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Remembering those lost to gun violence

June 3rd, 2016

Kyra and Simon

Shrewsbury – A prayer vigil to commemorate National Gun Violence Awareness Day was held in front of the First Congregational Church June 2. Participants of all ages wore orange clothing or face paint and lit candles to honor the lives of those affected by gun violence. “We may feel helpless,” Rev. Lynne Dolan told those […]

A poignant reminder

June 3rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury/Worcester – Last night the Kenneth Burns Bridge was lit in orange to commemorate National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Family and friends recall Northbridge teen’s humor and compassion for others

May 31st, 2016

Michelle Poulin addresses the audience.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northbridge – Although his time on earth was much too short, Jimmy Poulin’s impact on those who knew him was immense and profound. In his nearly 16 years Jimmy attacked life with vigor, energy and enthusiasm.

Marlborough veterans Touchette and Page remembered on Memorial Day

May 31st, 2016

Fellow veterans and members of the Italian American Veterans Post 45 of Marlborough, Mike Durand (l) commander of the Sons of the ITAM and John Kortes, commander of the ITAM, (r ) express their appreciation to member John Dupree, (center), who made a Soldier’s Prayer Shadow cut-out for the group. 
Photo/John Sahagian

Marlborough – Although rainy weather caused cancellation of the city’s 150th annual Memorial Day Parade, coordinator Wayne Grant shared a message about the two late Marlborough veterans – Robert Touchette and Robert “Bob” Page – for whom the parade was dedicated to this year.

Westborough residents honor town’s veterans on Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016

Grand marshal Andrew Toorock addresses the audience.

Westborough – A large contingent of Westborough residents of all ages put on their rain jackets and grabbed their umbrellas the morning of May 30 before gathering along South Street and then in front of the Forbes Municipal Building (FMB) to pay tribute to the town’s veterans on Memorial Day.

Grafton girls’ softball hopeful for strong playoff run

May 27th, 2016

Grafton's Lindsey Sawtelle (#12) is greeted by the entire bench after hitting a home run.

Grafton —When discussions center on successful sports teams at Grafton High – and there are many – it is no accident that the conversation and accompanying accolades point to the school’s varsity softball team. And why not?

Under the tutelage of veteran head coach John Gemme, the Indians have captured a pair of Division 2 state championships (2012, 2013), advanced to another (2014) and earned a spot in the Central Mass. finals (2015). During that period, Grafton has run off 89 victories while losing just six times.

A special rescue in Westborough

May 23rd, 2016

Westborough Animal Control Officer John Keefe holds the rescued mallard.

Westborough – After hearing a noise inside the chimney in her Westborough home today, Susan Flynn knew that something was trapped in there. “We didn’t know what it was until my daughter Kate had an idea to take a video inside the chimney,” Flynn said. “Well, as it turned out, it was an absolutely beautiful […]

Sun shines on Grafton History Day

May 22nd, 2016

Linda Casey, director of the Grafton Historical Society Museum, displays a copy of “Grafton,” a pictorial book she authored.

Grafton – Ideal spring weather May 14 contributed to another successful Grafton History Day held at Grafton Common. Co-sponsored by the Grafton Historical Society and the Grafton Garden Club, the annual five-hour event celebrates the town’s 1735 incorporation.

Marlborough High softball team hopes to score playoffs spot

May 18th, 2016

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Region – 2016 has been a season of streaks for the Marlborough High varsity softball team. There was a pair of three-game consecutive losses sandwiched between a two-game win streak that left the team searching for answers with playoff hopes in deep jeopardy. At 4-7 as recently as May 5, the team had its back against the wall needing good things to happen.

St. John’s baseball tops Algonquin

May 18th, 2016

St. John’s Matt Stansky delivers a pitch in a game against Algonquin.

Northborough – The visiting St. John’s High School Pioneers baseball team defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 3-1 in a game played May 17.

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