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After 78 years, friends connect again

February 8th, 2016

Roderick MacLeod (left) and Stanley Gird

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury – Through social media, many people have reconnected with long lost friends and acquaintances. But recently two former high school classmates connected again after an astonishing 78 years, thanks to a special calendar.

A late afternoon treat…

February 5th, 2016

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Southborough – After today’s storm, which caused a multitude of problems for municipal authorities, commuters and homeowners, it was a treat to see blue skies which then turned technicolor late this afternoon. This beautiful photo was shot in Southborough by CA contributor Sue Wambolt.

St. John’s, Westborough shine in CMCSL meet

January 30th, 2016

Westborough's Allison Reh

Shrewsbury – The St. John’s High School ski team improved to 23-1 on the season after taking home first place in Central Mass Conference Ski League meet held Jan. 28 at Ski Ward.

Lunar rocks land at Proctor School

January 29th, 2016

Proctor School fifth-grade teacher Kristen MacDonald with samples of lunar rock and soil

Northborough – Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School fifth-grade teacher and the district Science Curriculum Leader Kristen MacDonald loves science. She did not hesitate to take a certification course in order for her to be able to borrow official National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lunar and meteorite samples.

‘Snow’ problem at all

January 27th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Caroline Strickland did not let the Jan. 23 snowstorm keep her from her important job of selling Girl Scout cookies door to door.

‘Skating for Hope’ donations to help cancer patients and families

January 23rd, 2016

(l to r) Paul McGrath, Cam Neely, president, Boston Bruins, and Dave McGrath

Region – Dave McGrath, who with his family and friends, organizes an annual fundraising event each fall, “Skating for Hope,” recently made three significant donations to help individuals with cancer and their families. McGrath is a 23-year cancer survivor who now serves as the night manager for Hope Lodge, a facility in Worcester that offers […]

Shrewsbury hosts Mid-Wach track meet

January 15th, 2016

– (l to r ) Algonquin’s Mike McCormack, Shrewsbury’s Charley Bray, Algonquin’s Tim Lellman and Shrewsbury’s Tyler Hopping compete in the 55 meter hurdle.

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School hosted six schools for a Midland-Wachusett League Indoor Track meet Jan. 14. This was a dual meet where schools were paired against each other for scoring purposes.

Demolition starts at Spag’s

January 12th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Its definitely the end of an era as demolition has started on the buildings that made up the iconic Spag’s property on Route 9. The location is slated to be the site of a new multi-use complex which have a Whole Foods, Starbucks and other restaurants, as well as shops and condominiums. The […]

Northborough selectmen appoint new fire chief

January 12th, 2016

Shortly after his appointment by selectmen, new Fire Chief David L. Parenti (left) is sworn in by Town Clerk Andrew Dowd. 
Photo/Keith Regan

Northborough – Selectmen Jan. 11 voted to appoint David L. Parenti the town’s next fire chief.

His appointment took effect the same day and capped an extensive search and screening process. Parenti replaces longtime chief Richard Durgin, who retired at the end of June.

Grafton High hockey excited about invigorating season

January 11th, 2016

Grafton teammates celebrate after celebrating a second period goal.

Region – In not-too-distant seasons past, mediocrity has been the norm for the Grafton High varsity ice hockey team. It’s not that the effort has not been there, quite the contrary, but records of .500 in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 were pedestrian at best, say current seniors who were members of those squads.

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