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Patriots star shares his love of reading with Northborough kids

March 27th, 2017

By Kelly Burneson, Contributing Writer Northborough – Before he signed with the New England Patriots in 2016, Malcolm Mitchell was a star wide receiver with the University of Georgia football team. But Mitchell’s fans might be surprised that it is not football that he is most proud of, but rather, of how he has developed […]

Local student named Massachusetts National Geographic State Bee semifinalist

March 26th, 2017

Northborough/Marlborough – Nicholas Garcia, an eighth-grade student at St. Bernadette School in Northborough, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Massachusetts National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at The Elms College in Chicopee Friday, March 31. Nicholas is […]

Marlborough youths have fun helping the community

March 26th, 2017

Marlborough – A group of students at Hildreth School in Marlborough are organizing at least two major service projects this year – one that benefits their city and another that encourages international understanding. They are members of the Interact Club who receive guidance from individual Rotary Clubs while governing and supporting their own group.

Mr. MHS 2017 crowned at luau

March 22nd, 2017

Marlborough – Fifteen contestants representing classes, clubs and sports teams good-naturedly competed in categories including legs, talent, formalwear and interview at the 28th annual Mr. Marlborough High School (MHS) Pageant, presented March 10 at the 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School Auditorium.

Marlborough middle school art teacher is ‘exceptional’

March 13th, 2017

Marlborough – Tim Chaves, an art teacher at 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, is the recipient of the 2017 Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year award, given by the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA). He received the award at a special ceremony held in November at Lesley University in Cambridge.

Marlborough schools incorporating new technology

March 13th, 2017

Marlborough – Technology advancements affect every area of education today, broadening students’ outlook and learning skills.

Avidia donates to Assabet Robotics Team

March 11th, 2017

Region – Avidia Bank recently donated $1,000 to the Robotics Team at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. This donation will be used to help defray the cost of building this year’s robot to compete in Rhode Island and Bridgewater. Avidia Bank is a $1.35 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in […]

‘Zumbathon’ to benefit Armstrong Elementary School teacher

March 7th, 2017

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Westborough – In February 2016, J. Harding Armstrong Elementary physical education teacher Alison Rheaume sustained a concussion when she was hit on the head by a heavy steel door which accidentally swung back at her after she opened it. Just a few months later, she sustained a second concussion resulting […]

Hudson Public School student artwork on display at State Transportation Building

March 5th, 2017

Hudson – Student artists from Quinn Middle School and Hudson High School, under the direction of art teachers Diane Hoff and Jenna Johnson, have been chosen to display their art work at the State Transportation Building in Boston. Students in grades K through 12 from across Massachusetts were selected to participate in the exhibit, sponsored […]

Shrewsbury’s Spring Street School celebrates community at fun Fair

March 5th, 2017

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Planning is under way for the Spring Street School’s annual Fun Fair Sunday, March 19, from 12 to 4 p.m. The year’s theme, for the second year, is “Beach Party.” The Fun Fair is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Parent-Teacher Organization. Co-presidents Mary Pergola and […]

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