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Assabet Valley inducts honorees to “Hall of Achievement”

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...

Local students honored by Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce

Local students Ashley Beauchamp and Abigail Mangsen's road to becoming business professionals includes an upcoming trip to Indianapolis thanks to awards from Marlborough-area business leaders. On April 16, the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its first $500 Cathy Gregory Mogavero Business Professionals of America (BPA) awards to Beauchamp, a Marlborough High School senior, and Mangsen, an Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School sophomore. The chamber's scholarship fund will sponsor the awards, through the Marlborough Regional Community Foundation's auspices.

Local author visits Fay School

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Southborough - David Kelly, author of the children's book series "Ballpark Mysteries," visited PreK-Grade 2 students at Fay School Feb. 7. The series features the adventures of cousins Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins and consists of seven mysteries, each of which takes place in a different Major League Baseball park. First in the series is "The Fenway Foul-Up." The third, fourth, and fifth books feature the Dodgers Stadium, Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros), and the Major League Baseball All-Star game, respectively.

Joseph DeMaria Scholarship golf event celebrates final year

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Shrewsbury - When Joseph M. DeMaria passed away in 2001, his family knew they wanted to find a way to keep his legacy alive in the town of Shrewsbury, his hometown for his entire 63 years of life.

Gratitude Garden fundraiser to benefit innovative educational programs

By Susan Gonsalves, Contributing Writer WESTBOROUGH – A Gratitude Garden will “bloom” at each of Westborough’s six schools to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7. The...

Five St. John's students accepted into military academies

Shrewsbury – Each year thousands of young men and women apply to one of the five United States military academies – the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Of those thousands, only 11 to 17 percent meet the requirements in order to be accepted. This year, five young men in the St. John's High School class of 2013 have joined that elite group.
A new program by Explorer Post 85 and the Westborough Fire Department will offer an introduction to firefighting through an academy-style training process. Photos/Dakota Antelman

New youth fire academy comes to Westborough

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WESTBOROUGH - Explorer Post 85 and the Westborough Fire Department are offering a new program to young men and women that have an interest...

Local McDonald's franchise makes donation to Hastings School

Westborough – The Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School will be able to fund several programs and purchase some needed items for the next school year, thanks to the owners of a local McDonald's franchise, Lori and Joe Ruscito.

Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention & Education hosts community forum

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Shrewsbury – Dr.Ruth Potee, a nationally renowned expert on addiction, substance use, and the development of the teenage brain,  spoke to concerned parents, educators, school nurses and community members Nov. 16 at Shrewsbury High School. The presentation was sponsored by State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) and was hosted by the Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention & Education (SCAPE). The talk was preceded by a resource fair with information dealing with addiction, mental health, youth recovery and other support services.

Local residents named to dean's list at Bryant University

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Region – The following area residents were named to the fall 2011 semester dean's list at Bryant University. From Southborough - Robert Denman and Ethan Miller; from Northborough - Michael Aisenberg, Kevin Brown, Miles Ferguson, and Nicholas Testa;