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Temporary one-way street designated in Grafton

August 10th, 2015

Grafton – At the Aug. 4 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen dealt with the traffic confusion and congestion along Boulevard Avenue because of the ongoing renovation of One Grafton Common. The roadway is hindered by a construction fence and vehicles on one side of the road and the door at Jordan’s Garage is partially blocked, so the selectmen have decided to make the road temporarily one-way. The avenue will be open from east to west or from North Street to Route 140 for an undetermined period.

Selectmen discuss business licenses for Hooters restaurant

July 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Marc Phaneuf, Jr. and Daniel Gadbois appeared at a public hearing before the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen July 28, seeking a Common Victualler’s License and an All Alcoholic Beverage Pouring License for a new Hooters Restaurant to be located at the site of the former Chili’s Restaurant at 291 Boston Turnpike Rd. Phaneuf’s company, Phancon, Inc., operates eight other Hooters in New England and New York. The two in Massachusetts are in West Springfield and Saugus. Gadbois will serve as the Shrewsbury restaurant’s general manager.

Westborough Police arrest two men in connection with YMCA break-ins

July 29th, 2015

Westborough -  Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 7/28/15, at approximately 2:58 PM, the Westborough Police received a report from the staff at the YMCA at 4 Valente Dr. reporting that two suspects from previous thefts had entered the building. Det. Sgt. Peter Goodney along with Dets. Gary Hassett and Steven [...]

Nominations now being accepted for Applefest parade grand marshal

July 28th, 2015

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Northborough – The Applefest Committee is now planning the 2015 Applefest Celebration, which will be held throughout the town Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20.  This will be the event’s 25th year. Nominations are now being accepted for the parade’s Grand Marshal, according to the committee’s chairperson, Michelle Gillespie. “Please consider nominating a Northborough [...]

Ferrante sentenced in Shrewsbury house breaks

July 28th, 2015

Worcester – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. released this statement this afternoon regarding a man charged with home burglaries in Shrewsbury:

Nicholas Ferrante, 29, was sentenced to 3-5 years in state prison on Monday after pleading guilty in Worcester Superior Court to breaking into homes in Shrewsbury and stealing cash and jewelry, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Councilor-at-large seat to remain vacant

July 28th, 2015

Marlborough-The City Council will continue to function with 10 members, leaving the vacancy created by the resignation of Councilor-at-Large Patricia Pope open for the present time. The Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee made the recommendation at a meeting held July 21.

Selectmen honor Bruce for 29 years on force, lifetime of service

July 22nd, 2015

Northborough—The Board of Selectmen marked the retirement of Sgt. James Bruce after 29 years on the town’s police department, in a brief but emotional ceremony July 20. .

Lt. William E. Lyver, Jr.— standing in for a vacationing Chief Mark Leahy—noted that although Bruce spent 29 years on the force, he has been working in service to the community for much longer, starting as a member of the local fire explorer post and later becoming the town’s first firefighter paramedic.

Shrewsbury selectmen honor retiring town counsel

July 17th, 2015

Retiring Town Counsel T. Philip Leader (second from right) is congratulated by Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen members (l to r) Henry Fitzgerald, Moira Miller and Maurice Depalo. 
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Shrewsbury – State Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) both attended the July 14 Board of Selectmen’s meeting to honor retiring Town Counsel T. Philip Leader.

All present had congratulatory words for Leader, who served in that capacity for 37 years. Moore and Kane presented Leader with a citation of achievement issued by the Massachusetts Legislature in his honor.

Foundation for MetroWest launches $55,000 summer hunger challenge

July 7th, 2015

Region – School is out for the summer, which for many kids means sunny days snacking on watermelon, making s’mores at summer camp and trips out for ice cream. But for nearly 20,000 MetroWest school children it means no longer having access to vital in-school food programs such as free and reduced lunch. Throughout the MetroWest region, the reality is that many children, as well as elders, individuals with disabilities and those in emergency situations will struggle this summer and in the coming year finding enough to eat.

Shrewsbury police report two fatalities in July 4 MVA

July 6th, 2015


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department is reporting the tragic news of two fatalities that occurred during an MVA this past Saturday: On Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 6:24 PM the Shrewsbury Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 882 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) in the area of the Shrewsbury Commons. Also responding to [...]

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