Hudson – Dorothy L. (Davidson) MacDonald, 81, a longtime resident of Hudson, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman K. MacDonald, who died in 1993. Dorothy was born in Framingham, daughter of the late Carl and Dorothy (McCassey) Davidson. She [...]
Grantham, Penn. – Westborough resident Kelly Urmston was named to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester at Messiah College. Urmston is a junior majoring in nursing. Dean’s list is earned by receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Shrewsbury – After nearly four decades as the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass./Metrowest Inc. (BBBSCM) Shrewsbury resident Ben Ticho will be leaving that post later this month. His replacement will be another Shrewsbury resident, Jeffrey Chin, who Ticho said he believes is a “great choice” as the agency prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary this spring.
Boston – State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, was sworn-in for his third term as State Senator for the Middlesex and Worcester District on Wednesday, January 2, as part of the biannual ceremony at the State House for all state legislators to begin their new two-year term. Eldridge represents Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Harvard, Hudson, Littleton, Marlborough, [...]
Shrewsbury – More than 20 years ago, one of Corinne Wood’s Shrewsbury friends coaxed her into attending a session of the Shakespeare Club of Grafton. After that, Wood didn’t need any encouragement to go. She’s been making the short trek from Shrewsbury to Grafton for the meetings ever since. The club is composed of area people who take pleasure in reading and exploring the Bard’s works. Members convene twice monthly from mid-September to mid-May at the Brigham Hill Community Barn to read plays.
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School teacher Jill Carter was selected as an Unsung Hero in the St. Michael’s College Teacher Recognition Program. Jerry Flanagan, St. Michael’s vice president for Admission and Enrollment Management, praised Carter’s work. “Through this program, we honor those teachers who provide their students with the academic skills and moral support necessary [...]
Region – Like millions of people around the globe, singer/songwriter Justin Cohen was devastated by the senseless murders of 20 children and six adults in the Newtown, Conn. massacre in December. Out of that grief, he wrote the song, “26 Angels.”