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A family affair

September 16th, 2016

A family affair: (left to right) Linda Spooner, 1st overall winner, her daughter Page Spooner, 8, winner for her age group and Karen Houle, 2nd overall winner.  Linda and Karen are sisters.

Shrewsbury – During the Saint Mary’s 5k Road Race & Fitness Walk held on Sept. 10, one family was well-represented in the winners’ circle. Linda Spooner came in first overall while her sister Karen Houle came in fourth overall. Linda’s 8-year-old daughter Page continued the family’s winning ways, coming in first overall for her age […]

Temple Emanuel in Marlborough welcomes visitors for High Holy Day services

September 15th, 2016

Temple Emanuel sanctuary (Photos/Jane Keller Gordon)

By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Marlborough – More than 70 years ago, on Oct. 24, 1945, the doors opened to Temple Emanuel’s first house of worship, a Victorian on Newton Street in Marlborough. This congregation is about to celebrate its 76th anniversary – it was formed a few years before moving to Newton Street. […]

Adult coloring – the latest trend in relaxation

September 15th, 2016

Enjoying adult coloring at the Marlborough Senior Center are (left to right) Donna Collett, Judy Jewett, and Janice McCracken. (Photo/submitted)

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Region – Many parents and grandparents who have bought coloring books for children in the family through the years, encouraging them to sit quietly and color, are now enjoying the popular pastime as a solo activity or socially in a group. As part of the trend, the adult coloring […]

Gelino seeks life on other planets

September 15th, 2016


Region – Dawn Gelino, Ph.D., a former resident of Hudson, is currently a scientist and manager for the Science Affairs team at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Exoplanet Science Institute in Pasadena, Calif., a position she finds interesting and fulfilling.

Car wash proposed for Apex Center

September 14th, 2016

Marlborough – Ryan Development is seeking approval for a special permit to construct an automatic car wash at the Apex Center on Route 20. The proposal, specifying a 2,470 square foot three-bay facility with vacuum stands, was introduced to city councilors at their Sept. 13 meeting. It is planned to stand next to a Chick-fil-A restaurant and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to Kevin Eriksen, general counsel for Ryan Development.

Condominiums, restaurant proposed for downtown

September 14th, 2016

Marlborough-The opening stages of allowing residential and commercial business on the same acreage in the Marlborough Village District took place at the Sept. 12 City Council meeting. The site plan application for a six-story building with 32 residential condominium units and a ground floor restaurant was presented by Attorney Arthur Bergeron on behalf of Marlborough on Main Development, LLC of Woburn Mass.

Pioneers hold on to win 30-28 in home-opening nail-biter

September 14th, 2016

ST John's high school

Pioneers hold on to win 30-28 in home-opening nail-biter

Shrewsbury field hockey ready for strong season

September 14th, 2016

The Shrewsbury High School Field Hockey team warms up before a game against St. Peter-Marian.

Worcester/Shrewsbury — There would be no hat tricks, double-digit scoring or overtime drama in Shrewsbury High School’s (SHS) varsity field hockey team’s season opener, and that’s just fine with second-year head coach Greta Gray.

It took just a single goal, scored by junior midfielder Kylian Kelly midway through the second half on a penalty stroke, to top host St. Peter-Marian High, 1-0, on Sept. 6 and set the Colonials 2016 campaign off to an auspicious start. Early-season victories are what every coach seeks as a springboard to building confidence and take the pressure off right from the outset, according to Gray.

Hudson boys’ soccer team hope hard work pays off with deep season run

September 14th, 2016

#17 Nate Murphy of the Hawks jumps in between the ball and Lunenburg player #7 David Gardner to steal possession.

Hudson — The Hudson High School boys’ varsity soccer program has achieved winning records in each of its past three seasons. From 11-7-2 in 2013 to 9-8-2 in 2014 and 11-7-1 in 2015, the Hawks have done all the right things to make each of those campaigns successful.

Marlborough dealership specializes in service – Wayside Ford

September 13th, 2016

From Wayside Ford’s 25 anniversary celebration, (l to r): Silvio Ruisi, sales manager; Richard Silva, finance; Paula Ebbeling, office manager; Claude Levesque, president; and William Trottier, service and parts manager

Marlborough—For 25 years, Wayside Ford has been putting Metrowest drivers behind the wheel of a new car.

Claude Levesque started Wayside Ford in 1991 and has owned the business ever since.

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