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Shrewsbury's World War I monument to be rebuilt

August 14th, 2013

Shrewsbury – After a three-year fundraising campaign, Shrewsbury's World War I monument will finally be rebuilt.

The original monument was built in 1933 in honor of Maj. Howard Beal, a Shrewsbury resident who was killed in action on the Western Front in 1918, and was located in front of the school which bears his name. Over the ensuing decades, the monument had deteriorated beyond repair and was decommissioned last year and then taken down in the fall. The new monument will be located in that spot.

The town's Veterans” Council launched an effort to raise $150,000 for a replacement one, according to council member Frederick Russell, who is also the commander of the Victor R. Quaranta American Legion Post 397.

Second annual Beaton Charity Classic Golf Tournament to be held Aug. 19

August 1st, 2013

Shrewsbury/Westborough – State Rep.? Matthew ?Beaton (R-Shrewsbury) is pleased to announce the second annual Beaton Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 19, at the Mount Pleasant Country Club, a private, 18-hole championship golf course located in Boylston, Mass. Over $34,500 was raised in last year's inaugural tournament with the proceeds going to […]

Shrewsbury resident still lacing ’em up at age 88

July 17th, 2013

Shrewsbury ?When Al San Clemente is called “old man” by his ice hockey teammates, he doesn's mind because he knows it's out of respect. And he is old, 88 years old actually. But although he is nearing the age when many people of his generation have slowed down significantly, San Clemente can instead be found at a local ice hockey rink, playing the game he loves, at least twice a week.

A resident of Shrewsbury for a half century, Al San Clemente was born on Aug. 12, 1925, and grew up in Milford, the youngest son of first-generation Italian parents.

Friend petitions for Dean Park field dedication

July 1st, 2013

Shrewsbury – Robert F. “Bobby” Zona, a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, died Nov. 23, 2011, at the age of 60. He was a devoted father, an avid sports fan and an employee of the town of Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department for 40 years. He was also a dear friend of Mike Lodowsky.

Local Fourth of July celebrations feature parades and fireworks

June 25th, 2013

Westborough – The Westborough Fourth of July Planning Committee will hold its annual Family Block Party Friday, June 28, from 6-10 p.m. on W. Main Street from the rotary to Church Street. The event will feature music by the local band, “The Reminisants,” and the Westborough Community Band. Children's events feature a moon bounce, dunk […]

Marlborough Community Cupboard offers help for seniors

June 19th, 2013

Marlborough – The United Way of Tri-County's Marlborough Community Cupboard (MCC) in partnership with BayPath Elder Services, the city of Marlborough, Marlborough Senior Center, and Marlborough Senior Housing have formed The Senior Mobile Market Program. The initiative is designed to reach those home-bound seniors already connected with these service providers. “We are pleased that we […]

Program to assist local seniors seeks volunteers

June 5th, 2013

By Joan F. Simoneau,? Contributing Writer Marlborough – Seniors who are in need of a ride to medical appointments because family and friends are unable to help are being accommodated by?a group of volunteers in?the?Friends in Service Helping (FISH) program. If someone needs assistance, they leave a message on the phone message system?and a coordinator?locates […]

The 2013 Summer Guide is here!

May 17th, 2013

Here is the 2013 Summer Guide –

Keeping Portuguese cultural traditions alive in Hudson

May 13th, 2013

Hudson – Most Hudson residents of Portuguese descent are from the Azorean island of Santa Maria. Several of them are musicians who were first brought together in 2002 by Manuel “Manny” Chaves. They play various stringed instruments, accordions and percussion. Two years later, a few vocalists including Juvenalia Chaves (no relation) were invited to join the musicians. Now known as Grupo das Candeias, they still meet weekly for rehearsals at the Hudson Portuguese Club.

Westborough celebrates spring

May 4th, 2013

Westborough ?Hundreds of people came out to celebrate the first full day of the Westborough Spring Festival at the Bay State Commons. The event, organized by the Rotary Club of Westborough, featured local businesses, nonprofit groups and restaurants. Here are some of the highlights from the day:

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