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Shrewsbury man and dog survive encounter with bear

By Lori Berkey, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – What started out as a typical morning trail walk for Brendan Lennon and his dog, Greta, resulted in...

Grafton teen turns love of LEGO into thriving business

By Morgan Hume, Contributing Writer Grafton - If you think LEGO is only for children, it may be time to think again. And if anyone...

Westborough students hope to spread passion for community service

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Westborough- Abigail McLucas and Elizabeth Hopkinson, both students at Westborough High School, are on a mission to empower students of...

Fundraiser to be held for Keenan Hart in Shrewsbury June 3

Shrewsbury – A fundraiser will be held at Wild Wings in Shrewsbury (476 Boston Turnpike) on Sunday, June 3 to benefit the Keenan A....
George Larassa holds a photo of his daughter Shawna while speaking to participants of the seventh annual Shawna Jean Larassa Memorial Ride in 2016 at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129.

SJL Memorial Ride to return on Marlborough roads and beyond

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH – After a four-year hiatus, the Shawna Jean Larassa (SJL) Memorial Ride will return Saturday, Aug. 14.  The motorcycle...

Hudson man reconnects with birth mom decades after adoption

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor HUDSON - Phil Knutel has three adopted children. Halfway across the country, Maggie Byrnes briefly helped families like Phil’s navigate...

Warlock of Westborough – Part I

Westborough – Although the Warlock of Westborough, Ted Rabouin, passed away in 2004, he remains a rich part of the town's history. His home, a black cottage painted with flowers and mushrooms, which sat nestled in a wooded area on Bowman Street across from the reservoir has since been leveled and a new home has taken its place, but the stories of what went on there will be etched in the minds of many forever.

The holiday spirit shines – brightly – in Southborough neighborhood

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Southborough - Growing up in Somerville, John Mansfield’s family always decorated the outside of their house for Christmas. So when...
Linda LeSage and her friend continue evolving their 60-year relationship

Hudson dancers/gymnasts continue evolving their 60-year relationship

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – The 60-year relationship between Hudson residents Linda LeSage and Jean Beddow-Arnth continues to evolve. In 1961, the 6-year-old...

Former Shrewsbury resident is finally living her dream

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury/Cambridge – Former Shrewsbury resident Deb Peeples, 63, recently returned from a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center,...