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Families, runners and lucky ducks flock to Hudson Fest

June 13th, 2016

Handling a red-tail boa constrictor provided by Pete’s Reptile Experience are (l to r) Kendall Jordan, 8, with her cousins A.J. Leandres, 8, and his sister Lexi, 5.

Hudson – As Hudson celebrates its 150th anniversary, families, runners and lucky ducks flocked June 11 to South Street and nearby downtown locations. There, the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce marked its 30th annual Hudson Community Fest.

Revitalized Hudson downtown becomes regional destination

June 7th, 2016

Rail Trail Flatbread Company serves pies and pints.

Hudson – Formerly vacant storefronts in Hudson are now popular destinations filled with residents and visitors satisfying various culinary appetites. Concurrently, specialty shops are opening alongside several mainstays in the revitalized downtown.

Algonquin baseball loses a heartbreaker in quarterfinal game

June 7th, 2016

Algonquin starting pitcher Matt Geoffrion delivers a pitch in the first inning.

Northborough – For five-and-one-third innings of the second-seed Algonquin Regional High baseball team’s CMass Division 1 quarterfinal matchup versus visiting seventh-seed Wachusett Regional on Monday, it was as if Tomahawk standout pitcher Matt Geoffrion had cast a silent spell on his opponents’ bats. During that time, the University of Maine-bound Geoffrion and mates were cruising comfortably with a 2-0 lead that to many on hand seemed insurmountable.

Class of 2016 marks Hudson High’s 142nd graduation exercises

June 6th, 2016

Gathered prior to the graduation ceremony are the class officers: (l to r) Dennis Panneton, president; Joshua Teixeira, vice president; Kayley Cedrone, secretary; and Samantha Johnson and Scott Kall, co-treasurers.

Hudson – As the town celebrates its 150th anniversary, diplomas were presented June 5 to 184 members of the class of 2016 during the 142nd graduation exercises at the Hudson High School (HHS) Gymnasium.

Class of 2016 graduates outdoors at Westborough High

June 5th, 2016

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Westborough – The weather cooperated June 4 allowing an outdoor graduation ceremony for the class of 2016 at Westborough High School (WHS), where 248 diplomas were presented.

Speakers included Superintendent Amber Bock; WHS Principal Brian Callaghan; School Committee Chair Josephine Hensley; Kush Patel, class president; and Tiffany Tzeng, valedictorian.

Marlborough Hospital hosts 18th Safe Summer Fun Day

June 5th, 2016

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Marlborough – Families flocked to the 18th annual Safe Summer Fun Day, held June 4 on the front lawn of Marlborough Hospital. The highlight was the distribution of free children’s bicycle helmets, which were properly fitted by hospital staff. Also, eight bicycles and two tricycles were given away throughout the four-hour event.

Shrewsbury High School presents 389 diplomas in 2016

June 3rd, 2016

Gathered before the graduation ceremony are the 2016 class officers: (l to r)  Emma Aulenback, president; Richard Peng, vice president; Jaehyun Lee, secretary; Ryan Beals; Walsh Kang, treasurer; and Michael Wackell, marshal.

Shrewsbury – Diplomas were presented to 389 graduates in the class of 2016 at a ceremony June 2 at the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Field House.

Remembering those lost to gun violence

June 3rd, 2016

Kyra and Simon

Shrewsbury – A prayer vigil to commemorate National Gun Violence Awareness Day was held in front of the First Congregational Church June 2. Participants of all ages wore orange clothing or face paint and lit candles to honor the lives of those affected by gun violence. “We may feel helpless,” Rev. Lynne Dolan told those […]

A poignant reminder

June 3rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury/Worcester – Last night the Kenneth Burns Bridge was lit in orange to commemorate National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

New aquatics center makes a splash at the Boroughs Y

June 1st, 2016

Wellsley Guenette, 2, practices swimming strokes in the pool.

Westborough – Water lovers of all ages beat the heat and humidity May 28 by attending the opening day of a new outdoor aquatics center at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. The 14,000-square-foot space includes a large L-shaped swimming pool, a splash pad with fountains and play areas, and a pool house with restrooms.

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