Northborough – The dedication and many hours of service by Boy Scout Troop 101 over the years to the Northborough community can be seen and enjoyed all around town. The troop recently recognized its 101st Eagle Scout and also is in the preparation phase to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018.
Northborough - The entire 8th grade class at the Robert E. Melican Middle School in Northborough sat hunched forward—almost breathless—during an assembly on May 17. It was Holocaust survivor Sam Weinreb (91) who held their attention. For a full hour, over-and-over, Weinreb said to them, “I want you to know, I want you to know.”
Westborough – On May 17, a beautiful, clear sunny Saturday morning, a ceremony was held at the Pine Grove Cemetery to honor the approximately 500 former patients of the Westborough State Hospital who are buried there. From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, if a patient at the state hospital passed away without any family members to take care of their final arrangements, they would be buried in the Potter’s Field at the cemetery, with only a small numbered stone to mark their grave.
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 – 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.
Hudson – Residents and visitors lining Main Street sidewalks in downtown Hudson from May 1 to 3 weren’t necessarily there for flatbread pizza or uniquely-flavored ice cream. Many were watching the crew of Brandon’s Dads Productions shoot scenes featuring comic actor David Spade for a film with the working title “Who Do You Think Would Win?”
Hudson – Hudson native Jason Paulino, now of Clinton, developed an interest in music as a child growing up in the 1980s. Concurrently, his relatives shared with him their admiration for the rock band Journey and its frontman Steve Perry. Now in his 10th year as lead vocalist of the Journey tribute band known as The Great Escape, Paulino and his bandmates were honored at the Worcester Music Awards presented April 12 at the Cove Music Hall.
Northborough - Northborough resident and member of Trinity Church Kathie Nichols was one of 10 members of a mission team that travelled to Nicaragua for 10 days in February. A Ministry of Sharing (AMOS): Health and Hope, based in the capital of Managua, hosted the group.
Northborough - Northborough Fire Department Captain Robert Theve received recognition from the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and its Statewide Advisory Council at a State House celebration March 22. The award was presented to those in the state who have been instrumental in providing opportunities to individuals to be fully accepted, engaged and active participants in all aspects of community life.
By Kelly Burneson, Contributing Writer Northborough – Before he signed with the New England Patriots in 2016, Malcolm Mitchell was a star wide receiver with...