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State police museum continues an active first year in Grafton

October 6th, 2015

Gathered at a 1968 Plymouth Fury cruiser from Plymouth County are (front, l to r) John Crawford, vice present of the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center (MSPMLC); Chris Bitteker and John Tassinari Jr., board members of Cops for Kids with Cancer; (back, l to r) Mike Slepetz, MSPMLC fleet historian; and Phil Masso, MSPMLC assistant fleet historian.

Grafton – About a 20-year process of collecting artifacts resulted in the opening of the nonprofit Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center (MSPMLC) in the former barracks built in 1931 at 44 Worcester St. (Route 140) in Grafton. While the building’s renovation is still “a work in progress,” the time and energy is deserved, noted Charlie “Shirl” Alejandro, a retired trooper and museum director.

Algonquin Tops Marlborough in Soccer Doubleheader

October 5th, 2015

Marlborough’s Paulo Silva (#7) and Algonquin’s Sebastian Royo (#28) vie for the ball

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys and girls soccer teams were both victorious in games played against the Marlborough High School Panthers on October 3, 2015.

In the first game of the evening, the Algonquin boys defeated Shrewsbury by a score of 3-1. The Algonquin boys’ team season record improves to 5-1-2 while Marlborough falls to 1-4-2.

Westborough Cultural Council hosts seventh Arts in Common

September 28th, 2015

Young performers of the SkyRise Children’s Theater present a musical scene from “Stone Age.”

Westborough – Ideal autumn weather Sept. 26 contributed to a successful seventh annual Arts in Common presented by the Westborough Cultural Council at the Bay State Green. Throughout the six-hour arts festival, 22 acts of all ages performed music, dance, theater, comedy and poetry on two stages. Over 35 artisans displayed and sold handcrafted items. Refreshments were available from local eateries.

Spirit of Shrewsbury Parade features 100 marching units

September 28th, 2015

Shrewsbury Colonials girls’ volleyball teammates show their spirit.

Shrewsbury – The 19th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Parade featured a record high number of 100 marching units travelling the 1.1-mile route downtown Sept. 27.

Honored as grand marshal was Mahesh Reshamwala, riding in style in a 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport convertible with his wife, Ketki. He’s an active volunteer at the Shrewsbury Senior Center and life member of the India Society of Worcester.

Hundreds enjoy Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

September 27th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Hundreds of people of all ages enjoyed meeting representatives of town organizations, nonprofit and community groups, as well as many local businesses who participated in the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival expo Sept. 26 at the Oak Middle School.          A craft fair was also held on the  grounds and [...]

St. Mary School holds Family Festival

September 23rd, 2015

Drew Vincequere, 7,  of Shrewsbury breaks a board with his fist.

  Shrewsbury – St. Mary School held its annual Family Festival the weekend of Sept. 18-20.Photos/Dawn O’Connor

Hudson dedicates Cellucci memorial outside Town Hall

September 21st, 2015

Jan and Paul Cellucci’s grandchildren (l to r) Rhys Adams, 8, Gabriel Westberg, 6, and Francesca “Frankie” Adams, 6, sit on a bench at the memorial before the dedication begins.

Hudson – The life of former Gov. Argeo Paul Cellucci was celebrated Sept. 20 in his hometown as the Hudson Rotary Club invited family, friends, colleagues and residents to attend the dedication of his memorial parklet in front of the Town Hall. The memorial features two granite benches with inscriptions, one of which reads: “His life was dedicated to the principle of public service and the people of Hudson were forever in his heart.”

Corridor Nine Chamber adds features to 22nd Applefest 5K

September 20th, 2015

One of the 411 participants of the 22nd annual Applefest 5K Race/Walk waves toward the sidelines.

Northborough – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce added new features to its 22nd annual Applefest 5K Race/Walk, beginning and ending at Marion E. Zeh School. This year, 411 runners and walkers participated.

Northborough celebrates Applefest with a street fair and parade

September 20th, 2015


Northborough – The town celebrated the second day of the annual Applefest festival with a street fair and Parade Sept. 19. Residents and guests enjoyed meeting with nonprofit groups, organizations, vendors and local businesses at the street fair on Blake Street, which once again was organized by the Rotary Club of Northborough. Civic groups, school [...]

Grafton Opens Season With Win Over Westborough

September 16th, 2015

Westborough’s Jack Cerny (#3) evades a tackle by Grafton’s Connor Driscoll

Grafton – The Grafton High School Eagles football team started the season with a win over Westborough High School Rangers by a score of 28-14, in a game played on September 11, 2015.

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