Northborough/Southborough - The Algonquin Regional High School boys lacrosse team has high hopes for the 2012 season. Last year they made it all the way to the Division II State Final before losing to Medfield. This year the Tomahawks are hoping to take that extra step, and, with a 6-0 start, they are well on their way. This year is different however, because the team is also playing to honor the memory of a young Southborough student who passed away in January.
Hudson – Argeo Paul Cellucci, the former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada, passed away June 8 after a prolonged battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Cellucci, 65, had been diagnosed with the disease five years ago but chose to go public with the information in January 2011, he said at the time, to promote the need for ALS research.
Marlborough – When Marlborough resident Joy Wilson was born blind, her parents filled her toy box with every kind of plaything that made sound. She had a toy xylophone, a bunch of toy music boxes, and toy noisemakers galore. But her grandmother had a real piano, and her aunt and uncle (who lived in the apartment below them) had a real organ.
Northborough – Boston’s Teamsters Local 25 awarded a $10,000 grant to Northborough’s famous “Fist Bump Kid” Liam Fitzgerald during its Autism Awards Reception held April 28 at the Strega Waterfront in Boston. The grant will be donated to Liam’s charity of choice-- the Mark Fidrych Foundation.
Westborough – For those in Westborough looking for an alternative to driving their own cars into Boston, the MBTA's commuter rail on Smith Parkway is a great alternative. But if one wishes to take the train into Westborough and then travel to a local business, there are only a few options to get them to their destination. They must have someone pick them up or call a taxi.
Shrewsbury – Arthur and Dorothy Dobson, 59-year residents of Shrewsbury, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary Aug. 3. The couple met while attending Brookline High School (Class of 1950), and were married at St. Mary's Church in Brookline.
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Marlborough - At its May 21 meeting, the City Council approved funding of nearly $23.5 million for repairs to the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS). The funds will be appropriated over a 30-year period. Marlborough joins the six other AVRTHS member communities - Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Berlin, Hudson and Maynard - in supporting the proposed $62.4 million repair project, which includes the replacement of the roof, windows and doors, and the heating and ventilation systems. Superintendent Mary Jo Nawrocki said she was very pleased with the unanimous vote of the City Council and looked forward to a meeting in early June with the Assabet School Building Committee to discuss the next steps.
Shrewsbury - Saint John's High School hosted the fourth annual Ryan Moore New England High School Powerlifting Championships March 9, closing out the high school powerlifting season. More than 80 male and female athletes from 15 New England high schools competed in the meet, including Saint John's and Shrewsbury High School. Saint John's won the team titles in both the Junior Varsity and Varsity raw divisions, in which athletes are allowed to wear a lifting belt and wrist wraps for extra support.
Marlborough - Stephen Anthony's, the classic American restaurant on the Marlborough-Sudbury border, is celebrating 25 years in business with two major expansions - a spacious function hall and the Olde Colonial Market, featuring fresh and prepared foods.