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Grafton/BVT hockey falls to Worcester in playoffs

March 2nd, 2015

Grafton/BVT’s Tyler Hart bring the puck up the ice during the first period.

Worcester – The seventh-seed Grafton/BVT Indians boys ice hockey team fell to the second-seed Worcester Wildcats by a score of 5-1 in the quarter final round of Central Division 3A playoffs. The game was played Feb. 28 at Buffone Skating Arena in Worcester.

Former credit union walls come tumbling done

February 27th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Employees of Patriots Environmental Services Co. of Oxford,  start work on the demolition of the former Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union located next to the Shrewsbury Public Library. The demolition is part of the library’s $21 million expansion and renovation. Town Meeting members approved the purchase of the former credit union building in January [...]

‘Dog days’ of winter

February 25th, 2015

Clara and Dick of Berlin with "Sissy" and "Molly" enjoy a walk at Dean Park.

Shrewsbury – Folks and their four-legged friends took advantage of a (relatively) warm day to enjoy a walk in Dean Park Feb. 25. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Central One spreads random acts of kindness

February 24th, 2015

Anthony Monger (l) gets his breakfast paid for at the 7-11, thanks to Kaiser and Central One.

Westborough – On Feb. 20, a cold, blustery Friday morning, several people out and about in downtown Westborough got a warm and unexpected surprise, courtesy of Central One Federal Credit Union. That morning, the bank’s Westborough branch manager, David Kaiser and assistant branch manager, Rajani Kodun, visited several local establishments and paid for such things as breakfast, haircuts and groceries.

Reflecting on family’s service to Southborough Fire Department

February 18th, 2015

George “Skip” Hubley Jr.

Photo/Submitted

Southborough – This is the first time in about 70 years that the Southborough Fire Department doesn’t include a Hubley family member. George “Skip” Hubley Jr. recently retired after serving a total of 43 years with the department including 15 as a call firefighter and then 29 as call fire lieutenant.

Winter fun at Hastings Elementary

February 16th, 2015

Andrew gets his face painted like a tiger.

Westborough – While many residents have had enough of winter, students and families enjoyed some winter fun Feb.7 at the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School’s Winter Festival. Sponsored by the Hastings Parent Group, the event featured games, crafts, entertainment and food, as well as a silent auction and basket raffle. Money raised at this event [...]

Massive amounts of snow try patience of region

February 9th, 2015

KIds in Southborough enjoy sledding off their roof. 
Photo/Sue Wambolt

Region – It has been an amazing two weeks of wintry weather with the region receiving near records amounts of snow and temperatures barely getting above 30 degrees. According to Weather Specialist James Arnold, Shrewsbury has gotten 71.2 inches of snow and the Worcester Airport has gotten 76.3 inches of snow since Jan. 24.

Rockin’ for Shrewsbury’s music and theater students

February 5th, 2015

Entertaining guests are Tension band members (l to r) Tim Proch, John O’Brien, Steve Grip, Joe Cantin and Joe Arcabascio.

Shrewsbury – Patrons of the arts attended Rockin’ Wonderland, a first-time fundraiser benefitting the Shrewsbury Schools Music/Theatre Association (SSMA), held Jan. 30 at SAC Park. Celebrating its 60th year, SSMA is a nonprofit organization providing support to music and theatre education in the Shrewsbury Public Schools.

Hudson gets 36 inches of snow – and TV news coverage

January 28th, 2015

A resident walks on a snow-lined sidewalk on Main Street.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – While early risers in Hudson were clearing driveways Jan.28 after the previous day’s snowstorm, the town was featured on a live report by WCVB-TV Channel 5’s meteorologist Danielle Vollmar on the “EyeOpener.” It was one of several media reports about Hudson being among a few communities to [...]

Photos from the Blizzard of 2015

January 27th, 2015

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Photo/Bonnie Adams

Region – As expected, the first (and hopefully last) blizzard of 2015 delivered a wallop to the area. Here are some photos taken around the region during the storm:

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