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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.”

Algonquin’s Trevor Fuce signs with University of Maine

February 10th, 2015

Trevor Fuce with his coaches (l to r) Tyrone Notice, Justin McKay, Mark Allen, James Finn and ARHS Assistant Principal Mel Laughton

Northborough – Algonquin Regional High School senior Trevor Fuce is in a position that not many of his peers can claim right now: not only does he know where he will be attending college next year, but he will also be playing football on a Division 1 team.

On Feb. 4, Fuce officially signed his National Letter of Intent for the University of Maine where he will play for the Black Bears as an offensive lineman starting in the fall of 2015. Friends, teammates, coaches and family all gathered to celebrate the accomplishment at Algonquin.

Massive amounts of snow try patience of region

February 9th, 2015

KIds in Southborough enjoy sledding off their roof. 
Photo/Sue Wambolt

Region – It has been an amazing two weeks of wintry weather with the region receiving near records amounts of snow and temperatures barely getting above 30 degrees. According to Weather Specialist James Arnold, Shrewsbury has gotten 71.2 inches of snow and the Worcester Airport has gotten 76.3 inches of snow since Jan. 24.

Shrewsbury ice hockey defeats Marlborough

February 9th, 2015

Marlborough sophomore Luke Goulet (#22, black) looks to maneuver around Shrewsbury’s Conall Persichino,

Westborough – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials defeated the Marlborough High School Panthers 5-2 Feb. 7 at NorthStar Ice Sports.

The Colonials jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on goals by Dante Simone and Dan Quinlivan early in the first period. The Panthers fought back to even the score with two power play goals, one by Connor Lind late in the first period and one by Patrick McCarthy in the second period.

Algonquin basketball teams pull off dramatic wins over Shrewsbury

February 7th, 2015

Algonquin boys celebrate after Jason Truax’ game winning shot.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ and girls’ basketball teams defeated the Shrewsbury High School Colonials in back-to-back games Feb. 6. The combination of senior night for Algonquin, the spirited crowd and the music of the pep band provided the extra bit of magic the Tomahawks needed to pull off two dramatic wins.

Rockin’ for Shrewsbury’s music and theater students

February 5th, 2015

Entertaining guests are Tension band members (l to r) Tim Proch, John O’Brien, Steve Grip, Joe Cantin and Joe Arcabascio.

Shrewsbury – Patrons of the arts attended Rockin’ Wonderland, a first-time fundraiser benefitting the Shrewsbury Schools Music/Theatre Association (SSMA), held Jan. 30 at SAC Park. Celebrating its 60th year, SSMA is a nonprofit organization providing support to music and theatre education in the Shrewsbury Public Schools.

Shrewsbury students share family traditions

February 4th, 2015

Alex D’Antilio proudly displays an Ecuadorian plate from his grandparents.

Shrewsbury – One hundred-year-old citizenship papers, wedding photos of Italian great-great grandparents, children’s knickers from Germany and Swedish bread recipes! These were some of the items that could be seen at the recent Spring Street School Fourth Graders Family Traditions and Artifacts Museum.

Marlborough Rotary has ‘super’ good time

February 3rd, 2015

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Marlborough – Members of the Marlborough Rotary Club gathered together to cheer on the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1 at a party hosted by members Elaine McDonald and Doug Palino. The club, which has been serving the youth, charities and service agencies of the community since 1922, welcomes service-minded men and [...]

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