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Northboro Local First to promote independent local businesses

October 25th, 2014

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By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Northborough – Julie Booras, owner of Heart & Stone Jewelry in Northborough, has a passion for promoting local, independent small businesses.  Her first effort to unite business owners in the up and coming shopping district centered around the intersection of Route 20 and West Main Street that was lacking an [...]

Former JFK aide speaks to Marlborough Rotarians

October 25th, 2014

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Marlborough – Dan Fenn, former aide to President John F. Kennedy and founding director of the JFK Library in Boston which is part of the National Archives, shared his wealth of knowledge and experience with members and guests of the Marlborough Rotary Club at the Fish Restaurant Oct. 9.

Westborough police arrest juvenile for attempting to purchase firearm

October 25th, 2014

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement regarding a juvenile arrested for attempting to purchase a firearm without a license: On 10/24/14, the Westborough Police in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Ashburnham Police, conducted an investigation of an individual who was attempting to purchase a firearm [...]

‘Raising Healthy Teens’ presentation to be held at Hudson High School

October 24th, 2014

Hudson – The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention initiative will present “Community Conversations: Raising Healthy Teens,” Tuesday, Oct. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St. A panel discussion will be hosted by State Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow and facilitated by Dr. Jodi Fortuna, superintendent of Hudson Public Schools. The purpose of this [...]

Children’s author to host storytime at Tatnuck Bookseller

October 23rd, 2014

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Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller will host a story time with Paul Czajak, the author of two children’s books, Saturday, Oct. 25, 12-2 p.m. In “Monster Needs a Costume,” it’s almost Halloween, and Monster needs to decide what he’s going to be. With so many options—a fireman, a ballerina, a cowboy, a ninja—how will he ever [...]

Algonquin over Quabbin 1-0 in field hockey

October 23rd, 2014

Quabbin’s Jillian Schlegel (left) and Algonquin’s Grace Grimaldi battle for the ball early in the first half.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks handed the Quabbin Regional High School Lady Panthers their first loss of the season in a 1-0 non-league field hockey game played Oct. 21. The number six-seeded Tomahawks are now 13-1-3 on the season (6-1-3 Midland A), while the number four-seeded Lady Panthers are now 12-1-3 (10-0-2 Midland B). Junior Juliet Chapin scored the goal for Algonquin in the first half.

Shrewsbury High cross country on pace for success

October 23rd, 2014

Senior captain Tyler O'Keefe crosses the finish line of the Kevin Maloney 5k in the Bay State Invitational on Oct. 4. O'Keefe's 5th place finish helped Shrewsbury finish 3rd in the race.

Photo/Tom Quinn

Shrewsbury – The boys’ cross country team at Shrewsbury High School has been consistently good for a long time. As the end of the season approaches, a stellar 2014 foreshadows good things for the school’s runners in the upcoming district and state meets.

Coach Jim Smith has been coaching the team since 1991. He said that this year’s squad, led by junior Jackson Southard and senior Captain Tyler O’Keefe, is as good as any Shrewsbury team he has seen. Southard, who has been ranked as high as third in the state by cross country rankings websites, recently broke the Shrewsbury home course record by running 3.1 miles in 16 minutes, 23 seconds Oct. 10 against Saint John’s High School.

Apple Tree Arts presents free Halloween music festival

October 23rd, 2014

This budding musician enjoys trying out an instrument at the 2013 party. 
File photo/Bonnie Adams

Region – Apple Tree Arts will host the third annual “Spooky Halloween Music Festival” Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Road. The festival will feature an open rehearsal and performance of Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies (CHYS), Halloween games, and an “instrument petting zoo,” allowing residents to try orchestra instruments provided by Robinson Music of Westborough. The event is free and the public is welcome.

“The music festival is a great way for Apple Tree Arts to showcase the talented musicians of the Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies,” said Donna Blanchard, executive director of Apple Tree Arts. “These highly, disciplined musicians are an inspiration for our school’s students. To truly appreciate how hard these young symphony musicians practice and dedicate themselves, students must see them in a live performance.”

Marlborough Historical Society presents history of ‘The Rock’

October 22nd, 2014

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Marlborough – The Marlborough Historical Society will present a history of the well-known city landmark “The Rock,” Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St. Bruce Caissie will share the history of “The Rock,” which sits on a hill on the Marlborough and Hudson city/town line. Around 1965, teenagers [...]

Serving pizza and superlatives to Marlborough High seniors

October 22nd, 2014

Most Musical: Sarah Hanahan and Connor Bailey

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) class of 2015 gathered for pizza in the cafeteria Oct. 14 and learned which classmates garnered most votes for superlatives ranging from Best Laugh to Most Likely to Succeed. MHS announces superlatives in the fall so that photos can meet the yearbook deadline. It’s also an opportunity to begin a lively school year, according to the students selected with Most Class Spirit: Luddy Cassiano and Jony Maciel.

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