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South Street Diner celebrates 10th anniversary

September 19th, 2014

The diner before its 2009 renovation. Photo/submitted

Westborough – For Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, the husband-and-wife owners of the South Street Diner in Westborough, the vision for their popular restaurant has already exceeded their expectations.

Northborough Historical Society to host Applefest events

September 18th, 2014

Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society will hold a variety of events during the upcoming annual townwide Applefest at its 52 Main St. location. On Saturday, Sept. 20, the society will be holding an old-fashioned luncheon from 12 to 3 p.m. They will also feature a cookie walk and historical games and crafts. On Sunday, [...]

Westborough High School to host “Week of Lights”

September 15th, 2014

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Westborough – It has become a tradition at Westborough High School (WHS) that every two years the school hosts a “Week of Lights” events. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Friday, Sept. 19, the school's different sports teams will be playing under temporary lights on the WHS turf. The community is encouraged to come out and [...]

Westborough High alumna returns to Arts in Common

September 15th, 2014

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Westborough – Arts in Common was first presented in 2009 concurrently with the official opening of the Bay State Green, located adjacent to the Bay State Commons shopping plaza. The arts festival has continued being produced annually with performance artists, vendors offering handcrafted items, refreshments and a silent auction by the Westborough Cultural Council of which Cliff Watts is currently chair.

Residents invited to show respect for fallen soldier

September 15th, 2014

Brian K. Arsenault

Northborough – Town officials have announced the following arrangements have been made for Spc. Brian Arsenault, who was killed in action in Afghanistan. The wake and funeral services will take place today (Monday) and tomorrow at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, located at 244 West Main Street (Route 20) in Northborough. The wake hours [...]

Specialist Brian K. Arsenault, 28, of Northborough

September 12th, 2014

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Northborough – Specialist Brian K. Arsenault, 28, Bronze Star recipient, was valiantly killed in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in Ghazni, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Brian is survived by his loving parents, Daniel W. and Leslie (Sebastian) Arsenault, and his [...]

Council discusses downtown development plans

September 11th, 2014


Marlborough – A plan for the downtown area of the city to become the Marlborough Village District has been proposed by Assistant City Solicitor Cynthia Panagore Griffin. The plan, which would allow a variety of new enterprises, was presented to the City Council at its Sept. 8 meeting.

Council approves tax financing for IPG Photonics Corporation

September 11th, 2014


Marlborough – A proposal submitted by IPG Photonics Corporation to renovate two buildings on Cedar Hill Street into an advanced manufacturing and research and development center moved forward as the City Council approved its application for a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement at the council” s Sept. 8 meeting.

Selectmen have mixed reaction to Ocean State Job Lot alcohol proposal

September 10th, 2014


Westborough–A proposal to add beer and wine sales at the Ocean State Job Lot store on Milk Street drew a mixed reaction from the Board of Selectmen Sept. 9.

OSJL Spirits LLC applied for a beer and wine license for the recently expanded store at 180 Milk St., saying it would use about 600 square feet of the 37,000-square foot store to carry out the license.

Northborough board notes sadness at soldier’s passing

September 8th, 2014

Northborough – The community’s sorrow was evident at Monday’s meeting of the Board of Selectmen. Even before the meeting began, the room was in hushed silence, free of the usual pre-meeting chit chat. On everyone’s mind – Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, who died Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. Arsenault was only 28.

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