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Marlborough’s Richer School celebrates 50th birthday

November 4th, 2015

Richer students plant a pear tree during the birthday celebration.

Marlborough – Students, current and former teachers, district and school administrators, and the mayor of Marlborough joined together Oct. 28, to celebrate the 50th birthday of Raymond C. Richer Elementary School.

Westborough Recreation Department celebrates Halloween

November 3rd, 2015

W Rec Dept 3 rs

Westborough – Princesses, fairies, super heroes and a variety of animals all came out in force Oct. 30 as the Westborough Recreation Department hosted its annual Halloween party at the Sarah W. Gibbons School. Helping out at the party were students from Westborough High School.

Westborough students are real winners of eighth trivia bee

November 3rd, 2015

Sharing a laugh are “The Schooligans” teammates: (l to r) School Committee member Jody Hensley, District Director of Fine Arts Chris Martin and Assistant Superintendent Daniel Mayer.

Westborough – This year, 36 teams of three players figuratively donned their thinking caps Nov. 2 at the DoubleTree by Hilton as they challenged themselves for the eighth annual Trivia Bee, the primary fundraiser of the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF). The real winners were Westborough students because WEF awarded $24,000 in grants in the 2015-2016 school year.

Students show off super powers at Sherwood School fun run

November 2nd, 2015

Quinn students show off their superpower costumes.

Shrewsbury – About 25 fifth- and sixth-grade students at Sherwood Middle School (SMS) and their parents recently participated in the Super Power Fun Run, which included a one-mile run around the track and the school. Students were asked to wear costumes that reflected their super power and awards were given to the most creative costumes. Super […]

Quinn Middle School students participate in schoolwide reading event

November 2nd, 2015

Students discuss “Into the Killing Seas” by Michael P. Spradlin.

Hudson – On Sept. 30, during a district half day, nearly 600 students, grades 5 to 7, and staff gathered in teams for a morning of book discussions around the books they read over the summer. Together, they explored the text of the summer reading books that they read by discussing the characters and the conflicts. […]

Region celebrates completion of Burns Bridge

November 1st, 2015

The sky is lit up over Lake Quinsigamond with a spectacular fireworks display.

Shrewsbury/Worcester – Hundreds of people gathered at Regatta Point Park in Worcester on a crisp, cool Sunday evening Nov. 1 to celebrate the dedication of the new Kenneth F. Burns Bridge which spans Lake Quinsigamond connecting Shrewsbury and Worcester. After a program featuring local and state dignitaries, the contractor for the project, Middlesex Corp., treated the crowd to a spectacular fireworks display.

Assabet celebrates school’s $62.4 million renovation

October 27th, 2015

State, local and school officials gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand reopening of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

Region – The completion of a three-year, $62.4 million renovation was celebrated with a grand reopening Oct. 24 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) in Marlborough. State, local and school officials participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with AVRTHS Superintendent-Director Ernest Houle, Director of Business Operations Kristopher Luoto, Principal Mark Hollick and School Committee Chair Lynn Ryan of Berlin.

Marlborough Chamber expands heritage festivities

October 27th, 2015

Dancing a routine are members of Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano from the Immaculate Conception Spanish Community Dancers.

Marlborough – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce expanded its 20th annual one-day Heritage Festival to become the first Heritage Weekend in the city’s downtown cultural district, rescheduled because of inclement weather to Oct. 23 to 25.

Officials and residents observe Dean Park’s 100th anniversary

October 26th, 2015

Craig Colonero, volunteer coach, offers a pep talk to Dean Park teammates comprised of Shrewsbury High School students.

Shrewsbury – Surrounded by autumn foliage, many memories of yesteryear were shared as Shrewsbury residents and guests joined state and local officials Oct. 24 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Dean Park. The 75 acres was donated to the town by Charles A. Dean in memory of his parents James and Keziah Stearns Dean. The park officially opened October 27, 1915.

Costumed kids on parade in Southborough

October 26th, 2015

SO Halloween Parade 1-rs

Southborough – Intermittent drizzle earlier in the day Oct. 25 cleared in time for costumed kids to participate in the annual Halloween Parade, a longtime tradition presented by the Southborough Firefighters Association. Escorted by Fire Engine 22, lots of families traveled along Main Street for several blocks.

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