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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...
Firefly’s is located at 350 East Main St. in Marlborough. (Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)

Business at Marlborough BBQ spot is sizzling hot

By Jeff Theodore, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH - When Steve Uliss wakes up each day, he looks in the mirror and recalls words his grandfather told...

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.

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.

Jenny’s Place thrives serving sandwiches and more in Marlborough

As a relatively new business owner, Jenny Geary is working overtime – often on her own – to make her breakfast and lunch spot a success. 

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...

Hudson’s Tommy Williams lived brilliant hockey life, weathered tragedy

Nick Abramo, Sports Columnist HUDSON - Some stars stay alight. Others, like the late Tommy Williams, need occasional re-illumination. A Minnesota transplant to Hudson, Williams’ grand...

Westborough cellist Fung wins prestigious international competition

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Showing tremendous poise, grace and talent, Zlatomir Fung recently did what no American has done in 30 years...

Knotty Pine thrives at Hudson Mills location

Business is booming at Knotty Pine Design and Consignment in the Landing at Hudson Mills on Broad Street in Hudson.
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...

Northboro Media Service: Converting film and tapes to DVD, CD, new media formats

"I convert older forms of media such as tape, 8-mm and 16-mm film, videotapes in all formats into the new digital formats such as DVDs and CDs," said Jeff Ward, owner of Northboro Media Service. "I can convert all formats. If I can's convert it, you don's have it."

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...

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,...

Hudson High ’85 alum, singer-songwriter and bassist is still rocking

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer  HUDSON – Singer-songwriter and bassist Stephen Powell began performing in his teens with two rock bands in and around...

Hudson man spreads holiday cheer as Santa for three decades

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