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Exhibit highlights struggles of workers throughout history

June 24th, 2016

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Northborough – The Northborough Free Library will be hosting an exhibit of posters titled “Workers Struggles” July 5-28, to give a visual display of many of the problems workers encounter in trying to secure decent wages and working conditions.

Algonquin students win B.A.S.S. fishing tournament

June 21st, 2016

Sean Prendergast (left) and Evan Bramhill (Photo/submitted)

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) junior Evan Bramhill, 17, has been hooked on fishing for as long as he can remember. As a youngster growing up in Virginia Beach, he spent countless hours fishing at small farm ponds and lakes with his father, Chris. Over the years, Bramhill’s love of fishing never waned. Recently, he won the B.A.S.S. High School State Fishing Tournament – for the second year in a row. In August, he will be attending the B.A.S.S. High School National Championships in Tennessee.

Local gymnasts on first-place Massachusetts team

June 21st, 2016

Showing off some of their flexibility and proudly wearing the medals they won in Florida are gymnasts Karina Hopping, Ally McNeil and Maddie Konz. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Three Shrewsbury High School senior gymnasts were chosen to represent Massachusetts at the 2016 National High School Gymnastics Association (NHSGA) Senior Showcase recently held in Fort Meyers, Fla. Karina Hopping, Ally McNeil and Maddie Konz were among 22 senior gymnasts selected from the top competitors in the north and south state sections to be on this elite team.

Entrepreneurial spirit in Westborough

June 21st, 2016

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Alex Kenny, 8 and his babysitter, Amy Wilichowski, 19, take a break from selling paper airplanes at the Westborough Farmers’ Market June 16. Alex came up with the idea of selling the airplanes that have designs and inspirational sayings on them as a way to earn some spending money this summer.

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism recognizes Northborough dad

June 20th, 2016

(l to r) Andrew, Debra, Ken, and Ryan Roberts participating in the Waterville Valley Adaptive Ski Weekend

Photo/Dean Haymes

Northborough – Northborough resident Ken Roberts was one of three fathers recently honored by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families affected by autism live life to the fullest. The fathers were recognized for creating an active lifestyle for their children on the spectrum. The recognition is part of the foundation’s Autism on the Go initiative, which addresses the importance of an active lifestyle by funding recreation, sports and music programs for families affected by autism.

Shrewsbury High’s Twitchell leaves legacy of success on field and ice

June 20th, 2016

Adam Twitchell pitches in a recent game against Westborough High School. 
Photo/Kelly Burneson

Shrewsbury – He is far from flashy or flamboyant; that is clearly not his style. But what players, coaches and Shrewsbury High (SHS) team supporters see in graduating senior Adam Twitchell, all agree, is everything you can ask for in a high school sports-team leader, just without the hype.

Little kids enjoy big trucks in Grafton

June 20th, 2016

Peyton Bennett, 3, and his mother Jessica pose for a photo from inside a fire truck.

Grafton – Families spent a warm June 18 morning attending Grafton Recreation Department’s annual Big Truck Day. Various vehicles were parked behind the Grafton Municipal Building.

Kids got the chance to sit behind the wheel of town vehicles from the fire, police and highway departments. They also honked the horns of local businesses’ tractor, concrete mixer and Mack trucks. A highlight for many was climbing into an Army National Guard Jeep.

Former Westborough High student releases music video

June 19th, 2016


Westborough – As the daughter of a professional classically trained singer, Sophia Berg developed a love for music at a very early age. Throughout her early years she participated in musical theater – whether it was through school, summer camps, or miscellaneous troupes in the area. In high school, Berg began singing in different musical groups and now, as a rising junior at Northeastern University, she is a member of the a cappella group The Nor’easters which recently released the album, “Rise,” as well as a music video for Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall.”

Northborough resident seeks to better lives of others through volunteerism

June 16th, 2016


Northborough – As board member and member of more than six local organizations, Michael Mills’ passion for helping others in his community is more than just a hobby – it’s a philosophy by which he lives his life.

Central Mass. YMCA honors Shrewsbury High grad

June 16th, 2016

Dan Swanson (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Shrewsbury/Westborough – After recently graduating from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) and before beginning freshman year at Fairfield University in the fall, Dan Swanson will once again work at summer camp for the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. He’ll also likely find time to volunteer there.

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