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Hudson police log, May 27 edition

May 25th, 2016

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Hudson Friday, May 13 7:30 a.m. Main/Mackin Sts. MVA – property damage. 11:43 a.m. First St. Suspicious activity. 12:45 p.m. Washington St. MVA – leaving scene. 2:27 p.m. Washington St. MVA – personal injury. 4:34 p.m. Washington St. Larceny. 8:11 p.m. Atherton Rd. Suspicious activity. 9:02 p.m. Main St. Disturbance/gathering. 10:02 p.m. Washington St. Disturbance/general. […]

Top Mass. gymnast makes time for other pursuits

May 25th, 2016


Marlborough – For as long as Marlborough resident Jacqueline McKinnon can remember, she has always wanted to go to the Olympics. She started gymnastics at age 3 and has recently been ranked number one in the state for her age group and will be going to the Xcel Regional Championship in late May. Other gymnasts from New England and New York will also be competing.

Former Marine earns graduate degree with honors from Clark University

May 25th, 2016

Dave and Julianne Thompson at a U.S. Marine Corps Ball. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s Dave Thompson wears many hats: active-duty marine, father and husband, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) webmaster, and – thanks to the GI Bill – scholar.

Classified ads, May 20 edition

May 25th, 2016

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Homes & more ads, May 20 edition

May 25th, 2016

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Assabet Valley Chamber hosts networking event

May 24th, 2016

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Stow – Jonathan Esteves (r ), the young proprietor of his own lawn business, poses for a photo with Dave Rykbost of Dave’s Landscape Management Company. The two were enjoying a morning of networking at the May 20 Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee Connections held at Star Custom Framers in Stow.  Approximately 66 chamber […]

Patricia A. Holloway, 69, of Shrewsbury

May 24th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Patricia A. (Rafferty) Holloway, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Monday, May 23, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 69. In heaven, she celebrates her 70th birthday with her many family and friends who have gone before her. Pat was born May 25, 1946 in Worcester, a […]

John M. Hayes Sr., 83, of Shrewsbury

May 24th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – John M. Hayes Sr., 83, lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, died Friday, May 20, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. John was born and raised in Shrewsbury, son of the late Patrick J. Hayes and Delia (Cocoran) Hayes. He served his country proudly with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married […]

A special rescue in Westborough

May 23rd, 2016

Westborough Animal Control Officer John Keefe holds the rescued mallard.

Westborough – After hearing a noise inside the chimney in her Westborough home today, Susan Flynn knew that something was trapped in there. “We didn’t know what it was until my daughter Kate had an idea to take a video inside the chimney,” Flynn said. “Well, as it turned out, it was a Mallard, an […]

Duck Dash to benefit camp for kids with chronic skin diseases

May 23rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The second annual Duck Dash 5K Run/Walk for Camp Wonder will be held Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at Sherwood Middle School, 28 Sherwood Ave., Shrewsbury.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Camp Wonder, a camp in Livermore, Calif., for children with chronic or life-threatening skin diseases. The event is named for the camp’s mascot, a duck.

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