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Hundreds gather in Shrewsbury for solar eclipse

August 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Hundreds gathered for much of the day on Aug. 21 outside of the Shrewsbury Public Library for a chance to safely view this year’s rare solar eclipse.

Area residents began lining up as early as 9 a.m. for a 1 p.m. event at the library where organizers gave away 200 of the solar eclipse glasses necessary to view the eclipse without risking permanent eye damage. The community’s enthusiasm about the giveaway and the eclipse itself impressed organizers.

Sheriff plays host to over 1,000 seniors at annual picnic

August 21st, 2017

Shrewsbury – Each year, the office of Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis hosts a picnic for senior citizens at the SAC Park in Shrewsbury. The event, which features a meal of cookout favorites, games, entertainment and raffles, is always a popular draw for local senior. And this year’s event, held on a hot and humid […]

Hudson-Concord Elks Club hosts 10th balloon festival

August 21st, 2017

By Dakota Antelman Contributing Writer Hudson – A record 6,400 local residents flocked to this year’s Balloons and Blues Festival on August 19 and 20 to mark the 10th time balloonists from across New England have brought their hot air balloons to Hudson for the now annual event, according to organizer Bill Hopkins. The crowds […]

Splashing around

August 11th, 2017

Northborough – On a hot summer day, the Northboro Splash Pad offers a welcome respite.

Live from Grafton Common, it’s ‘Ask the Geezers’

August 11th, 2017

Grafton – Topics got as hot as the humid temperature Aug. 3 when Grafton Community Television (GCTV) presented a 90-minute live cablecast of its popular program “Ask the Geezers” from the historic Grafton Common. Stationed in front of the iconic gazebo were the show hosts Bob DeToma, Jim Gallagher and Rick Schultze.

Setting sail on a mid-life second act

August 9th, 2017

Westborough – Many may dream of a second act in life, such as pursuing a new job or hobby, but do not have the resources or commitment to really do so. Several years ago, John Gareri, an avid sailor, dreamed of sailing around the world on a tall ship. And then, with the encouragement of a friend who advised him, “Just go for it,” Gareri did just that. Now, not only does he have the chance to pursue sailing, he has also found he has a talent for the craft of sail making.

Don’t let the door hit you…

August 7th, 2017

National – Regardless of your political leanings, there’s no denying that things are changing rapidly at the White House. With the recent addition of former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly being named as chief of staff and the sudden departure of Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, there is reason to be hopeful that things will calm […]

Westborough man cited after car crashes into restaurant

August 7th, 2017

Westborough – A Westborough man has been cited after crashing his car into Christina’s Cafe early Sunday morning, Aug. 7.  Although the building had significant damage, the restaurant is open for business again this morning after being forced to shut down on Sunday. Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon released the following statement regarding the accident: […]

Community service helps inmates paint a brighter future

August 2nd, 2017

Northborough – As soon as the school year is over, Mike Gorman, the director of facilities for Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS), starts the lengthy, involved task of cleaning and taking care of tasks and repairs to prepare the school for the next year. Mindful of tight budgets, where just about every penny is spoken for, he and his staff must pick and choose what can be done and what must wait. But thanks to the Community Service program run by Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis’s office, thousands of dollars of labor was recently performed, at no cost to the school, by minimum security inmates.

Grafton native pursues new musical and personal chapters

August 1st, 2017

Grafton – Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Jordan developed a lifetime of musical expertise performing in the Grafton and Worcester areas. His accomplishments are acknowledged in “A Grafton Chronicle” co-authored by Jayne Carroll Wilson and Joe Kuras, and “The Jazz Worcester Real Book” by Chet Williamson.

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