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St. Mary’s celebrates Opening Day at Fenway

May 6th, 2016

(l to r) Gabriel, Griffin, Sean and Quinn give a Red Sox cheer.

Shrewsbury – The children at St. Mary Preschool showed their Red Sox spirit, as they celebrated Opening Day at Fenway Park April 11 and 12. They wore anything Red Sox-related – hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and even red socks. Lunch was served, and the children enjoyed Fenway franks, popcorn and juice. It was truly a festive […]

Letter to Editor: Corridor Nine Business Expo is great success

May 2nd, 2016

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To the Editor:

It was a great day for business at the Corridor Nine Area Chamber’s Annual Business Expo held on April 6 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough. Remaining true to its mission to create networking opportunities for business professionals, the Corridor Nine Expo was a bustling marketplace with 123 exhibitors and record attendance with 1,323 attendees! Celebrating its 25th year of the show, the Corridor Nine Expo continues to provide an unprecedented opportunity to network and interact with industry leaders from the Route 9/495 Region.

Local Vietnam War veterans get properly welcomed home

May 2nd, 2016

Vietnam War veterans stand as the national anthem is sung.

Region – Local Vietnam War veterans experienced a welcome home April 30 that they didn’t get when they returned from serving during a time of political turmoil. Organizing the ceremony came about because of a common concern heard by Adam Costello, director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Service District.

“I heard a recurring theme: ‘We weren’t welcomed home very well,’” he relayed. “Perceptions have changed over time. Let’s try to do it right. We’re here to say, ‘Welcome home – decades later.’”

Algonquin softball rallies to defeat Westborough

April 28th, 2016

Algonquin’s Brianna Calder tags out Westborough’s Maia Morgado as she attempts to score

Westborough – The visiting Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks softball team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers by a score of 6-4 in a game played April 27.

After falling behind 3-0, Algonquin sent 10 batters to the plate and rallied for 5 runs in the fifth inning. Algonquin also tacked on an insurance run in the sixth inning. Westborough added a run in the final inning, but ultimately their comeback attempt fell short.

St. John’s walks off with win over Algonquin

April 22nd, 2016

St. John’s David Turco hits a double in the third inning.

Shrewsbury – The St. John’s High School Pioneers baseball team defeated the visiting Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 5-4 in a game played April 21.

Algonquin’s Matt Geoffrion hit a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning to tie up the game at 4-4. St. John’s Jack Fields led off the bottom of the seventh with a single, who was replaced by pinch runner Matt Defalco.

Honor Flight treats local WWII veteran to D.C. trip

April 20th, 2016

College of the Holy Cross ROTC cadets escort World War II veteran Bob Rouchette from Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Northborough to a limousine bound for Logan Airport for an Honor Flight New England trip to Washington, D.C.

Northborough – A memorably full day of activities began April 17 at 4:30 a.m. for World War II veteran Bob Rouchette. He was honored with a send-off at Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Northborough before an Honor Flight New England one-day trip to Washington, D.C.

Grafton Indians boys’ lacrosse defeats Shrewsbury Colonials

April 20th, 2016

Shrewsbury High School goalie JT Rather makes a save on the shot by Grafton High School's Mike Najemy (on ground).

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials hosted the Grafton High School Indians on April 19. Grafton’s Cole Fontana scored the first goal quickly at the 11:12 mark while Shewsbury’s first goal wasn’t scored until the second quarter by Alec Buduo. The Indians lead 8-2 at the end of the first half and came out firing in the third quarter, going on to defeat the Colonials 14-4.

Grafton Girls Lacrosse Season Off To Great Start

April 18th, 2016

Hudson’s Olivia Smith (#19) looks to pass to a teammate

Grafton – The Grafton High School Indians girls’ lacrosse team defeated the Hudson High School Hawks by a score of 16-2 in a game played April 16.

The Indians scores 8 goals in the first 9 minutes of play to cruise to an easy victory. Gianna DiPinto scored three goals, while Allison Fasold, Lauren Lyver, Erin Tyldesley and Hazel Wood each scored two.

‘Art in Bloom’ featured at the Southborough Public Library

April 15th, 2016

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Southborough – Twenty-five creative floral arrangements — each interpreting a unique, original piece of art — were displayed at the Southborough Public Library April 7- 9. For the second time, the Southborough Gardeners collaborated with Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) students to present “Art in Bloom.” They previously worked together in 2013.

Mayor’s Charity Ball aids Marlborough relief fund

April 4th, 2016

Longtime community leader Marilyn Perry (center) is named Humanitarian of the Year by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

Marlborough – Supporters from both sides of the political aisle united April 2 while attending the Mayor’s Charity Ball at the Holiday Inn & Guest Suites in Marlborough. Held each inaugural year since 1960, the ball benefits the Mayor’s Charity Relief Fund to help residents in need of financial assistance at times of crisis or emergency.

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