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Shrewsbury commemorates Memorial Day

May 27th, 2015

The Kapustas, the Healds and their puppy Buddy, the O’Connors, the Gangars and the Samaras gather to watch the parade.

Shrewsbury – Residents of all ages gathered to watch the annual Memorial Day commemoration, which included a parade, May 25.

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.

Northborough remembers fallen hometown hero

May 26th, 2015

The American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234 Color Guard leads the parade.

Northborough – On May 25, the Memorial Day parade made stops for ceremonies at four monuments in downtown Northborough. This year, speakers paid tribute to U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault of Northborough. The Bronze Star recipient and 2004 Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) graduate was killed in action at age 24 last September in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

Hudson honors hometown hero with bridge dedication

May 26th, 2015

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito speaks at the podium during the dedication of the Capt. Seth R. Michaud Memorial Bridge. Other participants included (standing, l to r) Selectman Joe Durant, Selectman Jim Quinn, Veterans Agent Brian Stearns, Vinny Giombetti of Disabled Veterans Chapter 82, (seated, l to r) state Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, U.S. Army Capt. Kristen Walls and Selectmen Chair Fred Lucy.

Hudson – The highlight of this year’s Memorial Day observance May 25 was the unveiling of a bronze plaque memorializing U. S. Marine Corps Capt. Seth R. Michaud on the rebuilt Houghton Street bridge. Michaud was a helicopter pilot who was killed by friendly fire in Africa at age 27 in 2003, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Marlborough softball tops Westborough

May 14th, 2015

Marlborough’s Jillian Petrie swings at a pitch

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School Panthers softball team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers by a score of 5-1 in a game played May 13.

Grafton History Day celebrates town’s incorporation

May 11th, 2015

Linda Casey, director of the Grafton Historical Society Museum, mingles wearing Victorian attire.

Grafton – Residents and visitors gathered May 9 at Grafton Common for the annual Grafton History Day. Co-sponsored by the Grafton Historical Society and the Grafton Garden Club, the five-hour event celebrates the town’s 1735 incorporation.

Algonquin softball rallies to defeat Westborough

May 11th, 2015

Westborough’s Flaherty Foster swings at a pitch in a game against Algonquin

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks softball team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers by a score of 4-3 in a game played May 8.

Children enjoy historical activities in Northborough

May 7th, 2015


  Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society held a Children’s Day at its 50 Main St. location May 3. Kids were invited to dress-up in period costumes and have their photos taken on a stage that had been set up. They also made May baskets or flower pots and took tours of the museum. Lemonade, [...]

Westborough celebrates spring’s arrival with a festival

May 4th, 2015

Making the rounds at the Kids Carnival, Kapish Kaza, 8, checks out the prizes of the cupcake walk.

Westborough – After a series of weekends with inclement weather, comfortably warm temperatures contributed to a successful 13th annual Westborough Spring Festival, presented by the Rotary Club of Westborough. This year’s festivities began May 1 with a first-time event: Red, White and Brew, a fundraiser to benefit local military veterans, held at the Grille at the Westborough Country Club

Grafton community leaders share story time with students

April 29th, 2015

Police Chief Normand Crepeau reads “Officer Buckle and Gloria” to second-graders.

Grafton – Twenty-five special guests were welcomed April 27 by second- to sixth-graders at North Street Elementary School (NSES) for the sixth annual Community Reading Day, organized by the North Grafton Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Group. Most books were selected because they relate to the students’ curriculum or the readers’ professions; others were chosen and brought by the guests.

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