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Grafton youth boosts wounded warriors

August 26th, 2016

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Grafton – He may be only 7 years old, but Tyler Hardiman has a very big heart.

Last year he hosted a lemonade stand near his home on Barbara Jean Street, raising $1,500 for Grafton Police Sgt. Michael Mazzola who was battling lymphoma.

Grafton Student awarded $25,000 scholarship for scientific achievement

August 25th, 2016

Katherine Hudek

Grafton – The Davidson Institute of Talent Development has announced the 2016 Davidson Fellows. Among the honorees is 17-year-old Katherine Hudek of Grafton. Hudek won a $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for her project, “Quacee: A New Quantum Programming Language for Specifying Quantum Computations.” She is one of only 20 students from across the country to […]

Girl Scout information night in Northborough

August 25th, 2016

Northborough – Northborough Girl Scouts will hold Girl Scout information night Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Open to all girls in grades K-12. Bring your daughter along for fun activities while you learn about getting her involved in Girl Scouts. If you are unable to attend […]

Marlborough dispatcher retires after 37 years

August 25th, 2016

Marlborough – Marlborough Police and Fire Dispatcher Larry Bastien, a familiar voice in times of emergency, has retired after serving the city since 1979. He interacted with police, fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel, handling all 911 calls as well as routine calls for the Police and Fire departments.

Marlborough’s 24th annual Greek Festival begins Sept. 3

August 25th, 2016

Marlborough – Marlborough’s 24th annual Labor Day Greek Festival will be held at Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central St., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, from 12 to 10 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 5, from 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The menu for the festival includes the popular slow-cooked lamb […]

Students and seniors come together at Community Harvest Project luncheon

August 25th, 2016

Community Harvest Project camp students from a previous year harvest yellow wax beans. (Photo/Tori Buerschaper)

Grafton – For many people, summer days bring back cherished memories of weeks spent at camp. They remember the campfires, swimming, crafts and friendships. But for some local kids, those memories will be a little different. While they will still include new friendships and crafts, they’ll also include gardening, cooking and having fun while learning about good nutrition.

Northborough: Northborough Historical Society opens for fall season

August 25th, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society will be open for the fall season on Sundays, Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, and 23. The hours are 2-4 p.m., and admission is free. It is located on Route 20, corner of Main and School streets. Come and see exhibits on Northborough’s past:  military, medical, […]

Joshua Dryden, 25, of Worcester/Grafton

August 25th, 2016

Obit Joshua Dryden

Worcester/Grafton – Joshua Paul Richard Dryden, 25, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. Joshua was born Aug. 3, 1991 in Worcester. He graduated from Grafton Memorial Senior High School. He studied HVAC/R from Porter and Chester Institute in Westborough. Joshua had a passion for ski diving with his father. He loved […]

Northborough Trinity Church welcomes Pokémon GO players

August 25th, 2016

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Northborough – If you have noticed more kids outside this summer walking in groups or riding bikes, it may be due to the Pokémon GO craze. They may be still holding an electronic device, but many parents are thrilled their kids are outside being social with friends and meeting other people.

Pokémon GO is a popular multiplayer, GPS-dependent game application used with a mobile device. Players search real world areas in order to find and capture Pokémon monsters, which are based on the popular video game and collectible cards.

David F. Holder, 96, of Hudson

August 25th, 2016

Pastor Valeria Schmidt often takes the time to chat with Pokémon GO players who visit the site at Northborough Trinity Church.
Photo/Liz Nolan

Hudson – David F. Holder was born Dec. 20, 1919. He grew up in and around Hudson and attended Hudson High School. David worked in the family milk business and married Barbara Beach on June 6, 1940. David was inducted into the Army in April 1943. He served with the 3rd Infantry Division during the […]

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