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Drive-to, walk-around character sought for Shrewsbury Center

April 22nd, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Master Plan Steering Committee addressed the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen at their regularly scheduled meeting April 8. The master plan had last been completed in 2001 and the town has been involved in updating it, with approximately 30 people involved with the committee. The plan and its financial impact are to be finalized in May and published in the following months.

Algonquin Region High School students organize race for education

April 22nd, 2014

Algonquin Regional High School’s Global Learning Initiative members (l to r) Elizabeth Wig, Stephanie Wu and Olivia Mott work to make sure everyone has equal access to an education. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough/Southborough – In an effort to help improve education globally as well as locally, the former Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) Girls Learn International Club has been renamed Global Learning Initiative (GLI) and is now partnered with Room to Read, an award-winning nonprofit organization which helps children pursue a quality education, reach their full potential, and contribute to their community and the world. The organization, which is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is founded on the belief that “World Change Starts with Educated Children.”

Battle inspires Hudson author’s first published novel

April 22nd, 2014

Hudson author Joseph W.M. Bebo (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – In September of 1814 in Plattsburgh, N.Y., a small group of American soldiers defeated a British army that was approximately 10 times its size. The astonishing victory helped persuade the Redcoats to sign the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. When Hudson author Joseph W.M. Bebo was growing up in Plattsburgh, he never imagined that the historic event would one day lead to his personal victory – becoming a published author.

Hudson High baseball falls to Leominster

April 21st, 2014

Hudson High School's Ben Palatino (#6, left) tries to tag Leominster High School's Neil O'Connor (#17, right).  O'Connor was safe on the play.

By Chris Wraight, Contributing Writer Hudson – The Hudson High School Hawks hosted the Leominster High School Blue Devils  April 19 at Riverside Park for a boys’ baseball non-league game. The Blue Devils jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning, and added three more runs in the top of [...]

‘Rockin for SuperTy’ concert to benefit pediatric oncology research

April 21st, 2014

Reuben Kaufman (center) of Westborough, is a member of "Eclipse."

Upton – Several young musicians will be performing a special benefit concert, “Rockin for SuperTy” to raise monies for pediatric oncology research Friday, April 25 from 7-9 p.m. at Nipmuc Regional High School. The show will be under the guidance of Upton music teacher, Bob Nicoll, and will feature two local youth rock bands, “Eclipse” [...]

Retiring educator continues sharing passion for musical theater

April 21st, 2014

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Completing a 35-year career in education, including 16 years as the Shrewsbury district director of music and drama, Bonnie Narcisi is retiring when this school year ends. But the final curtain hasn’t been drawn yet for her musical theater productions.

Hudson mystery writer publishes second book

April 21st, 2014

Gloria Goostray

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – “Empathy” is the second mystery novel written and self-published by Hudson resident Gloria Goostray, formerly of Marlborough. It’s available in paperback and Kindle editions at Amazon.com. Meanwhile, some local readers are getting autographed copies at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959, where the author attends the weekly bingo.

Goostray has been gladly accepting book orders and delivering them to her bingo buddies the following week.

“It makes me feel like a celebrity,” she said. “A lot of people bought copies. I could hardly carry the bag of books with me. They’re a great group at the Elks.”

Southborough Police Department to hold Prescription Drug Drop-off Program

April 21st, 2014

Southborough – On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Southborough Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Residents may bring their unwanted prescription pills for disposal to the Southborough Police Department, located at 19 Main St. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Students get inspired by ‘Boston Strong’

April 18th, 2014

Second-grader Alexander Todd runs laps.

Marlborough – Students in kindergarten through grade five in the School’s Out program at Kane Elementary School participated in a one-mile run/walk April 17 to commemorate the heroes and victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings. The after-school program is administered by the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. Twenty-six Ys statewide took part in [...]

Westborough boy wins a unique Bruins souvenir

April 18th, 2014

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Westborough – Colin Barr, a 9-year-old student at Armstrong Elementary School, was excited to go to the Boston Bruins versus Buffalo Sabres game in Boston April 12 with his father, John. His excitement, however, grew by leaps and bounds in the first period and not just because his favorite team was playing well after a mini-slump. Instead, it was because he found he was going to be taking home a coveted souvenir – a jersey of from one of the players that would be literally right off the player’s back.

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