Hudson was part of Marlborough called Feltonville, until it was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Eighteen years later, much of its downtown was nearly destroyed by a fire that was started with two young boys playing with firecrackers.Hudson was also once an important part of the Underground Railroad Movement during the Civil War. One of its favorite sons and biggest supporters is Paul Cellucci, who served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1997-2001 and then as United States Ambassador to Canada from 2001-2005.
The town is approximately 11.8 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 19,063. It is part of Middlesex County and its form of government is Open Town Meeting.
Hudson has an Executive Assistant who manages the town under the auspices of the Board of Selectmen.
Visit Hudson’s town government website here.
Visit the website for Hudson’s public schools here.
September 5th, 2014
Hudson – Mary I. (Jagoon) Martin, 95, of Hudson, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital. She is survived by her two children, Patricia Lavigne and her husband Ronald of West Boylston and Kenneth Martin and his wife Susan of Westborough. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Oscar Gauvin and his wife [...]
September 5th, 2014
Hudson – Ralph W. “Walter” Thomas Jr., 89, of Hudson, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough. He was the loving husband of the late Virginia C. (Gardner) Thomas, who died in 1994. Ralph was born in Marlborough, son of the late Ralph and Grace (King) Thomas. He [...]
September 3rd, 2014
Hudson – Ruth E. (Wikstrom) Smith, 75, of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Frank A. Smith of Hudson. Ruth was born in Quincy, daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Somers) Wikstrom. She was raised in Pembroke, where she attended local schools, [...]
September 2nd, 2014
Hudson – Mabel E. (MacEachern) Gracie, 85, of Hudson, died at her home Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves her loving husband of 65 years, James Gracie of Hudson. Mabel was born in Boston, daughter of the late Ivan and Olga (Gill) MacEachern. She was raised in Roslindale, where she [...]
September 2nd, 2014
Hudson – Norman E. Johnson Jr., 88, of Hudson, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at Marlboro Hills Healthcare Center. He was the husband of the late Margie Johnson. Norman was born and raised in Boston, son of the late Norman E. Johnson Sr. and Bertha (Johnston). He has been a longtime resident of Hudson and [...]
September 1st, 2014
Hudson – The Hudson Cultural Council has set a Wednesday, Oct. 15, postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. According to council spokesperson Barbara Worrest, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hudson, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term [...]
August 30th, 2014
Hudson – The Hudson Rotary Club sponsored three incoming juniors from Hudson High School for the 22nd annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference. From June 27 to 29, Samantha Johnson, Haley Gaffney and Luke Saliga joined the more than 170 recipients at Worcester State University for a weekend of workshops, activities, and volunteering. They [...]
August 23rd, 2014
Hudson – “My commute just got a whole lot better,” declared Jessica Winders, an athletic director who recently moved from Worcester to Boylston and changed jobs from Newbury College in Brookline to Hudson High School. She's looking forward to working with high school coaches after seven years at two colleges.
August 21st, 2014
Hudson – Leonard M. Pauplis, 88, of Hudson, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at the Reservoir Center in Marlborough. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jeannette L. (Pavlovich) Pauplis of Hudson. Leonard was born and raised in Hudson, son of the late Michael and Philomena (Olszewski) Pauplis. [...]
August 20th, 2014
Hudson – Julian A. Prachnick, 75, of Hudson, formerly of Berlin, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at Marlboro Hills Healthcare Center surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret J. (Hatt) Prachnick of Hudson. Julian was born in Clinton, son of the late Stanley and Natalie (Moffa) Prachnick, [...]