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Marlborough youth honored for significant community service

May 25th, 2014

Gathered at Marlborough City Hall are (back, l to r) Youth Commission members Kelley French, Pascal Chesnais, Mike Gibson, Connie Mish, and Mayor Arthur Vigeant, (front, l to r) City Council President Trish Pope, and Youth Service Award recipients Sydney Teele, Jaelyn Kassoy, Christina Furtado, Joey Ciolino and Paige Lariviere. (Not pictured are Alysha McGovern, award recipient; and Steve Zepf, commission member.)

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – After a few years’ hiatus, the Marlborough Youth Commission revived its Youth Service Award, which was presented to six recipients at the start of the City Council’s May 19 meeting at City Hall.

Al-Hamra students debate Proposition 2-1/2 vote

May 25th, 2014

Meriem Ibrahami presents the affirmative side at the Al-Hamra School’s final debate on the proposed Proposition 2 ½ override in Shrewsbury.

Hamza Khalid offers the opposition’s opening remarks in Al-Hamra’s debate over the proposed Proposition 2- ½ override in Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury – A hot topic in Shrewsbury this spring has been a proposed Proposition 2-1/2 override. On Tuesday, June 3, voters will go to the polls to vote on a $5.5 million override, which if approved, would add $4.2 million to the School Department’s budget; the remainder would go to various municipal departments and the capital budget.

Northborough girls are ‘princesses’ for a day

May 23rd, 2014

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Northborough – The Northborough Education Foundation held its second annual Mother/Daughter Tea Party May 17 at Algonquin Regional High School. The room resembled Disney World with little girls dressed in their prettiest princess costumes alongside their mothers. After sipping on Shirley Temples and eating pink cupcakes, the “princesses” had an afternoon full of singing and dancing with “Princess Elsa and Princess Anna” from Disney’s “Frozen.” The event also included a raffle, activities, games and fun favors.

Immaculate Conception receives ‘Good Neighbor’ awards

May 22nd, 2014

The Very Rev. Michael W. MacEwen, V.F., Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, and Martha M. McCook, principal, Immaculate Conception School. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Immaculate Conception Parish and School were recently honored at the United Way Tri-County Breakfast Awards Ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham. Both the parish and the school were nominated by Marlborough Community Services, a Tri-County United Way agency. The “Good Neighbor Food Security” awards recognize the amazing generosity of the school [...]

Special education teachers honored

May 22nd, 2014

Recipients of the 2014 special education awards presented by the Northborough/Southborough Special Education Advisory Council May 15. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough/Southborough – On May 15, the Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) hosted its fourth annual “Go the Distance” special education awards ceremony at the Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) cafeteria in Northborough. The event attracted over 150 attendees, including the award recipients, their guests, and the families who nominated the special people who have [...]

Good sports vie for Mr. WHS crown

May 21st, 2014

Before being crowned Mr. WHS, Pat Considine accompanies himself on ukulele while singing a medley of tunes.

Westborough – Ten senior boys good-naturedly competed in categories including beach and formal wear, dance, talent, interview and movie montage at the fourth annual Mr. WHS fundraiser, presented May 15 at the Westborough High School auditorium.

Local student musicians to perform at festival concert

May 16th, 2014

Zoe Chang

Five area high school musicians will perform in “The Anick 17th Young People’s Performing Arts Festival Concert” Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the Bigelow Auditorium of the Marlborough Public Library, 35 W. Main St. The concert, presented by The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library, is the fifth in the 2013-14 Yacyshyn Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public.

Shrewsbury Women’s Club presents scholarships to local students

May 16th, 2014

(l to r) Shrewsbury Women’s Club (SWC) Scholarship Chair Maureen Zingarelli, mother Jeanne Rousseau, recipient Cassandra Rousseau, SWC Education Chair Mary Ellen Killelea, and SWC President Ginny McNamara.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Women’s Club (SWC) recently presented scholarships during their annual meeting and luncheon at Wachusett Country Club. Cassandra Rousseau and Jenna Troio, both seniors at Shrewsbury High School, each received a $1,000 general scholarship. Rousseau will attend Boston University as an education major and Troio will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute as a biomedical [...]

Shrewsbury robotics team takes home coveted Entrepreneurship Award

May 15th, 2014

Robotics Team #467 wins 2014 FIRST Robotics Creativity Award
(Photos Submitted by Sira Naras)

Shrewsbury – On the heels of a tough loss year in 2013, members of the Shrewsbury High School FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team #467 rallied together this year to win both the Entrepreneurship Award and the Pine Tree District Creativity Award at regional competitions.

Local jazz students perform at Hatch Shell in Boston

May 14th, 2014

The Marlborough High School Jazz Ensemble takes the stage of the Hatch Shell.

Region – Jazz students from Marlborough High School (MHS) and Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) added an impressive credit to their resumes when they performed May 4 at the Hatch Shell on the Boston Esplanade.

The invitation was extended after an ensemble from each school earned a Gold Medal rating at both the district and state big band festivals presented by the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education (MAJE). Joining them was the MHS Small Jazz Combo who received a Gold Medal rating at the MAJE state combo/choir festival.

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