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The C.A. six tips of the day for Aug. 30

August 30th, 2012

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Region – Today is Thursday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2012.

On this day in 1963, the emergency “hot line” connecting Moscow and Washington D.C. officials went into effect. Contrary to popular belief, the U.S. phone is not in the White House, but rather the Pentagon.

Gregoire, Collins on primary ballot

August 29th, 2012

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Marlborough – Two Marlborough residents are vying to be the Democratic candidate to run against incumbent state Rep. Steven Levy, R-Marlborough, this fall in the race to represent the 4th Middlesex District.

But first, voters must choose during the Thursday, Sept. 6 State Primary Election either former state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, who lost to Levy in the 2010 election by 102 votes, or Joseph Collins, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2009 and city councilor in 2011.

Northborough family values duty, honor, country

August 29th, 2012

Daniel Polanowicz (center) celebrates "Acceptance Day" at West Point with his grandparents (left), his sister, Emily, and his parents (right).   (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – After attending Loyola University for two years, 2010 Algonquin Regional High School graduate Daniel Polanowicz decided to forgo another year at the traditional college. Instead, he decided that being an officer in the military was his calling, and that West Point was the best place to pursue his goal. He gained admission to the elite academy, one of the most prestigious educational establishments in the nation, which boasts astronauts, generals, business leaders and even U.S. presidents as graduates. The United States Military Academy at West Point ranks fourth in the nation for its production of Rhodes scholars, so by any standard, it is a significant accomplishment to gain acceptance to the school.

Marlborough church group hopes to get residents “off the couch”

August 29th, 2012

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Marlborough – Nowadays it seems like there are more road races than ever for runners to participate in. Unfortunately there is also another rising trend – obesity and other weight-related illnesses. But a new group formed by the ConnectingPoint Church in Marlborough hopes they can reverse that trend locally, with the help of a popular exercise program, “Couch-to-5K (r) “.

Developed by the website coolrunning.com, Couch-to-5K instructs participants on how to gradually mix a combination of walking and running over an 11-week period until they are able to comfortably run 5 kilometers (approximately three miles).

AVRTHS chosen as Verizon Innovative Learning School

August 29th, 2012

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Marlborough -? Eight science teachers from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough will return to their classrooms this fall, ready, willing, and able to show their 9th and 10th grade students how to use their iPads to sharpen their science skills and, ultimately, pique their interests in careers where there are good jobs. […]

The C.A. six tips of the day for Aug. 29

August 29th, 2012

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Region – Today is Wednesday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2012.

On this day in 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, LA as a Category 4 storm. Its wrath was tremendous – by the time the storm left the Gulf coast, nearly 1,300 people had died and $150 billion in damage was incurred.

Hudson Demolition defeats rival

August 28th, 2012

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Hudson – The Hudson Demolition 14U softball team was crowned Bellingham Bash champions, defeating their cross-town rival Marlborough Thunder 4-3 in dramatic fashion, for its second championship this summer. Down 3-0 going into the 7th inning, Hudson plated 3 runs to tie the game. They then held Marlborough scoreless, forcing extra innings. In softball tournament […]

Shrewsbury youth rides to help others

August 28th, 2012

Colin Bernard shows off his top fundraising trophy and the gift he received from a grateful 3-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis. ( Photo/Mary Pritchard )

Shrewsbury – Colin Bernard said he began riding dirt bikes when he was about 5 years old. “It's a deal my dad made with me and my brothers,” he said. “As soon as we took the training wheels off our bikes, we could learn to ride dirt bikes.”

Women's group helps other women better their lives

August 28th, 2012

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orthborough – As chair of International Outreach for the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) of Massachusetts for a two-year term starting June 2010, Northborough resident Fran Warren stresses the group's focus on helping women and children throughout the world.

“We'se mostly trying to develop the skills, the knowledge and opportunity for children and women to better themselves and to help raise them from the dire poverty they live in in their community,” she said.

I was just thinking about…back-to-school envy

August 28th, 2012

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By Janice Lindsay When back-to-school time arrives, I become just a tiny bit envious. When I was a student, back-to-school meant, for me, a new beginning, new adventures, new friends. Of course, I was a nervous wreck in the face of all those unknowns, in that confusing place of wishing the first day would come […]

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