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With new book, Westborough girl continues quest to promote disability awareness

October 18th, 2016

Eva (l) and Melissa Shang

Westborough – Like many girls her age, 13-year-old Melissa Shang, an eighth grade student at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, has a busy life. Her days are filled with school work, creating stop-motion films, singing in her school choir, and enjoying time with her family and friends. She is also, she admits, “sassy” a lot of the time. But there is also another side to this young girl – she is a passionate advocate for those with disabilities.

Shrewsbury girls welcome two new ‘siblings’

October 13th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Bubbling with excitement, Spring Street School students Maddie Moyal (left) and her sister Olivia recently welcomed two new rescue dogs to their family.  Maltipoo Molly (on the left with Maddie) is a female while Bentley, also a Maltipoo, is a male.  The dog couple and their three female puppies, who went to other […]

Shrewsbury Fire Department hosts open house

October 13th, 2016

Giovanni Booker, 4 and Kayden Booker, 6 from Worcester

Shrewsbury – Families, especially their young children, enjoyed visiting the open house held at the Shrewsbury Fire Department’s Church Street headquarters Oct. 8. Kids enjoyed the chance to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck and chat with firefighters about the importance of fire safety. Shrewsbury firefighter Bob Warren also answered questions on […]

Davis sets goal and leaves his mark on Paralympic Games

October 12th, 2016

Chaz (front, far right) leads a race.

Grafton — Not long ago, the prospect of being honored at the White House by the President, Vice President and First Lady could not have been further from the mindset of Grafton’s Chaz Davis.

Pumpkin time

October 10th, 2016


Northborough – Twins Ariana and Layla, 2, and their brother Kaiden, 4, of Northborough enjoy an afternoon picking out their pumpkins at Davidian Bros. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

St. John’s rallies to defeat Shrewsbury

October 10th, 2016

St. John’s Peter Oliver heads downfield while being pursued by several Shrewsbury defenders

Worcester – The St. John’s High School Pioneers football team staged a late rally to come from behind and defeat their cross-town rivals, the Shrewsbury High School Colonials, by a score of 38-35 in a game played under the lights at Assumption College Oct. 7.

Bus driver injured in Shrewsbury accident

October 5th, 2016


Shrewsbury Police is investigating a 2 car motor vehicle accident which occurred at 3:16 pm today.

Algonquin football suffers first loss of the season

October 1st, 2016

Algonquin’s Max Cerasoli tries to evade a tackle by Shepherd Hill’s Kevin Mensah.

Dudley – The visiting Algonquin Regional Tomahawks football team fell to the Shepherd Hill Regional Rams by a score of 31-0 in a game played Sept. 30. This was the first loss of the season for Algonquin, and the first in their past eight contests, going back to last season.

Overshadowing the game itself was the story surrounding Shepherd Hill’s Kevin Mensah, playing in his first home game of the season. Mensah is a strong prospect to play Division 1 college football next year.

Scarecrows now on display in Shrewsbury

September 27th, 2016


Shrewsbury – For the 12th year the Shrewsbury Garden Club is sponsoring its annual Scarecrows on the Common Display. Individuals, groups, businesses and clubs have all contributed charming (and some a little bit scary!) scarecrows that are now displayed on the Town Common, at the intersection of Main Street and Route 140. The scarecrows will […]

Residents and visitors enjoy 20th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

September 27th, 2016

The Shrewsbury High School Chinese Honor Society

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Shrewsbury – On a beautiful and cool early fall weekend, both residents and visitors alike, flocked to Shrewsbury Sept. 24-25 to enjoy the 20th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival events. On Sept. 24 over 100 town organizations, nonprofit and community groups, as well as many local businesses, were sited […]

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