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Shrewsbury students to compete on ‘High School Quiz Show’

January 21st, 2015

Shrewsbury High School Quiz Team members Grant Xu, David Du, Stephen Przybylek and Alex Todorov
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Shrewsbury – A team of six Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students will test their knowledge when they compete on the sixth season of WGBH TV’s “High School Quiz Show” Jan. 31 in Boston.

Shrewsbury’s team is made up of senior co-captains David Du and Alex Todorov, senior Grant Xu, and juniors Mounith Madadi, Stephen Przybylek and Gokul Ajith.

Westborough, Algonquin hockey skate to 2-2 tie

January 20th, 2015

Westborough goalie Jared Ward (#29) ends up on his back after making a save against Algonquin

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Westborough – The Westborough High School Rangers and the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ ice hockey teams skated to a 2-2 tie in a game Jan. 19 at North Star Ice Sports.

After fire, Marlborough family grateful for kindness of community

January 19th, 2015

l to r) Doug, Beth, Peter, Heather and Ryan Wambolt

Marlborough – On Oct. 19, 2014, the Wambolt family was attending church services at the Greater Grace Christian Church when a fire broke out at their Parmenter Road home. Since the family was not home, no one was injured in the two-alarm blaze, but sadly their three beloved Cairn terriers all perished in the fire.

Shrewsbury cookie sales benefit two types of troops

January 19th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Caroline Strickland, 8, of Shrewsbury goes door to door with her mom selling Girl Scout cookies. Caroline is a member of Brownie troop 30326.  Any tips the troop receives while selling cookies this year will be donated to the US Army 126th Forward Surgical Team currently deployed to Afghanistan. Former Shrewsbury resident Dr. [...]

Phone lost in England returns home thanks to kindness of police officer

January 19th, 2015

Katie Gillespie
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Northborough – Nowadays, most of us use our smart phones to help manage many parts of our lives. So it can be an awful, panicky feeling when that phone is broken or, even worse, missing. That’s the situation Northborough resident Katie Gillespie recently found herself facing when she lost her phone right before she was due to come back home after attending school in England. But thanks to the honesty of a good Samaritan and a kind police officer, Katie now has her phone back.

Polito administers oath of office to Early at Melican

January 18th, 2015

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is sworn in for his third term by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito at the Melican Middle School in Northborough. The DA's mother Marilyn Early is holding the family bible.

Northborough – As Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito presided over a ceremony Jan. 15 to swear-in Worcester Country District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr., members of Early’s family and staff were in attendance. But there were also hundreds of other guests watching with great interest – students at the Robert E. Melican Middle School. That’s because the ceremony actually took place at the school after a presentation by Ellen Miller, Early’s community outreach director, on cyber safety.

Algonquin Wrestling Hosts Catholic Memorial

January 15th, 2015

Photo N Wrestling 2015-01-14 7545 – Algonquin’s David Wrin and Catholic Memorial’s Josh Bechman maneuver for position

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks wrestling team hosted the Catholic Memorial Knights in a meet Jan. 14. A very tough Knights team defeated the Tomahawks by a score of 47-27.

Austin Roche (132 lbs.), Nate Morrell (160 lbs.) and Joe Vencile (285 lbs) all won their matches by pins and Jack Golden (106 lbs) won his match on points.

The Tomahawks’ record fell to 7-8 on the season.

Algonquin swimmers top Westborough, extend winning streak

January 12th, 2015

Westborough’s Louis Gencarelli swims the butterfly leg of the 200-yard medley relay.

Westborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks swim team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers, 94-76, in a meet held at the Boroughs Family YMCA Jan. 11. The victory extends the Tomahawks’ streak to 51consecutive wins over the past four years.

Shrewsbury ice hockey sweeps Algonquin at DCU Center

January 11th, 2015

Shrewsbury’s Joseph Buduo (#22) and Algonquin’s John Paterson (#14) fight for the puck.

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Worcester  – The sixth annual High School Hockey Showdown at the DCU Center featured both the boys and girls teams from Algonquin Regional High School and Shrewsbury High School facing off against each other on Saturday, January 10. The Shrewsbury girls defeated Algonquin 5-0 in the first game of the [...]

Sweats for Vets brings warmth, cheer to homeless veterans

January 11th, 2015

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Marlborough – For the fourth year in a row, Sweats for Vets made the holidays warmer and happier for local homeless veterans.

Started four years ago by Marlborough resident Mark Vital, the nonprofit organization has a simple mission – to give the veterans a gift of a sweatshirt featuring the name and/or logo a Boston sports team as well as warm hats, gloves and socks. Vital, himself a veteran, is currently a teacher at the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) in Marlborough. As such, he has obtained the support of the school’s students, families and administration in his quest to collect donations. Other community members made donations at designated collection spots throughout the region.

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