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Upcoming race for Hudson man needs runners, volunteers and sponsors

October 12th, 2014

Mandi and Michael Clark at Boston’s Race to Remember. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Earlier this year, Hudson resident Michael Clark developed aplastic anemia, a rare autoimmune disease in which the body stops producing the necessary amount of blood cells to properly function. Suddenly, Clark lost the ability to work, and currently spends days at the hospital.

Junior Woman’s Club observes 50th anniversary

October 12th, 2014

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – Members of the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club will celebrate 50 years of community service and fellowship Saturday, Oct.18, at a celebration at the Courtyard by Marriott. President Elizabeth Young and Junior Director of the General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) of Massachusetts Diane McCurley will welcome members [...]

Local athletes inducted into Special Olympics Hall of Fame

October 12th, 2014

Special Olympics of Massachusetts 2014 Hall of Fame inductees (l to r) Ashley Connelly, Rebecca Richard and David Tynes gather before the induction ceremony. (Photo/Michael Gelbwasser)

By Michael Gelbwasser, Contributing Writer Region – Ashley Connelly has competed in nine of the Special Olympics of Massachusetts’ 24 sports over the past 25 years, and swimming is his favorite one. The organization recently gave Connelly a round of applause – out of the pool. The Special Olympics of Massachusetts inducted 15 people and [...]

Marlborough High honored for state-of-the-art STEM program

October 12th, 2014

Photo 1: (l to r) Marlborough High School (MHS) STEM Director Dan Riley, MHS Interim Principal Wendy Jack, Marlborough Superintendent Richard Langlois, PTC Global K12 Academic Director Jordan Cox and Mass. Secretary of Education Matthew Malone cut the ribbon for a new STEM display in the school lobby. (Photos/Courtesy Beth Wagner)

Marlborough – Massachusetts Secretary of Education Matthew Malone visited Marlborough High School Sept. 18 to congratulate the school for earning PTC’s Academy Champion award for its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Early College High School.

Selectmen seek ideas on memorial to fallen solider

October 10th, 2014

Northborough – The Board of Selectmen want to hear from the community on the best way to permanently honor the memory of U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, who died in combat in Afghanistan in early September

City receives grants for RAD, substance abuse awareness

October 10th, 2014

Marlborough – The City Council, at the request of Mayor Arthur Vigeant, accepted grants of $15,000 and $13,953 which have been awarded to the Police Department at the council’s Oct. 6 meeting.

Council approves tax incentive plan for GE Healthcare

October 10th, 2014

GE Healthcare Life Sciences was granted a tax concession through the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement by the City Council at its Oct. 6 meeting. The property tax break allows the company to expand its current operation in Marlborough and to serve as its U.S. headquarters which is currently located in New Jersey.

Westborough’s American Legion to leave longtime home

October 10th, 2014

John Matson stands outside the Spurr House, former home of the  American Legion Stowell-Parker Post 163. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – With the decision to have the town’s American Legion Stowell-Parker Post 163 move out of its 7 Parkman St. location, an important part of Westborough’s history is coming to sad, but inevitable end.

A new garden helps children bloom

October 10th, 2014

Preschool children and their teachers get ready to cut the yellow ribbon to open the new garden at the Rainbow Child Development Center. (Photos/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – The Rainbow Child Development Center in Worcester, an early education and childcare agency, recently held a garden party ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newest addition to their property in Worcester. Shrewsbury resident Nancy Thibault had a big part in developing the garden by enlisting many community partners in her position as the strategic communications and development manager of the nonprofit organization.

Shrewsbury Library moves to temporary new home

October 10th, 2014

Keith Summers of American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., loads up a section of books on a specially designed cart to truck them to Lake Street.

Shrewsbury – Moving the Shrewsbury Public Library to its new temporary new home is no small feat. Thousands of books have to be transported. All the computers and electronics have to be disconnected and then reconnected. Furniture, files and fixtures have to travel the 2.2 miles from 609 Main St., the center of town to south of Route 9 into the former early intervention preschool building behind the Irving A. Glavin Regional Center at 214 Lake St. The library staff and American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., a professional library moving company, are hard at work to make the transition to a space less than half the current library’s size.

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