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Local medical professionals end 30-year Army careers

November 23rd, 2014

Colonel Nancy Hughes, Nurse Corps, US Army (Retired) and Colonel John Collins, Medical Service Corps, US Army (Retired). (Photo/K.B. Sherman)

Shrewsbury – Husband and wife colonels, John Collins and Nancy Hughes, retired from the military in May after successful 30-year careers in the Army’s medical corps.

New Taco Bell holds grand opening

November 23rd, 2014

Surrounded by local and state officials, David Lockwood cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of his new Taco Bell. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – Local town and business officials gathered Nov. 19 to celebrate the grand opening of the new Taco Bell at 289 Turnpike Road, Route 9 West. The restaurant is owned by principals Roger Lockwood, David Lockwood and Gordon McKinnon.

Town Meeting voters to have final say over fate of Burnett/Garfield Mansion

November 23rd, 2014

The historic Burnett/Garfield House on Main Street in Southborough.

Southborough – The fate of the Burnett/Garfield property, located at 84 Main St., was discussed with residents at the Nov. 18 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, but it wasn’t until after an executive session later than night that final details of an agreement were reached that will preserve the house and property in perpetuity while restoring the property to its 19th-century splendor. The agreement includes a deed restriction that would ensure that the four structures on the property are never demolished and the overall parcel never subdivided.

Region may see snow on Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2014

AccuWeather Nov. 23

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Region –  Here is an update as of Sunday afternoon, Nov. 23, regarding a possible Thanksgiving Eve snowstorm: The European model shows a large swath of from 12 to 20 inches of snow headed our way.  While I’m not sure I would agree with those amounts, I am becoming [...]

Shrewsbury middle-schooler awaits organ transplant

November 22nd, 2014

(Back, l to r) Rich, Dawn, Chris, Katherine, (front, l to r) Lydia and Josh (Photos/submitted)

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – When Rich and Dawn Cavanaugh drove to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton Aug. 1, 2003, to welcome their fourth child, they did so full of hopes and dreams for the baby they would soon welcome into their family. “I had expected to come home with our brand [...]

Consultant say city’s Fire Department needs major improvements

November 21st, 2014

Marlborough – A report conducted by an outside consultant has found “internal conflicts and cultural attitudes, many of which are self-imposed,” throughout the Marlborough Fire Department.

That strife has “seriously affected [the department’s] standing in the community and in the region,” according to consultants, Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI).

Shrewsbury Education Foundation to hold fundraiser

November 21st, 2014

The SEF trivia champions, Pluto, Teach the Controversy: (l to r) Paul Wood, Moira Lumley-Chan, Patrick Collins and Steven Sousa
Photo/Christa Duprey

The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) will be hosting a special night of shopping Tuesday, Dec. 2, at The Treasure Chest Company, 269 W. Main St., Northborough, from 7-9 p.m. SEF will receive 20 percent of the proceeds from the evening. The event will be also feature wine, nibbles and makeovers.

New district fine arts director begins in Westborough

November 21st, 2014

Christopher Martin

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – As the new district fine arts director for kindergarten through 12th grade in the Westborough Public Schools, Christopher Martin appreciated participating with students and faculty in the sixth annual Arts in Common this past fall.

A community with much to be thankful for

November 20th, 2014

The Walker Building on Main Street was the city’s first high school. (Photo/ Marlborough Historical Society)

Marlborough – As we enter the month of Thanksgiving, the community of Marlborough has much to be grateful for. It has a rich history that has given the city a strong foundation to meet the needs of its citizens and to outreach to the surrounding areas.

Algonquin students celebrate national Food Day

November 20th, 2014

Kenya, grade 12, Nathaniel Nahabedian, grade 12, and Kevin McKenna, grade 11, in the Serenity Garden at ARHS. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – Now in its fourth year, Food Day is a nationwide movement that gets people to really think about food, where it comes from, and ways to eat healthier.

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