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Miss Teen Dance New England to compete for national title

June 19th, 2014

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Worcester/Westborough – Alexis Nevalsky of Sutton, recently named Miss Teen Dance of New England, will travel to Orlando, Fla., to compete for the national title of Miss Dance of America June 27.  To win her current title, Nevalsky was required to complete a variety of dance classes, pass an interview process and perform a solo [...]

Shrewsbury couple end combined 60-year Army careers on same day

June 18th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – May 22 was a big day for Shrewsbury resident Col. John P. Collins. In the morning he relinquished command of Europe Regional Medical Command, an organization responsible for providing medical care for military personnel and their families in Germany, Belgium and Italy. In the afternoon, he joined his wife, Col. Nancy J. Hughes, [...]

Shannon Phypers named MHS Teacher of the Year

June 16th, 2014

Marlborough High School Teacher of the Year Shannon Phypers with District Music Coordinator Jonathan Rosenthal (left) and music teacher Gary Piazza. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Marlborough High School (MHS) vocal music teacher Shannon Phypers was named MHS Teacher of the Year June 6 during the school’s Underclassmen Faculty Awards.              

Marlborough kindergarten teacher wins Teacher of the Year award

June 16th, 2014

Tania Benedetto is surrounded by her recent Teacher of the Year awards. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

Marlborough – Kindergarten teacher Tania Benedetto was recently named the 2014 Teacher of the Year in her school district by the Masonic Lodge. Her award plaque, signed by Mayor Arthur G. Vigeant reads, “Tania has been a dedicated teacher in the Marlborough Public Schools for over 17 years, most recently as a kindergarten teacher at the Kane Elementary School. Along with her kind, caring and giving nature, Tania is a dedicated and talented teacher whose classroom emboldens the growth of her students’ self-esteem and skills.”

Central One employee named Lions Club fellow

June 16th, 2014


Northborough – Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has named Kate Shaw, Northborough branch manager of Central One Federal Credit Union, a Melvin Jones Fellow in recognition of her commitment to serving the world community. Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is one of the foundation’s highest recognitions, honoring the [...]

Marlborough man honors dad’s memory with a ‘hole-in-one’

June 15th, 2014

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Marlborough – For a golfer, the ultimate achievement is when they get a “hole-in-one.” Most golfers never do so. Nicholas Jaworek, who describes himself as “not really that good,” had never made one either and never thought he would. But that all changed May 30 when he played a round at the Berlin Country Club. And he truly believes, he said, that he was able to do so that night thanks to his father, Michael, who had passed away just days before on May 24.

Northeast Insurance Agency, Inc.: Westborough office provides variety of insurance options

June 13th, 2014

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“We sell property and casualty insurance. We specialize in auto, homeowner, life and business insurance,” said Stan Szajna, co-owner and treasurer of Northeast Insurance. The agency’s Westborough office is in the Colonial Plaza at 45 East Main St. It has five other offices in Massachusetts and is licensed in all New England states.”

Marathon bombing survivor turns to running as she heals

June 13th, 2014

Lauren Vulcano and her boyfriend, Mark Snickenberger in the hospital after the bombing. (Photos/submitted)

Northborough – Lifelong Northborough resident and Algonquin Regional High School graduate Laruen Vulcano, 25, was standing with her boyfriend Mark Snickenberger at the finish line of the Boston Marathon April 15, 2013, when the bombs went off. She was just feet away from the first backpack when it exploded. She was struck by nearly 100 BBs, including one that shattered the malleus bone in her ear, and sustained shrapnel wounds on her shoulder. The only thing that saved her from a much more serious injury was that Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the explosion, was standing between her and the backpack and shielded her from receiving an even more serious injury.

Boy Scout helps local bird lover to build homes for bluebirds

June 12th, 2014

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Westborough – Westborough resident Marty Newark turned 90 June 9 and, while he is looking forward to celebrating with his family, he is hopeful that his goal of building and installing 100 nesting boxes for bluebirds will be met. He has joined forces with Boy Scout Matthew Buffo to make this dream a reality.

NY activist brings one-woman show to Westborough

June 12th, 2014

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Westborough – Judith Sloan, author, actress, college professor and human rights activist, recently took on the persona of immigrants and refugees from Queens, N.Y., in a one-woman multimedia show sponsored by the Westborough Friends of Facing History and Ourselves (FFH). She performed the show recently at Westborough High School.

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