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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

Robert Harvey and his wife, Jane
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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 [...]

Three more developments proposed for Shrewsbury

August 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Upon the heels of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen's appointing members Maurice DePalo and Henry Fitzgerald to a sub-committee that will draft so-called “friendly 40B” proposals, the board heard Aug. 26 proposals to build two additional 40B projects.

Local church youth group transforms homes and themselves

August 28th, 2014

The Congregational Church of Westborough mission to New York included 32 local teenagers.
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Westborough – “At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came home with a new relationship with God,” said Katey Allen, a member of the Congregational Church of Westborough. The teenager was one of the 32 teens and seven adults who participated in a recent church service trip to Guilderland, N.Y. Moved by the experience, she seems to have articulated the feelings of many who spent a week repairing homes for low-income households.

Officials “not opposed” to medical marijuana growing facility

August 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – After a discussion with the manager of a proposed medical marijuana facility the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen agreed to render a Letter of Non-opposition regarding the facility at the boards Aug. 26 meeting.

John Glowik, 44 Independence Lane, the manager of the proposed Haven Center, entertained selectmen's questions about how he would go about running a 41,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility that would be located at 28 Bowditch Drive.

Selectmen approve town's first CNG dispensing facility

August 28th, 2014

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Westborough–The Board of Selectmen Aug. 26 approved the town's first compressed natural gas (CNG) retail dispensing facility.

Three men charged in Westborough National Grid thefts

August 27th, 2014

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: The Westborough Police Department has been investigating numerous thefts from National Grid sub stations over the past two weeks. The first theft occurred at the substation on E. Main St. A chain link fence was cut and a large amount of copper wire was [...]

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