August 26th, 2014
Marlborough – Both sides in an ongoing dispute between the city and the contractor WeCare Environmental LLC have claimed victory after a federal court ruled the city must allow the contractor to reopen a composting facility located near the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant.
WeCare has four years left on a 20-year contract to process the city's residential trash and sewage sludge, although it does not cover waste from the Marlborough Public Schools. The city filed a lawsuit against the contractor in 2013 claiming WeCare violated environmental laws and allowed putrid odors to drift into a nearby neighborhood.
August 24th, 2014
Marlborough – Downtown Marlborough will be extraordinarily active this Labor Day weekend with nostalgic tunes, cultural delicacies, carnival amusements, candidates campaigning and careening hospital beds.
Festivities begin Thursday, Aug. 28, 7 to 9 p.m., when Dom V and the Swing Out Big Band concludes the Mayor's 2014 Summer Concert Series at Union Common. Co-hosted by the Marlborough Junior Woman's Club, this concert will feature food and ice cream trucks, and tables decorated with centerpieces by the Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough.
August 18th, 2014
Shrewsbury – The T.R.A.I.L.Blazers Shrewsbury Youth Leadership Institute recently wrapped up its fifth year of the week-long leadership program with team presentations resulting in six scholarship winners. The goal of the program, organized by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS), is to give students “the opportunity to practice leadership but also to build their confidence, self-esteem, and knowledge of what it is to be a leader,” said Terry Cassidy, SYFS executive director.
August 17th, 2014
Shrewsbury – The Planning Committee for the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury is delighted to announce Donald J. Green as the Grand Marshal for the 18th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival.
August 17th, 2014
Region – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan released this statement Aug. 15:
A Marlborough man has been arraigned on charges alleging inappropriate physical contact with players on his team while employed as a varsity volleyball coach at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough.
August 15th, 2014
Hudson/Marlborough – The Hudson Board of Health has released an update on the cyanobacteria bloom at Fort Meadow Reservoir: A water sample was collected by Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) at Centennial Beach in Hudson and Memorial Beach in Marlborough on Tuesday, August 12th. Laboratory analysis showed cyanobacteria levels of 62,000 cells/ml and 30,000 [...]
August 7th, 2014
Marlborough – Officials have announced that Memorial Beach is temporarily closed for swimming due to elevated levels of cyanobacteria (blue green algae) bloom. The problem is not uncommon; it has occurred in other parts of the state recently as well. According to a press release, the city of Marlborough is working closely with the Massachusetts [...]
August 7th, 2014
Submitted by Military Order of the Purple Heart A day to honor America's combat wounded and fallen heroes Region – Each year on August 7, Americans pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.? The Purple Heart is [...]
August 6th, 2014
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Health has issued a public health advisory due to the observation of high levels of cyanobacteria algae (blue-green) in Dean Park Pond. Individuals are being encouraged to avoid coming in contact with the body of water until further notice. The town will be working with environmental health specialists to [...]
July 31st, 2014
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this evening: On July 31st 2014 (Thursday) at 12:18 PM an armed robbery occurred at Blue Coast Coffee located at #274 South Street in Shrewsbury. The suspect entered the shop armed with a knife and demanded the cashier give him the money in the register. The [...]