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Sun shines on Grafton History Day

May 22nd, 2016

Linda Casey, director of the Grafton Historical Society Museum, displays a copy of “Grafton,” a pictorial book she authored.

Grafton – Ideal spring weather May 14 contributed to another successful Grafton History Day held at Grafton Common. Co-sponsored by the Grafton Historical Society and the Grafton Garden Club, the annual five-hour event celebrates the town’s 1735 incorporation.

George Whapham named city’s 2016 Senior of the Year

May 19th, 2016

George Whapham (center) is congratulated by state Reps. Danielle Gregoire and Carmine Gentile.

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant welcomed residents age 60 and over to the 40th annual Senior of the Year Dinner, held May 4 at the Marlborough High School (MHS) cafeteria. The occasion recognizes a resident who is at at least age 85 for contributions to the city. Vigeant expressed his pleasure in honoring George Whapham.

Shrewsbury High baseball finding ways to win this season

May 16th, 2016

Shrewsbury Colonial's #16 Adam Twitchell making an amazing diving catch in the outfield.

Shrewsbury – Good teams in sports find many different ways of winning; some conventional, others not so much.

For the Shrewsbury High varsity baseball team, the wins have just kept on coming to the tune of a 12-3 record in one of the region’s more grueling leagues (Midland A). All have been by sound baseball execution, but in some the outcomes have been by means that sometimes have defied the baseball norm.

Grafton girls’ lacrosse defeats Marlborough

May 12th, 2016

A Marlborough defender (#21) tries to stop Grafton's Allison Fasold (#8) from progressing down the field.

Grafton/Marlborough – The Marlborough High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team went head to head with the Grafton High School Indians May 9 in Marlborough. Grafton came out strong and ended the first half with a score of 8 – 1. The Panthers battled hard until the very end, but could not close the gap. The final score was 15 – 2.

Colonial Day for Grafton fifth-graders

May 12th, 2016

Students in Colonial dress try traditional courting dances.

Grafton – On April 15, fifth-graders at Millbury Street Elementary School took a step back to Colonial times. They spent the day learning how people from that time period lived. The students made their own candles, stenciled placemats, and created their own tin luminaries. They practiced their calligraphy alphabet on their own hornbooks. The classes […]

Westborough Spring Festival outshines damp weekend

May 9th, 2016

The Bresnahan siblings – Cade, 3, and Sloane, 5 – play with water beads in a sensory bin at the F3 Friends–Fitness–Fun booth.

Westborough – A weekend filled with activities outshone intermittent drizzle and sunny breaks when the Rotary Club of Westborough presented its 14th annual Westborough Spring Festival. This year’s festivities began May 6 with the second annual Red, White and Brew, a fundraiser to benefit local military veterans, held at the Knights of Columbus Council 85 and sponsored by Ball Financial Services Company.

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.

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