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Marlborough rally falls short against Worcester

May 15th, 2017

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School boys lacrosse team fourth quarter rally fell short as the Panthers lost to the Worcester Combined Warriors by a score of 7-5 in a game played May 8.

Westborough Police and Fire departments hold ‘meet and greet’ with young fans

May 14th, 2017

Westborough – The young residents of the Park Village apartment complex got a special treat the morning of May 13 when members of the Westborough Police and Fire departments stopped by for a “meet and greet” event.

Central One makes major donation to Shrewsbury field project

May 14th, 2017

Shrewsbury – As a room packed with supporters of the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) athletic department looked on, Dave L’Ecuyer, president and CEO of Central One Federal Credit Union announced at the May 10 school committee meeting that the bank had decided to make a sponsorship gift of $750,000 to the SHS synthetic turf field project.

Marlborough Girl Scout hopes to impart love of science to local youngsters

May 12th, 2017

Marlborough – Achieving the Girl Scout Gold Award is no small thing. Girl Scouts aiming for their Gold Award need to find an issue that effects their community, investigate it, and take steps to address that issue whether it’s solving a community’s problem or identifying and addressing a community’s need.

Assabet baseball not letting losses shake its confidence

May 12th, 2017

Marlborough/Worcester – Things can unravel fast in the game of baseball where at one point a team can be dominant only to have things change in a hurry with not-so-positive outcomes. The key to turn the tide is to bounce back with confidence that the positive vibes can be found to continue forward.

Northborough All-Town Band prepares for concert

May 11th, 2017

Northborough – About 100 fifth-graders representing Northborough’s four public elementary schools are currently rehearsing for a band concert, which will be free and open to the public. The budding instrumentalists are rehearsing weekly in the band room at Robert E. Melican Middle School with help from 10 sixth-grade mentors.

Volunteers sworn in as special advocates for children

May 11th, 2017

Region – A new group of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers culminated their training with a swearing-in ceremony at the Worcester District Courthouse April 14. Their backgrounds and life experiences may differ from one another but they hold a common goal – to advocate for children in the foster care and child welfare system, who, otherwise, would not have a voice.

Algonquin rugby teams hoping to popularize the sport

May 11th, 2017

Northborough – Their sports-speak is all their own with positions called “scrumhalf,” “flyhalf” and “second row.” Vocabulary consists of “garryowens,” “grubbers,” “caps” and “knock-ons.” They score points by “tries,” “conversion kicks” and “dropped goals.”

Public invited to ceremony to honor Westborough State Hospital patients

May 10th, 2017

Westborough – For decades, if patients at the Westborough State Hospital passed away without any family members to take care of their final arrangements, they would be buried in the Potter’s Field at the town’s Pine Grove Cemetery. The patients’ would be buried in a simple wooden box with only a small numbered stone to mark their graves. In many cases the stone disintegrated over time. And over the years, the hundreds of patients were then forgotten about by most, just a sad footnote to history.

Animals get blessed at Wood Park in Hudson

May 10th, 2017

Hudson – The Rev. Rosanne Roberts, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Hudson, offered a prayer with pet owners before blessing their animals May 7 at Wood Park. Attendees could also bring a photograph of their pet.

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