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Dozens cite problems with Verizon Internet service

December 24th, 2015

Since we first informed our readers about problems with Verizon/FIOS customers in Westborough and surrounding communities encountering Internet speeds being far below what they should be, we have received dozens of comments from other readers who have said they are experiencing the same problems.

Grafton boys’ basketball gears up for early homestretch

December 22nd, 2015

Grafton's Kyle Sawtelle tries to get past Bartlett's Kyle Anderson.

Grafton – Its home for the holidays for the Grafton High boys varsity basketball team – a string of seven consecutive home contests that began with the team’s Dec. 21 matchup with suddenly-powerful Bartlett Regional High. The stretch ranges on through its hosting of David Prouty High School on Friday, Jan. 15. Christmas, New Years and beyond will be all about home cooking for the Indians.

Shrewsbury studio makes exercise fun and entertaining

December 22nd, 2015

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Shrewsbury — Is getting more exercise and losing a few pounds high on your list of New Year’s resolutions?

“We want to make keeping those resolutions fun, so you want to be here and so you’ll stay with it,” said Lauren Demers, owner of Fit FRIENDzy Studios, who promises a welcoming and easy-going experience with the studio’s group classes and encourages participants to come with a friend.

‘Moving’ tribute for local business owner

December 22nd, 2015

Mark Silverman receives his MS Shining Stars Award from the Greater New England Chapter Board of Trustees Chair, Piper McNealy.
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Westborough – The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society has honored local businessman Mark Silverman as an MS Shining Star. Silverman is the owner of Mark’s Moving & Storage Company in Westborough. The society recently honored Silverman at a dinner in Norwood for his generosity in supporting its fundraising events. “We have the largest bike event […]

Verizon customers complain Internet speeds woefully slow

December 22nd, 2015

Region – Verizon/FIOS customers in Westborough and surrounding communities have been encountering Internet speeds being far below what they should be. If you are experiencing very slow Internet speeds log onto and test your desktop computer or any other device that is connected to your home Wi-Fi. (Note – the test will not work […]

Cornerstone Academy kids show caring by sharing this season

December 21st, 2015

Kids at Cornerstone Academy gathered donations for a local family in need.

Northborough – The students and families of Cornerstone Academy, a private school in Northborough, are reaching out to a family in need this holiday season. The school is working with Northborough Helping Hands to collect toys, games and gift cards for a local family in need. Throughout the month of December, Cornerstone gathered 21 items for the family’s three children ranging in age from 2 to 9 years, and approximately $300 in gift cards.

Avidia Bank presents musical holiday cheer

December 21st, 2015

Singing holiday carols at Avidia Bank are (l to r) Emily Hanson, her parents Linda and Stan Hanson, David Bailey, Annette Collins, Meg Deane and Marianne McManus.

Hudson – Carolers of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance entertained customers, employees and downtown shoppers Dec. 18 at the main office of Avidia Bank in Hudson.

Local bakery creates gingerbread masterpiece for PBS’s “Ask This Old House”

December 21st, 2015

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Shrewsbury – A spectacular culinary creation of the Bean Counter Bakery in Shrewsbury was recently featured on the PBS show “Ask This Old House.”

Learning about worldwide holidays at Boroughs Y

December 14th, 2015

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Westborough – Kids of all ages enjoyed the fun and educational 13th annual Children’s Festival of Holidays, celebrated Dec. 12 at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA. Children learned about holidays observed around the globe through crafts, music, dance and culinary treats. While they explored the multicultural festival, parents could holiday shop at a craft fair.

Festival of Trees continues to grow in its eighth year

December 11th, 2015

A scene from last year's Festival of Trees. 

Marlborough – In 2008, the Marlborough Historical Society added 17 decorated trees to its Christmas at the Farm, an event held at its quaint Peter Rice Homestead. That simple idea has evolved to become this year’s eighth annual Metrowest Festival of Trees, expected to feature over 125 trees and wreaths displayed alongside other attractions for the fourth year at the 47,500-square-foot Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center.

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