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Board takes final step in acquisition of Westborough State Hospital

October 31st, 2014

By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Westborough – Selectmen Oct. 28 took a key step toward finalizing the town’s acquisition of the Westborough State Hospital property, approving a land disposition agreement with the state. The public equivalent of a purchase and sale agreement, the agreement will eventually being recorded at the Registry of Deeds, giving the [...]

Selectmen maintain single tax rate, residential bills to drop modestly

October 31st, 2014

By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Westborough – Selectmen Oct. 28 voted to maintain a single tax rate for commercial and residential properties, saying it is a key to continuing to foster business growth in the community. In their annual tax classification hearing with the Board of Assessors, the board voted unanimously in favor of maintaining [...]

PENTA prepares for holiday season as Toys for Tots drop-off location

October 31st, 2014

PENTA Communications’ 208 Turnpike Rd. headquarters is now a drop-off location for Toys for Tots.  

Westborough – PENTA Communications, Inc., located at 208 Turnpike Road (Route 9), recently announced that the marketing firm will be a new drop-off location for the Toys for Tots Program for the 2014 holiday season. Toys for Tots, an annual program administered by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, distributes new and unwrapped toys to [...]

Pets Gone Healthy introduces Nature’s Logic

October 31st, 2014

pets gone healthy

Marlborough – Pets Gone Healthy will be hosting an event Saturday, Nov. 1 to introduce Nature’s Logic, a new line of pet food made entirely from whole foods. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be representatives available to share information and hand out samples. Nature’s Logic does not contain any synthetic vitamins, wheat, [...]

Theater is thriving in Shrewsbury schools

October 31st, 2014


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Public Schools’ Performing Arts Department provides students with opportunities to develop an appreciation of both music and drama as well as providing a creative outlet for their talents. Tom O’Toole is the new director of the K – 12 program that encompasses everything from the many instrumental and vocal groups to all the plays and musicals that the school system produces for the community.

A ‘community advocate’ for forty years

October 31st, 2014

D Bagdon pic

I get asked every few weeks how I got started in this business…I think it’s a pretty good story and I never grow tired of sharing it.

In 1974, my father Ed left his job working for the Worcester-based News Recorder and began a partnership with his friend Art Surabian. Together they formed an ad agency called Bagdon and Surabian Advertising. At age 14, I was their first employee- Art’s wife and dad soon also joined the staff.

Twenty-fifth ‘Evening of Giving’ will once again benefit homeless shelter

October 31st, 2014

Collecting personal items at the 2013 Evening of Giving to be donated to Roland's House are (l to r) Tony Maenhout, Fatima Awada and her sister, Ivana. 
File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – The 25th Evening of Giving, in support of Roland’s House, the Marlborough-Hudson homeless shelter, will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West.

The night will feature many of the city’s finest restaurants offering samplings of their signature dishes. A popular shrimp and raw bar, hosted by renowned local Chef Leon Roberge, will also once again be a highlight.

Scouts to hold annual food drive throughout region

October 31st, 2014

Southborough scouts hold up some of the donations collected in last year's drive. 

Region – Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts across the region are once again gearing up for their annual food drive, “Scouting for Food.” Scouts will be delivering flyers and/or door hangers throughout towns this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. The scouts will then return and collect items from residents Saturday, Nov. 8, that will then be donated to local food pantries.

Immaculate Conception School holds family Fun Run

October 31st, 2014

John, 4, and his mother Tanya Visconti of Marlborough pose in costume after finishing the Immaculate Conception School’s Fun Run.  
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Marlborough – The Immaculate Conception School held a family fun run/5k Oct. 25 to support the school.

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October 30th, 2014

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