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Grafton selectmen reviews Hazard Mitigation Plan

July 21st, 2016

Grafton – The Grafton Board of Selectmen heard a presentation about the town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan at their meeting July 12.

Principal Planner Paul Dell’Aquila noted that the Hazard Mitigation Plan is not an emergency response plan, but regards natural disaster mitigation to reduce the impact on people and property ahead of time. The plan uses six different tools: property protection, public education/awareness, natural resource protection, inland water/runoff, structural projects, and emergency response protection.

Proposed 40B Development meets cool reception from Grafton residents

July 21st, 2016

Grafton – Longtime town resident and past town government member Peter Adams presented his proposal for a 40B affordable housing development project at the July 12 meeting of the Grafton Board of Selectmen. He was accompanied by a representative of the builder and an engineering consultant.

All lives matter

July 21st, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – It has been a chilling and horrifying few weeks as the nation has watched police departments in Dallas and Baton Rouge come under attack and then face the devastating loss of multiple officers on their forces. There has been one silver lining amidst the sadness – citizens across the country, including here in our region, have come out en masse to show they support their local police departments. Gifts of cards, foods, visits and other gestures of support, officers say, mean the world to them. And in turn, they promise to continue to honor their vow to protect us, even if it means they must continue to put themselves in harm’s way to do so.

Tackling town trivia during Hudson 150th anniversary

July 21st, 2016

Figuring the answer to a Hudson trivia question are Murphy family members (l to r) Suzanne, their son James, and Lee, collectively known as the “416 Mainers” team.

Hudson – As Hudson celebrates its 150th anniversary, residents and visitors were challenged to test their knowledge of the town spanning its century-and-a-half history. They attended Trivia Game Night, presented July 18 at the Hudson Public Library with Vertigo Trivia owner and host Dan Barbour. He’s also the young adult librarian at the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Shrewsbury Legion wins Zone 4 championship

July 21st, 2016

Tyler McKeon connects with a pitch in the first inning.

Shrewsbury – There’s just no place like home when a Zone 4 Samko American Legion Championship Series title is on the line, players and coaches of the Shrewsbury Quaranta Post 397 team unanimously agree.

Top-seed Shrewsbury found out that home cooking is what it’s all about as the team defeated visiting second-seed Northbridge, 7-3, on July 19 to capture the coveted championship, its first since 2011. Shrewsbury now advances to double-elimination State competition in Norwood on July 23 versus to-be-determined Section 8 champions.

Barry’s leadership integral to Bravehearts’ success

July 20th, 2016


Worcester – It is no secret that the life of a catcher in baseball at any level can be stressful and unheralded at best. A high pain tolerance is a must to fend off the constant nicks, cuts and repeated foul balls clanging off one’s mask. But try to be successful without a solid backstop leading your team. Odds are that it just won’t happen.

Marlborough senior holds the key to a happy, long life

July 20th, 2016

Paulina Lynch, who volunteers as a greeter at Marlborough City Hall, with Mayor Arthur Vigeant. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Marlborough resident Paulina Lynch enjoys every day to the fullest by keeping busy with volunteer work and healthy and fun activities.

Fit FRIENDzy to host Buti Yoga instructor training

July 19th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Fit FRIENDzy Studios is hosting a Buti Yoga instructor training Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7. The core belief of Buti Yoga is that all women hold the power to heal their bodies from the inside out. Buti Yoga encourages women to connect with the deepest parts of themselves to facilitate sustainable transformation. The practice of Buti Yoga draws on ancient cleansing techniques called “kriyas” to stimulate and cleanse the deep abdominal organs – facilitating detoxification on physical, energetic and emotional levels.

Achieve a healthy life with Worcester County Massage

July 19th, 2016

N Worc County massage BB-cr

Northborough – Tara Curnin, LMT is a licensed massage therapist whose path to massage stemmed from her own need for chronic pain management. She believes the road to a better life is through better health. She has been providing massage services such as Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, and Hot and Cold Stone Therapy to the Worcester county area since 2006. Curnin has practiced with local chiropractors and sports teams, including the Worcester Tornadoes and has volunteered for the pre- and post-race massage at the Boston Marathon.

‘Race of the Century’ to be held in Stow

July 19th, 2016

The “Race of the Century” will feature a variety of transportation modes competing against each other. 

Stow – The Collings Foundation will be hosting the “Race of the Century” Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 at its 137 Barton Road location.

The foundation will host a living history event that pits some of the greatest mobility- based technological advancements against each other. Horses, flying machines, and vehicles powered by water, will all be poised to solve the transportation issues of the day.

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