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Vigeant, Bigelow win preliminary election for mayor

October 8th, 2015

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant and former Fire Chief Edward “Skee” Bigelow emerged successful in the preliminary election for mayor held Oct. 6, eliminating Paul Polewacyk and Erik Jewett. Vigeant received 1,274 votes and won all 14 precincts. Bigelow received 393 votes, followed by Polewaczyk with 374 votes and Jewett, 181 votes.

Berlin: Berlin-Boylston SEPAC holds general meeting

October 8th, 2015

Berlin – The Berlin-Boylston SEPAC will hold a general meeting Wednesday, Oct. 28, starting at 7 p.m., the at the Berlin Memorial School library. All are welcome.  For more information, email info@sepac-berlin-boylston.org or visit http://www.sepac-berlin-boylston.org.    

Shrewsbury: Free cooking class at Shrewsbury Senior Center

October 8th, 2015

Shrewsbury – A free Vegetarian Cooking Class & Tasting Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave., starting at 3 p.m. The class will demonstrate vegetarian recipes and share delicious samples of the dishes that will be prepared.   For more information, call 508-597-9680. To register, email community.health.group.shrewsbury@gmail.com. [...]

Taco Bell special permit approved by Council

October 8th, 2015

Marlborough – City Councilors accepted an updated landscaping plan for the grounds of a proposed Taco Bell on Boston Post Road East and moved to approve the special permit filed by Charter Foods North to proceed with their plans to occupy the building in the Staples plaza, adjacent to Fanz Sports Grill.

In presenting the unanimous vote of the Urban Affairs Committee to the full council at the Oct. 5 council meeting Chair Joseph Delano reconfirmed that concerns over the potential noise and appearance of the grounds had been addressed.

Westborough: Girl Scout Troop 30633 holds last yard sale of the year

October 8th, 2015

Westborough – The final yard sale for 2015 by Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Tufts Machine Lot, 55 East Main St. The yard sales held by troop 30633 have been a great money earning project for the 21 members of the [...]

Worcester: Serenity Coffeehouse meets

October 8th, 2015

Worcester – Serenity Coffeehouse will meet Friday, Oct. 23 at Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St. (park in back), Worcester. Worship starts at 7:15 p.m., with the coffeehouse, featuring Belle Harris & Christian Band, at 8 p.m. A potluck will be held at 9 p.m.    

Colleagues honor late councilor

October 8th, 2015

Marlborough- The members of the city council held a special tribute during their Oct. 5 meeting in honor of the late Ward 2 City Councilor Robert “Bob” Page, as they recalled his outstanding service to the city. Council President Edward Clancy asked for a moment of silence to honor Page and commented to his wife, Elizabeth Ruane Page, and to all others present, how special Page had been as a city councilor and veteran’s advocate.

Framingham: Metrowest Symphony Orchestra opens new season

October 8th, 2015

Framingham – The Metrowest Symphony Orchestra begins its 37th season Sunday, Oct. 18 with a concert inspired by Travel: by Train, Sea, and Air. Maestro Dr. Peter Cokkinias will conduct Ferde Grofé’s Mississippi Suite, the “Pleasure Train” by Johann Strauss, and favorites like “Take the A Train” and “Showboat.” Assistant Conductor John Masko will conduct [...]

OYO Sportstoys seeking tax break for move to Marlborough

October 8th, 2015

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant is asking the City Council to approve a tax-break agreement requested by OYO Sportstoys, Inc., which will allow moving its current operations and corporate headquarters from Acton to Marlborough and expand into a minimum of 65,000 square feet at 111 Locke Drive.

“This will result in 195 new jobs in the Marlborough and an approximate $8 million dollar investment in the existing site through combined soft, real property and personal property costs,” said the mayor in his communication to the council presented at the Oct. 5 meeting.

Northborough: Book launch at Northborough Historical Society

October 8th, 2015

Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society, 50 Main St., will host a book signing Sunday, Oct. 18, from 2-4 p.m., to launch the publication “Northborough Through Time” by Curator Ellen Racine. The museum will also be open and refreshments offered in the meeting hall.    

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