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Westborough Garden Club spreads joy of gardening

July 28th, 2014

Westborough Garden Club members Sue Blois, Bev Linnane and Alyce Luippold contribute to maintaining the gardens around Westborough.Photo/Zenya Molnar

Westborough – Flowers in bright shades color the town of Westborough everywhere from the children’s fairy garden inside the library to the veterans’ memorials, to outside of town buildings. Whether they are planting, watering or weeding, the Westborough Garden Club is hard at work maintaining the 21 plots around town. Its 35 members all share a love of gardening and an interest in learning about plants and flowers.

Hudson Market Basket joins the protest

July 27th, 2014

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Hudson – Bernice and Sally, employees of the Hudson Market Basket, collect signatures July 25 for a petition that reads in part, “After the recent ouster of our beloved CEO, we need your help to get him back.” Meanwhile, thousands of employees and customers attended a rally that same day in Tewksbury to show support [...]

Shrewsbury resident dances his way to Radio City Music Hall Christmas production

July 25th, 2014

Sam Quinn will soon be dancing in the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.

Shrewsbury – Sam Quinn, 22, recently signed a contract with Radio City Music Hall to join the cast as a dancer with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular National Tour. The 2009 Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance.

Shrewsbury National wins Northborough Invitational Baseball Tournament

July 24th, 2014

The Shrewsbury National team poses with their trophies after defeating West Boylston.

Northborough – Shrewsbury National defeated West Boylston in the finals of the Northborough Invitational Baseball Tournament for 12-year-olds July 20, under the lights at Casey Field in Northborough. The final score was 9-1. Shrewsbury National scored first with a solo home run by Cade Nelson in the second inning, and never trailed in the game. Logan Peterson pitched a complete game for Shrewsbury National. West Boylston’s lone run came on a home run by Adam Fuller in the fifth inning.

Chick-fil-A will soon be open in Westborough

July 22nd, 2014

Mike Lawson, the owner-operator of the new Westborough Chick-fil-A and Karen Chapman, the president of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, pose for a photo with Chick-fil-A’s “Cow” mascot. 
Photo/Cindy Merchant

Westborough – Local officials gathered July 15 to celebrate the newest addition to the area’s dining options: Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain that specializes in chicken sandwiches.

Construction has already started at the restaurant’s 286 Turnpike Road (Route 9) location. It is slated to open this fall and employ 80 people. The new restaurant will be the Atlanta-based chain’s third Massachusetts location and the second stand-alone in the state.

Northborough firefighter graduates from state firefighting academy

July 22nd, 2014

Northborough Firefighter Thomas R. Monagle 
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Region – Thomas R. Monagle graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s (MFA) Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program in a ceremony held at the Department of Fire Services in Stow July 18. Monagle, from the Northborough Fire Department, was one of 22 graduates from 11 fire departments from across the state. He joined the department in December 2013, starting out as a paramedic.

Local Scouts present colors at Fenway

July 21st, 2014

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Northborough – Boy Scout Troop 101 of Northborough was invited to present the colors before the start of the Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park July 7. The group was led by Eagle Scout Dan Fitzgerald, who was joined by fellow Scouts Eric Coughlin, Alec Somers, Issac Theriault, Kevin Tucker, Jonathon Moses, Preston Green and [...]

Southborough youth strive to save historic home from demolition

July 21st, 2014

Protesting the possible demolition of the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion are (l to r) Maggie Shoemaker, 14; her brother Joe, 12; Sophia Scaringi; 12; and Bridget Brady, 14.
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – A group of Southborough teens are learning an important lesson during summer break. They organized a grassroots effort to save the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion at 84 Main Street from possible demolition.

The house was built in 1850 by Joseph Burnett, founder of several town landmarks including St. Mark’s School and Deerfoot Farms. It was sold to the Garfield family in 1947. Recently, the building was slated to be purchased by Westborough-based developer Robert Moss for $1.5 million from Jon Delli Priscoli, who bought it in 2012.

Hudson Police Department conducts youth academy

July 15th, 2014

Trevor Lewis, a rising seventh-grader, wears the top of the bite suit that Lieutenant Mike Kelly had worn during the K-9 demonstration.

Hudson – Thirty boys and girls who are entering grades seven to nine now have a better understanding of law enforcement after attending the Hudson Police Department’s annual Summer Youth Academy from July 7 through 11. Detective Chad Crogan began instructing with the academy in 2008 and has served as its director since 2011.

Collings Foundation to hold seventh annual Race of the Century

July 15th, 2014

The Race of the Century event in Stow features races between different modes of transportation from the past. (Photos/submitted)

Region – The Collings Foundation, a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to supporting living history events to encourage learning by participation, will host the seventh annual Race of the Century July 26 and 27. The event, which pits some of the greatest mobile technological advancements against each other, will take place at the organization’s headquarters, 137 Barton Road in Stow. The entire facility will be open each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with races starting at around 1 p.m.

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