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Grafton kids enjoy Field Day

June 9th, 2015

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Grafton – Kindergarten students at North Grafton Elementary School participate in Field Day held at the school on June 8. Photos/Mary Pritchard  

History comes to life in Shrewsbury

June 6th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Spring Street Elementary School third graders in Elizabeth McRae’s class run through a dress rehearsal for their production of “1773 – The Boston Tea Party” May 26. The class performed the play for Spring Street School students and teachers during the school day and for the McRae class parents that evening. The play [...]

Algonquin wins four home playoff games in one afternoon

June 6th, 2015

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Northborough – The fields and courts of Algonquin Regional High School were buzzing on Friday, June 6 as four Tomahawks teams hosted home playoff match ups.

Marlborough man establishes fundraiser to help victims of Nepal earthquakes

June 4th, 2015

The Tsum Valley after the deadly earthquakes struck.

Marlborough – On March 15, Marlborough resident Lee Miller traveled to Nepal where he spent time trekking through two connected areas – the Manaslu Circuit and the Tsum Valley. He returned home to Marlborough April 15 – 10 days later Nepal was rocked by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. On May 12, the region suffered another huge earthquake, this one a 7.2 magnitude.

Northborough woman ‘shines the light’ for girls in Kenyan villages

June 4th, 2015

Lizzie Maina (fourth from left) and the volunteers from St. Rose of Lima Parish

Northborough – Shine the Light Kenya is a nonprofit that was founded in 2011 by Lizzie Maina to help educate children in rural schools and ensure that they have the necessary tools to succeed.

Having relocated from Africa to the United States in 1995, Maina immersed herself into the community and her passion for helping others. Her grandfather started a school in Kenya and she has committed herself to continuing to help those in the surrounding communities. She currently works as a senior caregiver in Worcester and enjoys spending time with the elderly.

Shrewsbury couple to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

June 1st, 2015

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Shrewsbury – It’s been said that love knows no bounds, whether life’s challenges lie in age, health or distance; true love can conquer all. There is one such love story going on in Shrewsbury between Lawrence and Frances Laganelli, who will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on June 30. Although health issues have caused both to move a little slower, their love continues to give them strength.

The pair grew up in the same Worcester neighborhood and actually began courting as teenagers. In 1945 they exchanged wedding vows at local Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Together they raised three sons – Lawrence Jr., Richard and Mark.

Grafton remembers its war dead on Memorial Day 2015

May 28th, 2015

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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.

Westborough honors it fallen veterans

May 27th, 2015

The Gibbons Middle School band performs during the Memorial Day parade.

Westborough – Memorial Day allows residents to thank the community members who didn’t get to “live the life that we live every day,” as well as their families, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said during a ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day.

“The best we can do is just this,” Polito) told residents during Westborough’s Memorial Day observance, held May 25 in front of the Forbes Municipal Building.

Residents invited to tour Westborough TV’s new facility

May 13th, 2015

(l to r) Tim Novak, studio manager; Karen Henderson, general manager; and Aidan Horrigan, production coordinator

Westborough – There is a resurgence going on in downtown Westborough. The Town Hall is currently undergoing a $7.3 million and the new fire station finally opened in November. The building at 25 W. Main St. has been torn down and replaced with a new multi-floor, multi-use building. And the former Avidia Bank, located at 33 W. Main St., also has a new owner – Westborough TV (WTV). And that is exactly where the nonprofit public access cable station should be, according to General Manager Karen Henderson – right in the heart of the downtown.

Work continues on Town Hall

May 13th, 2015

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Westborough – Crews work on the clock tower of the Westborough Town Hall May 13.

Voters at the March 16, 2013 Annual Town Meeting approved a $7.3 million renovation project for the building, which was built in 1929 and is located in the heart of the downtown area.

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