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Shrewsbury hosts Mid-Wach track meet

January 15th, 2017

Marlborough’s Kim Konar and Nashoba’s Makaisha Gonzalez race in the 55 meter hurdles.

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School hosted six schools for a Midland-Wachusett League Indoor Track meet Jan. 11. This was a dual meet where schools were paired against each other for scoring purposes.

Acclaimed author Nicholas Gage calls North Grafton home

January 13th, 2017

Nicholas Gage in his writing studio. (Photos/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography)

North Grafton – Sunlight pours through the windows of Nicholas Gage’s writing studio in North Grafton. A bookshelf with ionic columns runs along one wall. Behind his cluttered desk, photos are displayed on another. In one, from 1963, President John F. Kennedy stands next to a youthful Gage, who had won the Hearst Award for the best published article by a college student.

Renovations planned for Assabet’s sports facilities

January 13th, 2017

Marlborough – Over the past several years there have been improvements to the school’s baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and outdoor basketball courts and more but now a new and final phase to its sports facilities renovations is about to get underway.

Daniel Wesson – a legacy of philanthropy

January 13th, 2017

Relocation of the French Congregational Church April 2016. Photo/Courtesy Wolfe House & Building Movers

Northborough – As earlier articles have mentioned, Daniel and Cynthia Wesson were very wealthy. They used their wealth for a variety of philanthropic projects. Of their many donations, they are best known for funding two hospitals in Springfield, Mass. The “Wesson Hospital” was started in their home after their $50,000 donation in 1895

Girl Scout mission inspires to help defray medical costs

January 12th, 2017

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Marlborough – The Girl Scout motto, “Be prepared,” is explained in the organization’s 1947 handbook: “A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency.”

Southborough organizations partner to encourage ‘unplugging’

January 12th, 2017

Local families enjoy unplugged outdoor time together during a summer concert series event sponsored by Southborough Youth and Family Services and the Southborough Recreation Department. Photo/submitted

Southborough – In an age where people are often glued to their electronic devices, Southborough Youth and Family Services (SYFS), the Southborough Public Library, the Friends of the Southborough Public Library, and Southborough Village Preschool will co-sponsor a free evening presentation Wednesday, Feb. 1,

Lakeway Commons: Honoring a legacy while providing a new vision

January 11th, 2017

An aerial shot of Lakeway Commons

Shrewsbury – For years, Anthony “Spag” Borgatti oversaw his legendary retail establishment located on Route 9, not far from Lake Quinsigamond and the Worcester border. Known for his great deals as well as his dedication to Shrewsbury and its residents, Borgatti was beloved by all and to this day, casts a very long shadow.

But after in the years following his death, the once bustling commercial site saw a series of retailers come and go, each hoping for just a small slice of Spag’s success. Sadly, during recent years, the nearly 23 acre parcel sat dormant, waiting for its next chapter.

Hudson resident strives to create honesty into new year

January 11th, 2017

Michelle Mercier of Create Honesty displays gratitude lists at the 14th annual Hudson Downtown Holiday Stroll. Photo/submitted

Hudson – 2016 was a particularly eventful year for Michelle Mercier of Hudson. Soon after losing her corporate job in marketing operations last spring, she felt compelled to live more honestly and help others do the same. She named her new venture Create Honesty.

Local players participate in national football tournament

January 10th, 2017

(l to r) Ryan Miller, Andrew Dufault, Seamus Murphy, Andrew Evanoff and Sean Keaveney
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By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer Westborough – After a successful season at home, five local football players took their talents to Florida last month as members of the highly selective Football University (FBU) Massachusetts team. Ryan Miller, Sean Keaveney and Andrew Evanoff of Westborough, Seamus Murphy of Hopkinton and Andrew Dufault of Milford had all […]

FaySummer registration opens Jan. 15

January 10th, 2017

Southborough – Registration opens Sunday, Jan. 15, for FaySummer, Fay School’s summer programs for children and teens ages 3-15. FaySummer Day Camp offers nine one-week sessions that include daily swim lessons, arts and crafts, sports and games, drama, science and more. FaySummer Specialty Camps are also offered as one-week sessions, with a half-day focus on a topic of interest […]

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