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Fifth annual Shrewsbury 5k to be held in memory of Sutton man

February 21st, 2015

Patty and Michael McCaffrey with their children Meghan and Ryan 

Shrewsbury – After a season that has seen record amounts of snow covering the region, Patty McCaffrey knows that in all likelihood, there will still be snow on the ground Saturday, March 7.

Keamy to present photography exhibit at Westborough Public Library

February 20th, 2015

“Bodie Firehouse,” a photo taken by Dr. Jean Keamy , MD

Westborough – Dr. Jean Keamy , MD of Keamy Eye & Laser Centre in Westborough, is also an accomplished photographer. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 25 the Westborough Public Library will be hosting an exhibit of her work featuring photographs taken at night, from her practice and of her office’s mascots, Morgan and Colby.

Reflecting on family’s service to Southborough Fire Department

February 18th, 2015

George “Skip” Hubley Jr.


Southborough – This is the first time in about 70 years that the Southborough Fire Department doesn’t include a Hubley family member. George “Skip” Hubley Jr. recently retired after serving a total of 43 years with the department including 15 as a call firefighter and then 29 as call fire lieutenant.

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.

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