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Local residents graduate from Naval Academy

June 27th, 2013

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Southborough – Navy Ensign Jacqueline A. Drew, a 2009 graduate of St. Mark’s High School, Southborough, and Navy Ensign Elizabeth G. Hegarty, daughter of James F. Hegarty of Southborough, recently graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and were commissioned to their current rank. Hegarty is a 2009 graduate of Algonquin Regional [...]

Have you seen ‘Freddie?’

June 21st, 2013

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Westborough – “Freddie” has been missing since a thunderstorm hit the area on June 18. She is a female Border Terrier, and has a brown body with bald spots and a grey face. She is 13 years old, weighs 20 pounds, and is friendly. She was wearing a red bandana print collar with tags. Freddie [...]

Hudson teen to compete in national speech competition

June 5th, 2013

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Hudson – Andrew Barndt, 13, from Hudson will be traveling to Tulsa, Okla., in June to join more than 500 students competing in a National Speech and Debate Tournament. Andrew has qualified to compete in the Persuasive Speech category with the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA). Home-schooled students aged 12 to 18 compete [...]

Paranormal fiction author to be at Tatnuck Bookseller June 8

June 5th, 2013

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Westborough – Author Erin Thorne will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, June 8, 1 to 3 p.m. to sign copies of her new collection of paranormal tales, “Behind the Wheel and other stories.” Enter a land of fantasy, and learn more about the hidden side of the world you take for granted. Tales include a [...]

Local gymnasts bring home the gold

June 4th, 2013

Megan Yuen (center) proudly wears her “Boston Strong” t-shirt with teammates and roommates Gina Pomponi (left) of Billerica and Kathryn Manning of Lowell.

By Valerie Franchi, ContributingWriter Region – Shrewsbury senior Megan Yuen was one of 21 elite gymnasts from throughout the state to become part of Team Massachusetts, the newly crowned 2013 National High School Gymnastics champions. Yuen, along with team members Alissa Wood and Chloe Herczeg from Algonquin Regional High School, competed in the May 16-19 [...]

Service of Ordination Hudson church

June 4th, 2013

Hudson – First Federated Church of Hudson announced the ordination of Associate Pastor Virginia Gray into the Christian ministry through the American Baptist Churches. The Service of Ordination will be held at First Federated Church, 200 Central St., Hudson, Sunday, June 9, at 3 p.m., followed by a reception. Denominational leaders, members of the Gordon-Conwell [...]

Local teacher ‘unveils’ her second novel

May 30th, 2013

Author Lauren Grimley, a resident of Shrewsbury and a teacher in Southborough, recently released her second fantasy novel.

Region – Lauren Grimley of Shrewsbury never really liked fantasy novels when she was growing up in Grafton.

“Although I had a vivid imagination, I was never a fan of fantasy while growing up. I have my middle school students to thank for turning me into a ‘fang’ fan,” she said.

Grimley, who has taught seventh-grade English at Trottier Middle School in Southborough for 11 years, just released her second urban fantasy novel, “Unveiled.”

The novel is the sequel to “Unforeseen,” which was published last year, and continues the story of heroine Alex Crocker, who has a supernatural gift and lives among vampires.

Northborough Rotary gives sophomores a financial ‘Reality Check’

May 27th, 2013

Northborough-The Northborough Rotary Club recently announced that it will hold the “Reality Check” financial literacy program for Algonquin Regional High School sophomores, on Wednesday, June 5, from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m. The club plans to make the program an annual event. The program presents a financial learning experience for students in an interactive and fun [...]

Local student named to honor’s list at the NESC

May 23rd, 2013

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Northborough-Alex Shepherd, of Northborough, was named to the New England School of Communications’ spring 2013 honor’s list. The NESC is a small college located in Bangor, Maine.

Assabet Valley inducts honorees to ‘Hall of Achievement’

May 21st, 2013

The 2012-2013 Hall of Achievement inductees (l to r) are Andrew McDonald, Edward Hajduk, Catherine Mogavero, James Lambert, John Pawlika, Jonathan Williams. (Photo/submitted)

Region-Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School recently inducted seven new honorees to the Hall of Achievement. This initiative was started in 2010, with the induction of seven recipients. In 2011, nine more were added, and in 2012, there were 12 recipients. The purpose of the Assabet Valley Hall of Achievement is to recognize and honor [...]




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