May 2nd, 2016
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.’”
April 28th, 2016
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.
April 22nd, 2016
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.
April 20th, 2016
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.
April 20th, 2016
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.
April 18th, 2016
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.
April 15th, 2016
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.
April 4th, 2016
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.
March 27th, 2016
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.
March 25th, 2016
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.