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The Algonquin scoreboard looms over Algonquin and Marlborough players as they grind toward an eventual 14-12 final score. (Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)

Algonquin beats Marlborough in late season football clash

By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing Writer REGION - The Algonquin Regional High School football team defeated Marlborough High School at home in a defensive battle on...

Area business supports Hopkinton High School senior transition day

By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing Writer REGION - Hopkinton High School held its first fall Senior Transition Day on Oct. 15 in an effort to help graduating...

Area schools react to MCAS score reports

By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter REGION - While some local school districts saw their Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) scores dip this year compared...
A Shrewsbury Boys Soccer player surveys the field during a game earlier this year. Photo/Jesse Kucewicz

High School Scoreboard: Playoffs on the Horizon

By Chris Wilson, Contributing Writer REGION – Regional schools are playing their last regular season games of the fall sports season. Football will continue until the...
The Grafton boys soccer program is embracing a return to normalcy in a fall season, this year, without the COVID-19 restrictions that limited last year’s games. Photo/Dakota Antelman

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Grafton soccer begins league play

By Chris Wilson, Contributing Writer REGION – A sense of normalcy has returned to high school sports with COVID-19 restrictions lifted for this fall season. As...

Bus driver shortage forces schedule changes for sports teams

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor REGION - The statewide bus driver shortage that recently prompted Gov. Charlie Baker to activate the National Guard is having...
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Fife and drum corps to hold celebration at Wayside Inn

REGION - Community members will have the opportunity to see dozens of fife and drum corps from across the Northeast gather Saturday, Sept. 25,...
A Westborough girls volleyball player sets a ball for her teammate to spike.

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Westborough girls volleyball start undefeated

By Chris Wilson, Contributing Writer REGION – The fall sports season is in full swing, marking the second slate of games in just a matter...

Fletcher Tilton attorneys earn national recognition

REGION - A number of attorneys from Fletcher Tilton Attorneys At Law recently earned recognition from their peers and the industry publication Best Lawyers...
Grafton football linemen line up during a game in Grafton’s Fall II season earlier this year.

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Grafton dominates as fall sports return

By Chris Wilson, Contributing Writer REGION – Regional schools returned to action last week. Quickly, Grafton led the way with an 11-1-1 record across six...
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Mr. Handyman offers home repair with integrity

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor REGION - Michael Campbell isn’t the type of boss who meets his employees over the bed of a pick-up truck...
Adult Spotted Lanternflies are gray and approximately one inch long, with black spots and red underwings. Photo/Walthery, used under creative commons license

Experts share warnings after scattered sightings of invasive Lanternfly

By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter REGION – There is not an active infestation of the Spotted Lanternfly in Massachusetts.  But state officials are still warning...
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Dignity Matters nonprofit gears up for auction

REGION - Dignity Matters, a nonprofit that provides free menstrual care, underwear and bras to 10,000 women in Greater Boston every month, announced that...

Region dodges worst of Tropical Storm Henri

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor REGION - Area communities braced for the effects of Tropical Storm Henri, Aug. 22, but were largely spared from the worst...
The Assabet River Rail Trail (AART) has two completed sections running from Marlborough to Hudson and from Maynard to Acton. As work progresses in Stow, officials say they have been unable to secure easements to connect the disparate sections. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

Officials eye Assabet River Rail Trail extension near Hudson/Stow border

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor REGION - Officials in Stow are eyeing federal funding to help extend a paved portion of the Assabet River Rail...
A sign in downtown Marlborough asks residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

Local communities see increase in COVID-19 cases

By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter REGION — Local leaders say they’re seeing the impacts of a state-wide increase in COVID-19 cases as the more...
Cars pass on the Route 9 state highway. This year’s annual Chapter 90 bond bill will send nearly $5 million in road and bridge funding to area municipalities.

Chapter 90 bond bill unanimously passes both houses of Mass. Legislature

By Stuart Foster, Contributing Writer REGION - Gov. Charlie Baker has signed an annual Chapter 90 bond bill that will provide nearly $5 million in...
An Algonquin football player sprints to tackle a Westborough opponent earlier this year. Coaches are excited and hopeful that the Fall 2021 season will mark a return to normal after the return of traditional summer workouts.

High school coaches welcome summer workouts following COVID-19 disruption

By Kevin Stone, Contributing Writer REGION - Summer workouts are back for local high school sports teams. That’s good news, coaches say, after COVID-19 disrupted...
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Newspapers – The cornerstone of community journalism

By David Bagdon, Publisher Newspapers have been part of the Massachusetts lifestyle for over 300 years, actually pre-dating the American Revolution. With such a long,...
A public health worker helps prepare vaccines at the collaborative vaccination clinic that ran in Westborough with support from six other communities this spring. Northborough, Southborough, and Westborough are leading the region in COVID-19 vaccinations.

Northborough, Southborough, Westborough lead region in vaccination metrics

By Stuart Foster, Contributing Writer REGION – Northborough, Southborough and Westborough are exceeding the state average for COVID-19 vaccinations by wide margins, data shows.  That is...