Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Marlborough senior ‘toughs it out’ as Marines take over football practice

Marlborough - Marlborough High School (MHS) senior Willy Cowdrey said the team's Aug. 21 football practice started out rough, with the team messing up assignments and communication. It didn't get any easier when a group of soldiers from the U.S. Marine Corps showed up and took over practice. “We didn't think they were coming because it took a while, and then they came and we were just like, ‘damn,’” Cowdrey said.

Marlborough basketball tops Algonquin

By Jeff Slovin Contributing Writer Northborough - The Marlborough High School boys’ basketball team defeated Algonquin Regional High School by a score of 66-54 in a...

Observing Ash Wednesday in downtown Hudson

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – Observing Ash Wednesday on Feb. 14, the first day of Lent, was made more accessible for a...

Shrewsbury Patriots Division 12 cheerleaders to compete in nationals

Shrewsbury - For the second year in a row, the Shrewsbury Patriots Division 12 cheerleaders are heading to national championship competition. The Division 12 team, coached by Erly Scott, is the first Shrewsbury team to attend Nationals for two consecutive years. After placing first in the American Youth Cheerleading (AYC) local competition in Lowell, the D12 team was up against tough competitors from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut at the AYC Regional Competition held in Manchester, N.H. Nov. 22. The girls placed second, earning a spot at the 2014 AYC National Championship which will be held in Orlando, Fla. Thursday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 14.

Little Bruins fan becomes Internet sensation

Northborough - Marian E. Zeh Elementary School second-grader Liam Fitzgerald became an overnight sensation when a video of him fist-bumping Boston Bruins players as they skated off the ice after their pre-game warmup went viral. The video has logged more than 4.5 million hits so far. To say that 8-year-old Liam is “Boston Strong” is an understatement. Liam was born with Down syndrome in 2006 and diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2009. After undergoing four years of treatment, Liam is cancer-free. Through it all, said his mother Christine, he kept on smiling.

$500 fundraising check presented to WCFB

Shrewsbury – Laurie Bender, the owner of Home Instead Senior Care of Greater Worcester County and MetroWest presented a $500 check to Jean McMurray, the director of the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB), March 14 at the food bank's headquarters. The monies were raised from a Facebook campaign the company held during the month of February.

Happy Ground Hog Day!

Westborough - The normally busy Westborough rotary was just about deserted at 11 a.m. today. Although it is Ground Hog Day, fortunately today's storm...

Framingham man charged in connection to alleged robbery of elderly Southborough resident

Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this afternoon: On 1/2/20, at 4:56 p.m., Southborough Police Officers responded to Carriage Hill Circle to...

Henningson's grand slam powers Tomahawks over Shepherd Hill

Northborough - The defending Central Massachusetts baseball champions and state finalist Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks hosted the Shepherd Hill Regional High School Rams for its home opener April 5 in Northborough. The Tomahawks scored one run in the second, but it wasn't until the bottom of the fourth that they then blew it open with a grand slam by Jack Henningson who drove the ball over the center field fence at the 390 foot mark.

Beaumont at Westborough named one of the best nursing homes in the U.S.

Westborough – Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center at Westborough has been named among the best nursing homes in the country by U.S. News...