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Assabet Valley MCJROTC Grand National Champions

May 2nd, 2016

Region – The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AVMCJROTC) from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough was represented at the Joint Service Grand National Championship Competition in Orlando, Fla., April 22-24. The cadets participated in the following events: Physical Fitness Test, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flight, Brain Brawl (Academic evaluation of military, scholastic, current events, and general knowledge), marksmanship, inspection, Color Guard, and Dual Exhibition with arms.

Local Vietnam War veterans get properly welcomed home

May 2nd, 2016

Vietnam War veterans stand as the national anthem is sung.

Region – Local Vietnam War veterans experienced a welcome home April 30 that they didn’t get when they returned from serving during a time of political turmoil. Organizing the ceremony came about because of a common concern heard by Adam Costello, director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Service District.

“I heard a recurring theme: ‘We weren’t welcomed home very well,’” he relayed. “Perceptions have changed over time. Let’s try to do it right. We’re here to say, ‘Welcome home – decades later.’”

Sr. Rita Downey, SSA, 90, of Marlborough

May 2nd, 2016

Obit Sr. Rita Downey SSA_crop

Marlborough – Sister Rita Downey (Sister Miriam Rita), a Sister of St. Anne, died at Marie Esther Health Center Saturday, April 30, 2016. Born in Montreal, PQ, Canada, she was the daughter of Thomas and Louise Downey.  She joined the Sisters of St. Anne in Lachine, Quebec, pronounced vows and was assigned to their St. […]

Westborough boys’ lacrosse wins tight match against Grafton

May 2nd, 2016

Sprts W vs G boys lax 1

Grafton – The Westborough High School Rangers boys’ lacrosse team defeated the Grafton High School Indians in a game played April 30 in Grafton. Grafton scored first with Cole Fontana scoring in the first quarter and then Hunter Fraser scoring in the second. Halfway through the second quarter Westborough’s Trevor McNamara was able to score […]

Phyllis J. Wright, 96, of Shrewsbury

May 2nd, 2016

Obit Phyllis Wright

Shrewsbury – Phyllis J. Wright, 96, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late James F. Wright Sr. and Catherine (Sullivan) Wright. She graduated from North High School, where she was a member of the first female crew team. Phyllis had worked […]

Evening of music to benefit Jeff Baskowski Music Scholarship

May 2nd, 2016

Grafton – Local musicians are rallying Saturday, May 7 at Hunter’s Grill & Tap at the Grafton Inn, 25 Grafton Common, to raise money for the Jeff Baskowski Music Scholarship. The night will feature music ranging from American roots to jump/swing. R&B and jump band Big Chief will headline the event, with other musicians to include Steve Beckwith, T.J. Peavy, Jeff Giacomelli, and Brad Kohl.

Senior Center Supporters to host Spring Tea Social

May 2nd, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters will be hosting a Spring Tea Social Thursday, May 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the center’s 4 Rogers Rd. location. The cost is $5 and will include light refreshments, door prizes and favors. The entertainment will be “Patricia Perry Presents the First Ladies, Part 2”.

Wachusett defeats Westborough in girls’ golf

May 2nd, 2016

Westborough players (top l to r) - Kate Walker, Allison Bernardhi, Erica Ross, and Grace Sung
 (bottom, l to r) Eliene Wen, Kristen Oswill, Jordan Noble, and Kristen Noble

Westborough – Spring is in the air and golfing season is in full swing. The Westborough High School Rangers girls’ golf team hosted the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers at the Westborough Country Club April 28. Wachusett won the match with a score of 34.5 to 19.5.  For the Rangers, Kate Walker had the lowest […]

Learning about fire safety

May 1st, 2016

Sch SH Fire Safety 1 rs

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Firefighters Mike Bowles (left) and Brendan Palumbo (right) with Floral Street School second graders after a presentation about fire safety on April 15.   Shrewsbury Firefighters present the S.A.F.E. (Student Awareness & Fire Education) Program to students each year in Shrewsbury. Photo/Mary Pritchard

Shrewsbury High students donate sports equipment to younger kids

May 1st, 2016

Members of the C.A.R.E. team (left to right,  front to back) – Jake  Mastrandrea, Jackie Sullivan, Maria Maniatis, Megan Warwick, Grayson Lee, Meg Power, Ryan Welch, Joe Walton, Ryan Bunton, Nick Quitadamo, and Erik Schaeffer. (Photos/submitted)

Shrewsbury – More than a dozen student-athletes from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) participated in the school’s inaugural C.A.R.E. project on April 9 and 12, collecting new and gently used sporting and playground equipment and distributing it to students at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School while discussing the benefits of physical fitness. The SHS Colonials Athletic […]

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