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Town celebrates Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

September 27th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – With temperatures nearing 85 degrees,it was more like a summer day Sept. 27 as residents and visitors flocked to the ‘Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Town Expo and Craft Fair held at the Oak Middle School. Vendors included many town groups, nonprofit organizations and local businesses. Here is a photo gallery of some [...]

Algonquin boys’ soccer remains undefeated

September 26th, 2014

Algonquin senior Tyler Morin brings the ball up field in a game against Wachusett.

Northborough – The top-ranked Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ soccer team remains undefeated after beating the second ranked Wachusett High School Mountaineers 4-2 in a conference matchup played Sept. 23 at Algonquin.

Shrewsbury Public Schools: A History

September 24th, 2014

No. 3 schoolhouse: One of the original seven elementary schools that operated in the mid-1800s when Shrewsbury was divided into seven districts. Each schoolhousewas built with one room. The No. 3 schoolhouse no longer exists.

By Alexandra Molnar and Zenya Molnar Contributing Writers  GENERAL INFO In 1851, Shrewsbury was divided into seven districts with one school building for each district. Each school had students in grades 1-8. By 1879, there was one grammar school (grades 7-9) and one high school (grades 10-12). Due to the addition of the grammar and [...]

New mural adds charm and whimsy to school

September 24th, 2014

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Westborough – It’s always fun for the students at the Annie E. Fales Elementary School when they hold their monthly assembly. But on Sept. 19, they had an extra special reason to celebrate. They finally got to see a new mural that they had contributed design ideas to several months ago.

Marlborough tops Algonquin 13-7

September 22nd, 2014

Marlborough’s running back Willy Cowdrey(#25) is tackled by the Algonquin’s Thomas Polutchko (#21) and John Clark IV (#44)

Marlborough – – The Marlborough High School Panthers defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks 13-7 in a football game played at Kelleher Field Sept. 19. The Panthers improved their record to 1-1 while the Tomahawks fell to 0-2 on the season.

Applefest fun

September 22nd, 2014

Fireworks light up the sky over Algonquin Regional High School.

Northborough – Here are some more photos from the Applefest weekend. Photos/Jeff Slovin   .

Northborough Applefest Street Fair 2014

September 21st, 2014


Northborough – The Community Advocate’s mascot, “Scoop,” visited with many of the people, nonprofit community groups and businesses who were enjoying the Applefest Street Fair Sept. 20. The beautiful Saturday weather helped draw thousands to the event which was organized by the Rotary Club of Northborough. Photos/Bonnie Adams

Everybody loves Northborough’s Applefest Parade

September 20th, 2014

The parade's grand marshal, Arthur Cole
Photo/Jeff Slovin

Northborough – The Applefest Parade drew lots of Northborough residents and visitors to downtown Sept. 20, the second of the three-day 24th annual fall festival. Among the participants was the parade’s grand marshal, Arthur Cole, as well as town officials, political candidates, and representatives of schools, organizations and businesses. Several honored the late Spc. Brian  [...]

Shrewsbury rapper follows his passion

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – You might think you know Alex Napoleon. Many people would recognize him through his day job as the manager of Tatnuck Bookseller in Westborough. On a casual basis, he appears conservative and reserved; one would hardly suspect his insatiable passion for music, a passion so deep it consumes him. Napoleon is a rapper, a white, buttoned-up, suburban rapper…and he is very, very good.

Fire Chief wears many hats to support community

September 18th, 2014


Shrewsbury – As the fire chief for the Shrewsbury Fire Department, James M. Vuona bears a lot of responsibility at the firehouse and in the Shrewsbury community. He credits the dedication, hard work and camaraderie of his fellow firefighters and staff for the success of the department.

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