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Bowling for Boosters to support Shrewsbury athletics

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury High School Athletic Boosters 11th annual Bowling for Boosters will be held Sunday, March 24 from 5-7 p.m. (check in...

Wegmans supports the community and the environment

Northborough - Wegmans Food Markets, located at 9012 Shops Way in Northborough, participates in a number of initiatives to give back to local communities and lessen the store’s environmental impact.

Selectmen would oversee affordable housing funds

Northborough – If Town Meeting voters approve a $500,000 transfer of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to the Affordable Housing Corporation later this month, distribution of the money will be controlled by the Board of Selectmen until a potential housing project is identified.

Westborough police arrest Hudson man for open and gross lewdness

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 2/17.13, at approximately 12:43 AM, Officer Brian Massey was informed by the employees...

Hudson Catholic High class of ’64 reunites for 50th anniversary

Hudson – A weekend of activities culminated Oct. 25 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough as members of the Hudson Catholic High School (HCHS) class of 1964 celebrated their 50-year reunion. They were the fifth class to graduate from HCHS and the third that included boys.

Former WBCN DJ Alan to sign copies of new book at Tatnuck Bookseller

Westborough – For 41 years, WBCN-FM was the radio station of choice for so many music lovers in New England. The progressive rock station was an important part of launching the careers of such diverse local artists as the J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, James Taylor, Boston, and the Cars. It also brought to the attention of listeners such rock icons as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, U2, and many others. Fans mourned when the station went off the air in August 2009. But WBCN was more than just a radio station playing music. It was also a touchstone of sorts, helping to shape the cultural and political views of many listeners throughout the region.

Northborough dancer shines in competition

Northborough/Shrewsbury - In addition to being a sixth-grader at Sherwood Middle School, Bella Lanzarini is a competitive dancer at Elite Academy of Dance. She has been dancing for five years and this is her third year of competition. She is a member of The Company, the studio’s competitive team.

Students participate in fun and games at Fales Field Day

Westborough - The end of the school year is quickly approaching and on June 12, the students at Annie B. Fales Elementary School participated in its annual Field Day. Each grade wore a different color and a much-anticipated opening ceremony marked the beginning of the day’s activities.

Westborough Boy Scouts move to Shrewsbury after losing local support

Westborough – After 40 years meeting at Westborough's Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, local Boy Scout Troop 4 has been forced to find a new home after the church decided not to renew its charter. The troop, comprising about 45 Scouts, had 60 days following notification to find a new chartering organization. The charter had been renewed annually "almost as a formality," said Eric Lebow, who handles public relations for the troop. After approaching numerous churches and organizations in Westborough, the troop finally found a home in Shrewsbury, at the American Legion Ray Stone Post.

Shrewsbury native to run Boston Marathon for Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Shrewsbury – Megan Yuen, 21, is a 2013 graduate of Shrewsbury High School and currently a junior at Boston College (BC) working toward a degree in biology. On April 18, 2016, Yuen will be running the Boston Marathon on behalf of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF).

Shrewsbury father, coach touted a “town hero”

Shrewsbury - During the day Jim LeMay works for EMC Corporation. After work, he can be found coaching youth softball behind the Beal Early Childhood Center in Shrewsbury - something he has been doing for the past 20-plus years.

Gibbons School students honored for winning economic competition

Westborough – A group of eight grade students from the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School recently traveled to the Statehouse in Boston to be honored for a major achievement - coming in first in a statewide economics contest for middle school students.

Grafton High students strive to serve school and community

Grafton – Fifty students in grades nine through 12 at Grafton High School sharpened their life skills this school year by joining Family and Community Leaders (FCL). While offering support for a number of school and community activities, they learned about event planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communications.

Southborough resident to sign copies of children's book at Tatnuck Bookseller

Westborough – Children's author Alan Belniak, a resident of Southborough, will be signing copies of his new book, "Diego Manchego & the Dessert Dilemma,"...

AFC Urgent Care to offer free flu shots for veterans

Region - On Veterans’ Day, Friday Nov. 11, AFC Urgent Care’s Marlborough and Natick centers will be offering free flu shots to all veterans...

Marlborough valedictorian urges classmates to enjoy ‘the little things’

Marlborough - “Live for the little things and we will have a life of joy,” Jennie O’Leary, valedictorian of the Marlborough High School graduating class of 2016, emphasized to classmates, family and friends at commencement exercises held June 12 at the John C. Colleary field house.

Local church youth group transforms homes and themselves

Westborough - "At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came home with a new relationship with God," said Katey Allen, a member of the Congregational Church of Westborough. The teenager was one of the 32 teens and seven adults who participated in a recent church service trip to Guilderland, N.Y. Moved by the experience, she seems to have articulated the feelings of many who spent a week repairing homes for low-income households.

Cornerstone Academy to host open house Nov. 16

Northborough - Cornerstone Academy will be holding an open house Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2-4 p.m. Magician Fran Flynn will be performing at 2:30 p.m.

Northborough Trinity Church welcomes Pokémon GO players

Northborough - If you have noticed more kids outside this summer walking in groups or riding bikes, it may be due to the Pokémon GO craze. They may be still holding an electronic device, but many parents are thrilled their kids are outside being social with friends and meeting other people. Pokémon GO is a popular multiplayer, GPS-dependent game application used with a mobile device. Players search real world areas in order to find and capture Pokémon monsters, which are based on the popular video game and collectible cards.

Hudson football looking to take the next step

Hudson - After finishing 2-9 three years ago, Dan McAnespie's Hudson Hawks football players not only learned from that difficult season, they improved exponentially over the next two seasons, resulting in a Division 3 Super Bowl berth in 2010.