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Pumpkins return to Hudson Recreation’s 19th fall festival

October 24th, 2016


Hudson – After several years’ absence, decorated gourds returned on a cold and windy Oct. 22 when Hudson Recreation presented the 19th annual Pumpkin Fest at Morgan Bowl. New pumpkin-themed attractions were added alongside long-established activities.

Southborough residents approve easements to fund Main Street project

October 24th, 2016


Southborough – Southborough will receive $7.28 million for its Southborough Main Street Reconstruction Project from the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), as a result of a vote for easements that was necessary to gain funding.

New uses being considered for Marlborough’s Walker Building

October 24th, 2016

The historic Walker Building (File photo)

Marlborough – A variety of activities and special uses for the Walker Building, including a cultural center, are being considered by the architectural firm Symmes, Maini, and McKee Associates (SMMA) which has been engaged by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to conduct a study of the Main Street building and present their findings to the City Council.

The history of White Cliffs History – ‘Water System’

October 24th, 2016

Daniel Wesson’s Pump House along Stirrup Brook in 1897. (Photo/Courtesy Massachusetts State Archives)

Northborough – Daniel Wesson’s mansion required a significant quantity of water for the indoor plumbing, gardens, ponds and fountains.

Algonquin Regional cross country teams host fundraising shoe drive

October 21st, 2016

Algonquin Regional Cross Country boys’ team at a recent meet. Photos/Jeff Slovin

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams are hosting a shoe drive fundraiser through Thanksgiving. The teams have partnered with Funds2Orgs, which purchases the shoes collected from the teams, and then provides them to micro-enterprises in developing nations.

Pioneer soccer eager for return to post-season play

October 21st, 2016

St. John's High School boys' varsity soccer senior captains (l to r) Kyle Archambault, Tim Smith and Kevin Schwalm. Photo/John Orrell

Shrewsbury – Senior forward John Fay lofted a perfectly placed corner kick into traffic in the opening minutes of St. John’s High School varsity soccer team’s Oct. 17 matchup with powerful Doherty High at Worcester’s Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium.

Grafton boys’ soccer continues to roll

October 21st, 2016

Grafton’s Kyle Scanlon holds off Millbury’s Andrew Turco as he brings the ball down the field. Photos/Jeff Slovin

Grafton – The Grafton High School Indians boys’ soccer team defeated the Millbury High School Woolies by a score of 2-1 in a game played Oct. 19

Two Algonquin graduates take a cappella skills to UMass and beyond

October 21st, 2016


Northborough – For two local Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) graduates, a cappella is serious business. Northborough residents Alexander (Xander) Teplansky (class of 2012) and Linnea Henningson (class of 2014) met at ARHS and have forged a friendship spanning several years based on a mutual love of music. With an album coming out in the fall and opportunities such as the TV show “Sing It On” on Pop TV and an appearance on the New Kids on the Block show “Rock this Boat,” they are driven.

Family enjoys classic car collection

October 21st, 2016

Bill and Marion Marsten saved for years to buy this 1928 Buick and hope to work on it this winter.

Shrewsbury – Who hasn’t admired an old car that’s is still being driven on the road? Talk to anyone who restores old cars, and they’ll tell you that there’s an almost magnetic attraction to antique vehicles. Finding a classic, then searching all over the country for the proper parts and putting the whole thing back together becomes an obsession. Ask Bill Marsten of Marsten Greenhouses in Shrewsbury.

Athlete Spotlight: Brian Twomey

October 21st, 2016

Brian Twomey (Photo/submitted)

What are your earliest baseball-related memories?
“My earliest baseball-related memory would be playing 9-year-old All Stars and traveling all over the state playing with my friends.”

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