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Marlborough basketball advances in playoffs

February 28th, 2015

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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.

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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

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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.

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