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Hudson High alum continues his musical journey

July 13th, 2016

“Vinny B: Let’s Get Crazy EP” recorded by 2013 Hudson High School alum Vinny Bonina. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Before entering senior year at Belmont University in Nashville this fall, singer-songwriter Vinny Bonina returned to perform at Hudson High School (HHS) where he graduated in 2013. Singing his original music at the HHS spring concert was one of several local gigs while on summer break.

St. Mary School principal announces retirement

July 10th, 2016

Retiring St. Mary School Principal Joan Barry with some of her students. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Joan T. Barry, principal of St. Mary School in Shrewsbury, is retiring at the end of June, following 45 years in elementary and middle school education and eight years as principal of St. Mary School. Barry’s academic career includes serving as assistant principal at Shrewsbury Middle School, principal at Millennium School and Stony […]

LeDuc retires from Assabet after 32 years

July 10th, 2016

(l to r) Assabet retirees, Jack Lage and Gino Brazeau, with Marie LeDuc. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School staff and students recently showered Marie LeDuc with cards, gifts, and well wishes as she headed to retirement after being at the school for 32 years. LeDuc started out in the cafeteria, but eventually became the school’s matron on the custodial staff.

Grafton resident earns law degree

July 10th, 2016

Matthew Chouinard (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Matthew Chouinard of North Grafton recently graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a juris doctor degree and a master of science degree in government organization and leadership. Chouinard was one of 128 law school graduates and one of only 25 that received a dual degree May 14. Creighton University School of […]

Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton chooses next minister

July 7th, 2016

Rev. Daniel Gregoire (Photo/Rubin Nizri)

Grafton – At a special congregational meeting June 19, The Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton (UUGU) unanimously voted to call the Rev. Daniel Gregoire as its next settled minister. He will replace outgoing Interim Minister, the Rev. Thomas Bozeman. “After a two year search process in which we considered more than 20 ministers, […]

Athlete Spotlight: Morgan Kreiss

July 1st, 2016

Morgan Kreiss

“My earliest tennis memories were playing tennis with my mom when I was around 10 years old in Vermont. That’s really where I developed my love of the sport.”“My earliest tennis memories were playing tennis with my mom when I was around 10 years old in Vermont. That’s really where I developed my love of the sport.”

Stanney honored by Pastoral Counseling Center

June 29th, 2016

(l to r) Mary Taber, executive director, Pastoral Counseling Center of Mass. , Bill Stanney, retiring board member and Dr. Mark Booher, board president
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – The Pastoral Counseling Center of Mass. (PCC) recently honored Bill Stanney, who retired from the board of directors after a 15 year stint.

During the board’s June 20 meeting, Dr. Mark Booher, the board’s president, said that Stanney, a resident of Northborough, had “donated a huge amount of time and talent” to the organization.

Local lawyer committed to supporting work of the Red Cross

June 29th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – According to Jeffrey E. Swaim, a member of the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts Board of Directors, between July 2015 and April, the Red Cross responded to home fires affecting 174 central Massachusetts families. He said it also trained 9,901 area residents in preparedness and health and safety classes. But these are just some of the services that fuel the Shrewsbury resident’s dedication to the nonprofit. A partner at the Mirick O’Connell law firm and a single dad to three children, he’s serving as a board member for the third year in a three-year term. But his admiration for the Red Cross developed years ago.

Following in the family tradition

June 29th, 2016

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Northborough – Northborough Police Sgt. Joseph Galvin meets with “Officer” Ryan Kelly. Ryan’s grandfather, Brad Newman, worked as a police officer first in Northborough and then in Framingham before retiring in 2009.

Westborough student turns love of rap into pure poetry

June 29th, 2016

Westborough High School junior Kofi Dadzie (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Westborough – Kofi Dadzie, a junior at Westborough High School, is a poised, athletic and extremely talented young man. He has been chosen to participate on the Brave New Voices Slam Poetry Team from Massachusetts and will travel this summer to Washington, DC, to compete and perform in an international Poetry Slam Festival.

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