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In the Halloween spirit

Shrewsbury - (l to r) Janice McNamara, Norma Giumentaro, Grace Fulginiti, Marlene Holohan and Pat Postale are in the Halloween spirit at the Shrewsbury Senior Center during the second annual Halloween party Oct. 29. Guests were invited to arrive in costume and the party included a magic...

Police dog welcomed to neighborhood

Shrewsbury - When Shrewsbury police caught a thief responsible for a string of latenight burglaries in one Shrewsbury neighborhood over a year ago, the neighbors decided they wanted to do something to give back. So together, the people who live at Winchester Estates raised $1,300 for the...

Residents participate in CROP Walk

Shrewsbury - Nearly 100 people participate in the Shrewsbury CROP Walk Oct. 21. Walkers raised money to purchase the tools needed to help people in developing countries provide their families with food and fresh water.

Essay winners embody the American spirit

Shrewsbury - The three Sherwood Middle School winners of State Rep. Karyn E. Polito's "What it means to be an American" essay contest prove that all you need to be an American is a strong spirit and love for the country. In their essays, Meghan Wilson, Aditi...

Art Guild holds annual Craft Fair

Northborough - Len Gleckel, of Southborough, and Marie Kinchla, of Northborough, serve lunch at the 44th annual Northborough Art Guild Craft Fair at Peaslee School Oct. 27. Kinchla, a member of the Art Guild, is dressed in her spider garb in the spirit of Halloween.

Piano student visits Whitney Place

Northborough - Alex Jones, 15, of Shrewsbury, plays piano for residents and visitors at Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences in Northborough earlier this fall. Jones began playing at Whitney Place four years ago when his grandparents lived there. Although his grandparents have passed away, Alex continues to...

Town announces changes to plowing policy

Northborough - Changes to the town's policy on the salting and sanding of private ways could lead to a cost increase for some residents. The selectmen unanimously approved at their Oct. 22 meeting a 3.5 percent increase in snow plowing and sanding and salting services. The fee for plowing a street less than 3,000 feet long was raised from...

Recreation Department moves downstairs

Northborough - After figuratively getting a new home earlier this year when it had its own Web site created, the Northborough Recreation Department will soon - literally - have a new home. Recreation Department Director Allie Lane announced recently that her office and that of Michelle Lyseth, recreation assistant, will move from the third floor of Town Hall to...

Recreation Department programs for December break

Northborough - The Northborough Recreation Department is off ering three days of full-day daycare for children in kindergarten through fifth grade over the upcoming December school vacation, director Allie Lane announced recently. The program will run from Dec. 26 to 28 and will include games played in the gymnasium, sports, arts and crafts, as well as other activities. In...

Teacher joining mid-year faces unusual challenges

Shrewsbury - Moving into a new class in the middle of the year is always hard on the new kid. There is a sea of unfamiliar faces staring at you as you enter the room, sizing you up from the second you walk through the door. You...