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Third annual Kane Charity Classic raises $54,000

August 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Solar eclipse glasses were accessories for some of the 144 golfers at the third annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic, held Aug. 21 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston. The efforts of the fundraising golf tournament’s supporters raised $54,000 for three worthy causes.

Bourque will serve as Applefest grand marshal

August 22nd, 2017

Northborough – Some Northborough residents like to refer to resident Gerard “Gerry” Bourque as the most patriotic man they have had the pleasure of knowing. And, if you ever have the opportunity to meet him and hear his many stories, you just may agree! In 1953, when Gerard Bourque chose to enlist in the US Army, he knew he was making a big decision. However, he probably did not realize his commitment of serving would still be occurring today at the age of 84.

Hundreds gather in Shrewsbury for solar eclipse

August 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Hundreds gathered for much of the day on Aug. 21 outside of the Shrewsbury Public Library for a chance to safely view this year’s rare solar eclipse.

Area residents began lining up as early as 9 a.m. for a 1 p.m. event at the library where organizers gave away 200 of the solar eclipse glasses necessary to view the eclipse without risking permanent eye damage. The community’s enthusiasm about the giveaway and the eclipse itself impressed organizers.

Overdose awareness vigil grows for its third year

August 21st, 2017

Marlborough – Marlborough resident Kathy Leonard has mixed feelings about the growth of the annual International Overdose Awareness vigil she helps to organize in the city.

Sheriff plays host to over 1,000 seniors at annual picnic

August 21st, 2017

Shrewsbury – Each year, the office of Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis hosts a picnic for senior citizens at the SAC Park in Shrewsbury. The event, which features a meal of cookout favorites, games, entertainment and raffles, is always a popular draw for local senior. And this year’s event, held on a hot and humid […]

Drive sober or get pulled over

August 18th, 2017

Grafton – With the approval by the state’s voters last November to legalize recreational marijuana, many local police departments have shared concerns regarding a potential increase in impaired drivers. In Grafton, thanks to a grant from the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the police department will soon be able to increase the number of patrols on the streets.

Selectmen approve professional firefighters ’contract, fire prevention fees

August 18th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Fire Chief Patrick Purcell was busy at the Aug. 15 Board of Selectmen meeting. Three items on the meeting’s agenda were relevant to the fire department. The first item involved the labor agreement between the town and the International Association of Firefighters Local 3070.

Selectmen vote to rename hospital road Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Way

August 18th, 2017

Westborough – Robert Fuller, grandson of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, addressed selectmen at their Aug. 15 meeting regarding renaming the State Hospital Road in his grandfather’s honor. The board had previously discussed the renaming earlier this summer and the suggestion of the name, “Dr. Solomon Fuller Way” was the overwhelming favored option presented based on input from the public and town department heads.

Hudson’s Lenox excels in multiple sports 

August 17th, 2017

Hudson – Hudson High School (HHS) has seen an abundance of talented, multi-sport athletes compete for school honors over the years. Typically, the progression is football, soccer or cross country in the fall surrendering to basketball, hockey or track in the winter on to baseball, softball or lacrosse in the spring. Such is a sampling of the many cyclical combinations that exist in high school sports.

Family and fun for Shrewsbury’s Softball League champions, the Geezers

August 17th, 2017

Shrewsbury – What’s in a name? If one were to ask Andrew Moring and Paul Puccio, co-managers of The Geezers, Shrewsbury’s Co-Ed Softball League 2017 champions, they would say longstanding family fun along with a few bad knees and pulled hamstrings.

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