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A glimpse of Civil War History in Shrewsbury

July 20th, 2015

Corporal Russell Marchand stands next to the rifle display of 1861 Springfield rifles and 1853 brass Enfield rifles.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department held a Civil War Living History Reenactment July 18 at Dean Park. Reenactors from the 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company F portrayed Civil War life in 1865.

Regatta Players flashing back with an awesome ‘80s season

July 20th, 2015

Danny Hutchins as rock-star wannabe Robbie Heart (back, center) and “The Wedding Singer” cast members perform “It’s Your Wedding Day.”

Shrewsbury – The Regatta Players are totally flashing back to the 1980s in its fifth season, which began July 17 with the second annual Gala at Southgate at Shrewsbury. It included a cabaret show titled “Awesome ‘80s,” staged in the facility’s Flanagan Theater.

Keep pedaling

July 19th, 2015


The summer I was 7, I was obsessed. I desperately wanted – no, I needed — a bike.

Work continues on the Grafton Town House

July 18th, 2015

This photo, taken July 18, shows work proceeding on the Town House at Grafton Common.
Photo/K.B. Sherman

Grafton – Work has started on the renovations for the Town House located on Grafton Common. The town voted overwhelmingly in May, 2015, to allocate $928,741 to the ongoing project, with $860,924 coming from unexpended bond proceeds from the new high school construction and $67,817 from free cash.

Shrewsbury Fire Dept. responds to tractor trailer fire

July 18th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Capt. Aaron Roy of the Shrewsbury Fire Dept. released this statement this afternoon regarding a tractor trailer fire on Route 290 west: At 12:48 pm we received a call for assistance from the Massachusetts State Police for a fully involved tractor trailer fire on 290 west just prior to exit 22. On arrival [...]

CEO to fundraise by bicycling for Big Brothers Big Sisters

July 17th, 2015

Jeffrey Chin, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – When Jeffrey Chin of Shrewsbury began as chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest in 2013, he also joined the agency’s team for the Rodman Ride for Kids. Now, he’s preparing for his third ride in September and a fundraising kickoff party in July.

Westborough Farmers’ Market offers a family-friendly afternoon

July 17th, 2015

Irene Farano peruses the plethora of offerings from Harvey’s Farm of Westborough.

Westborough – Now in its fifth year, the Westborough Farmers’ market continues to delight patrons with live music, kid-friendly activities, and a variety of offerings including organic produce, farm-raised meats, handmade crafts, as well as artisanal wine, cheese and baked goods.

Community supports Lizzi Marriott Intrepid Explorer Fund with a day of golf

July 17th, 2015

Golfers head out to the course. (Photo/Alexandra Molnar)

Northborough – Just about 100 golfers came out on a cloudy Friday morning, June 26, to participate in the second Lizzi Marriott Intrepid Explorer Fund Golf Tournament held at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough. Family, friends, and community members set out for a game of golf followed by a luncheon with raffles and a silent auction.

Shrewsbury’s American Legion hopes to keep winning tradition

July 17th, 2015

Outfielder Sam Shaw (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – With a stellar track record of advancement to post-season play seven out of the past eight years, the 2015 Shrewsbury American Legion baseball team, comprised of players from Shrewsbury and St. John’s High School, looks to keep that tradition moving forward.

Shrewsbury selectmen honor retiring town counsel

July 17th, 2015

Retiring Town Counsel T. Philip Leader (second from right) is congratulated by Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen members (l to r) Henry Fitzgerald, Moira Miller and Maurice Depalo. 
Photo/K.B. Sherman

Shrewsbury – State Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) both attended the July 14 Board of Selectmen’s meeting to honor retiring Town Counsel T. Philip Leader.

All present had congratulatory words for Leader, who served in that capacity for 37 years. Moore and Kane presented Leader with a citation of achievement issued by the Massachusetts Legislature in his honor.

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