with an opioid addiction will be held…

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City receives grant for summer jobs program »

10:14 pm | By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough-The city of Marlborough was recently awarded a grant from Attorney General Maura Healey’s…

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Celeste Sousa, 96, of Marlborough »

12:05 pm | Marlborough – Celeste Monteiro Sousa, 96, of Marlborough, formerly of Hudson, passed away peacefully Monday, July 27, 2015 at Beaumont…

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Marlborough police log, July 31 edition »

10:25 am | Marlborough Monday, July 20 9:30 a.m. Dicenzo Blvd. Suspicious MV. 11:45 a.m. Beach St. Larceny. 1:36 p.m. Locke Dr. Suspicious…

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Richard H. Gaudette, 86, of Northborough »

10:41 am | Northborough – Richard “Rick” H. Gaudette passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 with the grateful support of Salmon Hospice Care…

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Northborough’s sewer rates could rise 20 percent »

10:17 pm | By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Northborough – A recently completed study of Northborough’s water and sewer rates shows a need…

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Lorraine Tibbetts, 89, of Northborough »

11:54 am | Northborough – Lorraine Corson Tibbetts, 89, a resident of Northborough for 67 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 28, 2015…

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Northborough police log, July 31 edition »

10:23 am | Northborough Sunday, July 12 11:05 a.m. West main St. Dog complaint. 2:56 p.m. Village Dr. Ambulance. 5:32 p.m. Crawford St.…

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Hudson police log, July 31 edition »

10:29 am | Hudson Friday, July 17 10:58 a.m. Washington St. MVA – property damage. 11:56 a.m. Cox St. Traffic-MV complaint. 1:04 p.m.…

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Alfred R. Barton, 79, of Hudson »

10:58 am | Hudson – Alfred R. Barton, 79, a lifelong resident of Hudson, died Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Chelsea Soldiers’…

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Cynthia LoDico, 62, formerly of Marlborough and Hudson »

01:35 pm | Santa Cruz, Calif. – Cynthia (Mousette) LoDico, 62, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, June 25, 2015 at her…

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Cellucci’s hometown pays tribute with fundraising race »

11:13 am | Hudson – Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers traveled Hudson streets July 25 to support the final campaign of native son…

Onstage following the race are (l to r) Jan and Paul Cellucci’s grandchildren Gabriel Westberg, 6, Francesca “Frankie” Adams, 6, and Rhys Adams, 8, with Jan Cellucci and Gov. Charlie Baker.
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Southborough police log, July 31 edition »

10:11 am | Southborough Wednesday, July 15 12:38 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Park Central Drive business. 1:06 a.m. An…

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Southborough Police investigating graffiti at St. Anne’s Church »

04:00 pm | Southborough – The Southborough Police Department has released a statement about an incident of vandalism that is being investigated as…

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Southborough third-grader interviews ‘Frozen’ star Idina Menzel »

11:28 am | Southborough – Shayna Rose, a third-grader at Southborough’s Albert S. Woodward Elementary School, interviewed actress and singer Idina Menzel backstage…

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Christopher J. Brovelli, 45, of Southborough »

10:15 am | Southborough – Christopher J. Brovelli, 45, of Southborough, died Saturday, July 18, 2015. He was the beloved son of John…

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Grafton DPW updates selectmen on road repair projects »

10:12 pm | Grafton - Several representatives from the Grafton Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Highway Department appeared before the Grafton…

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Meet award-winning North Grafton drummer ‘Bam Bam’ »

10:10 pm | Grafton – Kevin Gallagher debuted as a drummer in a variety show while a fourth-grader at North Grafton Elementary School.…

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Grafton Community Television set to participate in National Night Out »

10:03 pm | Grafton – Grafton Community Television (GCTV) will bring its cameras to Grafton’s 2015 National Night Out celebration Tuesday, Aug. 4,…

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Barbara Berry, 65, of Grafton »

01:10 pm | Grafton – Barbara (Lennon) Berry, 65, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 after a sudden illness. Barbara was a devout…

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People and Places

  • Ailani, 5, plays on one of the many summer camp field trips organized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. (Photo/submitted)

    Summer programs continue at Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest

    Region – Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW) has an eight-week summer program for ages 5 and up. The three clubhouses

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  • Kevin Gallagher (Photo/Tim Rice)

    Meet award-winning North Grafton drummer ‘Bam Bam’

