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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.

Student wellness conference seeks to promote healthy choices

March 27th, 2016

Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., speaker John Morello and Worcester State Police Chief Mike Nockunas

Region – Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. told a gathering of over 200 middle and high school students that their choices will define them, and that he worries about them. These students – many leaders in their schools – gathered at Worcester State University March 22, to attend Early’s 2016 Student Wellness Conference.

Marlborough Savings Bank loves downtown Hudson

March 25th, 2016

Gathered with an unusually tall leprechaun, aka Chris DiBenedetto, senior vice president and risk officer (third from left), are Horseshoe Pub patrons (front, l to r) Timarly Feeley, Jaime Korkos, Katie Stoico and Sara Walker, and Marlborough Savings Bank staff members (back, l to r) Jennifer Marble, vice president of commercial lending, and Donna Driscoll, named to be Hudson branch manager.

Hudson – Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) began the year with a ceremonial groundbreaking in January for its new branch to be located at 186 Main St. in Hudson. Soon afterward, MSB launched its “We Love Hudson” campaign to meet residents and future businesses neighbors. Among staff members participating in the campaign is Ellen Dorian, executive vice president of retail banking.

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