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Wayside members pedal to end cancer for 10th year

March 9th, 2014

Stationary bicyclists participate in the 10th annual Pedal to End Cancer, held March 2 at Wayside Racquet & Swim Club. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Marlborough – Stationary bicyclists were compelled by personal reasons to participate in the 10th annual Pedal to End Cancer (formerly known as Spin for Hope), a three-hour event held March 2 at Wayside Racquet & Swim Club. In 10 years, Wayside has raised $172,269 and counting for the American Cancer Society.

Saying ‘mac and cheese’ at Hudson Cook-Off

March 8th, 2014

Checking the judges’ nutritional scores are members of the victorious Forest Avenue Elementary School Team: (l to r) third-graders Rachele Connor, Chloe Mazza and Emma Haher with their teacher Aubrey Andreozzi.

Hudson – The Hudson Public Schools and Board of Health chose macaroni and cheese as this year’s theme for the fourth annual Hudson Cook-Off, held March 6 at Hudson High School. Competing for three awards were four teams consisting of students, parents and faculty from the town’s middle and three elementary schools.

Comfort food potentially provides benefits, noted Jenny Gormley, RN, MSN and NCSN, director of health, nursing and safety for the district.

St. John’s basketball team wins division title

March 8th, 2014

St. John's High School's TJ Kelley (#33, with ball) makes a three point shot in front of the St. John's crowd as Franklin High School's Quenten Harrell (#2, left) jumps to defend.

Worcester – The second seed St. John’s High School Pioneers boys’ basketball team hosted the Franklin High School Panthers for the Central Massachusetts Division 1 title game March 7 in Harrington Auditorium on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Shrewsbury defeats Leominster, will next play Wachusett for division title

March 7th, 2014

Shrewsbury High School goalkeeper William Shipman has the puck at his glove tip.

Marlborough – The Central Mass Division 3 boys’ hockey semi-final was held March 5 at the New England Sports Center with the number one seed Shrewsbury High School Colonials hosting the fourth-seed Leominster High School Blue Devils.

Shrewsbury’s Sean Hallice (assisted by Brayden Carroll and Matt Ward) had the only score of the first period for a 1-0 Colonials lead.

Algonquin’s Murphy scores 1,000th point

March 7th, 2014

Algonquin Regional High School Amanda Murphy (#20) lets this three pointer fly for her one-thousandth career point.

Worcester – The girls’ basketball Central Division 1 semi-final game at Worcester Polytechnic’s Harrison Auditorium on Mar. 4 had the Westford Academy Grey Ghosts hosting the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks.

The Grey Ghosts pulled ahead of the Tomahawks early, and led 16-13 at the end of the first period. Westford then extended their lead to 33-21 at the half.

Early morning ‘traffic’

March 4th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Mike Morgera was leaving for work early this morning when he snapped this photo at the intersection of Winslow Street and Main Boulevard. “I cannot confirm a sleigh at the end of this line of deer though I can confirm that there were at least 15 of them,” he noted.  

St. John’s moves onto basketball district championship

March 3rd, 2014

St. John's High School's Adham Floyd (#14, with ball) is double teamed by St. Peter-Marian Junior-Senior High School's Jamal Smith (#2, left) and Sean Sweeney (#41, right).

Worcester – The boys’ basketball Massachusetts Central Division 1 semi-final game featuring the second-seeded St. John’s High School Pioneers playing the third-seeded St. Peter-Marian Junior-Senior High School Guardians took place at the Harrison Auditorium on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute March 2.

The first period saw St. John’s with a small lead, 15-13. In the second period, St. Peter-Marian took a 32-26 lead into the half.

Shrewsbury woman stays physically fit despite multiple sclerosis

March 2nd, 2014

Anna Connors of Shrewsbury, a regional ambassador for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – Anna Connors of Shrewsbury has always been physically active. She studied dance from age 5 through her 20s. Then she became a competitive runner and participated in marathons. Now age 60, she continues a disciplined exercise routine after a 2006 diagnosis of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS).

“I vowed to take care of myself and not let this get me down,” she said.

Shrewsbury Fire Department helps kids living in hotel learn about fire safety

February 27th, 2014


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Fire Department recently presented its Student Awareness and Fire Education, or S.A.F.E., program to displaced families that are now residing at the Days Inn. The program gave Captain Sean T. Lawlor and other fire department personnel a chance to speak with the tenants about fire safety in the confines of the hotel.

Lawlor began the program for the adults by talking about emergency exit plans. He encouraged them to make sure they know what to do if a fire were to occur and suggested that they practice an exit plan with their children in a calm manner so they will know how to react.

Southborough installs new police chief

February 26th, 2014

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Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth M. Paulhus speaks after his installation ceremony Feb. 25 at the Southborough Senior Center. Members of Boy Scout Troop 92 served as color guard. The Rev. James B. Flynn of St. Matthew Parish offered an invocation. Selectman John Rooney welcomed the guests. Town Clerk Paul Berry administered the oath. Afterward, [...]

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