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Shrewsbury Public Library to hold used furniture sale

January 30th, 2015

A pensive Ellen Dolan, Shrewsbury Public Library director, reflects in the front area of the original library wing.  The chairs in the background are part of the sale.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Library is selling used furniture, tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The library is selling the used furniture that was previously used in the library which is currently undergoing a renovation.  The items are for sale from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All sales are final [...]

Hudson gets 36 inches of snow – and TV news coverage

January 28th, 2015

A resident walks on a snow-lined sidewalk on Main Street.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – While early risers in Hudson were clearing driveways Jan.28 after the previous day’s snowstorm, the town was featured on a live report by WCVB-TV Channel 5’s meteorologist Danielle Vollmar on the “EyeOpener.” It was one of several media reports about Hudson being among a few communities to [...]

After storm, frigid weather on tap for next few days

January 28th, 2015

Photo/Sue Wambolt

Region – The Blizzard of 2015 turned out to be everything it was advertised to be. Massachusetts was ground zero for what were in some cases record shattering amounts of snow, particularly in Worcester and Middlesex counties. Here is a link to the National Weather Service snowfall total page, and you will be amazed at the number of communities that measured 30 inches or more.

Photos from the Blizzard of 2015

January 27th, 2015

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Region – As expected, the first (and hopefully last) blizzard of 2015 delivered a wallop to the area. Here are some photos taken around the region during the storm:

Ready and waiting

January 26th, 2015

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Marlborough – Several dozen utility crews, some from as far away as Michigan and New Brunswick, Canada, are already in place in Marlborough, waiting to start on recovery efforts once the blizzard winds down. Photo/Jeff Slovin

Algonquin basketball nearly upsets Westford

January 26th, 2015

Algonquin’s Joe Wallace (#22) leaps up to shoot over the head of Westford’s Daniel Cornelius.

Northborough/Southborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ basketball team fell to the Westford Academy Grey Ghosts Jan. 25 by a score of 50-48.

Southborough Community Fund awards $30,000 in grants

January 23rd, 2015

Gathered at the Southborough Community Fund (SCF) grant presentation are (l to r), Judy Salerno, executive director of the Foundation for MetroWest, with SCF board members Robin Martin, Betsy Crowley, Tom Crotty, Cathy Kea, Mary McGuinness and Michael Spataro. Not pictured is SCF board member Noreen Reilly Harrington.


Southborough – Founded in 2014, the Southborough Community Fund (SCF) awarded 10 grants totaling $30,000 in its first year. SCF is one of three town funds formed within the Foundation for MetroWest (FMW), of which Judy Salerno serves as executive director.

“One of the things the foundation does is assemble a group of people in their community to work on building local resources,” she explained. “We serve 33 cities and towns. We recognize that not everyone identifies with all of MetroWest; they do identify with their individual town, such as Southborough.”

Shrewsbury basketball teams take two from Algonquin

January 23rd, 2015

Shrewsbury’s Mike West looks to pass early in the second quarter during the game against Algonquin.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys and girls basketball teams defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks in back-to-back games played Jan. 20.

The Shrewsbury girls squeaked by Algonquin 47-46 in the first game of the evening. Both teams stayed within several points of each other throughout the game and traded off sharing the lead. Algonquin senior Emily Carens was the overall top scorer of the game with 19 points, and junior Caroline Leonard contributed 12 points. Junior Hailey Moore was the top scorer for Shrewsbury with 16 points and senior Abby Joseph added 9 points. The Shrewsbury girls improve to 5-6 on the season while the Algonquin girls fall to 5-5.

Shrewsbury students to compete on ‘High School Quiz Show’

January 21st, 2015

Shrewsbury High School Quiz Team members Grant Xu, David Du, Stephen Przybylek and Alex Todorov

Shrewsbury – A team of six Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students will test their knowledge when they compete on the sixth season of WGBH TV’s “High School Quiz Show” Jan. 31 in Boston.

Shrewsbury’s team is made up of senior co-captains David Du and Alex Todorov, senior Grant Xu, and juniors Mounith Madadi, Stephen Przybylek and Gokul Ajith.

Westborough, Algonquin hockey skate to 2-2 tie

January 20th, 2015

Westborough goalie Jared Ward (#29) ends up on his back after making a save against Algonquin


Westborough – The Westborough High School Rangers and the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ ice hockey teams skated to a 2-2 tie in a game Jan. 19 at North Star Ice Sports.

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