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Father and son return after 177 days on Appalachian Trail

January 14th, 2016


Northborough – Northborough father and son George and Ian Brenckle started their trek on the Appalachian Trail May 24 at Mount Katahdin in Maine. Their sendoff team included a group of Boy Scouts from Northborough Troop 1 who hiked to the starting point with George, their Scoutmaster. After 177 days and hiking 2,189 miles, the father and son team arrived at Springer Mountain in Georgia Dec. 4.

Important steps to avoid a house fire and stay safe

January 14th, 2016

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Region – According to the National Fire Protection Association, people age 65 and over are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large.

Marlborough dedicates POW/MIA Chair of Honor

January 11th, 2016

Veterans salute during the Chair of Honor dedication ceremony.

Marlborough – The Marlborough Veterans Council urges residents to remember prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) veterans. Despite the rain, a POW/MIA Chair of Honor was unveiled Jan. 10 during a dedication ceremony on the grounds of the Marlborough Public Library.

ARHS students hope to help peers through body image campaign

January 8th, 2016

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Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) students Kate Kalinowski and Kira Porter met in their business research class. As part of the course curriculum, the duo paired up to create a project for the annual DECA competition. DECA is an international association of high school students, college students and teachers with the goal of preparing leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and other business areas.

United States Coast Guard Academy Glee Club to host concert

January 5th, 2016

The United States Coast Guard Academy Glee Club

Southborough – The United States Coast Guard Academy Glee Club will be offering a public performance Sunday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common St.

The United States Coast Guard Academy Cadet Glee Club is a select group of fifty men and women chosen from the Corps of Cadets by audition. This group specializes in the performance of patriotic music and songs of the sea.

Without a ballroom, Algonquin students are dancing in the hallway

January 4th, 2016

Hannah Eisenhofer (left) and Justin Stott

Northborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) senior Justin Stott likes to dance the international rumba. Junior Gabriella Thompson likes the waltz.

Cellist’s journey from Juilliard to Westborough

January 4th, 2016

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Westborough – Hard work, circumstances and opportunity brought Juilliard-trained cellist Josh Gordon, 49, to Massachusetts, and eventually to Westborough.

‘Elf magic’ in Marlborough

December 31st, 2015

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Marlborough – Clara Anderson of Northborough had just one wish for Christmas – to be one of Santa’s elves. So her mother, Laura Yellick, contacted Solomon Pond Mall management and the Noerr Program, a digital event imaging provider, who agreed to allow Anderson this special opportunity. On Dec. 22, Anderson’s wish came true when she […]

Officer LaFlamme serves as Hudson’s senior liaison

December 30th, 2015

Officer Wendy LaFlamme (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Hudson – Officer Wendy LaFlamme became the senior liaison between the Hudson Police Department (HPD) and the town’s elder population within the past year, but had previously fulfilled the position’s duties informally. She has always included visits to the Hudson Senior Center while walking or bike riding the downtown beat.

Southborough Access Media documents veterans’ stories

December 24th, 2015

Gathered at a luncheon are veterans featured in the Southborough Access Media documentary “Southborough Veterans: Local Life Lessons”: (back, l to r) John Wilson, Mel Kizner, Paul Cimino, Earle Watkins, Steve Whynot, (front l to r) Christopher Robbins and Arthur Butler Jr. Not pictured are Dan Kolenda and Ray Minnucci.


Southborough – Local cable television station Southborough Access Media (SAM) is set to air its most ambitious video project since forming as a nonprofit programming organization. An approximately 30-minute documentary titled “Southborough Veterans: Local Life Lessons” features interviews with nine military veterans conducted by its producer Terry Newman.

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