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Northborough Police Chief: Crosswalk safety issues a matter of “pace of life”

July 15th, 2014

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Northborough – Selectman Leslie Rutan raised the issue of pedestrian safety on crosswalks around town at the Board of Selectmen meeting July 14, asking what the town can do to make crossing the street safer.

Rutan and others have raised the concern before and the same discussion has taken place in most other local communities. In Northborough, extra signage was erected to alert drivers to crosswalks and state grants have been used in the past to beef up enforcement.

Coming Sept. 19 – a special issue focusing on Shrewsbury!

July 15th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The Community Advocate is planning on a special issue that will be mailed to every home and business in Shrewsbury Sept. 19.* In this issue, we will be featuring stories about the many interesting people, places and events that help make Shrewsbury such a great community. As such, we would love to hear [...]

Shrewsbury letter-sorting facility still on list to be closed

July 10th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – At its meeting July 8, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen noted that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is still considering closing the mail-sorting facility in town to save money.

Magazine cites Westborough as one of the top towns in country for families

July 10th, 2014

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Westborough – A year after Westborough was named the top digital community in Massachusetts, the town has received another accolade – one of the top places in the country for families to call “home.”

According to a study commissioned by Family Circle magazine, Westborough came in first on a list of ten communities that were ranked by certain factors including population, household income, crime rate and financial stability.

Marlborough's building commissioner resigns

July 8th, 2014

Marlborough – The City Council accepted the resignation of Building Commissioner Michael Mendoza during its July 7 meeting. The letter was presented to the council by Ward 3 City Councilor Matt Elder.

Cellucci's fight against ALS continues in his hometown of Hudson

July 5th, 2014

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Hudson – Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada, announced his final campaign after a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In 2011, he launched the UMass ALS Champion Fund at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) led by his primary care physician Dr. Robert Brown.

Local students receive scholarships

July 1st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club awarded three $1,000 scholarships at their annual luncheon June 3. The recipients were Sara Nelson, a recent Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate who will be attending UConn School of Engineering in the fall, majoring in Environmental Engineering; Mitchell Porter, a graduate of SHS, will begin his sophomore year at [...]

Fund set up to help retired Hudson police chief after serious accident

July 1st, 2014

Hudson – Richard Braga, the former Hudson Chief of Police, was seriously injured and Joseph Rebello, the retired Kingston Chief of Police, was killed, in a motorcycle accident in Woodbury Vt. June 29.

SHS Alumna still performing “outstanding” deeds via research in India

June 30th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Last year, as a senior at Shrewsbury High School, Jen Tylock earned academic and athletic awards, and was honored as one of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services” “Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury.” She also won several scholarships, including one from the Jewish Guild for the Blind, which required meeting criteria such as academic excellence, community involvement and legal blindness.

New Hampshire man found guilty of murder in Marriott case

June 27th, 2014

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Westborough – A New Hampshire man has been found guilty of first degree murder in the 2012 death of a Westborough woman, ?Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott. Seth Mazzaglia, 31, of Dover, was charged with first-degree murder and other felonies in the Oct. 9, 2012 death of Marriott, who was a student at the University of New [...]

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