Polito, Vigeant discuss community compact, monies for roads »

( l to r) - Mayor Arthur Vigeant, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, State Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, and State Rep. Carmine Gentile, D-Sudbury
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08:02 pm | Marlborough - One of Gov. Charlie Baker’s first acts after taking office in January was to create a Community…

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Westborough issues warning to state hospital trespassers »

One of the buildings located on the former Westborough State Hospital property 
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05:02 pm | Westborough - The town wants would-be trespassers on the state hospital property to know they are not only risking…

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New Marlborough Senior Center officially opens »

The public was invited to an open house March 22 at the new Marlborough Senior Center on New Street in Ward Park.
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01:15 pm | Marlborough – Less than a year and a half after a formal groundbreaking, state and city officials gathered March…

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Corridor Nine Chamber to host 24th annual Business Expo »

Attendees at a previous Corridor Nine Business Expo
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02:43 pm | Westborough – Over 100 businesses and 1,300 visitors are expected to converge at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough for…

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Local News

Northeast Insurance Agency, Inc. – Westborough office serves Metrowest insurance needs »

04:59 pm | By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer Westborough – This winter has provided ample evidence of the need for adequate insurance coverage…

The Westborough staff of Northeast Insurance Agency, Inc. 
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Peter K. Haines, 70, of Westborough »

02:36 pm | Westborough – Peter K. Haines, 70, of Westborough, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center.…

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Mary M. Willwerth, 88, of Westborough »

02:31 pm | Westborough – Mary M. Willwerth, 88, of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 27, 2015 at home. She was the…

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Scholarships available for Westborough High students »

10:57 pm | Westborough – Melfa Wealth Management will be awarding two scholarships to graduating Westborough High School seniors this year.  The applicants…

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Barbara Belton, 87, of Shrewsbury »

09:29 am | Shrewsbury - Barbara Ann Belton, of Eastwood Road, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the age of 87.…

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Cathi Gordon, 49, of Shrewsbury and Fitchburg »

02:17 pm | Shrewsbury/Fitchburg – Cathi (Grady) Gordon, 49, of Shrewsbury and Fitchburg, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Health Alliance Leominster after…

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Concert to benefit independent film focusing on child abuse »

02:11 pm | Region – Sira Naras of Shrewsbury is combining her passions as a fervent consumer of live music and an active…

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Shrewsbury students get fit thanks to Corridor Nine grant »

02:22 pm | Shrewsbury - The students at St. Mary's School in Shrewsbury began a new physical education program called Skillastics® in March,…

St. Mary's students getting fit
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Marlborough Savings awards grant to Marlborough Community Development Corporation, Inc. »

04:26 pm | Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded Marlborough Community Development Corporation, Inc. (MCDC) a $5,000 grant to support their…

(l) Rick Bennett, president, Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation and Lynn Faust, executive director, Marlborough Community Development Corporation, Inc.
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St. Mary’s Credit Union approved to participate in Federal Home Loan Bank program »

04:17 pm | Marlborough – St. Mary’s Credit Union has been notified of its approval to participate in the 2015 Equity Builder Program…

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Robert L. Cote, 92, of Marlborough »

02:58 pm | Marlborough – Robert L. Cote, 92, of Marlborough, died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Marlborough Hills HealthCare Center. Born in…

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Pastor Eliud Ortiz, 73 »

02:26 pm | Marlborough – Pastor Eliud Ortiz, 73, of Marlborough, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at Marlborough Hospital. He was the husband…

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Committee works toward creation of Northborough town common »

01:56 pm | Northborough – A group of Northborough residents is hoping that a parcel of land in the downtown area will eventually…

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Seniors create ‘Showcasing Algonquin’ video »

10:43 pm | Northborough - As a way to leave a lasting impression on Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) when they graduate, seniors…

(l to r) Jake Briggs, Nicolette San Clemente and Domenic Cianci (Photo/submitted)
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Liam invites everyone to ‘get your bump on’ »

10:37 pm | Northborough – In November 2014 nine-year-old Liam Fitzgerald became an internet sensation when a video clip of him “fist bumping”…

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Northborough budget will increase average tax bill $269 »

10:41 am | Northborough - The average homeowner's tax bill will increase $269 if voters adopt the proposed fiscal year 2016 budget -…

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Hudson police log, March 27 edition »

10:48 am | Hudson Thursday, March 12 11:12 a.m. Carlton St. Medical. 2:02 p.m. Highland Commons West. MVA – leaving scene. 2:13 p.m.…

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Hudson woman to be remembered with 5K walk »

09:13 pm | Hudson – Maureen Chiasson Young of Hudson, who passed away unexpectedly last June at age 49, is remembered by many…

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Hudson High School holds Health Fair »

01:47 pm | Hudson - Hudson High School (HHS) held its annual Health Fair in the gym March 13. Health-related vendor tables were…

