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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....

The holiday spirit shines – brightly – in Southborough neighborhood

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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...

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,...

Children’s librarian dresses up to spark literary fun

By Lori Berkey, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury - Roxanne Starkin fondly recalls her childhood when her mother was studying for her bachelor’s degree and carted her...

Northborough Army LT. to assist those suffering in pandemic

By Cheryl Arsenault, Contributing Photographer Northborough – When one signs up to serve in the military, they never know exactly where that promise to serve...

Hudson man spreads holiday cheer as Santa for three decades

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – Galen “Red” Isaacs of Hudson has owned five Santa suits and traveled on at least 20 fire...

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.