    Grafton – Kevin Gallagher debuted as a drummer in a variety show while a fourth-grader at North Grafton Elementary School. Now a

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  • (l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Lynne Johnson, executive director of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance; Denise Reid, marketing and development coordinator of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance; and Lisette Arbelli, Hudson Branch manager of Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

    Avidia donates $4,000 to Hudson Area Arts Alliance

    Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $4,000 to the Hudson Area Arts Alliance. This donation helped to support the free

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  • Southgate resident and author Lyn Lincourt. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

    Southgate author publishes local history book

    Shrewsbury - By the time most adults reach 90, they are often in declining health or have lost the sharp minds of

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  • Dr. Bhartiben Patel holds her new son, Devdas Vipulbhai Patel. 
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    Patels welcome new son

    Northborough – A son, Devdas Vipulbhai Patel, was born to Drs. Bhartiben and Vipul Patel on July 7, 2015 in Queens, N.Y.

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    Southborough third-grader interviews ‘Frozen’ star Idina Menzel

    Southborough – Shayna Rose, a third-grader at Southborough’s Albert S. Woodward Elementary School, interviewed actress and singer Idina Menzel backstage at her

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  • Southborough resident honored by Assumption College

    Worcester – Assumption College honored 20 members of the class of 2015 last month with the College’s prestigious Crown and Shield Awards.

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  • (l to r) Todd Wood, Leominster branch manager of Avidia Bank; Donata J. Martin, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster; Mark R. O’Connell, president & CEO of Avidia Bank; and children of the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominsterr. (Photo/submitted)

    Avidia donates to the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

    Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster. This donation will

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  • Loreta Sulejman (Photos/submitted)

    Webster Five announces promotions

    Region – Webster Five Cents Savings Bank recently announced the promotion of Pawel Powaza, personal banker, to assistant branch manager of the

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  • Jeffrey Chin, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest. (Photo/submitted)

    CEO to fundraise by bicycling for Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Shrewsbury – When Jeffrey Chin of Shrewsbury began as chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest in 2013,

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Editorially Speaking

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Keep pedaling »

10:12 pm | The summer I was 7, I was obsessed. I desperately…

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An ‘A’ for effort »

01:44 pm | Northborough/Southborough – It wasn’t just the students in the Northborough-Southborough…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • (l to r) Mayor Arthur Vigeant, poses for a photo with Ward 2 City Councilor Robert Page and Ron Dalbec, both who are members of the Disabled American Veterans, local chapter 82 of Marlborough 
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    Veterans to hold ‘Forget-Me-Not’ fundraiser

    Marlborough – The Disabled American Veterans (DAV), local chapter 82 of Marlborough, will be outside of local stores in the city throughout

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  • Foundation for MetroWest launches $55,000 summer hunger challenge

    Region - School is out for the summer, which for many kids means sunny days snacking on watermelon, making s’mores at summer

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  • (top, l to r) Victoria Witkowski, Danielle McCurley, and Brooke Macjewski  
(bottom, l to r) Nolan McCurley and Wesley Gray
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    Northborough 4-H Small Pet Club donates to town’s food pantry

    Northborough - The Northborough 4-H Small Pet Club recently collected over 100 pounds of food during a Food Drive that was held

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  • Volunteers Eileen Moynihan (left) and Kelly Harrison (right) pose for a photo with Adrienne Cost, the chair of the Northborough Council on Aging. 
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    Volunteers honored at Northborough Senior Center

    Northborough - As any community group would tell you, volunteers are the heart, backbone and spirit of their organization. And according to

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    Marlborough moms create support group for opium addiction

    Marlborough - In an effort to save lives through awareness and education, Marlborough moms Maureen Begg and Carol Pickford have begun an

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  • Welcoming race participants are BC4T founders (l to r) Michelle Gillespie, Karen Brewster, Leslie Arsenault and Beth Davison.

    Northborough area on the road to caring for military troops

    Northborough – This year began with an idea discussed among Northborough residents Leslie Arsenault, Karen Brewster, Beth Davison and Michelle Gillespie. It

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  • Lizzie Maina (fourth from left) and the volunteers from St. Rose of Lima Parish

    Northborough woman ‘shines the light’ for girls in Kenyan villages

    Northborough - Shine the Light Kenya is a nonprofit that was founded in 2011 by Lizzie Maina to help educate children in

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  • 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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