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Grafton Lions hard at work to help their community

Grafton - At the end of a long dirt road, a low, modest building sits in between Lake Ripple and groomed fields that stretch to woods. The little building is the home of the Grafton Lions Club, located at 68 Brigham Hill Road in Grafton, the owners and caretakers of 18 acres of land used by soccer players, dog walkers, and campers alike.

What does Main Street mean to you?

Marlborough - Before ‘the mall’ it was the Main Street in communities where it all “happened.”

Rocking around the fundraiser again for cancer charities

Marlborough/Hudson – It's time to get the poodle skirts and leather jackets out of storage. And remember those blue suede shoes for dancing. The second annual "Rock Around the Clock Sock Hop" will jog memories Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m., at the Hudson VFW Post 1027, located at 3 Palmieri Drive.

ActiveRx to expand corporate headquarters in Westborough

Westborough – It is a well-established fact that exercise is good for you; it helps in all parts of your life, physically and mentally. But for an older person, who perhaps has not done so in years, or faces daunting health challenges, the thought of exercising may be one that is just too overwhelming to contemplate. The goal of ActiveRx, an Arizona-based company, is to convince mature adults otherwise; that, in fact, exercising, under the right supervision, with programs specifically targeted for them, can not only help them be stronger and more fit, it can also dramatically help reduce some of the effects of their ailments.

With win, Shrewsbury boys’ basketball hopes to turn the page

By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Worcester - The climb is the steepest of the steep for any winter sports team that remains winless once the...

Major rezoning planned for downtown Marlborough to spur economic development

Marlborough - Based on recommendations from the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Report, the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced Feb. 4 that it plans to bring forward substantial zoning changes in the city designed to stimulate economic growth in the downtown area. Prior to the official announcement by MEDC, the final TAP Report, which included recommendations related to zoning and land use, parking, development financing, development incentives and physical planning/design recommendations, was presented to the City Council's Urban Affairs Committee in a meeting held at City Hall.

Shrewsbury's new Parker Road nurse helps kids stay healthy

Shrewsbury - As the school year gets started at Parker Road Preschool in Shrewsbury, inevitably some students will need assistance with cuts, scrapes, bellyaches – and just a little TLC. But, this year, they will see a new face in the nurse's office. Kristin Stewich, who until this year has been working part-time at Oak and Sherwood middle schools, is now the new full-time nurse at Parker Road. Stewich, who has been in nursing for almost two decades, worked for many years at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. It was when her children were students at Spring Street School that she decided to try school nursing as a career.

Gerardo's Italian Bakery prepares for Sept. 1 opening

Westborough – For two decades, fans of Gerardo's Italian Bakery have flocked to the small white building located at 232 Turnpike Road (Route 9) to get their special holiday pastries, cakes and breads. As the bakery has grown over the years, so has the need for more space. The current building, nearly 100 years old, is not adequate to serve those needs, owner Gerardo Sarli knew; therefore renovations were not an option.

Grafton High School on the ‘leading edge’ of education

Grafton – After being on the verge of losing its accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., in 2008, Grafton High School is now a blazing a trail in the state with its 1:1 iPad program, according to Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell D. Chester. “Grafton is on the leading edge of what we are seeing more and more in the districts,” he said.

Pioneer soccer eager for return to post-season play

Shrewsbury – Senior forward John Fay lofted a perfectly placed corner kick into traffic in the opening minutes of St. John’s High School varsity soccer team’s Oct. 17 matchup with powerful Doherty High at Worcester’s Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium. Passes of that nature are often hit and miss, but this time it was a hit - a bang-bang, one-timer that fellow senior Sam Burns would not miss.