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Gardening club awards scholarship

June 27th, 2008

Southborough – The Southborough Gardeners are pleased to announce that they have selected Ryan Labarre as recipient of their 2008 scholarship of $1,000. Labarre has graduated from Algonquin Regional High School and will be attending the University of New Hampshire to major in environmental engineering. His goal is to find employment with a company that [...]

New aquatic center named for former governor

June 27th, 2008

Southborough – The New England Center for Children (NECC) recently honored former Gov. Michael S. Dukakis by naming the newly constructed aquatic center for children with autism on the school's Southborough campus after him. NECC formally opened the "Michael S. Dukakis Aquatic Center," the first building in Massachusetts to be named after the former governor, [...]

Inventory shortages now spreading throughout the region

June 27th, 2008

Back in 2006, I was doing an interview with a reporter at a local paper who wanted to do a story on the soaring prices and home shortages. I wanted to talk about the risky mortgages being done that were going to bring down the industry – but they seemingly already had the story written [...]

Students to perform ‘Back to the ’80s’ this weekend

June 27th, 2008

Shrewsbury – Dan Freeman, Nick Porter, Brendan Freeman and Mary Miller rehearse for this weekend's performances of "Back to the '80s." The musical is a production of the Shrewsbury Summer Music Theatre (SSMT), which is a two-week program open to students 13 to 18 years old. This year's production features 60 cast and crew members, [...]

Couple celebrates golden anniversary

June 27th, 2008

Shrewsbury – Vincent and Shirley (Zona) Mattero of 71 Maury Lane, Shrewsbury, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married June 7, 1958, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Worcester. They have three children and six grandchildren. Vincent is the owner of Custom Auto Glass Inc. in Worcester.

Students receive thank-you from soldiers in Iraq

June 27th, 2008

Shrewsbury – Oak Middle School (OMS) seventh-graders and some of the members of the Leaders of Tomorrow (l to r) Paul Harris, Sam Levine, Chris Traynor, Nicole Fryc, Nicole Marshall, Katie Neece and Maggie Lowe stand next to a display at the school June 6. The photos, letters and an American flag that was flown [...]

Cross country team to run in Rockies

June 27th, 2008

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School coach Jim Smith plans to take the cross country team to new heights this summer, literally and figuratively. After a trip to Colorado to visit people and sights he knew from his doctoral studies earlier this year, Smith thought a week of pre-season training in the Rocky Mountains might be [...]

Town approves 10 projects for CPA funding

June 27th, 2008

Northborough – In the four years it has participated in the Community Preservation Act (CPA), Northborough has allocated more than $1.8 million to affordable housing, historical preservation and open space/recreation projects. This year Town Meeting voters approved funding for 10 projects, allocating a total of more than $700,000. Sixteen projects were brought before the Community [...]

Follow the bouncing ball

June 27th, 2008

Region – Westborough High School lacrosse players Kevin Shunney (left) and Sebastian Herdt, playing for the South team, track down an errant pass during the Central Mass. North vs. South Senior All-Star Game, held June 18 in Westborough. In the background at far left is Westborough's Brian Catapang. The South squad won the game, 14-10, [...]

Making contact

June 27th, 2008

Region – This mighty cut by Mark Forster didn't result in a hit, but his Marlborough American Legion team split its pair of games with the Northborough Legion squad, losing, 9-4, in the first game before winning, 8-7, in the second. Marlborough trailed in the second game, 7-3, heading into its final at-bat, but rallied [...]

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