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Marlborough gymnastics squeaks by Algonquin

January 3rd, 2015

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Northborough – The Marlborough High School – Nashoba Regional High School girls gymnastics team narrowly defeated Algonquin Regional High School by a score of 135.0 to 133.1 in a meet held Jan. 3. The Marlborough-Nashoba team is a co-op team consisting of athletes from both schools.

Hudson kids celebrate at library’s ‘Noon Year Eve’ party

December 31st, 2014

Jamie Pearlstein, 5, disco dances.

Hudson – Families enjoyed a fun-filled hour Dec. 31 at the Hudson Public Library Children’s Room as they attended a “Noon Year’s Eve” party.

Marlborough Rotarians, Girl Scouts serve seniors holiday dinner

December 25th, 2014

Jim Fay is served dinner by Madelyn Glynn, 6, of Girl Scout Daisy Troop 78138, during a Dec. 3 gathering at the Marlborough Senior Center.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – For 20 years, the Marlborough Rotary Club delivered food baskets to 30 families in need during the holidays. As of 2012, the club has continued its mission to provide community service while helping more residents.

For the third year, the club partnered with the city’s Council on Aging and Girl Scouts when a congregate holiday meal was served Dec. 3 at the Marlborough Senior Center. A number of the 90 guests were residents of the Main Street senior housing complex. The following week, 40 dinners were served at the senior housing complexes on Bolton and Pleasant streets.

For Westborough mom, Christmas comes early, thanks to police union

December 24th, 2014

(l to r) Westborough Police Officers Chip Dapolite and Greg McRae, Yolanda Hernandez and her son Christopher, Police Officers Dean Paine and Leeann Baker

Westborough – Like many moms, Yolanda Hernandez works outside the home so she can provide a good life for her kids. Her son, Christopher is 13, and daughter, Emma, is 4. A unit secretary in the Umass Memorial University Campus emergency room since 2001, Hernandez is also taking classes at Quinsigamond Community College towards attaining her associate degree in general health studies with the hopes of someday becoming a respiratory therapist.

Westborough celebrates ‘Festival of the Lights’

December 23rd, 2014

Assisted by Fire Chief Nick Perron (l), Ben Frogel lights the menorah.

Westborough – As a light snow fell, residents and town officials gathered Dec. 21 at the rotary to celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah with the lighting of a nine-foot public menorah. The annual event is hosted by Chabad of Westborough.

A greeting was offered to those in attendance by Rabbi Michoel Green, who thanked the town’s public safety officers for their support. He also thanked the Rotary Club of Westborough, who annually put up holidays lights on the rotary and in the downtown area.

Shrewsbury MOVE students celebrate holiday tradition

December 23rd, 2014

The MOVE students pose with the gingerbread house they created as part of a collaboration with the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough. 
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Shrewsbury – While one student cuts a shoebox into the shape of a tiny garage, another uses a hair dryer to melt down a pile of marshmallows into a snow hill. These are some of the activities that define the creation of the annual gingerbread holiday house at Shrewsbury High School (SHS), one of the highlights of each holiday season at the school and a symbol of SHS’s continuing commitment to fostering connections to the local community.

Dreaming of a foggy Christmas

December 23rd, 2014

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Westborough – Mild temperatures create a foggy tableau over the Sandra Pond Reservoir this morning in Westborough. Photo/Bonnie Adams

Hanukkah celebration features traditional games, foods

December 22nd, 2014

Ben (left) and Alex Friedberg with their menorah

Westborough – The Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough kicked off Hanukkah with a party and dreidel tournament Dec. 17.

For whom the bell (tower) no long tolls

December 19th, 2014

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Westborough – On a cold and overcast afternoon crews start the process of demolishing the final part of the former Westborough fire station, the bell tower. The building was torn down to make room for a parking lot for the new fire station, which opened next door in November. Photos/Bonnie Adams

Algonquin boys’ hockey honors fallen soldier at tournament

December 18th, 2014

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Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ ice hockey team lost in overtime 3-2 to the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers in the opening game of the Borough’s Cup Dec. 17.

Algonquin came from behind to tie up the game 2-2 on a goal by senior Paul Luongo with 0:57 left in regulation play. Connor Bernard scored in overtime to secure the win for Wachusett

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