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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.

Shrewsbury High to perform original play ‘Nighthawks’

May 10th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School (SHS) will premier “Nighthawks,” an original play based on the works of American realist Edward Hopper, Friday, May 19, at 6 p.m. in the SHS auditorium, 64 Holden St. Hopper’s beloved paintings come to life in this dark comedy thanks to a great student ensemble. Written by Jared Sarnie and […]

Narcan training event to be held May 16 in Northborough

May 10th, 2017

Northborough – The Northborough-Southborough Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (NSSAPC) will be holding a Narcan training event, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” Tuesday, May 16, from 5-7 p.m. at Trinity Church, 23 Main St., Northborough. NSSAPC is a coalition to reduce substance abuse and offer resources for those needing substance abuse treatment. It is comprised of community […]

Perreault, Rand retain seats on Northborough Board of Selectmen

May 9th, 2017

Northborough – Voters in the May 9 Annual Town Election chose incumbents Jason Perreault (563 votes) and Dawn Rand (561 votes) for the two open spots on the Northborough Board of Selectmen. The two narrowly defeated Timothy Kaelin who received 514 votes. The fourth candidate in the race, Brian Strand, received 243 votes. According to unofficial […]

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