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Shrewsbury resident will compete at national collegiate rugby championships

May 6th, 2016

Alexander DiMauro (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Alexander DiMauro, a 2012 graduate of Saint John’s High school and a senior at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., is headed to Cary, N.C. for the USA Rugby Collegiate National Championships May 27-29, which will be broadcast on ESPN. In 2015, two-year team member and two-year team captain of the […]

Friends of Grafton Elders help seniors’ quality of life

May 6th, 2016

(l to r) Barbara Connelly, director of the Grafton Senior Center, accepts a check for exercise programs from representatives of the Friends of Grafton Elders: Shirley Russo, vice president; Rita Cohen, president; and Mary Misterka, board member. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Formed in the early 1980s, the Friends of Grafton Elders (FOGE) is an all-volunteer nonprofit fundraising organization that helps town residents age 60 and over. The organization funds programs at the Grafton Senior Center as well as assisting other elders, noted Rita Cohen, FOGE president.

Shrewsbury High School student’s vocal talent showcased at local concert

May 3rd, 2016

Johanna Geremia (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School (SHS) junior Johanna Geremia performed at the Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra’s 37th annual winter concert March 20 as the soprano soloist.

A special visitor

May 2nd, 2016

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Westborough – On a cold, dreary Monday, “Tito,”  a Yorkie pup, pays a visit to the Community Advocate. Tito belongs to Michelle Poulin, the owner of Michelle’s South Street Salon, which is in the CA’s building.

Poetry Out Loud Competition – Algonquin Regional High School’s Hannah Moran

May 1st, 2016


Northborough – Algonquin Regional High School senior Hannah Moran was one of six semifinalists in this year’s National Poetry Out Loud Competition.

Hair We Are to host grand opening

April 27th, 2016

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Westborough – Gloria Raneri (l) and Gayle Eldridge, the co-owners of Hair We Are, will be hosting a grand opening celebration at their shop, located at 57 East Main St., Westborough, Thursday, May 5 at 4 p.m. The event will feature giveaways, raffles, refreshments, and more. For more information or to book an appointment call […]

Northborough’s Nick Krause continues pursuing a life in skiing

April 27th, 2016

2013-14 U.S. Alpine Ski Team
Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team

Northborough – United States Ski Team member Nick Krause has taken part in about 30 races this season, including a qualifying run for the World Cup in Austria. Originally from Northborough, Krause’s passion for skiing first developed in central Mass. when he made it onto Ski Ward’s team in Shrewsbury at the age of 7.

Westborough pastor believes in the power of “one simple act of love”

April 27th, 2016

Pastor John Taylor poses with children on a church mission trip to Rwanda and the Congo. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Like many, Pastor John Taylor, the minister at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Westborough, is disturbed by acts of terror. But he believes in the power that “one simple act of love” multiplied can have on the world.

Debbie Backman named Hudson’s new library director

April 27th, 2016

Debbie Backman (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Hudson – For the past 12 years, Hudson Public Library patrons of all ages became accustomed to interacting with Debbie Backman either as the reference or children’s librarian. Now, she’s the new library director.

Claire Swan remembers Northborough’s 200th

April 27th, 2016

Claire Swan

Northborough – Longtime Northborough resident Claire Swan has been involved in many community volunteer positions and served on town boards throughout the years. That list includes being part of the 200th Northborough Ball committee in 1966.

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