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Petco Foundation awards grant to Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton

July 3rd, 2015

Region – Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton recently announced it has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to provide critical medical care for senior and special needs dogs and cats. Baypath Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing shelter, care, humane treatment, and loving homes for stray or unwanted companion [...]

Southborough boy honored at Franciscan Hospital fundraiser

July 3rd, 2015

(l to r) -  David Qua, former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, Heidi Qua, Jacob Qua and a shy Katie Qua. (Photo/Dan Busler)

Boston  – Jacob Qua, 13, of Southborough, had the thrill of a lifetime June 20 when he threw out the first pitch at the 5th Annual Boston WIFFLE© Ball Challenge to benefit The Travis Roy Foundation, Inc. and Franciscan Hospital for Children. The event took place at the New Balance Field at Boston University with [...]

ARHS graduate Emily Lowe a true leader

June 30th, 2015

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Northborough – From serving as class president for four years to competing on the school swim and cross country teams to volunteering for various organizations, Emily Lowe had no shortage of commitments during her career at Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS).

But for Lowe, no task was too big to handle.

Local teen meets Red Sox pitcher

June 25th, 2015

(l to r) David Qua, former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, Heidi Qua, Jacob Qua and Katie Qua (hiding from the camera). (Photo/Dan Busler)

Southborough – Southborough resident Jacob Qua, 13, had the thrill of a lifetime June 20 when he threw out the first pitch at the fifth annual Boston WIFFLE© Ball Challenge to benefit The Travis Roy Foundation, Inc., and Franciscan Hospital for Children. The event took place at the New Balance Field at Boston University with [...]

Southborough firefighter graduates from Mass. Firefighting Academy

June 25th, 2015

Firefighter Travis L. Pacific (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Southborough Firefighter Travis L. Pacific was one of 21 local firefighters to graduate from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy June 19. State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Academy Director George D. Kramlinger announced the graduation of the 229th class of the academy’s 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program at the Department of Fire [...]

Rep. Hannah Kane to host inaugural Charity Classic Golf Tournament

June 25th, 2015

State Rep. Hannah Kane (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Newly elected State Representative Hannah Kane will host her inaugural charity golf tournament Monday, August 17, at The Haven Country Club in Boylston. Kane will carry forth the important fundraising traditions of her predecessors, former state representatives Karyn Polito, currently lieutenant governor, and recently appointed Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matt Beaton.

YMCA of Central Massachusetts awards Shrewsbury volunteer

June 23rd, 2015

Paula Green (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Paula Green of Shrewsbury remembers when she was unable to join a YMCA.

Right house, wrong address, and vice versa

June 18th, 2015

Janice Lindsay

The Internet is amazing. So much information — much of which is wrong.

The other day, I decided to find out if a photo of our house appears on the Internet.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered a color photo of a white house, labeled with our very own street address and town – but it was somebody else’s house.

Westborough High alum hosts WICN’s ‘Morning Jazz’

June 18th, 2015

Rick McCarthy

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – Rick McCarthy met several musicians who are now longtime friends while he was attending Westborough High School (WHS), where he graduated in 1970. Now, he hosts “Morning Jazz” (formerly “A Tasteful Blend”) on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 to 9 a.m., on WICN Public Radio, 90.5 FM, and streaming at WICN.org.

Two local students earn top honors in statewide anti-tobacco poster contest

June 18th, 2015

R Anti-smoking Hritika Chaturvedi-cropped

Region – Gianna Ruffing of Marlborough, a fourth-grade student at the St. Bernadette’s School in Northborough, and Hritika Chaturvedi, a sixth-grade student at the Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury, have earned top honors in the 2015 Massachusetts Medical Society and MMS Alliance Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest, an annual educational event to alert schoolchildren to the dangers of tobacco and smoking.

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