15-40 Connection Education and Event Manager Alex Holden with Hudson High School student members Mikenna Doherty, Evan Nelson, Morgan Nelson and Bhumi Patel. (Photo/submitted)
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Running a green streak on St. Patrick’s Day »

01:21 pm | Hudson – Members of the Highland City Striders (HCS) ran a green streak March 17 in its annual St. Patrick’s…

Leading the annual St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run out of the Finnegan’s Pub parking lot are Jim McKenna, HCS president (center), with flag-bearers Jean Clark and Annette Fillion.
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Join us April 13: Southborough’s 288th(+) Town Meeting »

10:55 pm | Submitted by Donna McDaniel, Contributing Writer Southborough – It may be hard to believe, but the biggest problem for our…

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New Rotary scholarship introduced for Southborough students »

10:51 am | Southborough – At a recent meeting of the Southborough Rotary Club, President Carl Guyer announced the establishment of a new…

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Southborough police log, March 27 edition »

10:50 am | Southborough Monday, March 16 12:15 a.m. Arrested, Andres Martinez of Brendan Road, Clinton. Mr. Martinez was charged with OUI alcohol,…

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Allen Langord, 80, formerly of Southborough »

03:35 pm | New Wilmington, Penn. – Allen Langord, 80, of New Wilmington, Penn., formerly of Southborough, died peacefully at home Thursday, March…

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Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to Apple Tree Arts »

04:10 pm | Grafton – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,269 to Apple Tree Arts in Grafton, a nonprofit community school for…

(l to r) Jimmie Ames, assistant vice president and marketing manager of Avidia Bank; Donna Blanchard, executive director of Apple Tree Arts; and Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank
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Sylvia E. Anderson, 87, of Grafton »

01:57 pm | Grafton - Sylvia E. (Lessard) Anderson, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 after an illness. Her husband, Melvin J.…

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Grafton Community Television airs new episodes of “Along the Blackstone” »

11:03 pm | Grafton - Two new editions of “Along the Blackstone,” the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Park’s award-winning video series, are set to…

Photo: National Parks Service Ranger Chuck Arning, host of "Along the Blackstone". (Photo/submitted)
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A trip back in time: attending school in Grafton in the 19th and early 20th centuries »

10:47 pm | Grafton - Living in 2015, it can be hard to imagine even the most commonplace aspects of life in the…

Grange Hall: The original Grafton High School built in 1850. (Photo/submitted)
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People and Places

  • “Life Abstract”

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    Concert to benefit independent film focusing on child abuse

    Region – Sira Naras of Shrewsbury is combining her passions as a fervent consumer of live music and an active nonprofit volunteer

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  • Liam Fitzgerald (Photo/submitted)

    Liam invites everyone to ‘get your bump on’

    Northborough – In November 2014 nine-year-old Liam Fitzgerald became an internet sensation when a video clip of him “fist bumping” Boston Bruins

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  • Photo: (l to r) Audrey Alenson, Trottier Middle School; Janice Bisset, Melican Middle School; Joanne Giancola, Proctor School; Nancy Kellner, Peaslee School; Leigh King, Lincoln Street School; Michelle Rehill, Algonquin Regional High School. (Photo/Liz Nolan)

    School librarians: more than checking out books

    Northborough/Southborough - Collaborating with teachers and the community, coordinating special projects, and utilizing new technology are all part of a typical day

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  • Dr. John Zawacki with a patient at UMass Memorial Medical Center. (Photo/Courtesy of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare)

    Northborough doctor makes time for compassion

    Northborough - Dr. John Zawacki’s first patient Feb. 18 was a 50-year-old woman with long brown hair, a thick Boston accent, and

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  • Christopher F. Egan (Photo/submitted)

    Egan named board chair for The Home for Little Wanderers

    Region – The Home for Little Wanderers, the nation’s oldest and one of New England’s largest child and family service agencies, has

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  • Judy McKensie (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

    Meet the ‘star volunteer’ of Grafton Senior Center

    Grafton – Judy McKensie is described as the “star volunteer” of the Grafton Senior Center by Lisa Kelley, the outreach worker.

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    Local author appreciates the joy of writing

    Grafton - Jennifer Wiza had a dream one night that she was on “The Bachelor” as herself, a 30-something-year-old mother with kids.

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    Grafton pastor co-authors book on church growth

    Grafton - Reverend Jane Willan grew up in Burlington, Iowa, where she attended a Disciples of Christ Church. It was at a

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    Community connections important to Homefield Credit Union executive

    Grafton - Daniel Crossin, assistant vice president of real estate lending at Homefield Credit Union, was raised in Grafton; he and his

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    Grafton High alum enjoys rocking at Berklee in Boston

    Grafton – Kristin Turgeon, a 2014 Grafton High School (GHS) alum, is pursuing her dream as a freshman at Berklee College of

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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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  • Madeline Dolan 
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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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  • 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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