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Viewpoint – ‘Ain’t no baby at all’

January 12th, 2015

Janice Lindsay

Humans will always need stories, especially made-up stories.

Speaking of stories – a new January means that, once again, it’s Downton Abbey time. Rejoice, all ye devoted, not to say obsessive, fans.

Algonquin swimmers top Westborough, extend winning streak

January 12th, 2015

Westborough’s Louis Gencarelli swims the butterfly leg of the 200-yard medley relay.

Westborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks swim team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers, 94-76, in a meet held at the Boroughs Family YMCA Jan. 11. The victory extends the Tomahawks’ streak to 51consecutive wins over the past four years.

Hudson’s Farley School is ‘great fit’ for new principal

January 12th, 2015

Principal Melissa Provost

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – Melissa Provost of Leicester began as principal of Farley Elementary School last August, shortly before the teachers returned to work. Soon after, she greeted preschoolers through fourth graders back from their summer break.

“Although I started late, this was the smoothest transition I’ve ever had into a new job,” she said. “I knew right away that this place was a great fit for me.”

Shrewsbury ice hockey sweeps Algonquin at DCU Center

January 11th, 2015

Shrewsbury’s Joseph Buduo (#22) and Algonquin’s John Paterson (#14) fight for the puck.

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Worcester  – The sixth annual High School Hockey Showdown at the DCU Center featured both the boys and girls teams from Algonquin Regional High School and Shrewsbury High School facing off against each other on Saturday, January 10. The Shrewsbury girls defeated Algonquin 5-0 in the first game of the [...]

Slippery commute predicted for Monday morning

January 11th, 2015

Region – We can expect another round of light snow to a wintry mix to bother us tomorrow. Snow will begin early tomorrow morning in the pre-dawn hours and transition to a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain by mid to late morning, and there is a chance of some plain rain mixing in during the late afternoon as well.

Sweats for Vets brings warmth, cheer to homeless veterans

January 11th, 2015

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Marlborough – For the fourth year in a row, Sweats for Vets made the holidays warmer and happier for local homeless veterans.

Started four years ago by Marlborough resident Mark Vital, the nonprofit organization has a simple mission – to give the veterans a gift of a sweatshirt featuring the name and/or logo a Boston sports team as well as warm hats, gloves and socks. Vital, himself a veteran, is currently a teacher at the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) in Marlborough. As such, he has obtained the support of the school’s students, families and administration in his quest to collect donations. Other community members made donations at designated collection spots throughout the region.

Shrewsbury fire captain graduates from management training program

January 9th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Fire Department Captain Seth Colby was one of 33 fire officers from 33 communities who graduated Dec. 11 from the 21st offering of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program.

Hudson marathoner raising funds for disadvantaged youth

January 9th, 2015

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Hudson – Dan Milton of Hudson links some of his favorite memories with his first running experiences. Only a few days after participating in his 19th consecutive Boston Marathon on Monday April 20, he’ll run Sunday, April 26, in his first London Marathon to fundraise for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation (LSGF).

Grant purchases biotech equipment for Westborough High

January 9th, 2015

Westborough High School students pose with boxes of new biotech equipment.


Westborough – A science teacher for 17 years, Jo-Anne Purdy is in her second year instructing biology and oceanography in 10th and 12th grades at Westborough High School (WHS). Also, she and Dr. Natalie Kuldell occasionally co-teach other high school teachers how to instruct synthetic biology labs in a class offered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Now, Purdy feels better equipped to educate her WHS science students.

A masterful plan

January 9th, 2015

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Hudson – The town of Hudson recently received the Outstanding Planning Award for its new Master Plan. The award, presented by the Massachusetts chapter of the American Planning Association, recognizes a plan, program or process of unusually high merit from a municipality with a population under 50,000. The association judges a plan on five criteria: innovation, quality, transferability, implementation and comprehensiveness.

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