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Nolli wins Shrewsbury Woman’s Club scholarship

August 11th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Woman’s Club recently presented a $1,000 scholarship during its annual meeting and luncheon at Wachusett Country Club May 6 to Reno V. Nolli, of Shrewsbury and his parents, Reno and Christine Nolli. Reno is a graduate of St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury and will attend Loyola University Maryland to study […]

United Way of Tri-County Tools for School backpack drive under way

August 8th, 2016


Region – Close to 700 families with school-age children in the Metrowest/I-495 area will receive backpacks filled with school supplies through the United Way of Tri-County’s Tools for School program.

For 22 years, the United Way of Tri-County has been bringing together local businesses, faith organizations, and individuals to hold supply drives and sponsor children with a backpack and school supplies for their first day back to school.

Kennedy receives Grafton Chronicle Project scholarship

August 7th, 2016

Grafton High School graduate, Winifred Kennedy (center), class of 2016, is the recipient of the Grafton Chronicle Project scholarship, awarded by Jayne Carroll Wilson (left) and Joe Kuras (right).

Grafton – Winifred Kennedy, a Grafton High School graduate, class of 2016, has been named as the recipient of the Grafton Chronicle Project scholarship. Jayne Carroll Wilson and Joe Kuras, the coauthors of the recently published book, “From Wilderness to the Information Age: A Grafton Chronicle,” presented the scholarship to Kennedy. Their book, the authors […]

Recent Shrewsbury High graduate to serve mission in Taiwan

August 4th, 2016

Ben Balmforth (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Ben Balmforth, a 2016 graduate of Shrewsbury High School, will have quite a different packing list than other recent high school graduates who are preparing to go to college. In August, Balmforth will depart to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the capital city of […]

Avidia donates $1,000 to St. Bernadette School

August 2nd, 2016

(l to r) Mark O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Deborah O’Neil, principal of St. Bernadette School; and Jennifer Cardoso, Northborough branch manager of Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to St. Bernadette School in Northborough. This donation is to help assist with financial aid. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Mulready School nurse honored as an Unsung Heroine

July 29th, 2016


Hudson – This year’s last day of school was extraordinary for Elaine McKenna of Hudson. On the same day that she retired after serving as school nurse for 20 years at J. L. Mulready Elementary School, McKenna was also recognized as an Unsung Heroine during a ceremony at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

Opportunity to host international students at Marlborough High School

July 25th, 2016

Marlborough – Marlborough High School has partnered with gphomestay to bring international students to the school for the 2016-2017 school year. The school is currently looking for Marlborough families that are interested in hosting. The ideal host family will have a student attending Marlborough High School for the 2016-2017 school year, will primarily speak English […]

ARHS graduates featured in new Pop TV docuseries

July 18th, 2016

N Hexachords 1-cr

Northborough/Southborough – Two graduates of Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) are featured, along with the rest of their six-person a cappella group, The Hexachords, in Season 2 of the hit Pop TV docuseries, “Sing It On.” Xander Teplansky (class of 2012) and Linnea Henningson (class of 2014), were both active in the music program at ARHS and former members of Algonqapella, the high school’s a cappella group.

Sculpture dedicated at Whitcomb School

July 15th, 2016

The Panther sculpture (Photos/submitted)

Marlborough – A symbol of Marlborough Schools’ pride now prowls the grounds at the entrance to 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School. On June 23, district officials dedicated a new Panther sculpture, which matches the one dedicated at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year at Marlborough High School (MHS). The sculptures – created by […]

Wiffle ball tournament to be held in Shrewsbury

July 13th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The 6th annual Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament to benefit the Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School fields, 1 Florence St., Saturday, July 23.

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