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Author notes sportsmanship in Southborough Little League

June 3rd, 2015

Book cover of “No Ordinary Game” by Kirk Westphal.

Southborough – Local author Kirk Westphal has drawn upon seven years of coaching experience with Southborough Little League to write some of the inspirational sports stories in his book “No Ordinary Game: Miraculous Moments in Backyards and Sandlots.” He accepted an invitation to read and sign copies of the book Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Southborough Library.

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.

Class of 2015 marks Hudson High’s 141st graduation exercises

June 1st, 2015

Gathered prior to the graduation ceremony are the class officers: (l to r) Michael Pollard, president; Sara Mikula, vice president; Baylee Loewen, secretary; Kayla Monteiro, treasurer; and Jefferson Gould, treasurer.

Hudson – Diplomas were presented to 173 members of the class of 2015 at the 141st graduation exercises, held May 31 at the Hudson High School (HHS) Gymnasium.

Shrewsbury High School graduates 415 in 2015

May 29th, 2015

Gathered before the graduation ceremony are the class officers: (l to r) Maxim Petrovsky, president; Taylor O’Connor, vice president; Grace Rocco, secretary; Ryan Beals, treasurer; and Chirag Ganesa, marshal.

Shrewsbury – Diplomas were presented to 415 graduates of the class of 2015 at a ceremony May 28 at the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Field House.

Grafton remembers its war dead on Memorial Day 2015

May 28th, 2015

G Mem Day 3

Grafton – Several thousand people turned out on May 25 to celebrate Memorial Day in Grafton Center. The parade included hundreds of veterans, volunteers, scouts, and town residents.

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.

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