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Northborough Applefest Grand Marshals announced

August 24th, 2015

Northborough – This fall, Northborough’s Applefest will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. In honor of that special milestone, the Applefest committee has chosen the husband and wife team of Fred George and his wife, Virginia Simms George. That was a very easy decision to make, according to committee chair Michelle Gillespie, because both Georges are committed, passionate volunteers for the town and “truly embody the best of what Northborough is all about.”

Cardiac arrest survivor reunites with his lifesaving team

August 18th, 2015

Reunited after a lifesaving resuscitation are (l to r) Lt. John R. O’Neill, Phyllis Trainor, Frank Stille and Chris Moore.


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury/Westborough – Frank Stille of Shrewsbury is accustomed to exercising on a treadmill at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. However, a routine workout turned startling when he suffered a cardiac arrest Dec. 23, 2014. “It was lights out; my heart stopped working,” he relayed. “Next, I was […]

‘All in to Swim’ aims to help fight cancer

August 18th, 2015

The team Evolution Aquatics. Photo/submitted

Westborough – A team of young swimmers, Evolution Aquatics, is inviting the public to join them in a special fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Westboro Swim & Tennis Club, 35 Chauncy St. The second annual “All in to Swim” is a relay swim event that will bring together swimmers of all ages and abilities together to help raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Four injured in two vehicle accident in Shrewsbury

August 17th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Fire Department released this statement this evening regarding an accident on Hartford Turnpike-

On Monday August 17, 2015 at 1700 hours, the Shrewsbury Fire Department, along with Shrewsbury Police and Worcester EMS, were dispatched to the area of 845 Hartford Turnpike for a report of a 2 car motor vehicle accident with reported rollover and entrapment. Upon the arrival of the Shrewsbury Police Department, it was confirmed that one occupant was entrapped and required extrication.

Have you seen ‘Keshet’?

August 13th, 2015

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Westborough – “Keshet” is a female Terrier- mix, 11- year- old dog that has been missing since Aug. 6. She is 18 lbs., black with a white chest, is wearing a collar and is micro chipped. She is missing from the area of Mill Road and West Main Street (near Westborough High School). If you […]

Parsons excels on ice and on turf

August 12th, 2015

Bryan Parsons (far right) with his Becker College teammates celebrates the school’s first ever New England Collegiate Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

Shrewsbury – Whether it be on turf with lacrosse or on ice with hockey, Shrewsbury’s Bryan Parsons has been an integral component of his teams’ success both at the high school and college level.

As a blue-liner, he played a contributing role in Shrewsbury High School’s (SHS) 2009 state ice hockey championship as a freshman. Just this season, also on defense, he played a vital role in Becker College’s first ever New England Collegiate Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

City children welcomed to region

July 31st, 2015

The Holden family welcomes eight-year-old Zamiya to their home.

By Julie Shamgochian, Contributing Writer Northborough- Central Massachusetts families gathered July 16 at the St. Rose of Lima Parish anticipating the afternoon arrival of 29 New York City children, who were due to spend some time in the region courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund. Host families held colorful homemade signs as conversations about the […]

Nipmuc Nation hosts annual powwow

July 28th, 2015


By Jerry Callaghan, Contributing Writer Grafton – Although the third smallest Native American reservation in the United States, the Hassanamesit Reservation, located at 80 Brigham Hill Rd., is full of life and spirit. That spirit was shown during the 92nd annual Nipmuc Nation Powwow held July 26. The festival featured traditional dancing, drumming, food, kids’ […]

Members enjoy fun and games at Corridor Nine BBQ

July 24th, 2015

(front, l to r): Clarisa Berio, St. Mary's Credit Union; Amber Drake, Rivkah's Hair Studio; Mack Pedula; Rivkah's Hair Studio; and Nick Buschetto, TEAMWORKS

(back, l to r): Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce; Allyn Moore, Volvo of Southborough;  Tiffany Cimeno, St. Mary's Credit Union; Malikkah Gamble, St. Mary's Credit Union; Kaz Hardy, Volvo of Southborough; Jim Lopes-Quinton, St. Mary's Credit Union; and Devynn Rheaume, St. Mary's Credit Union  


Region – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual summer BBQ July 15 at TEAMWORKS in Northborough. Corridor Nine and HYPE9 (the chamber’s young professionals group) organized the event.

The steamy temperature had little impact on the 17 teams formed by Corridor Nine/HYPE9 members and guests that participated in the fun teambuilding activities. Taking home the first place trophy in the team building challenges were the team represented by St. Mary’s Credit Union Team, Rivkah’s Hair Studio, and Volvo of Southborough. The Corridor Nine Referral Group received an “Honorable Mention” for second place, and the Whitney Place at Northborough, Amcomm Wireless and Mirick O’Connell team were presented with the “Team Spirit” award.

New archery pavilion is dedicated to Westborough’s Montalbano

July 22nd, 2015

Matthew J. Budz, Scout executive/CEO,  (third from left) with members of the One Ball Two Strikes Foundation (l to r) Tara Fallon, Pat Fallon, Sharon Montalbano, Andy Montalbano, Ian Johnson, John Gareri and Maureen Johnson. Missing from photo are foundation members Ellen Bishop and Kristen Montalbano.

Westborough – The late Greg Montalbano was best known for his skills on the baseball diamond, pitching for St. John’s High School, Northeastern University, the Red Sox organization and the Worcester Tornadoes. But Montalbano was also an avid outdoorsman, who loved to backpack, camp, fly fish, and canoe down rivers in Maine. Many of those hobbies were ones he participated in as a member of Troop 100 in Westborough, where he also earned his Eagle Scout rank.

As someone who was stricken with cancer himself, he volunteered numerous times to play in and speak at fundraisers for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund. Sadly, Montalbano lost his own battle with cancer in 2009, just days before he was to turn 32.

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