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Spotlight Athlete: Matt Bonollo

September 20th, 2014

By Ryan Massad, Contributing Writer School: Shrewsbury High School Sport: Football Coach: John Aloisi Notables: Voted Team Captain for the 2014 season What are your earliest football memories? “I started playing football in seventh grade. I remember trying to get down to the weight limit so I can play with other seventh graders, but I [...]

Local Elite Academy dancers dream of the stage

September 20th, 2014

Shrewsbury- Dreams of dancing on Broadway and Radio City Music Hall may some day be a reality for two young and talented dancers from Elite Academy of Dance.

Lakeway district businesses come together to benefit community

September 19th, 2014

Shrewsbury – In the early 2000s, the town of Shrewsbury and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MDOT) began improvements along Route 9, creating medians, sidewalks and crosswalks, planting trees and plants, and doing utility work.

Shrewsbury rapper follows his passion

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – You might think you know Alex Napoleon. Many people would recognize him through his day job as the manager of Tatnuck Bookseller in Westborough. On a casual basis, he appears conservative and reserved; one would hardly suspect his insatiable passion for music, a passion so deep it consumes him. Napoleon is a rapper, a white, buttoned-up, suburban rapper…and he is very, very good.

South Street Diner celebrates 10th anniversary

September 19th, 2014

The diner before its 2009 renovation. Photo/submitted

Westborough – For Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, the husband-and-wife owners of the South Street Diner in Westborough, the vision for their popular restaurant has already exceeded their expectations.

Local news reporter brings energy to Worcester News Tonight

September 19th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Ana Bottary will be a familiar face to anyone who watches Worcester News Tonight on Charter TV 3, the local television station in Worcester. Bottary, a Shrewsbury resident, joined the news team as a general assignment reporter in March 2014 after working as a news reporter for WAGM-TV in Presque-Isle, Maine.

Spag’s calendar raises funds for Shrewsbury Rotary Club

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Residents throughout central Massachusetts have countless memories of shopping at Spag’s, the pioneer discount department store on Route 9 from 1934 to 2004. Some memories are captured by photographs and informative captions in the 2015 Shrewsbury Rotary Club Calendar, dedicated to Spag’s and its owner Anthony “Spag” Borgatti (1916–1996).

Shrewsbury High alumnus knew he could dance since age 3

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – It was an exciting year for Nick Silverio after graduating from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) in 2013. He studied business as a freshman at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania while performing with its Arts House Dance Company. After auditioning in Philadelphia, he earned a ticket to Los Angeles to compete on the 11th season of FOX-TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance?’”

Mud, monsters and medals at Ski Ward

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Where can you find monsters, princesses and athletes scaling walls, crawling through mud and racing over a hillside? The answer is, of course, Ski Ward in Shrewsbury. Saturday, Oct. 11, the Wicked Mud Run III 5K obstacle race will descend upon the Shrewsbury ski area, creating a fun, muddy adventure for local runners.

Shrewsbury-based Indian Youth Group appreciates heritage

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Over 50 young people ages 12 to 18 are learning more about their heritage while developing leadership skills as members of the Indian Youth Group (IYG). They meet monthly at the India Society of Worcester Center (ISWC) on Main Street in Shrewsbury and volunteer for the organization’s ongoing activities.

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