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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.

Westborough man hopes to find match at bone marrow drive

February 23rd, 2015

Vinoo, a father of three girls, needs a bone marrow/blood stem cell transplant from a donor of South Asian descent.

Region – The South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters (SAMAR) will be holding a bone marrow drive at the India Center, 152 Main St., Shrewsbury, Sunday, March 1, from 1-4 p.m.

The drive is being held to seek a donor for Vinoo, a Westborough resident, who is in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. Although he specifically requires a donor of South Asian descent, all others are welcome and encouraged to attend the event.

Local organization helps foster kids ‘rise above’

February 23rd, 2015

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Region – Each year, thousands of children in Massachusetts are placed into foster care. While many of the basic primary needs of these children are met by the foster families, there is often not enough financial resources left to provide for some of the extra activities that are part of so many children’s lives and that help them grow into healthy adults.

Fifth annual Shrewsbury 5k to be held in memory of Sutton man

February 21st, 2015

Patty and Michael McCaffrey with their children Meghan and Ryan 
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Shrewsbury – After a season that has seen record amounts of snow covering the region, Patty McCaffrey knows that in all likelihood, there will still be snow on the ground Saturday, March 7.

Keamy to present photography exhibit at Westborough Public Library

February 20th, 2015

“Bodie Firehouse,” a photo taken by Dr. Jean Keamy , MD
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Westborough – Dr. Jean Keamy , MD of Keamy Eye & Laser Centre in Westborough, is also an accomplished photographer. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 25 the Westborough Public Library will be hosting an exhibit of her work featuring photographs taken at night, from her practice and of her office’s mascots, Morgan and Colby.

Reflecting on family’s service to Southborough Fire Department

February 18th, 2015

George “Skip” Hubley Jr.

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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.

Not so ducky weather

February 17th, 2015

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Marlborough – Hungry ducks swarm the Wayside parking lot alongside Hager Pond in Marlborough. Photo/Sue Wambolt

Grafton Suburban is now Homefield Credit Union

February 15th, 2015

(l to r) Kelly Benoit, assistant vice president of marketing, products and customer service; Lloyd Hamm Jr., president and CEO; and associates Carol Bagdis, Estelle Peters and Maureen Wojnar
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Grafton – For nearly 50 years, the Grafton Suburban Credit Union has served the banking needs of thousands of local residents as well as businesses. On Feb. 11, the bank started a new chapter, as it officially changed its name to Homefield Credit Union (HCU).

Knight’s celebrates 30 years as leader in ground transportation

February 10th, 2015

Knight's Airport Limousine Service staff (l to r) Brian Lafortune, Paul Barker, Mark Ford, John Robert, Mike Stratton, Paul Moroney and Robert Hoover
File photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury – As a college student, Michael Hogan wrote a business plan as an assignment for an economics class. His idea was for a shared ride service.

“My professor, Curtis Derby, asked me if I was serious about it,” he recalled. “He thought it was a great idea and encouraged me to pursue it.”

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