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Officials say no viable threats found at school after anonymous call

April 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Dr. Joseph M. Sawyer, the Shrewsbury Superintendent of Schools, released this statement this afternoon:

This morning, the Paton School received an anonymous phone call that made a non-specific threat. Per school district protocol, the Shrewsbury Police were called and the school went into lockdown. After an assessment of the situation by the police, students returned to normal classroom activities within 30 minutes. Out of an abundance of caution, the Shrewsbury Police maintained a presence at the school throughout the day, and one of the Shrewsbury Police Department School Resource Officers will be present at the school for the remainder of the week.

Benjamin Franklin visits the Kane School

April 25th, 2015

Benjamin Franklin demonstrates the Van de Graaff machine, which produces static electricity. (Photos/Nance Ebert)

Marlborough – Watching a history lesson come to life can be a magical, entertaining and educational experience. Actor Kyle Blanchette treated the third-grade students at the Francis J. Kane Elementary School to a live theatrical performance April 14, portraying Benjamin Franklin from the time he was a child through his senior years.

HCH and SMS alumni archive final visits to alma maters

April 22nd, 2015

Hudson Catholic High class of 1977 alumni: (back, l to r) Walter Francolini, Pat (Sarsfield) Emmons, Trish Stearns, Kathleen Maddox, Ann Beaupre Cattarin, Kevin O’Connell, (middle, l to r) Chuck Searles, Maureen Crowley, Susan Patterson, Michael Gilles, (front, l to r), Nancy Girard, Rich Anzalone, Marianne (Martoni) Goodman, Ellen (Vitale) Meinert, Lynda (Lee) Melody, Gary F. Swanson and Susan Hanley.

Hudson – Years after the closings of Hudson Catholic High (HCH) in 2009 and St. Michael School (SMS) in 2011, alumni are still displaying their spirit on those buildings’ properties – and on Facebook. Hundreds of photos including selfies, class group shots and informal family portraits are getting posted online before the buildings’ imminent demolition.

Patton School holds annual family breakfast

April 21st, 2015

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Shrewsbury – The Desruisseaux family enjoys the annual Paton Family Breakfast held at the school on April 11. The event, hosted by the Walter J. Paton Elementary School PTO, included a pancake breakfast, raffles, and silent auction to raise funds for Paton School. Photo/Mary Pritchard

Students awarded Marlborough chamber scholarships

April 17th, 2015

Susanne Morreale Leeber, MRCC’s president and CEO; Jayne Haley, MHS BPA advisor; Katelyn Godere, MHS student; Darren McLaughlin, Marlborough Regional Community Foundation president; Andre Colleoni-Pimenta, AVRTHS student; and Mary Miller, AVRTHS BPA adviser
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – Two local students are this year’s recipients of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Cathy Gregory Mogavero Business Professionals of America Award.

Checks for $500 were presented to the two students, Katelyn Godere, a senior from Marlborough High School (MHS) and Andre Colleoni-Pimenta, a senior from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS), in a ceremony held at the MRCC’s headquarters April 15.

Avidia Bank donates to Farley Elementary School

April 1st, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO, Avidia Bank; Lisette Zinner, Donalene Groom and Stacy McLeod, reading specialists at Farley Elementary School; Rachel Scanlon, Farley assistant principal; and Lisette Arbelli, Hudson South branch manager, Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the C.A. Farley Elementary School in Hudson to help support the needs of struggling readers and help provide quality, research-based materials to use in the classroom. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, [...]

Grafton High School to present ‘Shrek: The Musical’

March 31st, 2015

Grafton – When fairy tale creatures invade his swamp, what’s an ogre to do? How about team up with a talking donkey, rescue a beautiful princess from a dragon-guarded tower on behalf of a height-challenged despot and fall in love — even before discovering just why it is that she never goes out after sundown? [...]

Westborough Education Foundation offers two scholarships

March 29th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) will award two $500 scholarships to graduating Westborough high school students who plan to attend college. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Westborough resident; in good academic standing; proof of acceptance to a college, trade or business school; and an individual who seeks to better themselves through continuing [...]

School librarians: more than checking out books

March 29th, 2015

Photo: (l to r) Audrey Alenson, Trottier Middle School; Janice Bisset, Melican Middle School; Joanne Giancola, Proctor School; Nancy Kellner, Peaslee School; Leigh King, Lincoln Street School; Michelle Rehill, Algonquin Regional High School. (Photo/Liz Nolan)

Northborough/Southborough – Collaborating with teachers and the community, coordinating special projects, and utilizing new technology are all part of a typical day of a Northborough or Southborough school librarian.

Shrewsbury students get fit thanks to Corridor Nine grant

March 27th, 2015

St. Mary's students getting fit
Photo/courtesy Melissa McElreath

Shrewsbury – The students at St. Mary’s School in Shrewsbury began a new physical education program called Skillastics® in March, thanks to a grant from the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce.

Melissa McElreath, the school’s physical education teacher, applied for funding through the chamber’s mini grant program last fall.

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