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Elks wish Hudson a happy 150th birthday with balloons

August 23rd, 2016

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Hudson – What can a nonprofit organization give a town that already has year-round plans for 150th birthday celebrations? The Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 presented residents and visitors a weekend of sights and sounds Aug. 15 and 16 with its ninth Balloons and Blues Festival.

2016 USRowing Masters National Championships held on Lake Quinsigamond

August 21st, 2016

The Saugutuck Rowing Club (Westport, Conn. ) Women’s Straight Four team competes in their heat at Lake Quinsigamond.

Region – The 2016 USRowing Masters National Championships were held on Lake Quinsigamond Aug. 18 – 21. Over 2,000 athletes from rowing clubs around the country participated.

Marlborough supports the campaign to honor law enforcement

August 18th, 2016

State Trooper Ken Hanchett ties a ribbon honoring police officers at City Hall in Marlborough. The ribbon tying was part of the Cover the City Blue campaign by the Wives of State Police Officers organization and was planned by Hanchett's wife, Molly Hanchet.


Photo /Dakota Antelman

Marlborough–The wives of the Massachusetts State Police Officers are campaigning to cover the entire state of Massachusetts in blue ribbons to support law enforcement officers and their families.    This week, Marlborough joins a number of other communities in posting the blue ribbons. “We are proud to show our support for the Mass. State Police Wives […]

Corridor Nine to host 5k and kids challenge as part of Applefest celebration

August 16th, 2016

Cindy Libbey, Corridor Nine; David Bagdon, Community Advocate; Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine;  Dawn Smith, Oasis Financial Services; and Keith Pellerin, PR Running
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Region – For the 23rd year in a row, the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 5k in conjunction with Northborough’s Applefest celebration. The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, starting and ending at the Marion E. Zeh School, 33 Howard St. The event will welcome runners, joggers and walkers and, once again, feature a Team Challenge. New this year will be a special Kids Adventure Race for kids 11 and under which will be held immediately after the 5k that day.

Second annual Kane Charity Classic raises $51,000

August 16th, 2016

State Rep. Hannah Kane (center) presents a contribution of $17,000 each to representatives of three nonprofit organizations: (l to r) Elaine LeBlanc, St. Anne’s Human Services director; Wendy Mickel, Westborough Food Pantry treasurer; Tom Kennedy, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services board member; and JoAnn Keegan, St. Anne’s Human Services food bank manager.

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Held Aug. 15 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the second annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic golf tournament raised $51,000. The full day of activities began with a continental breakfast and concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union. There, state Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, announced that the First-Place Gross Team Award was earned by a foursome of Central One staff members.

Northborough families enjoy old-fashioned fun and games

August 15th, 2016

Competing in a tug of war are (l to r) Ashton Bates, 7, his sister Juliet, 5, Niko Conway, 7, and Landin Youssef, 9.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Northborough – Children of all ages gave their computer games a break Aug. 14 to attend Family Fun Day at Ellsworth-McAfee Park in Northborough. An afternoon of old-fashioned games and activities was held as part of the town’s year-round 250th anniversary celebration. Among the games of yesteryear played were […]

Shrewsbury library donors treated to sneak preview

August 15th, 2016

Ellen Dolan, director of the Shrewsbury Library, is presented with a bouquet of pink roses as a token of appreciation for the major role she played in bringing the expanded and renovated building project to fruition by Board of Trustees Chair Laurie Hogan.

Shrewsbury – An open house was held Aug. 10 at the newly expanded and renovated Shrewsbury Public Library, so that the major donors could see the positive effects of their substantial contributions to the successful $1.75 million fundraising campaign. Maps were passed out for a self-guided tour of the building.

Voters had approved a measure to expand and renovate the library in a ballot vote Nov. 5, 2013. The town received approximately $8 million from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for the project. The town’s portion, $13.3 million, will be funded through a debt exclusion. Supporters committed to also raising $1.75 million through fundraising endeavors.

Rotary Club of Westborough holds seventh annual triathlon

August 14th, 2016

Bikers mount up as they begin their 14 mile ride.

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough, in conjunction with Sun Multisport, sponsored the seventh annual Westborough Rotary Sprint Triathlon. Over 300 athletes participated in the race, which was held Aug. 14.

Westborough honored as ‘Purple Heart Town’

August 8th, 2016

Veterans join town and state officials, local scouts and residents others to commemorate Purple Heart Day in Westborough. 
Photo/K.B. Sherman

The town of Westborough joined in honoring those who have been awarded a Purple Heart with a ceremony held at a spot on Turnpike Road (Route 9 east) near the Northborough/Westborough town line. A special sign was placed in this spot under an “Entering Westborough” sign that acknowledges that Westborough is now a “Purple Heart Town.”

Grafton Police host 11th National Night Out locally

August 4th, 2016

Caelan Laverty and Carly Simpson, both 9, wave to a State Police helicopter flying overhead.

Grafton – For the 11th year, Grafton residents and visitors joined thousands of communities nationwide Aug. 2 by celebrating the 33rd annual National Night Out. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and locally by the Grafton Police Department.

Designed to strengthen a partnership between police and community, the family-friendly block party is also an opportunity for residents to share their concerns with police and other town officials.

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