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Thank you to Spirit of Shrewsbury vendors

To the Editor:   It takes a community to organize a town-wide festival of the magnitude which was evidenced on September 28 & 29, 2019.  People from near and far met new people, reminisced with old friends, and had lots of fun.  From unloading vendors’ items, pre-festival setting up and breaking down, pizza servers, parade stagers and judges, event helpers, and...

Northborough/Southborough school communities to participate in a Community Read project

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Northborough/Southborough - Gregory Martineau, school superintendent of the Northborough and Southborough Regional Schools, recently announced that the combined school districts will embark on a Community Read project. The book selected is “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed” by Jessica Lahey. The book includes topics...

Marlborough Police Department expands School Resource Officer program

By Cindy Zomar, Contributing Writer Marlborough - Mass General Law, Chapter 71, provides that the chief of police shall assign a school resource officer (SRO) to serve the community’s schools. For several years, Detective Louis Turieu served as a School Resource Officer across the city of Marlborough, but Chief David Giorgi recently felt that it was time to increase the...

YMCA Family & Community Partnership offers free services for parents

By Susan Olsen Orpilla, Contributing Writer Region - Is the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), the area’s best kept secret? If your little one or you are having challenges in life, YFCP may be the answer you are looking for. All services are free and you do not need to be a member of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). Many...

Bowling helps nonprofit’s participants ‘Thrive’

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Northborough/Marlborough – If it’s Saturday evening, participants in the nonprofit organization, Thrive Support and Advocacy, can be found bowling at Sawyer’s Bowladrome in Northborough. Located at 13 Blake St., Sawyer’s is one of the few candlepin bowling alleys still in existence and it’s the perfect spot for the Thrive members to gather and have...

Athlete Spotlight: Carolyn Kelley

 By Matthew Dunn, Contributing Writer   School: Westborough High School Sport: Soccer Class: Senior- 2020 Westborough - Rising senior and Westborough girls varsity soccer team goalkeeper Carolyn Kelley lets us know what she enjoys most about living in Westborough, as well as some of her favorite moments on the soccer field. What made you interested in starting to play goalkeeper on the team? When did...

Westborough secrets exposed in photos

Westborough - On Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m., historian and former Fire Captain Phil Kittredge will present vintage photographs of Westborough spanning 1850 to 1950. A highlight will be the first-time showing of the original crime scene photos of the infamous 1919 “Baby Doll murders” on South Street. The public is welcome, free of charge. Sponsored by the...

A good catch

Shrewsbury - Matthew Nault, 6, shows off a fish he caught (and then released) after a day of fishing with his father. Photo/Cindy Merchant

Shrewsbury Garden Club announces 2019 Iris Award recipients and adopt-a-plot opportunities

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – While it may be fall, there is still time to enjoy the gardens of Shrewsbury. There are plenty of stunning landscapes in Shrewsbury; both public and private. Many of the public spaces are maintained by Shrewsbury’s Garden Club. The club recently awarded their 2019 Iris Award recipients. The award is given to residents...

[email protected] Chorus brings the house down in Shrewsbury

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – There must be some truth to song and dance as a recipe for staying young. If anyone knows how to stay young it’s the members of the [email protected] Chorus whose average age is 84. They came to town to perform Oct. 6 at the Oak Middle School as part of the Community...