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Scrubs with Style to honor local nurses with ‘We ❤ Nurses’ award

Northborough - Jacqueline Taylor, the owner of Scrubs with Style, is currently accepting nominations for the store’s first “We ❤ Nurses Award”.  This award rewards and celebrates an outstanding nurse whose attitude, dedication, clinical excellence and patient empathy goes above and beyond. The honoree will be celebrated with a complete new scrub outfit, new shoes and Littmann Stethoscope. ($400-$500 value) To...

John J. McGrath, 89, of Hudson

John J. McGrath
Hudson - John J. McGrath, 89, of Hudson and formerly of West Roxbury and Ocean Ridge, Fla., died Jan. 19, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham. He was born and raised in West Roxbury, and was the son of the late John L. and Annie J. (Clark) McGrath. John was a graduate of Roslindale High School and worked at...

Joseph E. Sutherland, 72, of Marlborough

Joseph E. Sutherland
Marlborough - Joseph E. “Joe” Sutherland, 72, died Jan. 19, 2019 after a long period of failing health. He was the beloved husband of 38 years of Theresa C. “Terry” (MacKinnon) Sutherland of Marlborough. Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Getty) Sutherland and lived in Marlborough for 10 years after moving here from...

FIRST Robotics kickoff takes place at Assabet Valley

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Marlborough – Excitement was in the air Jan. 5 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough as local FIRST Robotics Competition high school teams gathered for this year’s kickoff. Revealed during a live stream broadcast, this year’s game is “Destination: Deep Space.” Two competing alliances collect “samples” on fictional Planet Primus and must gather...

NEF third annual Gala Jr. tickets now on sale

Northborough - The Northborough Education Foundation will hold its third annual Gala Jr. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Algonquin Regional High School cafeteria, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough. The event will be held from 4:30-6:00 p.m., recommended for children ages 6 and under, and 6:30-8 p.m., recommended for children ages 7 and up. Boys and girls get to put on their favorite...

DA offers grants for schools’ post-prom, post-graduation events

Region – Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is inviting local schools to apply for mini-grants to support post-prom and post-graduation events in an effort to keep students safe and prevent drunken driving crashes. These events, organized and overseen by adults, offer safe drug- and alcohol-free alternatives to high-risk activities that often follow end-of-the-year celebrations for high school students. In...

Assabet plumbing students earn state licenses

Region - All the sophomores in the plumbing program at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School recently passed the state exam for their state licenses. The following local students passed the exam: Richard Andrade, Mackenzie Blood, Gabriel Chartrand, Randall Kyle and Brandon Resendes from Hudson; Tyler Cappello from Northborough; Hailey Ducheine, Leonardo Ribeiro, Robert Serra Souza from Marlborough; Berin...

Henry Wood Jr., 86, of Shrewsbury

Henry Wood Jr.
Shrewsbury - One word to easily describe Henry Wood would be “solid.” He was a man of good character, integrity, faith, humility, kindness and family. Henry helped his family; his church and the community be better just by being who God created when he was born. Henry Wood died Jan. 17, 2019 at home after an illness. He died knowing...

Eleanor B. Gregory, 85, of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Eleanor B. (Bott) Gregory, 85, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Jan. 17, 2019 in the comfort of her home at Tatnuck Park. Her loving husband of 50 years, Edward Gregory, and their daughter, Doreen A. Needham, both predeceased her in 2002. Eleanor was the loving mother of seven children, six of whom survive her: three daughters, Donna L....

Valerie MacKoul, 75, of Grafton

Grafton - Valerie Blanchard MacKoul (maiden name Stitt, of Auburn), died peacefully Jan. 17, 2019 in her home in Grafton, where she and her husband raised their family. She leaves a husband of 52 years, Richard MacKoul; a daughter, Corrina MacKoul; a son, Jesse Mackoul, daughter-in-law Brenda MacKoul and grandson Tyler MacKoul; and a brother, Vernon Stitt. She was a...