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Five Westborough Scouts achieve Eagle rank

June 3rd, 2015

Tim Askew works on a section of the Westborough Charm Bracelet Trail.

Westborough – Five Scouts from Westborough Troop 382 have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout – Daniel McKay, Shawn McElligott, Tim Askew, Robert Stout and John O’Connell. McKay, McElligott and Stout are all seniors at Westborough High School (WHS), while Askew is a junior and O’Connell a sophomore.

Southborough second-grade reporter witnesses history at Statehouse

June 2nd, 2015


Southborough – A Southborough second-grader had the experience of a lifetime May 15 when she met Mass. Governor Charles Baker at the Statehouse. Shayna Rose, 8, a student at Albert S. Woodward Memorial Elementary School, had arranged to interview the governor for the school newspaper which she created several months ago.

SHS graduate earns Eagle Scout rank

June 1st, 2015

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Shrewsbury – On May 9, Thomas Bodden of Boy Scout Troop 158 in Shrewsbury, was formally awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held at Shrewsbury High School.  Joining Thomas to commemorate this special achievement were family, friends, and local dignitaries. In the fall of 2003, Bodden entered Scouting with Cub [...]

Baypath Humane Society hosts second annual golf tournament

May 29th, 2015

Region – Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton will hold its second annual Fore Paws Golf Tournament at the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston Friday, June 5, with all monies raised supporting Baypath’s Animal Emergency Fund. Greens fees are $150 per person and include 18 holes of golf, a cart, a bucket of range balls, [...]

Westborough students host senior ball

May 29th, 2015

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William and Betty Crane share a smile as they enjoy hors d’oeuvres during a Senior Ball hosted by Westborough High School’s (WHS) Student Council for residents of Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences and Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center. For the occasion, over 60 students decorated the dining room at Beaumont, distributed corsages and boutonnieres, [...]

Shrewsbury retiree exercises volunteerism at Boroughs Y

May 29th, 2015

Dr. Judy Eaton

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Dr. Judy Eaton of Shrewsbury joined the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough almost 10 years ago while preparing to semi-retire from her work as a psychiatrist. Now, she’s fully retired and volunteers for causes including the LIVESTRONG® program for cancer survivors and caregivers at the Boroughs Y.

Memorial Day parade honors veterans, active duty military

May 27th, 2015

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Marlborough – The annual Memorial Day parade, honoring veterans, active duty military men and women, and those who have given their lives while in service to our country, took place May 25 as city residents gathered along the parade route. City officials, members of the Veterans Council, the Marlborough High School band, several Boy Scout troops and other participants assembled at the American Legion Home on John Street and proceeded up Main Street, stopping at war memorials along the way and concluded at Monument Square.

Shrewsbury/Grafton Kids Ride benefits Jimmy Fund

May 27th, 2015

Colin Spinney, 6, of Grafton (center) is recognized as a Breakaway Fundraiser for collecting at least $750. He’s joined by participants named Heavy Hitters for raising at least $250: (l to r) Owenn Simpson, 9, of Shrewsbury; Parker Stewart, 13, of Grafton; Austin Damien, 9, of Grafton; Eliya Gladstone, 6, of Grafton; Catherine Spinney, 9, of Grafton; Naomi Lee, 7, of Shrewsbury; Ethan Lee, 4, of Shrewsbury; and Nick Vanfleet, 7, of Grafton.

Shrewsbury/Grafton – Bicyclists ages 3 to 13 participated in the fifth annual Shrewsbury/Grafton Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Kids Ride, held May 16 at the UMass Medical School South Street Campus in Shrewsbury. Proceeds go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund.

New board chair named for Avidia Bank

May 27th, 2015

(left to right) Fred Williams, former chair of the Avidia Board of Directors; Mark O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; and new chair Jim Tashjian.

Region – During Avidia Bank’s recent Annual Meeting, Fred Williams was recognized for his service as retiring and outgoing chair of the Board of Directors. Successor Jim Tashjian was voted in as the new chair. Tashjian has been a board member and corporator of Avidia Bank for 45 years. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion [...]

Clinton Savings Bank hires three new assistant branch managers

May 21st, 2015

Region – Clinton Savings Bank (CSB) announced the addition of three new assistant branch managers to its team. “We are excited to welcome these individuals to the CSB family,” said Cindy L. Konrad, chief retail officer at Clinton Savings Bank. “With their considerable experience and involvement in our local community, we are confident that they [...]

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