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Marlborough High cheerleaders on the road to national title

March 2nd, 2015

The Marlborough High School Varsity Cheerleading Team
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Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) Varsity Cheerleading Team had had an amazing fall season. Now, they are training hard for the upcoming Cheerleaders of America (COA) Ultimate International Championship in Orlando, Fla., April 3-4, with the hopes of bringing home the title.

Seventeen girls will be competing at the event, which features teams from 15 states and 10 countries. The team is currently fundraising to help defer the costs, which include airfare, hotel and transportation.

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.

Marlborough basketball advances in playoffs

February 28th, 2015

Marlborough’s Owen Cappadona (#4) flies through the air as he goes up to shoot as Medfield’s John Madej (#35) looks on.

Marlborough – The number 1 seeded Marlborough High School Panthers boys basketball team easily defeated the number 8 seed Medfield Warriors by a score of 68-47 in a Central Mass. Division 2 quarter final playoff game, Feb. 27.

It’s slow when it snows

February 28th, 2015

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Region – February 2015 will long be remembered as a month filled with endless snow, arctic temperatures and frayed nerves. Although we’ve all had our share of struggles with ice dams and clogged driveways it has also had a huge impact on the economy with decreased local spending and diminished sales and meals tax revenues. [...]

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 [...]

Shrewsbury library patron celebrates her 9th birthday

February 26th, 2015

Shamika Kanitkar, 9, and her mother Seema display books purchased with a donation to the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – Shamika Kanitkar, a third-grader at Floral Street Elementary School, got what she wanted for her 9th birthday: books donated to the Shrewsbury Public Library. The celebration started on her birthday, Jan. 20, and continued through school winter break when all of the 34 books were delivered.

Evening of Giving raises $32,500 for Marlborough shelter

February 26th, 2015

(l to r) Matthew Simoneau, Evening of Giving committee member; Susan Gentili, director of continuum of care and services, SMOC; Bob Kays, Evening of Giving committee chair; and Ivette Mesmar, Evening of Giving food committee chair  
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Marlborough – Friends of Roland’s House, a group that supports the Marlborough-Hudson emergency homeless shelter, recently announced that $32,500 was raised at the 25th Evening of Giving held Dec. 4 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel.

Roland’s House, located on Mechanics Street, is a temporary shelter serving up to 18 men and women. Its operations are supervised by the South Middlesex Opportunity Council’s (SMOC) continuum of housing and services through the Common Ground Resource Center.

‘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

Algonquin girls fall to Westford in playoff heartbreaker

February 25th, 2015

Algonquin senior Baylee Burns (#2) dribbles the ball around Westford’s Elizabeth Arnold (#23).

Westford – The Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) Tomahawks girls basketball season ended Feb. 24 with a 40-39 loss to the Westford Academy Grey Ghosts in the first round of the MIAA Girls Basketball Central Division 1 playoffs. The game was played at Westford Academy.

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.

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