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Traffic hazard in Shrewsbury

December 3rd, 2016


Shrewsbury – Reports of turkeys strutting near the intersection of Main Street and Route 140 in downtown Shrewsbury started in mid-summer. Four tom turkeys have decided that crossing Main Street is their prerogative.

Brain injury survivor finds a place that feels like home

December 3rd, 2016

(l to r) Jim Lyman Jr., Tress Ricker and Ann Coney

Westborough – Ten years ago, early in the morning, Jim Lyman Jr., now 50, needed help. He called his mother Janet, who heard his slurred speech, hung up and dialed 911. Lyman, in the meantime, made his way down a narrow staircase to the front door of his house in Marlborough. In the midst of a massive stroke, he had enough awareness to know that he did not want to be carried down. He weighed 350 pounds.

Runners, walkers raise dollars for scholars with inaugural 5K

December 2nd, 2016

Runners begin the CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars 5K. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Runners and walkers began their Thanksgiving morning Nov. 24 by participating in the inaugural Early Bird 5K to benefit the Citizens Scholarship Fund (CSF) of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars. Over 60 participants completed the route, which started and ended at the Marlborough Moose Family Center.

Supporting an evening of giving from the heart

December 2nd, 2016

Chef Leon Roberge displays his ice carving of the area’s first snowflakes this season. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – “From the heart” was proclaimed on this year’s poster for the 27th annual Evening of Giving, held Dec. 1 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel. Proceeds go to Roland’s House, formerly known as the Marlborough-Hudson Homeless Shelter.

Habitat for Humanity launches project in Northborough

November 30th, 2016

(l to r) Tim Firment, Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester executive director; Rev. Valerie Schmidt, Trinity Church Pastor; Rick Leif, Northborough Planning Board chair; Bill Pantazis, Northborough Board of Selectman chair; and John Coderre, Northborough town administrator. Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Northborough – Behind the historic facades of 33-35 and 37-39 Main St. in Northborough, four families will each begin a new chapter of their lives. Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester chapter (HFH MWGW) will convert these properties, located next to the Trinity Church, into four affordable, owner-occupied condos: a five-bedroom, three-bedroom, and two two-bedroom units.

Selectmen award Westborough State Hospital bid to Pulte Homes

November 30th, 2016

Westborough – After a two year process of studying options for the disposition of the Westborough State Hospital, which was acquired by the town in 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted at its Nov. 29 meeting to award the bid to Pulte Homes. The bid, at $7 million, will allow the developer to build an over-55 community at the site located off of Lyman Street and bordering Lake Chauncy.

Shrewsbury High will face Duxbury in Super Bowl matchup at Gillette

November 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – High school football played in the month of December can mean only one thing – state championship matchups hosted at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

Shrewsbury High School is one of those teams making the trip to the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots Saturday, Dec. 3, where the Mid-Wachusett A, Central Mass. and Sectional Division 2 champion Colonials will lock horns with South champion Duxbury High School.

Shrewsbury High School coach honored by Patriots

November 28th, 2016

Coach John Aloisi (center) with Andre Tippett (right) and the team’s captains

Shrewsbury – After leading the Colonials to post a convincing 42-12 victory over Westfield in the State Semifinal of the 2016 MIAA Tournament to advance to the Division 2 Super Bowl Championship, Shrewsbury High School football head coach John Aloisi was named Nov. 22 as the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

Magay & Barron Eye Center – Worcester optician provides stylish eyeglasses and personalized service

November 28th, 2016

Jim and Eddi Magay
Photo/Nancy Brumback

By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer Business name:   Magay & Barron Eye Center Address:  460 Lincoln St., Worcester Owners:  Jim and Eddi Magay Contact Information:  508-852-3760 www.magayandbarron.com What services do you provide? “We help people see the world better,” said Jim Magay, who, with his wife, Eddi, has continued the business started by his grandfather in […]

Saint Mary Holly Fair to be held Dec. 4

November 28th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School, 16 Summer St., Shrewsbury, will host their annual Holly Fair Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to shop for gifts and handmade crafts from a variety of new vendors, fresh wreaths, greens and cemetery boxes […]

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