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Letter to Editor: Recognizing the loss of 1.5 million Armenian Martyrs

April 25th, 2016

April 24th is the 101st commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. Our history is well documented; save for some who think that revising history somehow changes it. We should never forget April 24, 1915, through 1923, when Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were rounded up and murdered, or forced into death marches. This massacre left over 1.5 million Armenian dead from the actions of Young Turk Government members.

Oldest Girl Scout in Worcester honored by Shrewsbury troops

April 22nd, 2016

Janice Reidy with Shrewsbury Girl Scouts. (Photo/submitted)

Region – On March 21, Notre Dame Health Care in Worcester celebrated resident Janice (Paschel) Reidy’s 105th birthday. The City of Worcester presented her with the key to the city, where she resided with her late husband Philip Reidy. They both served in World War II and were stationed at an Army Base in Long […]

Avidia donates to the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

April 20th, 2016

(l to r) Kristin Costello, Clinton branch manager of Avidia Bank; Antonia G. McGuire, president and CEO of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center; Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center. This donation is to help purchase a new autoclave for the dental clinic in Clinton. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Boylston company rents full line of motor homes and trailers

April 20th, 2016

Sheri Fuller
Photo/Nancy Brumback

We started in 1984, so 32 years,” said Sheri Fuller, who owns the business with her husband, Bobby. Their son, Matt, and his wife, Kaitlyn, are also involved. “Our main business is renting, and then we sell off the rentals. Six months or 6,000 miles after we get them, they are for sale.”

Families sought to share joys of summer with NYC youth

April 20th, 2016

A New York City boy juggles peaches at Tougas Family Farm in Northborough with new friends from his host family of Shrewsbury.


Region – A team of seven women representing the Fresh Air Fund (FAF) in central Massachusetts needs families from Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough to host New York City youth for a week this summer. Organizing this region’s efforts are Julie North of Shrewsbury and Eileen Palmer of Northborough. Each has volunteered with the nonprofit organization for about 10 years.

Sperry’s opens sixth location in Sudbury

April 20th, 2016

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Region – Sperry’s Fine Wine and Brew has opened a new location at 435 Boston Post Road, next to TJ Maxx in the Sudbury Crossing shopping plaza. This is Sperry’s sixth location, with other outlets in Marlborough, Southborough, Wayland and Hudson. Owner Anthony Speranzella welcomes the public to stop by and say “hello” to Manager Kevin Gelsinon, former assistant manager of McKinnon’s Package store in Sudbury for many years.

On your mark…

April 17th, 2016

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Hopkinton – In less than 24 hours, all eyes will be on our neighboring town of Hopkinton as 30,000 runners , and many more spectators, converge on the town for the start of the 120th Boston Marathon. File photos/Jeff Slovin

Local towns respond to Upton blaze

April 14th, 2016

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Upton – One person has died after a fire broke out in Upton this afternoon in an apartment building at the corner of Centennial Court and Main Street (Route 140). Firefighting units helping to respond to the blaze included Westborough, Grafton, Hopkinton, Milford, and Hopedale. The fire started on the first floor and quickly spread. […]

A clean sweep

April 14th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region- Now that winter is finally over, groups in several of local towns are out and about picking up trash and sprucing up their communities.

Shrewsbury Girl and Boy Scouts, as well as other civic groups, spent a recent rainy Saturday working in and around town.

Briarwood exhibit showcases Worcester Plein Air Painters

April 14th, 2016

Region – The Gallery at Briarwood will host an exhibit by the Worcester Plein Air Painters beginning Sunday, May 15, with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at Briarwood, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester. The exhibit, the third in a series of six for 2016, will continue through Thursday, June 30, open Monday through […]

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