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Shrewsbury selectmen adopt proposed 2015 tax rates

October 20th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen adopted the increased tax rate for fiscal year 2015 during its Oct. 14 meeting as proposed by Christopher Reidy, principal assessor.

Letter to the editor: A vote of confidence for the Baker – Polito ticket.

October 20th, 2014

To the Editor: Following the debates and newspaper articles, the general consensus from many sources see a win-win situation to a vote for the Baker-Polito ticket. I especially like the commentary by Karen and Charlie regarding the time limits on public housing. The approach suggested is very fair to all concerned. It motivates the families [...]

Letter to the editor: Shrewsbury selectmen back Baker and Polito

October 20th, 2014

To the Editor: Voting the Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito ticket for governor and lieutenant governor Tuesday Nov. 4, is the only choice on the ballot to provide Massachusetts the proven, thoughtful leadership needed to create jobs, foster real Beacon Hill bipartisanship, control government spending and protect taxpayers. Massachusetts cities and towns desperately need a [...]

Letter to the editor: Support for reelection of Abraham as Worcester register of probate

October 20th, 2014

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Stephen G. Abraham, candidate for reelection as the Worcester register of probate. As an attorney who focuses on estate planning and administration, I routinely work with various probate courts in the course of administering the estates of deceased clients. With an office in Westborough, [...]

Letter to the editor: Thank you from Westborough Cultural Council

October 20th, 2014

To the people of Westborough and surrounding communities: The Westborough Cultural Council wants to thank all of you for another successful Arts in Common.  There is no way we can thank everyone individually.  There are our sponsors, the schools, the town, individual performers, artisans, school students, Explorers, businesses that donated to the Silent Auction, etc.  [...]

Worcester SCORE to host event with Constant Contact

October 20th, 2014

SCORE

Worcester- In honor of SCORE’s 50th anniversary, the Worcester Regional SCORE Chapter will host an evening of learning and networking, Monday, Nov. 10, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St. Ellen Brezniak, senior vice president, customer operations at Constant Contact®, Inc. will present: “Engagement Marketing:  Small is Powerful.”  Constant Contact wrote [...]

Hudson choral director adds another credit to her resume

October 20th, 2014

Lisa Schliker, new choral director of the River’s Edge Youth Chorus

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – A typical weekday for lifelong Hudson resident Lisa Schliker begins by waking up at 5 a.m. She instructs indoor cycling or spin at 5:45 three mornings a week. After reporting to a fulltime office job, she attends rehearsals nearly each of those evenings. Yet, she recently added another credit to her resume. Schliker is the new choral director of the River’s Edge Youth Chorus, a program of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance for ages 8 to 18.

Fundraising in Hudson with miles, smiles and high heels

October 20th, 2014

Walkers cross through Wood Park.

Hudson – Over 200 friends, relatives and other supporters gathered Oct. 18 for the third annual Miles and Smiles for Michaella, a 3.2-mile walk beginning and ending at Morgan Bowl.

Thomas J. Gird, 68, of Hudson

October 20th, 2014

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Hudson – Thomas J. “Tom” Gird, 68, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Susanne (Risotti) Gird, to whom he was married for 46 years. He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late Joseph and Arlene (Pope) Gird. He lived in Hudson for [...]

Corinne Walcott, 97, of Hudson

October 20th, 2014

Hudson – Corinne Marie (Hebert) Walcott, 97, a longtime resident of Hudson, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at the Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of 33 years to the late Marshall Albert Walcott, who died in 1991. Corinne was born in Orono, Maine, daughter of the late Dennis A. and [...]

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