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Algonquin softball holds on to defeat Assabet

April 27th, 2015

Algonquin’s Maddie Collins holds up at second base as Maddy Parmater prepares to take the throw.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks softball team defeated the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Aztecs by a score of 2-1 on April 24.

Students help Spring Street School secretary prepare for citizenship test

April 25th, 2015

Judith Adair, Spring Street School secretary, with fourth-grade Student Council members, Liza-Jane Brunelle, Alyson Bentley, Anika Sukthankar, Malek Jallouli, Saket Damle and Sam Pergola. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

Shrewsbury – Douglas and Judith Adair, with their children Amy and Alex, arrived in the United States for the first time in 1998 when Douglas’s work brought them here from England for 16 months. Judith said they were excited to return in 2001 when her husband’s work brought them back to the United States. The family officially declared this country “home” when Douglas and Judith became United States citizens in January.

Benjamin Franklin visits the Kane School

April 25th, 2015

Benjamin Franklin demonstrates the Van de Graaff machine, which produces static electricity. (Photos/Nance Ebert)

Marlborough – Watching a history lesson come to life can be a magical, entertaining and educational experience. Actor Kyle Blanchette treated the third-grade students at the Francis J. Kane Elementary School to a live theatrical performance April 14, portraying Benjamin Franklin from the time he was a child through his senior years.

Avidia Bank donates to the Mark Fidrych Foundation

April 25th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Ann Fidrych with the Mark Fidrych Foundation; Jennifer Cardoso, Northborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; and Mark Braverman with the Mark Fidrych Foundation. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Avidia Bank recently donated $1,000 to the Mark Fidrych Foundation to further their mission of enhancing the lives of children and adults with disabilities or special need through sports and sports education. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough [...]

World renowned humanitarian to speak at Rotary District Conference in Marlborough

April 25th, 2015

Deepa Willingham (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Rotary District 7910 District Governor Mary Valentine Callahan announced that humanitarian Deepa Willingham will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Rotary District Conference at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Marlborough, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 15-17. Willingham is a naturalized citizen of the United States, born and brought up in Calcutta, [...]

Native Southborough resident shares research on elusive wolverines

April 25th, 2015

Rebecca Watters gives a presentation at the Southborough Community House April 16.

Southborough – Wildlife biologist Rebecca Watters, a Southborough native and graduate of Algonquin Regional High School, came back to her hometown April 16 to give a presentation about her experience and studies on wolverines at the Southborough Community House. Watters currently lives in Bozeman, Mont., and goes on yearly expeditions to the northern Mongolian mountains where she conducts extensive research on these rare animals.

Classified ads, April 24 edition

April 25th, 2015

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Real estate ads, April 24 edition

April 25th, 2015

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Grafton selectmen pull Town Meeting article

April 24th, 2015

Grafton – During its April 21 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen again reviewed the proposed articles to be included in the warrant for the Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 11.

Westborough: ‘Subject To Change’ show to benefit In Your Shoes

April 24th, 2015

Westborough – Westborough singer/songwriter/humorist Tom Potosnak will be performing his one-man show, “Subject To Change,” Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m., at the Westborough Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. The show will benefit In Your Shoes Westborough, and is an entertaining and thoughtful show about growing up and growing older through songs and [...]

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