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Shrewsbury loses to Duxbury in Super Bowl game

December 4th, 2016

Shrewsbury’s Connor McAulay keeps motoring forward as several Duxbury defenders try to bring him down.

Shrewsbury / Foxborough – They entered this year’s Division 2 Super Bowl billed as perhaps the most dominant team spread across all divisions; an offensive and defensive juggernaut seeking to leave their mark upon any opponent standing in their way. So to almost no one’s surprise, when the dust settled on their impressive 40-7 romp over Shrewsbury High, there would be few doubters remaining standing that would challenge those prognosticators point of view.

Grafton falls to Hanover in state Division 3 Super Bowl

December 4th, 2016

Grafton’s Ethan Farrah flies through the air after being tripped up while carrying the ball.

Foxboro – The Grafton Indians earned their berth in the state Division 3 Super Bowl game at Gillette Stadium by virtue of their perfect 12-0 record through the regular season and playoff run.

Traffic hazard in Shrewsbury

December 3rd, 2016


Shrewsbury – Reports of turkeys strutting near the intersection of Main Street and Route 140 in downtown Shrewsbury started in mid-summer. Four tom turkeys have decided that crossing Main Street is their prerogative.

Brain injury survivor finds a place that feels like home

December 3rd, 2016

(l to r) Jim Lyman Jr., Tress Ricker and Ann Coney

Westborough – Ten years ago, early in the morning, Jim Lyman Jr., now 50, needed help. He called his mother Janet, who heard his slurred speech, hung up and dialed 911. Lyman, in the meantime, made his way down a narrow staircase to the front door of his house in Marlborough. In the midst of a massive stroke, he had enough awareness to know that he did not want to be carried down. He weighed 350 pounds.

Apple Tree Arts to host holiday concert at Grafton Town House

December 2nd, 2016

Apple Tree Arts Community Chorus

Grafton – Apple Tree Arts will present its annual Holiday Concert Sunday, Dec. 4, at , 2:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, One Grafton Common. The free holiday concert is part of “Grafton Celebrates the Holidays” event sponsored by the town of Grafton’s Recreation Commission. Seating is on a first-come basis. “It’s exciting for us […]

Runners, walkers raise dollars for scholars with inaugural 5K

December 2nd, 2016

Runners begin the CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars 5K. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Runners and walkers began their Thanksgiving morning Nov. 24 by participating in the inaugural Early Bird 5K to benefit the Citizens Scholarship Fund (CSF) of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars. Over 60 participants completed the route, which started and ended at the Marlborough Moose Family Center.

Supporting an evening of giving from the heart

December 2nd, 2016

Chef Leon Roberge displays his ice carving of the area’s first snowflakes this season. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – “From the heart” was proclaimed on this year’s poster for the 27th annual Evening of Giving, held Dec. 1 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel. Proceeds go to Roland’s House, formerly known as the Marlborough-Hudson Homeless Shelter.

Chizuko Ouellette, 80, of Hudson

December 2nd, 2016

Hudson – Chizuko (Ogawa) Ouellette, 80, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Marlborough Hospital after an illness. She owned and operated Arrow Moccasin Company in Hudson for many years and was well known for her designer handbags. Her husband of 53 years, Ronald J. Ouellette, passed away in 2010. She leaves two children, Paul […]

Jets fan accepts loss with grace and humor

December 1st, 2016

A sad Carolyn Spring (c), a fan of the New York Jets, poses for a photo with fellow Rotary Club of Westborough members (and happy Patriots fans)  Betsy Moquin and Steven Sager

Westborough – Carolyn Spring, a well-known Westborough attorney, has always been a passionate New York Jets fan since she was a child growing up in Long Island. Her son, Matt, however, is an equally passionate New England Patriots fan.

Marlborough Historical Society presents ‘Christmas at the Farm 1916’

December 1st, 2016

Marlborough – Travel back in time 100 years for the Marlborough Historical Society’s “Christmas at the Farm 1916” Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St. There will be period-appropriate costumes, decorations and refreshments, as well as vintage articles and interesting facts about what was going on in Marlborough […]

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