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Possible 3-6 inches of snow expected for weekend

April 6th, 2016

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Winter is just not ready to go away this year.  We will see moderating conditions today, with highs reaching about 45° here in Shrewsbury, as long as we see a little bit of sun.  Clouds will thicken later this afternoon and tonight with rain moving in around midnight, possibly mixed […]

Time to take a fresh look at your outdoor space

April 4th, 2016

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West Boylston—With an earlier start to spring this year, it’s time to take a critical look at your yard and think about freshening up the plantings and perhaps adding a new point of interest.

McCarthy’s Landscaping & Irrigation has been designing and maintaining outdoor landscapes for over 20 years, and Roger and Sue McCarthy are ready to make your home’s outdoor spaces more attractive and useful.

Deceased male found at E.L. Harvey & Sons identified

April 2nd, 2016

Hopkinton – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Hopkinton Police Chief Edward Lee have announced a positive identification of the deceased adult male found amid a truckload of items that was brought to E.L. Harvey & Sons trash and recycling company March 31. The body was found inside one of the recycling buildings on […]

Train kept a rollin’

March 31st, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – Commuters who use the Framingham-Worcester commuter rail may notice some midday and off-peak delays over the next few months as Keolis, the company that maintains the rails, sets out to replace 30,000 railroad ties.

The company plans to replace railroad ties between Newtonville and Southborough this fall.

Forum on heart disease features director of Framingham Heart Study

March 29th, 2016

Region – The TechSandBox Life Sciences Special Interest Group (SIG) will host a forum featuring keynote speaker Daniel Levy, MD, director of the Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Monday, April 11. The forum will be held at TechSandBox, Inc., Hopkinton Innovation Park, 105B South St., Hopkinton. Food, networking and registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with program proceedings at 6 – 6:15 p.m.

Thrive Institute to present seminar on foot health

March 28th, 2016

Worcester – The Thrive Institute at Notre Dame Heath Care is presenting a free seminar, Put Your Best Foot Forward: Take a Step Toward Better Health, Thursday, April 7 from 8:45-10 a.m. at 555 Plantation St., Worcester. Dr. John George, DPM, the presenter, is a well- respected podiatrist. A healthy breakfast is included. For more information and to register call 508-852-5800.

Student wellness conference seeks to promote healthy choices

March 27th, 2016

Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., speaker John Morello and Worcester State Police Chief Mike Nockunas

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.

Children enjoy learning about Irish culture

March 25th, 2016

Kindergarten teacher Jane Curtin helps Lucy Rainey of Grafton with her leprechaun hat at Country Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten. The kindergarten class learned about the culture of Ireland during a weeklong study.
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Sutton – Students at Country Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten of Sutton enjoyed learning the culture of a new country during a weeklong school-wide program. One preschooler class studied the United Mexican States. “The children learned about the Mayan society, the early Spaniard settlers, facts about the country and the food and customs of the Mexican […]

Starhawks hockey evaluations to be held March 29

March 24th, 2016

Region – Starhawks Youth Hockey Program, the hometown youth hockey team of Hudson, Northborough, Milford and surrounding towns, will hold evaluations for the 2016-2017 season Tuesday, March 29, for new Starhawks players. The Mite program (birth years 2008-2010) is a great way for younger players to get maximum time on the ice with the puck. […]

If you don’t like the weather…wait a minute

March 23rd, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – We all know that the weather in New England can be unpredictable and this past winter was just that. With above average temperatures that even hit 70 in February and much less snow than the past two years, it seemed that Mother Nature had given us a break. But then a with surprise snowstorm and cold snap on the first few days of spring it appeared she was saying, “Not so fast!”

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