Sunday, March 29, 2020

Iconic Shrewsbury barn to be relocated to Boylston

Shrewsbury - High in its rafters, the Bonnie Dell Farm barn bears signatures of visitors dating back decades. 135 years after it was built, the barn, signatures and all, is being relocated to Boylston’s Spring Ridge farm where its new owners say they’re excited to save a piece of local history. “It’s very well preserved,” said Tricia May, a co-owner of the Spring Ridge Farm. “It’s just a beautiful barn.”

Patriots star shares his love of reading with Northborough kids

By Kelly Burneson, Contributing Writer Northborough – Before he signed with the New England Patriots in 2016, Malcolm Mitchell was a star wide receiver with...

Shrewsbury family shares their love of books with others through their ‘Little Library’

Shrewsbury - The Siebels family, who live on School Street in Shrewsbury, moved to town about two years ago. Like many who are new to town, they wanted to connect with their neighbors and their new community and they found a really interesting way to achieve this while sharing their love of reading. They built their own Little Library that sits in their front lawn near the road.

Third Overdose Awareness Vigil gathers crowd in downtown Marlborough

Marlborough - The third International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil at the Walker Building in Marlborough ended on Aug. 31 with hundreds of attendees raising memorial candles into the sky as the voice of Godsmack’s Sully Erna echoed down Main Street. This year’s was the biggest event yet for organizer and advocate Kathy Leonard of Marlborough. Several hundred attendees came from across Central Massachusetts to hear more than an hour of speeches and a musical performance by Erna. Leonard organized the event to remember those lost to the opioid epidemic and destigmatize addiction.

Shrewsbury teacher shares his story of perseverance to young Westborough students

Westborough – The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines perseverance as the “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.” David Lowy, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury and a paraprofessional at Floral Street School, is the personification of perseverance.

Tuft’s small animal hospital celebrates $10 million renovation

Grafton – On April 20, groups of curious, enthusiastic supporters toured the newly renovated Henry & Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals, part of the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tuft University.

Shrewsbury boys’ hockey is State Division 3 champions

Boston - The Shrewsbury High School boys hockey team capped a near perfect season with a 3-1 win over Old Rochester/Fairhaven in the State Division 3 finals Sunday, March 18 at the TD Garden in Boston.

Northborough American Legion hopes restored tank builds community

Northborough - Gisele Giordano, the manager, function coordinator and treasurer for the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 in Northborough, has always kept an eye on the hall’s Cold War-era tank from her second-floor office window. Recently, however, thanks to an extensive restoration, she has also watched it gather a steady stream of visitors and invigorate the legion’s community. The tank came to Northborough in 1995, the same year the U.S. military officially demilitarized it. In the decades that followed, the town’s harsh weather stripped parts of its paint and caused streaks of rust to drip down its sides.

Public invited to ‘Spooktacular’ fun in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – Skeletons, scarecrows and witches, oh my! If getting spooked is your thing then the McNamara Halloween Maze is for you. From now until Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31, this “Spooktacular” maze, located at 48 Hillando Drive, Shrewsbury, will be open to the public between the hours of 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Central One makes major donation to Shrewsbury field project

Shrewsbury – As a room packed with supporters of the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) athletic department looked on, Dave L’Ecuyer, president and CEO of Central One Federal Credit Union announced at the May 10 school committee meeting that the bank had decided to make a sponsorship gift of $750,000 to the SHS synthetic turf field project.