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SHS girls’ soccer in hunt for district playoff berth

October 20th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The remainder of the 2016 campaign projects to be a fight to the finish for the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) girls’ varsity soccer team. The nice part is that they know it and have clearly embraced the challenge.

AMSA girls’ volleyball program prospers

October 20th, 2016


Marlborough – Developing high school sports programs from scratch often takes patience, tenacity and a genuinely strong will to succeed for the benefit of the students served. Perhaps no one knows this and has done this better than Advanced Math & Science Academy (AMSA) Charter School’s Joe Bengiovanni, who has done just that with the school’s prospering volleyball program.

Shrewsbury chiropractor Dr. Ryan Messina seeks to relieve your pain

October 19th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Growing up in Attleboro, Mass., Dr. Ryan Messina was an avid football player and amateur strongman. As a sophomore in high school, he was the third strongest lightweight teen in the country. At the time, he could bench press 315 pounds, lift 485 pounds squatting, lift 550 pounds deadlifting, and lift 225 pounds over his head. He weighed 180 pounds at the time.

Local Author Fair to be held at Westborough library

October 19th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., will host a local author fair Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2-4 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and greet local authors, chat about writing/publishing, and start your holiday shopping to support local authors. If you are an author who would like to participate, author applications […]

Sheriff’s association hosts wellness event for Shrewsbury seniors

October 19th, 2016

(l to r)  Samantha Atchue, who has worked at Chick-fil-A "since day one"with Katie Lawson, who owns the Westborough franchise with her husband, Mike.

Shrewsbury – The Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association held its 1st Annual Healthy Harvest and Safety Symposium at the Shrewsbury Senior Center Oct. 13 to a full house. The free events included talks and advice on Hidden Health and Safety Issues As You Age,” “The New Age of Medicine: Less Is More,” “The Amazing […]

Marlborough Savings donates $2,000 to Employment Options

October 19th, 2016

(l to r) Catering Options Chef Peter Battaini; Executive Chef Rich Nowak; Christina Homer; Steve Vicidomino; Rudy Orzco; and Ellen Dorian, Foundation secretary. Photo/submitted

Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded Employment Options a $2,000 grant to support and expand the operations of their Catering Options social enterprise. Catering Options empowers Employment Options members to improve their mental health through meaningful employment in the culinary, food service and hospitality industries. “The job entry and re-entry process is extremely […]

Baptist Church Holiday Fair to be held Nov. 5

October 19th, 2016

Grafton – The Baptist Church of Grafton, 1 South St., will hold its annual fair Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature gifts, holiday decorations, homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, hand-crafted items, plants, and gently used books and jewelry. The very popular Attic Treasures has expanded their space […]

Lisa Wagner, 47, of Westborough

October 19th, 2016


Westborough – Lisa DeArmond Wagner, 47, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 22 years to Thomas L. Wagner. Born in Westborough, she is the daughter of Robert Jr. and Mary Lou (Birmingham) DeArmond of Westborough. She was educated in […]

Carol M. McCarthy, 70, of Marlborough

October 19th, 2016


Marlborough – Carol M. (Koukourlis) McCarthy, 70, of Marlborough, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center, Cambridge. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Francis E. and Rita (Koukourlis) McCarthy. A lifelong Marlborough resident, she had been employed for many years as an IT specialist for TJX, retiring in 2011. […]

Shrewsbury police log, Oct. 21 edition

October 19th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Tuesday, Oct. 4 9:03 a.m. Eagle Dr. Harassment. 9:55 a.m. Spring St. Medical call. 11:42 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Medical call. 1:55 p.m. Grafton St. Animal complaint. 3:48 p.m. Rosedale Ave. Dispute. 3:58 p.m. Wesleyan St. Dispute. 6:01 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 6:28 p.m. Arrested, Shawn C. Chesbrough, 38, of 232 North Orange Rd., […]

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