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MIAA announces game times for Algonquin, Marlborough hockey state championships

The MIAA has finalized matchups and game times for this weekend's ice hockey state championships, involving Algonquin and Marlborough High.

Shrewsbury resident continues battle with leukemia

Now cancer free, but battling lasting effects of that relapse, Jonathan Tomashefsky is thanking his community while eyeing a long road ahead.

Worcester County Sheriff promotes local officers

Four area officers have been promoted to the rank of sergeant within the Worcester County Sheriff's office.

High school scoreboard: Teams wrap up end-of-season tournaments, eye state tournament brackets

Students had the last week of school off due to February break, but regional high school sports teams stayed active.

NWS releases snow totals from Friday winter storm

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Yesterday's winter storm dropped up to nine inches of snow on area communities, with Hudson leading the way in accumulation.

Region mourns Grafton man killed in crash

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GRAFTON - A GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $19,000 in memory of Grafton's James Koshivos as of Wednesday morning. Several donors had additionally shared...

High school scoreboard: Tournament play continues as winter postseason heats up

REGION - The winter sports season rumbled onward last week, with several high stakes tournament matchups across the region. From tournament victories, including a Mid-Wach...

‘Everyone is safe, including the moose’: Moose safely relocated after visiting Marlborough

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MARLBOROUGH - A moose spotted in the backyards of Marlborough residents has been successfully tranquilized and transported out of the city, officials say. The moose,...

Winter weather impacts area snow removal budgets

Recent weather has posed a challenge for some area municipalities, straining snow removal budgets with several weeks to go in the winter.

Talks continue around proposed regional emergency dispatch program

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REGION - A regional emergency dispatch system is still in the works in the area. But it's still a long way away from coming...

Shrewsbury Senior Center hosts Valentine’s Day bingo

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SHREWSBURY - The Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center hosted a Valentine’s themed bingo for resident seniors on Monday. Dozens of seniors were in attendance,...

Kate Donaghue campaign event supports Westborough Little Free Pantry

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WESTBOROUGH – Residents lined Gary Circle in Westborough on Saturday to drop off food for the Westborough Little Free Pantry. The food drive was sponsored...

Westborough officer honored for saving lives

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WESTBOROUGH – Westborough Police Officer John Sweeney said that he was in the right place at the right time when he saved two lives...

Eighth graders use Lego bricks to solve real-world issues

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For at least one group of area students, Lego products are more than toys. Indeed, they’re a tool to help solve real world problems.

High school scoreboard: Teams push toward postseason as regular season winds down

Teams continued with their schedules despite disruption from another blast of winter weather in the region.

Sen. Eldridge files bill to regulate private wells

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REGION - A new bill introduced in the state legislature by Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Dan Sena would establish and tighten regulations on...

Algonquin student council president secures donation of 800 rapid COVID-19 tests 

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A cold call from Algonquin’s student council president recently helped secure 800 donated rapid COVID-19 tests for the school.

High school scoreboard: Power rankings bring good news for area teams as winter season...

REGION - A handful of area basketball and hockey teams celebrated favorable rankings this past week through the state’s new power ranking system. Weighing win-loss...

All-girls Scouts BSA troop forms in Shrewsbury

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SHREWSBURY – Troop 7114, Shrewsbury’s first all-girls Scouts BSA troop, held its first meeting on Tuesday, marking a milestone for both troop members and...

Local fire departments celebrate fire safety equipment grants

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REGION – Area towns are celebrating grant funding received through the Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program last week.  This second year of funding enables fire...