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HHS students foster civic engagement through ‘Unity Club’

January 15th, 2017

HHS juniors and Unity Club members Clement Doucette (l) and Elizabeth Cautela stand in front of the "What's Going on in America?" bulletin board in an HHS hallway. (Photo by/Dakota Antelman)

Hudson – In December, students at Hudson High School (HHS) found posters in many of their classrooms that proclaimed, among other things, “Ignorance is not bliss.”

Learning is fun at the Early Childhood Center

January 15th, 2017

Director Andrew Bernabei (photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Phones at the Marlborough Early Childhood Center (MECC) are ringing steadily as parents inquire about enrollment for their children in 2017 classes. The center provides an integrated preschool program serving both special needs and general education students.

Cozy Café apartment project granted extension

January 15th, 2017

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough-City Councilors granted a request to extend the permit for the construction of a multi-family dwelling at 487 Lincoln St., the former Cozy Café, at the council’s Jan. 9 meeting.  Aldo Cipriano, attorney for the project, asked to extend time limitations until on or before Tuesday, March 14. The […]

City council reappoints three officials

January 15th, 2017

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – The reappointment of the city’s Chief Procurement Officer Beverly Sleeper; City Clerk Lisa Thomas and Auditor Diane Smith were approved by the City Council at its Jan. 9 meeting. They will all serve a three-year term as recommended by Mayor Arthur Vigeant. In his request to councilors, […]

Shrewsbury hosts Mid-Wach track meet

January 15th, 2017

Marlborough’s Kim Konar and Nashoba’s Makaisha Gonzalez race in the 55 meter hurdles.

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School hosted six schools for a Midland-Wachusett League Indoor Track meet Jan. 11. This was a dual meet where schools were paired against each other for scoring purposes.

Acclaimed author Nicholas Gage calls North Grafton home

January 13th, 2017

Nicholas Gage in his writing studio. (Photos/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography)

North Grafton – Sunlight pours through the windows of Nicholas Gage’s writing studio in North Grafton. A bookshelf with ionic columns runs along one wall. Behind his cluttered desk, photos are displayed on another. In one, from 1963, President John F. Kennedy stands next to a youthful Gage, who had won the Hearst Award for the best published article by a college student.

Renovations planned for Assabet’s sports facilities

January 13th, 2017

Marlborough – Over the past several years there have been improvements to the school’s baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and outdoor basketball courts and more but now a new and final phase to its sports facilities renovations is about to get underway.

Daniel Wesson – Philanthropy

January 13th, 2017

Relocation of the French Congregational Church April 2016. Photo/Courtesy Wolfe House & Building Movers

Northborough – As earlier articles have mentioned, Daniel and Cynthia Wesson were very wealthy. They used their wealth for a variety of philanthropic projects. Of their many donations, they are best known for funding two hospitals in Springfield, Mass. The “Wesson Hospital” was started in their home after their $50,000 donation in 1895

Girl Scout mission inspires to help defray medical costs

January 12th, 2017


Marlborough – The Girl Scout motto, “Be prepared,” is explained in the organization’s 1947 handbook: “A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency.”

Southborough organizations partner to encourage ‘unplugging’

January 12th, 2017

Local families enjoy unplugged outdoor time together during a summer concert series event sponsored by Southborough Youth and Family Services and the Southborough Recreation Department. Photo/submitted

Southborough – In an age where people are often glued to their electronic devices, Southborough Youth and Family Services (SYFS), the Southborough Public Library, the Friends of the Southborough Public Library, and Southborough Village Preschool will co-sponsor a free evening presentation Wednesday, Feb. 1,

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