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Athlete Spotlight: Dylan Lien

January 29th, 2016

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What are your earliest basketball-related memories?
“My earliest memories would be the games of ‘horse’ with my older brother.”

Shrewsbury fire captain graduates from Firefighting Academy training program

January 27th, 2016

(l to r) State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Shrewsbury Fire Captain Aaron Roy and Shrewsbury Fire Chief James Vuona 

Shrewsbury – Captain Aaron Roy of the Shrewsbury Fire Department was one of 32 fire officers who graduated Jan. 25 from the 22nd offering of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program. The 13-week program was developed in accordance with National Fire Protection Association standards for chief fire officers, and is delivered jointly by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. It is a comprehensive course providing training in the non-fire suppression aspects of managing fire departments.

‘Skating for Hope’ donations to help cancer patients and families

January 23rd, 2016

(l to r) Paul McGrath, Cam Neely, president, Boston Bruins, and Dave McGrath

Region – Dave McGrath, who with his family and friends, organizes an annual fundraising event each fall, “Skating for Hope,” recently made three significant donations to help individuals with cancer and their families. McGrath is a 23-year cancer survivor who now serves as the night manager for Hope Lodge, a facility in Worcester that offers […]

Nationally recognized master storyteller at Congregation B’nai Shalom

January 21st, 2016

Eva Grayzel (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Eva Grayzel, a well-known motivational speaker and cancer survivor, will speak at Congregation B’nai Shalom’s (CBS) annual Jewish Women’s Kallah (teaching event) Saturday, Jan. 30, from 12 to 4:30 p.m. The Kallah will begin with Shabbat singing and then a catered dairy lunch, after which Grayzel will share her story of survivorship. Following […]

Westborough High graduate earns Girl Scout Gold Award

January 21st, 2016

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Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Christina Buffo has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. When Christina was seven years old, she dreamed of being a paleontologist – of being able to pick up a bone, look at it, maybe do some tests, and say definitively that this was, indeed, the skull of an ultrasaurus. While […]

Shrewsbury native to run Boston Marathon for Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

January 20th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Megan Yuen, 21, is a 2013 graduate of Shrewsbury High School and currently a junior at Boston College (BC) working toward a degree in biology. On April 18, 2016, Yuen will be running the Boston Marathon on behalf of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF).

From ‘reluctant reader’ to city’s assistant library director

January 18th, 2016

M Jason Homer (Mobile)

Marlborough – Jason Homer has evolved from growing up as a self-described “reluctant reader” to being named assistant director of the Marlborough Public Library (MPL) beginning in August 2015.

Ten-year tribute to cantorial soloists at B’nai Shalom

January 18th, 2016

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Westborough – Ten years ago, Sharon Brown Goldstein and Lisa Marcus Jones agreed to share a part-time cantorial soloist position at Westborough’s Congregation B’nai Shalom (CBS). The result has been a decade of beautiful music and harmony for this thriving Reform Jewish congregation serving approximately 400 households.

Hudson school to honor beloved principal in 50th year

January 15th, 2016

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As a committee plans activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Joseph L. Mulready Elementary School in Hudson, a subcommittee is fundraising for a memorial bench to perpetually honor William “Bill” T. Maguire, its first principal with a 40-year commitment to the district. He passed away at age 67 in 2007.

Local performer’s next stop on the road: Osaka, Japan

January 14th, 2016

John Trent (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough/Westborough – Originally from Marlborough, John Trent now lives in Westborough when he’s not travelling and working as a performer. Completing a recent six-week run with “Toy Soldiers” at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., he gladly worked a schedule that included Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Eve.

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