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Grace D. Ventresca, 91

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Shrewsbury - Grace D. (D'Elia) Ventresca, 91, passed away peacefully Wednesday March 9, 2011 at Shrewsbury Nursing Home and Rehabilitation following a short illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, who was her cherished partner for 66 years.

Sherwood Middle School bids farewell to its principal

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – “Happiness, Peace and Love” was the message that Dr. Jane Lizotte added to her signature as she signed...

Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival celebrates its 16th year

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Shrewsbury - The Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival celebrates its 16th year, and will be held Sept. 28 --30. From its inception, the goal of...

John Alicandro, 92, of Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury - John Alicandro, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 with his family by his side. He was 92. John was born Oct. 1,...

Shrewsbury senior living community honored in national ranking

Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings was as one of the best assisted living and memory care communities in the state. 

Remembering the Monte Christo

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By Michael Perna Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury - The recent acquisition of an old matchbook cover, from a place called the “Monte Christo,” did not...

Ceil Katz, 89, of Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury - Ceil (Rubin) Katz, 89, of Shrewsbury, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at the Rose Monahan Hospice...

Shrewsbury celebrates the Chinese New Year

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Shrewsbury - Over 800 people gathered at Oak Middle School March 1 to celebrate the traditional start of the Chinese New Year, which this year is known as the Year of the Goat, Sheep and Ram.

Campaniello to run for re-election to Shrewsbury Housing Authority

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Shrewsbury - Paul Campaniello has announced that he is seeking re-election to the Shrewsbury Housing Authority (SHA) for the town’s annual election which will...

Shrewsbury police log, March 11 edition

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Shrewsbury Thursday, Feb. 24 7:20 a.m. Lake St./Arrowwood Dr. Animal complaint. 11:10 a.m. Main St. Illegal dumping. 11:47 a.m. Boston Tpke. Disturbance. 3:05 p.m. Lexington Rd. Medical call. 3:09 p.m....

Central One raises over $1,600 for Worcester County Food Bank

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Shrewsbury - Central One Federal Credit Union employees recently participated in two fundraisers for the holidays. “Casual Fridays for a Cause” and a weight...

It’s nice to be popular

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Hudson/Shrewsbury – Residents of Hudson and Shrewsbury already know the many benefits of living in their respective towns. Now, thanks to an article in...

Seminar aims to promote safety in the home

Shrewsbury - The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 children under the age of 18 are injured each year in tip-over...

Wayne J. Scovil, 55, of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Wayne J. Scovil, 55, of Shrewsbury, passed away at his home in the care of his family on June 27, 2021. Wayne...

Shrewsbury Democrats to honor local activists, McGovern at Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Democratic Town Committee will honor four local activists, along with U.S. Representative James P. McGovern, at its biennial Eleanor Roosevelt...

UMass nurse runs Boston Marathon to raise money for ALS

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Shrewsbury - Thin Aung, 30, is a registered nurse at UMass Medical Center, University Campus. It is what she refers to as her “dream job.” She works the overnight shift in the medical intensive care unit where she takes care of patients with both rare and common diseases. It is here that Aung has come to know her patients and their families on a personal level - sometimes sharing experiences that have made a lasting impression on her. One such experience with a patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) motivated Aung, an avid runner, to do more to help. On Monday, April 20, she will run the Boston Marathon for the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund.

Annual Foreign Film Festival beings Feb. 2 at Shrewsbury Library

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Shrewsbury – The Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library will hold the 11th annual February Foreign Film Festival every Sunday in February at 2...

Pageant winner hopes to spread confidence through Girl Scout project

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Shrewsbury – A local pageant-winner is turning her love of competing into a Girl Scout project to inspire confidence and leadership among young women and girls.

Shrewsbury Library project grapples with issues of budget, technology

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Shrewsbury - With just a few weeks to go before the town's voters decide whether to move forward with a $23.3 million appropriation for the renovation and expansion of the Shrewsbury Public Library, dissidents and advocates of the project are raising key issues and concerns about the project's budget.

Shrewsbury High students engage with school alumni about life after high school

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Long before remote learning became the norm statewide, an initiative was in the works at Shrewsbury High...