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Westborough native wins Grammy

March 23rd, 2015


Westborough – Westborough native Tom McDougall, 44, recently received one of the highest honors of the music industry – a Grammy.

Hudson woman to be remembered with 5K walk

March 21st, 2015


Hudson – Maureen Chiasson Young of Hudson, who passed away unexpectedly last June at age 49, is remembered by many as a Marlborough-based real estate broker with a natural knack for networking. Business contacts often became fast friends with whom she’d interact at various fundraisers and community events.

Floral Street School celebrates Community Reading Day

March 20th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Floral Street School first graders Sam Cunniffe (left) and Patrick O’Toole (right) with guest readers (l to r) Shrewsbury Firefighter Sean Bohdiewicz, The Cat in the Hat (a.k.a. Ed Martel), Shrewsbury Police Patrolman Shawn Valliere, and Shrewsbury Firefighter Nick Vincequere pose for a photo during the Community Reading Day at Floral Street School [...]

Happy 100th birthday Alice Hanley!

March 19th, 2015

Alice E. Hanley posing with her family

Photo/Lovely Owl Photography

Shrewsbury – Alice E. Hanley of Shrewsbury celebrated her 100th birthday Feb. 14. Alice is the matriarch of five generations represented in this photo with her daughter, Elizabeth MacAllister, her granddaughter, Mary Pritchard, her great-granddaughter, Liz Castantini, and her great-great-granddaughter, Ava Castantini.

New England Home Furniture Consignment offers upscale options

March 18th, 2015

Owner Jennifer King

Worcester – Since opening last fall, New England Home Furniture Consignment has been a go-to place for those looking for unique, quality pieces of furniture at affordable prices. Owner Jennifer King takes pride in offering like-new pieces in styles ranging from Contemporary to Classic, Traditional to Vintage, Primitive to Coastal, Shabby-Chic to Tuscan, and everything [...]

Police Officer Phillip Martin praised by his department and community

March 17th, 2015

Luke (left) and Kyle Daunais check out Officer Phillip Martin’s new cruiser.
Photo/Andi Daunais

Northborough – Known around town as “Officer Phil” or “Officer Martin,” patrolman Phillip Martin is well-known and well-liked in the Northborough community. If you are a Northborough resident, chances are you’ve run into him. Whether he’s tracking you down to return your lost wallet, installing your baby’s car seat, or educating you on crosswalk safety laws, he is fully committed to the town of Northborough, where he has served for 18 years.

Marlborough High student honors friend’s memory with toy drive

March 17th, 2015

Julia Dougherty and Bernadette LaFollette 

Marlborough – In her short 15 years of life, Bernadette LaFollette of Marlborough accomplished many things. She was a straight A student at Marlborough High School (MHS), was a member of the school’s marching band, wind ensemble and drama program. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church where she was an altar server and sang in the children’s choir. Bernadette also loved to write and hoped to publish a book one day. All of this, in spite of a significant heart defect that she was born with. But most importantly, according to Julia Dougherty , Bernadette was a wonderful friend who cared about others and did not let her illness stop her from living life to the fullest.

Avidia donates to Touchstone Furniture Depot

March 16th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Branch Yules, managing partner of Touchstone Furniture Depot; Keith Dwinells, Hudson branch manager of Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Touchstone Furniture Depot, an organization that recycles donated furniture and housewares for people in need in the Hudson, Marlborough and North Attleboro areas. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Elaina Karageorgis

March 16th, 2015

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School: Shrewsbury Class: 2015 Sport: Indoor track Coach: Wendy Marshall Notables: Led Midland League A in shot put this season. By Ryan Massad, Contributing Writer What inspired you to get involved with the track team? “At first, it was to stay in shape after soccer season, but it ended up becoming my primary sport, and [...]

Shrewsbury dancer is always moving

March 16th, 2015


Shrewsbury – In early January, Sam Quinn had just returned home from a month of touring the country with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular when he found an unexpected email in his inbox. It was from Bad Boys of Dance (BBD), a company he’d auditioned for four months prior. Quinn assumed they were no longer considering him for a position, but he was mistaken. He was in. He had to be packed and ready to go by the end of the month.

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