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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.

British WWI veteran recognized in Shrewsbury

May 31st, 2016

Saluting as “The Last Post” is played are (l to r) Commander Fred Russell of the Victor Quaranta American Legion Post 397, President Richard Schofield of the British Officers Club of New England, and member Thomas Vantre.

Shrewsbury – During Memorial Day weekend, a British veteran buried in the World War I lot of Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury was recognized May 29 with his country’s flag placed at his grave. Sgt. Alexander J. MacIsaac served in the 1st West Lancashire Regiment, Royal Field Artillery.

Shrewsbury remembers fallen veterans despite rain

May 31st, 2016

Boy Scouts carry a banner proclaiming, “Freedom is not free!”
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – Despite a rainy morning May 30, Shrewsbury residents and visitors remembered fallen veterans with the town’s annual Memorial Day parade.

Selectmen Board Chair Maurice DePalo welcomed parade participants and spectators at the Soldier’s Statue. Participating in the parade were representatives of local and visiting veterans’ groups, Shrewsbury police and fire departments, elected officials and Scout troops.

Northborough pays tribute to fallen veterans

May 31st, 2016

Harvey Chapdelaine, a U.S. Army veteran in World War II, lays a wreath at the World War II – Korean War – Vietnam War Memorial, assisted by Bruce Goldsmith of American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234.

Northborough – Inclement weather May 30 cleared in time for Northborough residents and visitors to pay tribute to fallen veterans with the town’s annual Memorial Day parade. Stops were made at four monuments along the parade route.

Westborough residents honor town’s veterans on Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016

Grand marshal Andrew Toorock addresses the audience.

Westborough – A large contingent of Westborough residents of all ages put on their rain jackets and grabbed their umbrellas the morning of May 30 before gathering along South Street and then in front of the Forbes Municipal Building (FMB) to pay tribute to the town’s veterans on Memorial Day.

Assabet tops AMSA in extra innings

May 26th, 2016

Assabet pitcher James Laclarie prepares to throw the ball in a game against AMSA

Marlborough – The visiting Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Aztecs baseball team defeated cross-town rival Advanced Math and Science Academy Eagles by a score of 5-3 in an 8 inning game played May 25, 2016 at Stevens Park.

Force is with runners and walkers 4 Jake’s Sake

May 25th, 2016

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Hudson – Stormtroopers roamed the grounds around the Hudson-Concord Elks #959 Pavilion when the third annual Millennium 5K was held May 22.

In its first two years, the “Star Wars” themed fundraiser helped John and Sheryl Marrazzo make their Hudson home become wheelchair accessible including an elevator for their son Jake, 13, a seventh-grader at David J. Quinn Middle School. He lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.

On the road to preparing fourth T’s Ride in Hudson

May 23rd, 2016

Tony “T” Fasulo. Photo/submitted

Hudson – The Xtreme Riders (XR) and the American Veterans Motorcycle Club (AVMC) are once again partnering to present the fourth annual T’s Ride, scheduled for Sunday, June 5, beginning and ending at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge #959. This memorial motorcycle ride celebrates the life of Tony “T” Fasulo, who passed away at age 48 in 2011 after crashing on Route 290 in Shrewsbury. Proceeds go to the Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivors’ Fund (MMSF).

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.

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