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Shrewsbury Library moves to temporary new home

October 10th, 2014

Keith Summers of American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., loads up a section of books on a specially designed cart to truck them to Lake Street.

Shrewsbury – Moving the Shrewsbury Public Library to its new temporary new home is no small feat. Thousands of books have to be transported. All the computers and electronics have to be disconnected and then reconnected. Furniture, files and fixtures have to travel the 2.2 miles from 609 Main St., the center of town to south of Route 9 into the former early intervention preschool building behind the Irving A. Glavin Regional Center at 214 Lake St. The library staff and American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., a professional library moving company, are hard at work to make the transition to a space less than half the current library’s size.

St. Bernadette School receives national blue ribbon honor

October 9th, 2014

St. Bernadette School is adorned in blue ribbons in honor of the prestigious designation.

Northborough – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently recognized St. Bernadette School in Northborough as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Of the 337 schools recognized nationwide, St. Bernadette’s is one of only 50 non-public schools and the only non-public school in all of New England to receive this honor. Blue ribbon schools are chosen based on academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. St. Bernadette’s was recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School.”

Northborough selectmen monitor pipeline progress

October 9th, 2014

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Northborough–Ten properties in Northborough could be directly impacted by a proposed natural gas pipeline through the area, the Board of Selectmen was told at its Oct. 7 meeting, though the preference of the pipeline developers would be to avoid the community entirely.

Military Appreciation Day at Marlborough Country Club

October 8th, 2014

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Marlborough – The Marlborough Country Club (MCC) will hold its fourth annual Military Appreciation Day Monday, Oct. 20, honoring military (active and veterans) along with their families for a free day of golf beginning at 10 a.m. To register, contact Dria at the Business Office 508-485-1660, ext. 10, or the Pro Shop 508-485-1660, ext. 16. [...]

Quest Diagnostics opens ‘lab of the future’ in Marlborough

October 6th, 2014

James E. Davis, senior vice president, operations, Quest Diagnostics; Congresswoman Niki Tsongas; State Rep. Danielle Gregoire, Steve Rusckowski, president and CEO, Quest Diagnostics; Mayor Arthur Vigeant; and  Denis Gallagher, vice president of operations, Quest Diagnostics celebrate the company’s grand opening of its new 200,000 facility on Forest Street.

Marlborough – Touting it as the “lab of the future,” city and state officials joined executives and employees from Quest Diagnostics in a ceremony Oct. 2 to open the company’s new 200,000 square-foot lab which is located at the site of the former Hewlett Packard building on Forest Street.

Regional business expo attracts large crowd

October 3rd, 2014

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Marlborough – More than 60 regional and area business and community leaders participated in the 2014 Annual Regional Business Expo held at the Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott Sept. 30, sponsored by the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC).

Southborough man charged with alleged multiple thefts

October 3rd, 2014

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: During the month of September, the Westborough Police investigated a number of vehicle and house breaks. On September 22nd, at 11:35 AM, Derek Saari who works for the Town’s Conservation Commission, was doing an inspection of property on Arch Street. While walking with the [...]

Zoning changes approved for ‘Spagtacular’

October 1st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Only 166 voters attended the Shrewsbury Special Town Meeting (STM) Sept. 30, although approximately another 55 interested people from out of town also attended. The meeting had been requested by proponents of a mixed-use development, “The Grove,” which would be located at the site of a former warehouse on Maple Avenue. By night’s end, requested zoning changes had been approved.

Patrick lauds Hudson’s downtown growth

September 29th, 2014

(l to r) Michael Kasseris (Rail Trail owner), Jason Kleinerman (Rail Trail general manager), Karim El-Gamal (Rail Trail owner), Steve Kerrigan, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Gov. Deval Patrick and State Rep. Kate Hogan
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Hudson – Gov. Deval Patrick took some time away from his Statehouse duties in Boston to visit a number of businesses in central Mass. Sept. 25. One of those stops was at the Rail Trail Flatbread restaurant, located at 33 Main St., in the heart of Hudson’s downtown.

Continuing mission of Hudson High alumna in Honduras

September 28th, 2014

(l to r) Michael Kasseris (Rail Trail owner), Jason Kleinerman (Rail Trail general manager), Karim El-Gamal (Rail Trail owner), Steve Kerrigan, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Gov. Deval Patrick and State Rep. Kate Hogan
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Hudson – After graduating from Hudson High School in 2010, Michaella “Kayla” Walsh Libby majored in public health at the University of Maryland (UM). There, she tutored inner-city children with Kids Power in Washington, D.C., and raised funds for the UM chapter of Students Helping Honduras (SHH), with whom she planned to travel and help build a school. However, she died unexpectedly in 2012 at age 20, only weeks before that trip.

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