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WATCH: Congresswoman Lori Trahan reacts to Roe v. Wade decision

BOSTON (WHDH) - Congresswoman Lori Trahan, a Lowell Democrat, Zoomed live with 7NEWS to talk about her reaction after hearing the news that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. “Abortions will still happen,” she said. “The difference is, women in (states with trigger laws) will have to get them...

Republican Town Committee elects new officers

The Hopkinton Republican Town Committee met June 13 and elected a new Executive Committee. Jim Mirabile will serve as chair, Chris Alicandro is vice chair, Leda Arakelian is secretary and Bill Muench is treasurer. According to a press release from the HRTC, the new committee “will work to carry on...

Hudson Legion baseball beats Northborough in early-summer clash

NORTHBOROUGH/HUDSON – The Hudson Post 100 American Legion Baseball team defeated Northborough on Thursday, securing a narrow 2-1 victory on the road and continuing a strong start to the still young 2022 season. Jason Jakobsons led the way for Hudson, pitching a complete game two-hitter while racking up three...

Worcesteria: A love letter to Annie's Clark Brunch

I’ve been ordering pretty much the same thing the entire 20-odd years I’ve been going to Annie’s Clark Brunch: A kamikaze with a side of home fries and house-made salsa, and a cup of coffee. The coffee is bottomless, and on some mornings I can go through a LOT of it. The salsa is just the right balance of heat and flavor. And the kamikaze? It hasn’t appeared on the menu for more than a decade, but whenever I order something else, owner Annie Jenkins gets concerned and shouts over to make sure nothing’s wrong. She knows what it is I order. Indeed, she knows what just about every regular orders.

Shrewsbury plans food truck festival in August

SHREWSBURY – Every Thursday evening this summer, community members gather on the lawn in front of Shrewsbury’s Town Hall to enjoy the sun and food trucks. Now, the town is gearing up for a food truck festival on Aug. 5 at Oak Middle School. The event will feature...

Tewksbury’s Boudreau receives honor for excellence in teaching

The Professional Center for Child Development (PCCD) announced that Anderson School special educator Rhonda Boudreau has been awarded the Massachusetts Association of Approved Special Education Schools (MAAPS) highest honor for excellence in teaching. Boudreau, a resident of Tewksbury who lives and works by the motto: “Every student, every day, whatever...

Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy announces scholarship recipients

The Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy last week announced the recipients of the community group’s two annual scholarships—the Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy, Scholarship Award and the Cristofori Scholarship Award. The awards, for which any area student is eligible, were established in 1926 to recognize academic and community accomplishments.

CBRE Arranges Sale of 156-Unit Direct Entry Community in Marlborough, MA for $59.2 Million

Marlborough, MA— CBRE announced that it has arranged the $59.2 million sale of The Orchards Apartments, a 156-unit direct entry garden style apartment community located at 3 Farmhouse Lane in Marlborough, MA. CBRE Capital Markets’ multi-housing experts Simon Butler, Biria St. John and John McLaughlin exclusively represented the seller,...

Video: Local firefighters graduate state fire academy

BRIDGEWATER – State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA) leadership presented certificates of completion to 39 graduating recruits at separate ceremonies in Stow and Bridgewater Friday afternoon. Class #BW20 (Bridgewater): Local graduates include:. Firefighter Philip Burt of the Brewster Fire Department. Firefighter Andrew Lovely of...

Yamaha Scores Two Industry Awards at InfoComm 2022

The VSP-2 Speech Privacy System, a Rescuer of Workplace Confidentiality and Productivity, Earns Best of Show and Most Innovative Audio Solution. SUDBURY, Mass. — June 23, 2022 — Yamaha’s new VSP-2 speech privacy system received two awards following its InfoComm 2022 debut. The VSP-2 won AV Technology’s Best of Show award after a CTS-certified, nine-judge panel anonymously reviewed the product during the show. Additionally, the VSP-2 was nominated for the Systems Contractor News (SCN) 2022 Installation Product Awards and won the title of Most Innovative Audio Solution. Industry professionals submitted online ballots for the nominated products, then two winners were selected for each of the 13 categories.

‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs

‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs. The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse 50 years of constitutional protection for the right to get an abortion is more than 200 pages long. Morgan Marietta, a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and editor of the annual SCOTUS series at Palgrave Macmillan, studies the ideas and ideology of the court. We asked him to illuminate the thinking that lies behind the momentous decision.

What’s Happening at the Library? – June 24 Edition

WESTFORD — Assistant Library Director Kristina Leedberg has shared the most recent edition of “What’s Happening at the Library?” with WestfordCAT. Unless otherwise noted, programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library, Inc. Director’s Corner: Would you like to learn more about the Library...

Letter to the Editor: Still hope for Frankland Road forest

The Town of Hopkinton is very enthusiastic about trails and how to connect them. Only the east part of town, closest to Ashland, lacks the pleasure of connected walking, biking or horseback riding trails that were in fact available through the property of Liberty Mutual at 71 Frankland Road. About 100 acres of mature forest with Native American trails and structures were appreciated by residents from all parts of town until the property was sold to a Connecticut solar company that posted no trespassing signs. Hope still exists that that parcel will survive undisturbed by inappropriate solar locations.