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Burns Bridge honors Prince

April 22nd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The Burns Bridge was lit in purple last night to honor Prince, the iconic musician who passed away yesterday morning. (Photo/MassDOT)

Parents of Pete Frates accept donation in Northborough for ALS foundation

April 21st, 2016

Nancy and John Frates accept a donation from the New England Baseball Club Sports Complex 
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Northborough – By now, the story of former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates is widely known not only in New England but around the country and beyond.

Pete was a 2007 graduate of BC and a star on the Eagles baseball team. He was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in 2011 and has become an international spokesman for the disease. He was the inspiration for the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” which has raised more than $220 million for ALS research, making it the most successful social media fundraising effort in history.

Grafton Indians boys’ lacrosse defeats Shrewsbury Colonials

April 20th, 2016

Shrewsbury High School goalie JT Rather makes a save on the shot by Grafton High School's Mike Najemy (on ground).

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials hosted the Grafton High School Indians on April 19. Grafton’s Cole Fontana scored the first goal quickly at the 11:12 mark while Shewsbury’s first goal wasn’t scored until the second quarter by Alec Buduo. The Indians lead 8-2 at the end of the first half and came out firing in the third quarter, going on to defeat the Colonials 14-4.

On your mark…

April 17th, 2016

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Hopkinton – In less than 24 hours, all eyes will be on our neighboring town of Hopkinton as 30,000 runners , and many more spectators, converge on the town for the start of the 120th Boston Marathon. File photos/Jeff Slovin

Local towns respond to Upton blaze

April 14th, 2016

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Upton – One person has died after a fire broke out in Upton this afternoon in an apartment building at the corner of Centennial Court and Main Street (Route 140). Firefighting units helping to respond to the blaze included Westborough, Grafton, Hopkinton, Milford, and Hopedale. The fire started on the first floor and quickly spread. […]

‘Historic’ gathering in Hudson brings together communities to fight the opioid epidemic

April 13th, 2016

The panel discusses the opioid issue.
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Hudson/Marlborough – More than 600 residents, community leaders, state officials and family members of those who have died from drug overdoses gathered at Grace Baptist Church in Hudson April 6 to address the opioid epidemic.

The event featured the screening of the short film “If Only,” filmed in Tewksbury and produced by James Wahlberg, executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. Wahlberg was present to introduce the film.

Corridor Nine Chamber hosts 25th business expo

April 11th, 2016

(l to r) David Bagdon, publisher, Community Advocate; Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, Mass. secretary of elder affairs; and Barbara Clifford, sales coordinator, Community Advocate pose for a photo at the Corridor Nine Business Expo  
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Westborough – Over 1,000 visitors attended the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel April 6. The expo, in its 25th year, had over 100 exhibitors representing a wide range of businesses and services from the chamber’s core towns of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury and Grafton, as […]

Westborough boys’ lacrosse wins season opener

April 9th, 2016

Westborough High School's Trevor McNamara is brought down by Groton-Dunstable Regional High School defenders Alexander Platt (#28) and Shane Dawson (rear).

Westborough – The Westborough High School Rangers boys’ lacrosse team hosted the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Crusaders for their season opener April 8 9-3.

Baypath seeks foster families willing to help give pets a second chance

April 7th, 2016

Sam Kreel and foster “Walshy”

Hopkinton – When a cat or dog is admitted to a shelter, he already has a lot going against him. The reason for him being surrendered could be for behavioral issues, the family may not be able to take care of him anymore, or he may be a stray. Entering a shelter where there are other cats and dogs also bewildered and stressed can make any animal even more distressed. Their chances of then presenting well and finding their forever home drop substantially.

Enjoy ‘Art in Bloom’ at the Southborough Public Library

April 6th, 2016

Algonquin Regional High School students will be participating in Art in Bloom.
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Southborough – Twenty-five creative floral arrangements — each interpreting a unique, original piece of art — will be on display at the Southborough Public Library from Thursday, April 7 through Friday, April 9. For the second time, the club, the Southborough Gardeners, is collaborating with Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) students to present “Art in Bloom.” They previously worked together in 2013.

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