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Grafton Fire Department receives donation of equipment to save pets’ lives

August 27th, 2016

Grafton Firefighter Christopher Blessing and Cody, the Great Dane, demonstrate how the masks fit even a giant breed dog.

Grafton -The Grafton Fire Department has received a donation of three sets of pet oxygen masks specially designed for use in rescues involving pets. Grafton Fire Department Medical Coordinator Dave Runyan requested the donation from Canine Company after learning about its Canine Saves project to provide the lifesaving pet masks to first responders in the […]

Northborough’s Dorian McMenemy returns from Rio Olympics

August 27th, 2016

McMenemy dives into one of the Olympic pools at practice.

Northborough – While most people sat in front of their televisions in awe watching athletes from around the world compete at the recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, 19-year-old Northborough resident Dorian McMenemy was actually there, competing in the 50-meter freestyle swim.

Grafton youth boosts wounded warriors

August 26th, 2016

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Grafton – He may be only 7 years old, but Tyler Hardiman has a very big heart.

Last year he hosted a lemonade stand near his home on Barbara Jean Street, raising $1,500 for Grafton Police Sgt. Michael Mazzola who was battling lymphoma.

Candlelight vigil to commemorate those lost to drug addiction

August 25th, 2016

Kathy Leonard, who is organizing the vigil, with a photo of her son Jonathan, who died of an overdose in December 2014

Marlborough – A candlelight vigil will be held on the lawn of the Frank D. Walker Building, 244 Main St., on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. In memory of those lives lost to overdose in Massachusetts in 2015, 1,531 purple flags have been placed on the front lawn […]

The Bea(you)tiful Project sponsors an Evening of Empowerment

August 24th, 2016

Jamie (l) and Dayna Altman

Southborough – Dayna Altman, a 2010 Algonquin Regional High School graduate, is in a very good place. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in human services and psychology in 2015 and currently works at McLean Hospital as a clinical educator. Now, she’s organizing a seminar for a nonprofit organization she and her younger sister, Jamie, created called The Bea(you)tiful Project, featuring empowering speakers.

Elks wish Hudson a happy 150th birthday with balloons

August 23rd, 2016

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Hudson – What can a nonprofit organization give a town that already has year-round plans for 150th birthday celebrations? The Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 presented residents and visitors a weekend of sights and sounds Aug. 15 and 16 with its ninth Balloons and Blues Festival.

2016 USRowing Masters National Championships held on Lake Quinsigamond

August 21st, 2016

The Saugutuck Rowing Club (Westport, Conn. ) Women’s Straight Four team competes in their heat at Lake Quinsigamond.

Region – The 2016 USRowing Masters National Championships were held on Lake Quinsigamond Aug. 18 – 21. Over 2,000 athletes from rowing clubs around the country participated.

Marlborough supports the campaign to honor law enforcement

August 18th, 2016

State Trooper Ken Hanchett ties a ribbon honoring police officers at City Hall in Marlborough. The ribbon tying was part of the Cover the City Blue campaign by the Wives of State Police Officers organization and was planned by Hanchett's wife, Molly Hanchet.

Photo /Dakota Antelman

Marlborough–The wives of the Massachusetts State Police Officers are campaigning to cover the entire state of Massachusetts in blue ribbons to support law enforcement officers and their families.    This week, Marlborough joins a number of other communities in posting the blue ribbons. “We are proud to show our support for the Mass. State Police Wives […]

Corridor Nine to host 5k and kids challenge as part of Applefest celebration

August 16th, 2016

Cindy Libbey, Corridor Nine; David Bagdon, Community Advocate; Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine;  Dawn Smith, Oasis Financial Services; and Keith Pellerin, PR Running

Region – For the 23rd year in a row, the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 5k in conjunction with Northborough’s Applefest celebration. The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, starting and ending at the Marion E. Zeh School, 33 Howard St. The event will welcome runners, joggers and walkers and, once again, feature a Team Challenge. New this year will be a special Kids Adventure Race for kids 11 and under which will be held immediately after the 5k that day.

Second annual Kane Charity Classic raises $51,000

August 16th, 2016

State Rep. Hannah Kane (center) presents a contribution of $17,000 each to representatives of three nonprofit organizations: (l to r) Elaine LeBlanc, St. Anne’s Human Services director; Wendy Mickel, Westborough Food Pantry treasurer; Tom Kennedy, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services board member; and JoAnn Keegan, St. Anne’s Human Services food bank manager.

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Held Aug. 15 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the second annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic golf tournament raised $51,000. The full day of activities began with a continental breakfast and concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union. There, state Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, announced that the First-Place Gross Team Award was earned by a foursome of Central One staff members.

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