Home » Region

Survivor, volunteer to ride ninth Bicycles Battling Cancer

May 15th, 2017

Region – Cancer survivor Judi Burten of Newton knows firsthand how difficult it can be to arrange for transportation to and from treatment appointments. Grateful for help received from the American Cancer Society (ACS), she’s now volunteering to drive patients with its Road to Recovery program. She’s also preparing to ride in the ninth annual Bicycles Battling Cancer fundraiser for ACS,

Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for Basic Recruit Training Academy

May 15th, 2017

Region – The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for individuals interested in a career as a correctional officer for the start of their Basic Recruit Training Academy #48, which will begin in September. All qualified applicants must have an associate’s degree or higher education, or documentation of 60 credits toward completion of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or institution of […]

Saint Mary’s open house May 18

May 12th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School, 16 Summer St., Shrewsbury, will hold its Spring Open House Thursday, May 18, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Come visit the preschool, kindergarten and grade 1 – 8 classrooms in session, meet the faculty, staff and students and explore Saint Mary’s commitment to faith, academic excellence and authentic examples of […]

MetroWest Leadership Academy launches ’30 Days of Awareness’ campaign

May 12th, 2017

Region – The 2017 class of the MetroWest Leadership Academy recently announced the start of their community service project, “30 Days of Awareness,” a social media campaign addressing the opioid crisis and its effect on the Metrowest community. The campaign started May 1 and will run throughout the month of May. Topics include the scope of […]

Marlborough Girl Scout hopes to impart love of science to local youngsters

May 12th, 2017

Marlborough – Achieving the Girl Scout Gold Award is no small thing. Girl Scouts aiming for their Gold Award need to find an issue that effects their community, investigate it, and take steps to address that issue whether it’s solving a community’s problem or identifying and addressing a community’s need.

Apple Tree Arts presents ‘Rock Star Theatre’ May 15

May 12th, 2017

Grafton – Enjoy an evening filled with singing, dancing and acting at Apple Tree Arts musical performance, “Rock Star Theatre” Monday, May 15, at 7 p.m., in the Great Hall, One Grafton Common. The free night of entertainment features students ages 9 to 13.

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ with Shrewsbury letter carriers May 13

May 11th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The 25th annual Letter Carriers Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger will be held Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. -6 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Postal Distribution Center, 194 Main St. All proceeds are for the benefit of the Worcester County Food Bank.  Volunteers must be at least 9 years or older. Help is needed […]

Northborough All-Town Band prepares for concert

May 11th, 2017

Northborough – About 100 fifth-graders representing Northborough’s four public elementary schools are currently rehearsing for a band concert, which will be free and open to the public. The budding instrumentalists are rehearsing weekly in the band room at Robert E. Melican Middle School with help from 10 sixth-grade mentors.

Summer safety fair for kids June 3

May 11th, 2017

Marlborough – The 19th annual Safe Summer Fun Day will be held at UMass-Memorial Marlborough Hospital, 167 Union St., Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The health and safety fair for kids will feature music, games, face painting, activities and giveaways. Bike helmets will also be distributed free while supplies last.

Volunteers sworn in as special advocates for children

May 11th, 2017

Region – A new group of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers culminated their training with a swearing-in ceremony at the Worcester District Courthouse April 14. Their backgrounds and life experiences may differ from one another but they hold a common goal – to advocate for children in the foster care and child welfare system, who, otherwise, would not have a voice.

Recently Commented

  • Ben Ramsey: Couldn’t have happened to a better guy, congrats!
  • Ken: The proposal passed with about 78% of the vote. The new DPW proposal passed almost unanimously.
  • Adrienne McGuire: Intent to distribute; never good. I hope he gets the legal assistance required and can keep himself...
  • Jerry Miller: Such A Nice Day Trip Plans For Senior, I would also like to organize this type of plans for seniors of...
  • Jenn: Not sure why she never calls people back when it comes to renting apartments.