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Council discusses downtown development plans

September 11th, 2014

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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

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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

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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.

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.

Northborough charitable 5K run requires red dress code

September 8th, 2014

Runners and walkers prepare for a past Red Dress Run.

Northborough – In 2010, Al Del Re took a serious interest in running and has since completed 11 marathons and numerous other races. That same year he added more fun to his runs by founding the Northborough Hash House Harriers (NH3), a local chapter of an international, non-competitive running club. NH3 hosts at least one monthly run year-round.

Spirit of Shrewsbury kicks off with oil assistance fundraiser

September 8th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – This year's Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival will begin earlier than usual with a first-time fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Ski Ward to benefit Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief (SOAR). “Let Your Spirit SOAR” will raise funds to help residents in need of an emergency oil delivery this winter.

Northborough soldier is killed in Afghanistan

September 5th, 2014

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Northborough – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier from Northborough who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, died Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. Arsenault was a paratrooper and a grenadier with B Company, 1st [...]

Hudson Youth Fest scheduled for Sat. Sept 6 is postponed

September 5th, 2014

Hudson – Unfortunately the Hudson Youth Fest scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, 1-5 pm has been POSTPONED ?due to predicted thunderstorms. The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (Hudson YSAP) Coalition is working to reschedule this event for October. More details will be forthcoming very soon, according to organizers. To learn more about the Hudson YSAP [...]

Robert Harvey, former president of family company, dies at age 95

September 2nd, 2014

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Westborough? – Robert Emory Harvey, 95, of Westborough died on Saturday, August 30, 2014. He leaves his wife of 72 years, Jane (Williams) Harvey. He was born in Westborough, the son of Luta L. (Grimes) and Emory L. Harvey and lived there all his life. Harvey graduated from Westborough High School in 1936 and received [...]

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