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Former Marine earns graduate degree with honors from Clark University

May 25th, 2016

Dave and Julianne Thompson at a U.S. Marine Corps Ball. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s Dave Thompson wears many hats: active-duty marine, father and husband, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) webmaster, and – thanks to the GI Bill – scholar.

Assabet Valley Chamber hosts networking event

May 24th, 2016

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Stow – Jonathan Esteves (r ), the young proprietor of his own lawn business, poses for a photo with Dave Rykbost of Dave’s Landscape Management Company. The two were enjoying a morning of networking at the May 20 Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee Connections held at Star Custom Framers in Stow.  Approximately 66 chamber […]

A special rescue in Westborough

May 23rd, 2016

Westborough Animal Control Officer John Keefe holds the rescued mallard.

Westborough – After hearing a noise inside the chimney in her Westborough home today, Susan Flynn knew that something was trapped in there. “We didn’t know what it was until my daughter Kate had an idea to take a video inside the chimney,” Flynn said. “Well, as it turned out, it was a Mallard, an […]

Westborough announces grand marshal

May 23rd, 2016

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Westborough – Westborough recently announced that veteran Andrew R. Toorock has been named grand marshal of the upcoming Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 30.

Hudson actor to portray King Arthur onstage in ‘Spamalot’

May 23rd, 2016

Gary Swanson


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – After Gary Swanson of Hudson works full-time as a senior personal financial representative at the Westborough branch of Central One Federal Credit Union, he frequently travels to Sturbridge for play rehearsals or performances. He’s now rehearsing the lead role of King Arthur in the musical comedy “Monty […]

On the road to preparing fourth T’s Ride in Hudson

May 23rd, 2016

Tony “T” Fasulo. Photo/submitted

Hudson – The Xtreme Riders (XR) and the American Veterans Motorcycle Club (AVMC) are once again partnering to present the fourth annual T’s Ride, scheduled for Sunday, June 5, beginning and ending at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge #959. This memorial motorcycle ride celebrates the life of Tony “T” Fasulo, who passed away at age 48 in 2011 after crashing on Route 290 in Shrewsbury. Proceeds go to the Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivors’ Fund (MMSF).

‘Our Founding Fashions’ to flaunt Northborough history

May 19th, 2016

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Northborough – When Kathleen Pierce first presented the idea for an historical fashion show to her sewing circle last summer, she never thought it would become a significant Northborough Historical Society (NHS) event to celebrate Northborough’s 250th anniversary.

Eighteen months and more than 20 costumes later, the NHS is ready to present “Our Founding Fathers” fashion show Sunday, May 22, at the Northborough Historical Society.

Westborough artists to exhibit at Northborough library

May 19th, 2016

"Mill Pond" by Dave Kaphammer

Northborough – Westborough artists Janet Schwartz and Dave Kaphammer will be exhibiting their work in the Northborough Free Library’s meeting room from Wednesday, June 3 to Friday, July 1. The exhibit, “The View From Here,” is a collection of the artists’ recent works that include natural and urban landscapes from the local area. An artists’ […]

George Whapham named city’s 2016 Senior of the Year

May 19th, 2016

George Whapham (center) is congratulated by state Reps. Danielle Gregoire and Carmine Gentile.

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant welcomed residents age 60 and over to the 40th annual Senior of the Year Dinner, held May 4 at the Marlborough High School (MHS) cafeteria. The occasion recognizes a resident who is at at least age 85 for contributions to the city. Vigeant expressed his pleasure in honoring George Whapham.

Marlborough senior receives national football award

May 19th, 2016


Marlborough – Marlborough High School senior Liam Shanahan recently received the Scholar-Athlete Award presented by the Joseph R. Mewhiney Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Shanahan also was nominated for the National Football Foundation Award as the Central Massachusetts chapter’s representative. He has committed to playing football for Harvard University […]

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