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Second Saturday effort puts love into action

November 29th, 2012

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By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough/Hudson – For the past five years, hundreds of volunteers have joined together to serve people in the Marlborough-Hudson area who are in need of a variety of services – yard work, handyman work, household moves, cooking or light housekeeping. They gather at Grace Baptist Church, 353 River St. [...]

Marlborough council approves Quest Diagnostics tax-financing deal

November 29th, 2012

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Marlborough – The City Council unanimously approved a 15-year tax financing package for Quest Diagnostics at its Nov. 26 meeting.

Quest is seeking to lease 200,000 square feet of space at 200 Forest St., a location known over the years for housing RCA, Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and Hewlett Packard.

Investigations completed for three Marlborough fires

November 29th, 2012

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Marlborough – The Marlborough Fire Department issued this statement this morning regarding investigations related to the recent string of fires in the city: The Marlborough Fire Department has completed its investigation on three of the recent structures fires that have occurred this month. Investigations into the other fires remain open. If anyone has information on [...]

Shrewsbury selectmen review budget concerns

November 29th, 2012

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Shrewsbury – Staffing town departments, the needs of the school and increasing state mandates were just some of the issues discussed by the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen during a financial workshop held during its Nov. 27 meeting. The workshop is an exercise the board undertakes as part of its preparation for the spring Annual Town Meeting.

Working from a summary prepared by Town Manager Daniel Morgado, the selectmen were presented with a budget overview and specific issues for consideration. These included ranking services and programs by highest to lowest priority (including library certification); police and fire department personnel staffing increases; staffing for municipal departments; how school needs will be met; how the board feels town fees should be structured; and desired changes to the budget development process. Regarding police and fire staffing, Morgado suggested an increase of 4 people to the police department and 1.2 people to the fire department (the .2 being an increase from .8 man weeks to a full-time clerical worker).

Muriel M. Heffernan, 83

November 29th, 2012

Southborough – Muriel M. (Nevins) Heffernan, 83, of Southborough, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of Paul M. Heffernan for the past 60 years. Born in Cambridge, she was the beloved daughter of the late James L. Nevins Sr. Muriel graduated from Cambridge Rindge [...]

Westborough to keep single tax rate

November 29th, 2012

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Westborough – Westborough will continue to keep a single tax rate, a move officials feel will help the town be competitive as it tries to attract more businesses.

In a presentation to the Board of Selectmen at its Nov. 27 meeting, Chief Assessor Linda Swadel reviewed the draft tax recap. The tax rate for fiscal year (FY) 2013 is $18.97; a decrease of 24 cents from the FY12 rate of $19.21.

Sister Mina Goulet, SSCh

November 29th, 2012

Marlborough – Sister Mina Goulet, SSCh., ( Sr. Elise-Marie),died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Marie Esther Healthcare Center in Marlborough. Born in Athol, she was the daughter of the late Ludger and Delia (Mathieu) Goulet and the sister of the late Angelina Goulet and Rose Easson. A member of the Sisters of St. Chretienne for [...]

Home ownership in 2013

November 29th, 2012


By Nancy Russell, Vice President CBRB

In the last six years, we have been through once-in-a-lifetime major economic disruptions. In 2006, we saw the collapse of the real estate market. Then in 2008, we experienced the banking and financial system meltdown. These events have caused both hard and soft shockwaves through our society.

Business briefs, Nov. 30 edition

November 29th, 2012


Northboro Chiropractic to present “Sweet Dreams, Deep Sleep” Dec. 3 Northborough – Monday, Dec. 3, starting at 6 p.m., Northboro Chiropractic will present “Sweet Dreams, Deep Sleep” by Dr. Karen Moriarty, DC, with Harry Kroner, certified life coach and hypnotherapist. If you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, waking in the middle of the [...]

Small business…makes a BIG difference!

November 29th, 2012

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Region – Last weekend, the “Small Business Saturday” reminded shoppers of the importance of spending money with local businesses. Although we are bombarded daily with sales messages from national retailers, it's the local businesses that have roots in the community. Those roots mean that dollars tend to stay in town, as shop owners and their [...]

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