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Town Meeting voters support most spending articles

October 21st, 2014

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By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Westborough–Voters at the special Fall town meeting spent generously on several initiatives to restore the town’s history and upgrade infrastructure, but rebuffed the School Department’s bid to drill a well to irrigate playing fields at the Mill Pond School. The gathering of fewer than 200 voters may have been put [...]

Westborough businessman to receive Good Scout Award

October 21st, 2014

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Westborough – Peter Gardner, president of Curry Printing in Westborough, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Boy Scouts Knox Trail Council’s Good Scout Award.

Gardner has served as the president of Curry Printing, which he founded with his two brothers, for 31 years. The company is very involved with nonprofit organizations and serves many nonprofits as customers as well.

City receives good financial news

October 21st, 2014

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Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant has congratulated the city’s finance team for work that led to state certification of more than $6.1 million in available funds, generally referred to as “free cash.”

Vigeant informed the city council of the announcement made by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) at the council’s Oct. 20 meeting. In the communication he stated: “This achievement is an unequivocal sign of a well-managed community in exceptional financial shape.”

Outdoor classroom dedicated to former superintendent

October 21st, 2014

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Southborough – Dr. Charles Gobron will inspire Albert S. Woodward Memorial School students outdoors, as he did in the classroom and school district for more than 40 years.

A new outdoor classroom was dedicated at Woodward Oct. 6, in a ceremony attended by school officials, staff, community members and members of Gobron’s family.

Southborough: Mushroom walk at Town Forest

October 21st, 2014

Southborough – A mushroom walk for adults will take place Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Town Forest on Walnut Drive. Join the Stewardship Committee and Open Space Preservation Committee as they host the walk led by author-mycologist Lawrence Millman. Learn how to identify mushrooms, how mushrooms relate to their particular habitats, and [...]

League of Women Voters’ election guide features all candidates for statewide office

October 21st, 2014

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Region -All 21 candidates for statewide offices on the November ballot have answered questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts.

Their responses are presented in a Voters’ Guide to Statewide Offices now available on the League’s website, www.lwvma.org.

Philip F. Dempsey, 84, of Hudson

October 21st, 2014

Hudson – Philip F. Dempsey, 84, born Dec. 16, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, with his loving family. He was the dear husband of Eileen J. (McCarthy) Dempsey  for 63 years. He was the son of the late James A. Dempsey and Beatrice A. (Charpentier) Dempsey. He [...]

Record turnout at third annual job fair

October 20th, 2014

Hundreds visit the third annual job fair. (Photo/courtesy Marlborough Economic Development Corporation)

Marlborough – More than 500 local and area residents, with resumes in hand, attended the third annual Marlborough Works! Job Fair held Oct. 8 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough. The event, which was hosted by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), drew businesses from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, biotech, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality, defense, banking, sales, marketing and alternative energy.

Rep. Hogan reflects on ‘victories’ for her district and beyond

October 20th, 2014

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Hudson – State Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, was first elected to represent the 3rd Middlesex District during the 2008 recession. Now in her third term with an improving economy, Hogan is grateful that state funding became available to assist her district and beyond.

Remembering the historic statesmen that touched our community

October 20th, 2014

President George Washington passed through Marlborough, on his way to Boston.  He dined at the Williams Tavern, which was located near Lake Williams.

Marlborough – Historically, when it is an election year in November, the city of Marlborough has and will see its share of politicians come over its borders. This year as in years passed, many hopefuls marched in the Labor Day parade. The city has seen many famous politicians, such as the Kennedys.

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