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It’s slow when it snows

February 28th, 2015

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Region – February 2015 will long be remembered as a month filled with endless snow, arctic temperatures and frayed nerves. Although we’ve all had our share of struggles with ice dams and clogged driveways it has also had a huge impact on the economy with decreased local spending and diminished sales and meals tax revenues. [...]

Thank you to Northboro Septic

February 9th, 2015

To the Editor: I’d like to give a huge shout out to Northboro Septic for outstanding customer service.  “Going the extra mile” is getting more rare nowadays, but it does happen from time to time.  This weekend Dean at Northboro Septic went above and beyond to help us out of a – well, a stinky [...]

A masterful plan

January 9th, 2015

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Hudson – The town of Hudson recently received the Outstanding Planning Award for its new Master Plan. The award, presented by the Massachusetts chapter of the American Planning Association, recognizes a plan, program or process of unusually high merit from a municipality with a population under 50,000. The association judges a plan on five criteria: innovation, quality, transferability, implementation and comprehensiveness.

Taking a step back

January 9th, 2015

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Westborough – No one who knows Lester Hensley would ever doubt his commitment to Westborough. An avid advocate for the town, he has served as chair of both the Economic Development Committee (EDC) and Planning Board, two organizations that require a great deal of time. He and his wife, Jody, who is a member of the Westborough School Committee, have also been active volunteers in youth sports, school organizations, and other community groups.

A holiday gift from the heart

December 23rd, 2014

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Marlborough – During the holidays, it’s never easy to be away from friends and family.  For those serving in the armed forces in places such as Afghanistan, it can be especially difficult. But thanks to the generosity of Marlborough Hospital employees, local soldiers, who are currently serving overseas, will have a bit of hometown holiday [...]

Letter to the Editor: Friends of Westborough thanks community for support of annual Fall Fair

December 19th, 2014

The Friends of Westborough, Inc., would like to thank the many individuals and businesses who supported our annual Fall Fair on Nov. 15 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Whether you donated a gift basket, jewelry, gift cards, baked goods, made one of the many afghans or contributed to our Country Store, your partnership is greatly appreciated. A special thank you to the knitting group at The Highlands Gracious Retirement Living who made many afghans, pillows and stuffed toys for our use.

Letter to the Editor: WEF thanks community for Trivia Bee success

December 19th, 2014

The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) would like to thank our local sponsors and donors, teams from local businesses and companies, teachers and administrators, parent groups and sports organizations, and volunteers who made the seventh annual Trivia Bee a huge success. Thank you for supporting the Westborough Education Foundation. The Trivia Bee, the foundation’s largest fundraiser, brings together many groups from across the community and has allowed WEF to award over $270,000 in grants since its inception.

Letter to the Editor: Northborough Turkey Trot

December 19th, 2014

The organizers of the seventh annual Northborough Turkey Trot would like to thank everyone who helped make the race a huge success this year. We had 240 participants register and 190 who ran or walked on Thanksgiving morning despite the overnight snow fall. Thanks to the huge turnout, the dynamic volunteer efforts and generous donations, we were able to raise $5,655 for the Northborough Food Pantry.

Stop making things better!

November 30th, 2014

Janice Lindsay

I’ve owned this laptop computer for only 19 months, but I’m already grappling with learning the third major version of its operating system. The older versions possessed no flaws that I detected. The new ones are just, allegedly, better. Did anybody ask me if I wanted better? Every time Big Major Computer Company (BMCC) makes [...]

Changing with the times

November 28th, 2014

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Southborough – Town officials realize that Southborough’s rural charm and small town atmosphere are key reasons why many residents have chosen to live there. But they also know it is there is a need to bring economic diversity and growth to the town, particularly when Southborough is competing with neighboring communities such as Westborough and [...]

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