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Northborough: Cupcake Challenge at Northborough Library

January 30th, 2015

Northborough – Children ages 6-8 are invited to participate in a Cupcake Challenge Friday, Feb. 20, from 3-3:30 p.m., at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Who will design the most creative cupcake and other cupcake challenge categories? Cupcakes and toppings will be provided. Please alert the library staff about any food allergies upon signing [...]

Board agrees to allow stormwater basin at Memorial Field

January 30th, 2015

Northborough – Selectmen signed a memorandum of agreement with a private developer Jan. 26 that will enable him to address stormwater control issues by using town-owned land at Memorial Field.

Department of Public Works Director Dan Nason said allowing a small detention basin on town land will enable the developer, Sterling Court Building Company, to address stormwater issues at a private subdivision under construction nearby, while also handling water that runs onto the property from the town’s stormwater infrastructure.

Northborough: Drop-in Legos at Northborough Library

January 30th, 2015

Northborough – Children of all ages are welcome to a drop-in Legos program at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., to be held Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Build, create, and design with Legos! There will be larger Legos and Duplos for younger children to use.   No registration is necessary. [...]

Selectmen add to charter review group’s charge

January 30th, 2015

Westborough – A year into its work – and with no plans to recommend major changes to how town government operates – the Charter Review Committee asked selectmen Jan. 28 to expand the scope of their work to include reviewing the town’s charter for legal clarity.

The committee gave the board an interim report on its work to date, saying its effort to reach out to community members and leaders have revealed a desire to keep the town’s government structure largely intact.

Marlborough: ‘The Map Thief’ author at Marlborough Library

January 30th, 2015

Marlborough – Michael Blanding, award-winning author of “The Map Thief,” will appear Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 W. Main St. The event is part of the Friends of the Marlborough Public Library’s “2015 McConnell Author/Celebrity Series No. 32,” hosted by bestselling author and Channel 7 investigative reporter Hank [...]

Westborough: Chinese New Year Celebration at Hastings School

January 30th, 2015

Westborough – A Chinese New Year Celebration with Central MA Chinese Language School (CMCLS) will take place Sunday, Feb 8, from 2:30-5:30 p.m., at Hasting Elementary School 111 E. Main St, Westborough. Join CMCLS students for singing, dancing, Chinese yo-yo, and much more. Learn about Chinese cultures and languages! The free performances include dinner and [...]

Selectmen want more info on disability article

January 30th, 2015

Westborough – Selectmen asked for more information on the impact of a proposed town meeting article that would have Westborough adopt state rules specifying that the town is responsible for the medical bills of firefighters and police officers who retire due to a job-related disability.

Fire Chief Walter Perron made the case for adopting the measure – known as Mass. General Laws Chapter 41 section 100B – at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Jan. 28. The meeting had been delayed a day because of the blizzard.

Jose Maria Chaves, 73, of Hudson

January 30th, 2015

Hudson – Jose Maria Chaves, 73, of Hudson, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2105, surrounded by his loving family, at Marlborough Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Maria F. (Tavares) Chaves of Hudson. Jose Maria was born and raised in Santa Maria, the Azores of Portugal, son of the late [...]

Betty Prue, 80, of Shrewsbury

January 30th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Betty Prue’s long struggle with illness, including a 7-year battle with a brain tumor, came to a peace-filled end Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 with her family gathered by her side. She was 80. Born April 20, 1934 in Worcester, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Dorothy (Riedl) Marsh. Raised and [...]

Shrewsbury actresses to perform onstage in Worcester

January 29th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – The Worcester County Light Opera Company (WCLOC) continues its Neil Simon season with “Proposals” directed by Sally Holden. Two of the nine cast members are Shrewsbury residents. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., from Feb. 6 through 22 at the Grandview Playhouse, 21 Grandview Ave. in Worcester.

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