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Northborough Education Foundation awards 2014 grants

October 19th, 2014

(l to r) NEF President Marile Borden; Andrea Hotchkin and Jason Lessard, Algonquin Regional High School; and NEF Treasurer Amy Staunton. The school received a grant for its anti-bullying initiative.

Northborough – The Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of its 2014 Grants.  Seven grants totaling $8,100 were awarded in September, and recipients included all the Northborough Public Schools as well as two community events. The Robert E. Melican Middle School received funding for three iPads, which students will use along with augmented reality [...]

‘Fall Colors’ at Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union

October 19th, 2014

“Autumn in Maine,” acrylic painting by Joseph Rice of Northborough. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – A new display of local artists’ works is now on display at the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, 489 Boston Turnpike. The exhibit features the brilliant warm colors of autumn created in a variety of media by approximately 15 local artists from the Artists Guild of Shrewsbury. The Artists Guild of Shrewsbury maintains a [...]

Marlborough native celebrates 90 years

October 19th, 2014

Josephine Laptewicz and Donna DeLustro

Marlborough – Josephine Laptewicz came into the world Sept. 15, 1924, as Gelsomina Theresa Zarba. She was born in the second-floor bedroom of her father’s home on Devens Street in Marlborough, joining siblings Anthony and Lillian. She was later joined by sisters Albena, Gloria and Viola.

New host for Tatnuck Bookseller’s Literary Arts Open Mic

October 19th, 2014

Jan Krause Greene (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Tatnuch Bookseller’s Literary Arts Open Mic will have a new host, IWA Publishing Services announced recently. Author and storyteller Jan Krause Greene will host the events at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery & Café, 18 Lyman St. in the Westborough Shopping Center on Route 9 every second and fourth Thursday of each month from [...]

Shrewsbury tops Westborough, 35-12

October 18th, 2014

Westborough’s Stephen Falvey attempts to dive over the goal line in the fourth quarter.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials defeated the Westborough High School Rangers 35-12 in a football game played Oct. 17. The Colonials improve to 5-1 on the season while the Rangers fall to 1-5.

Westborough art teacher finds inspiration in illness

October 17th, 2014

Crawford’s art project is on display at the Westborough Shopping Center now through the end of October. 
Photo/Ed Turner

Westborough – Westborough resident Linda Crawford has looked at enough black shoes to last a lifetime.

“I’m so tired of black shoes,” she laughed.

She not only looked at them, she painted them – and shoes of other colors as well – as part of an art project she undertook shortly after she learned she had breast cancer.

Vigil held to remember lives lost to domestic violence

October 17th, 2014

A volunteer speaks at the fourth annual candlelight vigil sponsored by ADVISE and Saheli. 
Photo/Michael Gelbwasser

Shrewsbury – A candlelight vigil held on Shrewsbury Common Oct. 15 for domestic violence victims and survivors drew record participation.

And while domestic violence deaths in Massachusetts are down considerably since 2010, “I think when people start making it their own issue, that’s when we’re going to see meaningful change,” said Julie Ingersoll, a member of the Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education (ADVISE) project.

Faulty transformer blamed for smoke scare at Whitcomb School

October 17th, 2014

Marlborough – The Marlborough Fire Department released this statement this afternoon regarding an event at the 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School earlier today:

Marlborough Firefighters responded to a fire alarm activation at 8:03 a.m. at the Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union Street. Engines 1 and 2, Rescue 1, Tower 1 and Car 2 were detailed to the alarm.

Northborough: LSS Fun Day Spooktacular

October 17th, 2014

Northborough – An LSS Fun Day Spooktacular will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Lincoln Street School, 76 Lincoln St. There will be lots of spooky – but not too scary! – fun for the whole family. Try your luck at the Haunted Cake Walk and Candy Corn Relay, [...]

Conceicao E. Torres, 88, of Hudson

October 17th, 2014

Hudson – Conceicao E. “Connie” (Edral) Torres, 88, a lifelong resident of Hudson, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Octavio L. Torres of Hudson. Connie was born and raised in Hudson, daughter of the late John and Anna (Isidora) Edral. She attended local [...]

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