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City children welcomed to region

July 31st, 2015

The Holden family welcomes eight-year-old Zamiya to their home.

By Julie Shamgochian, Contributing Writer Northborough- Central Massachusetts families gathered July 16 at the St. Rose of Lima Parish anticipating the afternoon arrival of 29 New York City children, who were due to spend some time in the region courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund. Host families held colorful homemade signs as conversations about the [...]

Nipmuc Nation hosts annual powwow

July 28th, 2015


By Jerry Callaghan, Contributing Writer Grafton – Although the third smallest Native American reservation in the United States, the Hassanamesit Reservation, located at 80 Brigham Hill Rd., is full of life and spirit.  That spirit was shown during the 92nd annual Nipmuc Nation Powwow held July 26. The festival featured traditional dancing, drumming, food, kids’ [...]

Members enjoy fun and games at Corridor Nine BBQ

July 24th, 2015

(front, l to r): Clarisa Berio, St. Mary's Credit Union; Amber Drake, Rivkah's Hair Studio; Mack Pedula; Rivkah's Hair Studio; and Nick Buschetto, TEAMWORKS

(back, l to r): Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce; Allyn Moore, Volvo of Southborough;  Tiffany Cimeno, St. Mary's Credit Union; Malikkah Gamble, St. Mary's Credit Union; Kaz Hardy, Volvo of Southborough; Jim Lopes-Quinton, St. Mary's Credit Union; and Devynn Rheaume, St. Mary's Credit Union  


Region – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual summer BBQ July 15 at TEAMWORKS in Northborough. Corridor Nine and HYPE9 (the chamber’s young professionals group) organized the event.

The steamy temperature had little impact on the 17 teams formed by Corridor Nine/HYPE9 members and guests that participated in the fun teambuilding activities. Taking home the first place trophy in the team building challenges were the team represented by St. Mary’s Credit Union Team, Rivkah’s Hair Studio, and Volvo of Southborough. The Corridor Nine Referral Group received an “Honorable Mention” for second place, and the Whitney Place at Northborough, Amcomm Wireless and Mirick O’Connell team were presented with the “Team Spirit” award.

New archery pavilion is dedicated to Westborough’s Montalbano

July 22nd, 2015

Matthew J. Budz, Scout executive/CEO,  (third from left) with members of the One Ball Two Strikes Foundation (l to r) Tara Fallon, Pat Fallon, Sharon Montalbano, Andy Montalbano, Ian Johnson, John Gareri and Maureen Johnson. Missing from photo are foundation members Ellen Bishop and Kristen Montalbano.

Westborough – The late Greg Montalbano was best known for his skills on the baseball diamond, pitching for St. John’s High School, Northeastern University, the Red Sox organization and the Worcester Tornadoes. But Montalbano was also an avid outdoorsman, who loved to backpack, camp, fly fish, and canoe down rivers in Maine. Many of those hobbies were ones he participated in as a member of Troop 100 in Westborough, where he also earned his Eagle Scout rank.

As someone who was stricken with cancer himself, he volunteered numerous times to play in and speak at fundraisers for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund. Sadly, Montalbano lost his own battle with cancer in 2009, just days before he was to turn 32.

Dump truck accident causes major woes in Westborough

July 20th, 2015

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Police officer injured directing traffic after accident  Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this evening regarding a dump truck accident on Route 9: The Westborough Police received a report at 1:09 PM of a dump truck which had been heading west on Rte. 9 which was now crashed onto the jersey barrier [...]

Work continues on the Grafton Town House

July 18th, 2015

This photo, taken July 18, shows work proceeding on the Town House at Grafton Common.
Photo/K.B. Sherman

Grafton – Work has started on the renovations for the Town House located on Grafton Common. The town voted overwhelmingly in May, 2015, to allocate $928,741 to the ongoing project, with $860,924 coming from unexpended bond proceeds from the new high school construction and $67,817 from free cash.

Shrewsbury Fire Dept. responds to tractor trailer fire

July 18th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Capt. Aaron Roy of the Shrewsbury Fire Dept. released this statement this afternoon regarding a tractor trailer fire on Route 290 west: At 12:48 pm we received a call for assistance from the Massachusetts State Police for a fully involved tractor trailer fire on 290 west just prior to exit 22. On arrival [...]

Centre Stage to present ‘The Addams Family’

July 17th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Actors and actresses participating in the Centre Stage Productions Summer Camp run through a dress rehearsal of ‘The Addams Family”. Performances will be held at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury July 17 and 18. Tickets are $10 each. Centre Stage Productions offers a two week summer camp for youth in Central Massachusetts. This [...]

Dog days of summer

July 17th, 2015

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Region – Warm summer days are best spent relaxing in the sunshine with special friends. Photo/submitted

Northborough Little League advances to sectional championship

July 17th, 2015

Little League District 5 champions!
Photo/courtesy Leisha Fontecchio

Millbury – Two quality teams faced off at Millbury’s Thomas Moorey Field July 16 with the Little League District 5 All-Star title for age group 11-12 on the line.

Westborough had engineered electrifying come-from-behind wins in its path to the finals while Northborough had dispatched tough competitors Millbury, Auburn, Leicester and Grafton to earn its berth in the championship matchup.

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