Council concerned with traffic at proposed new Dunkin Donuts »

12:29 pm | Marlborough- A proposal to build a new Dunkin’ Donuts at the site for the former Registry of Motor Vehicles…

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Selectmen back funding expanded senior center van service »

07:17 pm | Westborough – The Board of Selectmen voted to support funding a fourth driver for the Council on Aging's (COA)…

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Selectmen finalize Annual Town Meeting warrant »

07:09 pm | Westborough--As they finalized for the warrant Saturday, March 14 Annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted against supporting…

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Frigid temps to continue for next few days (but no snow!) »

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03:02 pm | It is perhaps a bit early to be summarizing the month of February 2015, but our weather looks to…

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Local News

Selectmen back funding expanded senior center van service »

07:17 pm | Westborough – The Board of Selectmen voted to support funding a fourth driver for the Council on Aging's (COA) senior…

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Selectmen finalize Annual Town Meeting warrant »

07:09 pm | Westborough--As they finalized for the warrant Saturday, March 14 Annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted against supporting the…

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Westborough police log, Feb. 27 edition »

09:25 am | Westborough Monday, Feb. 16 12:15 a.m. E Main/Lyman Sts. Road/tree/wires. 7:33 a.m. Turnpike Rd./Lyman St. Road/tree/wires. 11:17 a.m. Belknap St./Hopkinton…

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Welcome to the world, Hunter James Harrington! »

07:24 am | Westborough – Hunter James Harrington was born at Newton Wellesley Hospital  Jan.  15, 2015 to Kaitlyn Ware and Joshua Harrington.…

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Shrewsbury library patron celebrates her 9th birthday »

01:52 pm | Shrewsbury – Shamika Kanitkar, a third-grader at Floral Street Elementary School, got what she wanted for her 9th birthday: books…

Shamika Kanitkar, 9, and her mother Seema display books purchased with a donation to the Shrewsbury Public Library.

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‘Dog days’ of winter »

07:30 pm | Shrewsbury – Folks and their four-legged friends took advantage of a (relatively) warm day to enjoy a walk in Dean…

Clara and Dick of Berlin with "Sissy" and "Molly" enjoy a walk at Dean Park.
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Selectmen thank town workers for efforts regarding snow removal »

07:02 pm | Shrewsbury - Town Moderator Daniel Morgado began the regularly scheduled if abbreviated meeting of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen Feb.…

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Lisa Pellegrino, 50, of Shrewsbury »

10:47 am | Shrewsbury - Lisa Ann (Favacchia) Pellegrino, 50, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, with the family…

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Mega-Watt »

02:11 pm | Marlborough—“We make your car more fun to drive” is the way Rick Pare, owner of Mega-Watt describes the business he…

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Council concerned with traffic at proposed new Dunkin Donuts »

12:29 pm | Marlborough- A proposal to build a new Dunkin’ Donuts at the site for the former Registry of Motor Vehicles was…

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Evening of Giving raises $32,500 for Marlborough shelter »

11:36 am | Marlborough - Friends of Roland’s House, a group that supports the Marlborough-Hudson emergency homeless shelter, recently announced that $32,500 was…

(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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David Sleeper, 75, of Marlborough »

10:19 am | Marlborough – David Prescott Sleeper, 75, of Marlborough, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. David was born Sept. 19, 1939 in…

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Susan E. Sullivan, 51, of Northborough »

10:30 am | Northborough – Susan E. (Armstrong) Sullivan, 51, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, surrounded by friends and family, after a…

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Northborough police log, Feb. 27 edition »

09:22 am | Northborough Sunday, Feb. 8 1:52 a.m. Arrested, Danuta J. Antkowiak, 61, of 273 West St., Northborough, for marked lanes violation,…

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Jean Marie Gognis, 51, of Northborough »

01:39 pm | Northborough – Jean Marie (Barlow) Gogonis passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb, 21, 2015 at Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester. Jean…

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New England music duo releases third CD »

11:55 pm | Northborough - After a chance meeting, Northborough’s Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli combined their lifelong musical talents and for the…

Musicians Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli. (Photo/Nikilette Walker)
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Hudson police log, Feb. 27 edition »

09:26 am | Hudson Friday, Feb. 13 8:07 a.m. Broad St. MVA – property damage. 10:10 a.m. Lake St. Medical. 3:37 p.m. Park/Washington…

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Hudson Portuguese Club’s musical group releases CD »

11:59 am | Hudson – Grupo das Candeias, a musical group based at the Hudson Portuguese Club (HPC), celebrated the release of its…

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Hudson filmmakers fundraise for documentary of Peru trip »

