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Shrewsbury defeats Algonquin in season opener

September 14th, 2014

Shrewsbury senior Mike Abasciano (#2 in  blue) rushes against Algonquin.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Colonials football team defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks 34-0 in the season opener, held Sept. 12 under the lights at SHS.

Shrewsbury woman honors a special bond with a 26.2 mile walk

September 14th, 2014

Tracy Flynn will be walking with Team Chickaroo for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sept. 21. 

Photo/Alex Cornacchia

Shrewsbury – On a designated day every September, a small group gathers at the starting line of the Boston Marathon. It’s 5:30 a.m. They start to walk. The beginning is dark; there aren’t many people cheering at the first checkpoint. Gradually, though, the sun starts to come up. More people join in at the halfway mark. The cheering sections become bigger, and louder. By the end, it’s hard to maneuver because of the hordes of people making their way to the finish line.

Shrewsbury cable show gives women the chance to talk sports

September 12th, 2014

(l to r) Melissa Rebello, Papa's Hardware owner Fred Betti, "Sentimental Journey" host Henry Grampietro, Edie Bamberger and Kelly Jefferson. (Photo/Michael Gelbwasser)

Shrewsbury – Melissa Rebello, Kelly Jefferson and Edie Bamberger discussed the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case outside Papa’s Hardware on Route 9.

Southborough commission continues work to preserve historic properties

September 12th, 2014

The historic Burnett/Garfield House on Main Street in Southborough.

Southborough- Kate Matison is an architectural historian and vice chair of the Southborough Historical Commission. She has master’s degrees from Boston University in American art and architecture and historic preservation.

Hudson area receives 60K to develop exercise and nutrition programs

September 12th, 2014

Hudson – Hudson has been awarded $60,000 to create healthier communities through the Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Grant Program. The initiative is part of a statewide effort to implement local policy, systems and environmental change to prevent and reduce obesity, chronic disease and other associated risk factors. Hudson services the areas of Marlborough, Northborough and Framingham.

Shrewsbury native receives PhD

September 12th, 2014

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury native Jennifer Trudeau, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Trudeau, earned her PhD in economics from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury native Jennifer Trudeau, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Trudeau, earned her PhD in economics from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Westborough woman helping girls become leaders

September 12th, 2014

W Stephanie Graham cr

Westborough – Stephanie Graham appears to have mastered the idea of multitasking with charm and ease. She is a wife, mother of three young children, Realtor and still finds time to volunteer for Girls, Inc., one day each week where she is a mentor to girls from the Abby Kelley Foster Charter School in Worcester.

Eric Green Sportsmanship Award recipient named

September 12th, 2014

Suzy Green presents the Eric Green Sportsmanship Award to Jeffrey Secrist. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – In 2012, Southborough Little League established the Eric Green Sportsmanship Award in memory of Eric Green. The award recognizes a 12-year-old athlete who demonstrates outstanding attitude, sportsmanship and team spirit – qualities exhibited by Green during his baseball career and throughout his life.

High school junior gives back to community during summer internship

September 12th, 2014

William Goliger helps the Department of Public Works paint the stairs to the Senior Center.

Marlborough – While most high school students spent this past summer playing sports, attending summer camps or traveling, one Marlborough High School student, junior William Goliger, painted stairs, started sing-alongs, danced to Zumba, and helped host a Christmas party at the Marlborough Senior Center.

Marlborough: Flasbback performs at Marlborough Italian American Club

September 12th, 2014

Marlborough – Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8-11 p.m., the Marlborough Italian  American Club on Neil Street will host a performance by Flashback. Stop in to enjoy good old rock`n roll music of the 1960s and 1970s.    

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