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O’Brien's 5 & 10 closes in Northborough

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Northborough – An iconic Northborough business for 59 years, O"Brien's 5 & 10, closed its doors for good Aug. 8, according to the store's co-owner Bruce Terry.

Hockey always in season for young players in Marlborough

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Marlborough – Hockey is known primarily as a winter sport, but not at the New England Sports Center (NESC) in Marlborough. At this facility, located at the crossroads of routes 290 and 495, hockey is a sport played all year long, especially for the Boston Junior Bruins, who call the NESC home. And for the first time, this summer the program hosted a special four-day overnight boarding camp for 32 young players from July 17 to 21.

Music is in the air in Northborough

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Northborough - Luke Daunais, 3, and his brother, Kyle, 5, munch on chicken nuggets, fries and apple slices while listening to the band "Drama"...

A great beach day in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Kathleen Wang, 7, and Isabella Lanzarini, 8, enjoy a fun afternoon July 27 at Sunset Beach while participating in the Full-Day Playground...

Spotlight on theater campers in Northborough

Northborough - (l to r) Meredith Cosentino, Isabelle Molander and Katherine Harvey, each 12, wait in the wings prior to their performance in "Who's...

Kids lick the heat wave in Southborough

Southborough - As the temperature rises toward 100 degrees July 22, Spencer Magazu and Teriggi Ciccone, each 6, get relief from the heat as...

Semester abroad has shaky start for Shrewsbury resident

Shrewsbury – When Lindsey Cobb left Feb. 10 to fly to New Zealand for spring semester of her junior year, little did she imagine what would happen in the next month.

Happy Feet Kids: Landmark children's shoe store closing

Westborough - After 25 years, Happy Feet Kids, the children's shoe store in Westmeadow Plaza, will be closing its doors, going out of business after one last chance for customers to buy great shoes.

Learning skills, practicing drills in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - (l to r) Nicole Erickson, 10, Daria Serebrovia, 11, and Ivy Wang, 10, practice new drills they learned during the July 20...

George Street Challenge attracts many locals

Region - Jesse Colman of Shrewsbury competes in the 10th George Street Challenge for Major Taylor July 24. Colman raced in the Men's 15...

Touring the world with songs in Southborough

Southborough - Sean Desmond and Jack Battles, each 6, join in a sing-along of the concert "One World, Many Songs" by children's performer David...

Westborough Public Library receives Sony e-reader

Westborough – Libraries across the country have been trying to find ways (and funds) to serve their patrons who want the option to read books the traditional way as well as reading them on their electronic devices.

Seeing eye to eye in Northborough

Northborough - Brianna Ouelette, 3, gets a close-up look at a pygmy goat July 16, when the Northborough 4-H Small Animal Club set up...

Food, fun and sun in Northborough

Northborough - (l to r) Cassie Levin, 10, Caitlin Willwerth, 8, and Meredith Rafferty, 8, add ingredients as they prepare to bake chocolate-chip zucchini...

Golfers come out to support Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest

Marlborough - Golfers are notorious for playing in just about all sorts of weather, so when 144 of them gathered at the Marlborough Country Club July 18, they were not fazed by the hot and humid conditions.

Learning to swim in Marlborough

Marlborough - Carolina Burgos, 4, gathers toy fish during the July 6 session of Tiny Tots Swim Lessons, offered by the Marlborough Recreation Department...

Shrewsbury jazz enthusiast shares collection with radio listeners

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident John Cantor rises before dawn every Saturday. He grabs part of his early jazz CD collection and heads to the WCUW community radio station in Worcester, where he's the volunteer host of a weekly show.

Young readers attend Harry Potter Party at Marlborough

Marlborough - Nathan Simon, 7, readies to score for his team in a Muggle Quidditch match, the highlight of the Harry Potter Party presented...

Bishop Robert McManus looks to the future

Bishop Robert McManus has led the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for seven years. During that time, he's experienced a number of highpoints, and endured some disappointments.

A noisy day at the Hudson library

Hudson - (Anna Cardinal, 3, Lara Roche-Santos, 6, and Emma Burney, 4, keep the beat with shakers and maracas as Bob Bloom performs in...