05:03 pm | Hudson – Hudson High School (HHS) graduates Arianna Silva, class of 2009, and Cameron Ciesluk, class of 2010, share many…

Cameron Ciesluk and Arianna Silva

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Agnes T. Hawes, 89, of Hudson »

10:46 am | Hudson – Agnes T. (Butler) Hawes, 89, of Hudson, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at…

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Southborough police Log, Feb. 27 edition »

09:20 am | Southborough Monday, Feb. 16 4:35 a.m. Officers investigated a one car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were…

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Helen Meleones, 84, of Fayville »

10:37 am | Fayville – Helen (Georgaklis) Meleones, 84, of Fayville, died peacefully at her home Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 after a long…

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Reflecting on family’s service to Southborough Fire Department »

01:39 pm | Southborough – This is the first time in about 70 years that the Southborough Fire Department doesn’t include a Hubley…

George “Skip” Hubley Jr.

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Southborough hosts Library Legislative Breakfast »

01:00 pm | Region – The importance of constituents sharing their ideas with legislators was the recurring message delivered Feb. 13 by library…

State Sen. Jamie Eldridge speaks at the Southborough Library Legislative Breakfast held Feb. 13.

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People and Places

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    Welcome to the world, Hunter James Harrington!

    Westborough – Hunter James Harrington was born at Newton Wellesley Hospital  Jan.  15, 2015 to Kaitlyn Ware and Joshua Harrington. His maternal

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    Natick Visiting Nurse Association receives donation from Zoup! Soup

    Region  - Natick Visiting Nurse Association (Natick VNA), the area’s premier free-standing, not-for-profit home health care agency, has received a $740 donation

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    SpencerBANK hires new vice president of commercial lending

    Region – SpencerBANK recently announced the hiring of Tom Moschos as vice president of commercial lending. In his new post, Moschos will

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    Apple Tree Arts to mark 25 years by partying like it’s 1989

    Grafton – Countless memories are sure to be shared when Apple Tree Arts (ATA) marks its 25th anniversary with guests partying like

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    Local Boy Scout leader quoted in ‘Scouting Magazine’

    Shrewsbury - Thomas Bodden has been involved in Scouting for 12 years. He, like his brother, father and grandfather before him, is

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  • Musicians Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli. (Photo/Nikilette Walker)

    New England music duo releases third CD

    Northborough - After a chance meeting, Northborough’s Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli combined their lifelong musical talents and for the last eight

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  • An example of the recycled paper projects that will be created in Shrewsbury teacher Robert Wilson’s classroom (Photo/submitted)

    Shrewsbury teacher receives mini-grant for paper recycling project

    Shrewsbury - Floral Street School art teacher Robert Wilson has created a unique learning experience for his fourth-grade students. Through a grant

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    Hudson Portuguese Club’s musical group releases CD

    Hudson – Grupo das Candeias, a musical group based at the Hudson Portuguese Club (HPC), celebrated the release of its first CD

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  • Westborough Annual Town Election candidate profiles

    Westborough – The town of Westborough will be holding its Annual Town Election Tuesday, March 3 at the Westborough High School, 90

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    Local liquor store wins National Whisky Retailer of the Year award

    Westborough – The hottest new trend in liquor? Whisky. If you haven’t jumped on the band wagon yet, you are missing out.

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • (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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  • Central One Federal Credit Union employees wear red to support the American Heart Association.
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    Central One donates to American Heart Association

    Shrewsbury- Central One Federal Credit Union employees joined the National Wear Red Day Feb. 6 to show their support for women’s heart

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  • Gathered at the Southborough Community Fund (SCF) grant presentation are (l to r), Judy Salerno, executive director of the Foundation for MetroWest, with SCF board members Robin Martin, Betsy Crowley, Tom Crotty, Cathy Kea, Mary McGuinness and Michael Spataro. Not pictured is SCF board member Noreen Reilly Harrington.

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    Southborough Community Fund awards $30,000 in grants

    Southborough – Founded in 2014, the Southborough Community Fund (SCF) awarded 10 grants totaling $30,000 in its first year. SCF is one

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    Hudson marathoner raising funds for disadvantaged youth

    Hudson – Dan Milton of Hudson links some of his favorite memories with his first running experiences. Only a few days after

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    Gymnastics Learning Center gives to those in need

    Shrewsbury – The Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) and God’s Little Children Preschool in Shrewsbury are dedicated to giving back to those in

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  • Participants in the New England Dream Center enjoy a campfire sing-a-long.

    Shrewsbury nonprofit gives ‘forgotten’ an opportunity to shine

    By Christine Galeone, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Creative outlets give people a chance to express themselves while bonding with their peers. But

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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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  • 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 
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    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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