January 25th, 2017
By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Marlborough – A safe that has not been opened for years sits in a room at the First Baptist Church of Marlborough, located at the corner of Mechanic and Main streets. The code is lost, but much is known about the majestic Queen Ann church, built in 1887. Church […]
January 24th, 2017
Boston – Many local residents joined thousands of protestors of both sexes and all ages at Boston’s Women’s March for America Jan. 21. They carpooled, traveled by bus, took the commuter rail, and others drove to MBTA stations, parked and took the T into town.
January 3rd, 2017
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys’ basketball team easily defeated the Burncoat High School Patriots by a score of 61-31 in a game played Jan. 2.
January 2nd, 2017
By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – On the last night of Chanukah, Saturday, Dec. 31, about 40 people gathered to light a nine-foot tall menorah at the Shrewsbury Town Common. This annual public menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration was sponsored by the Chabad of Westborough. State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) attended with her […]
January 2nd, 2017
Shrewsbury / Worcester — That the Annual Laska Yuletide Invitational Tournament held at Worcester’s Assumption College is hugely special for the St. John’s High School varsity basketball team is virtually indisputable. The Pioneers have been participants for each of the 12 years since inception and have won it all seven times.
December 28th, 2016
Region- Like many young men, James Nifong of Sudbury loves cars. In his case, it is the two-door British sports car MGBs. In fact, by carefully saving his money, he was able to purchase his first one two years ago when he was only 15.
The car was a real “fixer-upper.” Realizing he needed help in how to fix the car as well as actual hands on assistance he reached out to authorities on this car – the Boston Area MG Club (BAMG) – for advice. The car enthusiasts were delighted to help the young man.
December 19th, 2016
Shrewsbury – Fallen military veterans were remembered with a wreath-laying ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury despite a weekend hampered by inclement weather. Because of snow and icy conditions Dec. 17, the observance was rescheduled to a mild, but drizzly Dec. 18.
December 16th, 2016
Westborough – The holidays got off to an early start as over 100 children and adults gathered at the Westborough High School Dec. 10 to enjoy the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Mass./Metrowest (BBBSCM) program’s Christmas party.
Nearly 50 kids – “the Littles” – along with their adult mentors – the “Bigs” – attended the event. Approximately 25 kids who are not yet matched up were also invited to attend, along with an equal number of adults who agreed to be a match for the day so that each child would feel comfortable and welcomed.
December 13th, 2016
Northborough – The Wreaths Across America (WAA) convoy stopped at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 in Northborough Dec. 13 for a brief ceremony on its way to Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington County, Va. This will be the 25th year that remembrance wreaths will be placed at the cemetery, the final resting place of many of America’s veterans. The wreath tradition was started in 1992 by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester and the Worcester Wreath Company.
December 11th, 2016
Northborough – Everyone knows it is the holiday season in Northborough when the town comes together for its annual Holiday Trolley Day and tree lighting ceremony. This year’s event was held Dec. 3.