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Local military students complete rigorous programs

September 6th, 2013

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Region – Four local residents recently completed “Plebe Summer” at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.: Navy Midshipman Joseph E. Maranto, son of Joyce R. and Samuel J. Maranto of Shrewsbury, a 2013 graduate of Saint John's High School; Navy Midshipman Michael S. Hoffman, a 2013 graduate of Saint Mark's High School; ?Navy Midshipman […]

Charter organizes ‘Major You’ back to school sweepstakes

August 28th, 2013

Worcester – Charter is gearing up for its big rush as thousands of students living in off-campus housing seek to get connected with high speed internet, video, and phone services. Students can also learn about new innovations, such as applications that allow students to take “TV anywhere” with their mobile devices. Charter's Senior Vice President […]

Westborough father ‘on par’ to maintain his giving ways

August 27th, 2013

Katie and Roy Meyer

Westborough – While Roy Meyer spends his week as the director of Software Quality Assurance at CA Technologies, much of his spare time is spent helping others.

Meyer has lived in Westborough for the past 22 years with his wife, Nancy, and their children, Brian, 25, and Katie, 23. Katie, who was born with Down syndrome, started participating with the Shrewsbury Special Olympics when she was six years old. Today, she is a member of the Special Olympics ski and golf teams. She has also participated in swimming, gymnastics, soccer and basketball events. Meyer, who has coached the Shrewsbury Special Olympics golf and ski teams (five and 10 years respectively), has been an avid advocate for Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA).

Ziegler, Bloom announce engagement

August 22nd, 2013

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Westborough – Alyssa Ziegler and Barry P. Bloom are happy to announce their engagement. Alyssa is the daughter of the late Ernie and Debbie Ziegler and grew up in Elmont, N.Y. She is a graduate of Northeastern Law School and is employed by Ropes and Gray in Manhattan. Barry, the son of Bill and Karen […]

Local teens attend YMCA festival in Prague

August 21st, 2013

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Region – Four teenage members of the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough have lots of stories to share about their summer vacation. They were among thousands of young people from across the world who attended the YMCA “Love 2 Live” European Festival from Aug. 4 to 10 in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival is held once every five years.

Hudson family to walk for Autism Speaks

August 12th, 2013


Hudson – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about 1 in 88 children is currently identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

WYFS Congratulates Recent Graduates of Babysitting Courses

July 29th, 2013

Back Row (l to r): Rhea Balasubramanian, Tara Dupree, Paige Keeler, Mary McCormack, Ellen Lawrence, Carolyn McDermott, Jaqueline Colon, Instructor Betheda Shuman. Front Row (l to r): Hanjie Li, Audrey Didier, Allison Casten, Samantha Stucchi, Haley Thrush.

Westborough – Westborough Youth & Family Services would like to congratulate the recent graduates of its American Red Cross Babysitting class. Red Cross certified instructor and WYFS counselor Betheda Shuman ran the nine-hour program during the week of July 15.?Babysitter trainees learned about a variety of topics including how to care for infants and children, […]

2012 Trivia Bee champs ready for this year's competition

July 29th, 2013

The 2012 Trivia Bee winners, representing Westborough Little League and Softball, are (l to r) Jon McGrath, Laurie Nagi, and Rob Nagi. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The team from the Westborough Little League and Softball were the champions of the 2012 Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) Trivia Bee. Represented by Rob Nagi, Laurie Nagi, and Jon McGrath, the winners were presented with the trophy July 21 at the Westborough Little League's Family Fun Day fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund. The […]

Mitrakas honored by Marlborough Lions Club

July 12th, 2013

Greg Mitrakas Sr. received the prestigious Melvin Jones Award from the Marlborough Lions Club. Several members of his family attended the event, including (front row l to r) granddaughter Elyssa Mitrakas, grandson Zach Mitrakas and daughter Beverly Kehney; (back row l to r) daughter Maureen Arnott, daughter-in-law Kathleen Mitrakas, and son-in-law Ron Kehney. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Gregory Mitrakas Sr. was the recipient of the prestigious Melvin Jones Award for “exhibiting exemplary dedication to the cause of Lions” at the June 26 annual installation meeting. The award, named after Melvin Jones, founder of the Lions in Chicago in 1917, was given to Mitrakas for sponsoring the annual Father-Daughter Dance for the past 16 years.

Robinson wins South Street Diner scholarship

July 9th, 2013

Mark Sullivan congratulates Brett Robinson. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – Most teenage boys love to eat, and Brett Robinson is no exception. For this young man, who just graduated from Westborough High School, there is one place that has been a favorite over the years. It's not a popular chain restaurant or fast food option that he enjoys time and time again – it's Westborough's South Street Diner.

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