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Students create plays about West African spider

Hudson - Writing and performing a play is a challenge that takes time and commitment. Children participating in the Arts Alliance Stage Two Summer Drama Workdays shop learned that first-hand when they performed three original plays at Hudson High School Aug. 10. The children, who ranged from those entering first grade to those entering fifth, were split up into...

Library holds book-signing for local author

Hudson - (l to r) Tom Hamilton, Jack DeAngelis, Bob Albertini and author P.D. LaFleur gather at the Hudson Public Library Aug. 9 for the signing of LaFleur's two novels, "Vengeance Betrayed" and "In the Company of Strangers." At the event, LaFleur, a Hudson native, met with...

Firefighters play softball in annual fund-raiser

Hudson - Hudson Fire Lt. Michael Parker was the pitcher of the Hudson softball team that competed Aug. 11 in the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) softball tournament in Worcester. The sixth annual tournament raised approximately $4,000. Worcester houses two MDA clinics and provides care for approximately 450...

Great garage sale finds

Anthony is happy for the chance to search through a sea of plush toys when his father brought him to the second Grace Baptist Church "totally free garage sale" Aug. 11. PHOTOS/LOUIS DEFELIPPI

Grand Marshals helped get celebration started

Shrewsbury - In choosing its Grand Marshals for this year's celebration, the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival has gone back to where it all began. Joyce Bartlett Perreault, Sue Donahue Falzoi and Sue Sanders DiLeo, the cornerstones of the formation of the Spirit of Shrewsbury, have all...

Concert helps community ‘come together’

Below: (l to r) Janice Heipler, Sarah Gould, Roland Gould, Jinjin Heipler, Meimei Heipler and George Heipler, all of Shrewsbury, enjoyed the concert by "Come Together." The event was part of the Summer Concert Series sponsored by Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library. PHOTOS/MARY PRITCHARD Kaitlyn Randell,...

40B hearing reveals concerns about traffic, safety

Shrewsbury - At an Aug. 13 public hearing regarding the two 40B affordable housing project proposals that the town must chose from, the concerns of residents were about traffic, safety and the impact on local resources. Following a presentation from Fairfield Inc., which is proposing a mixed-use development of 335 residential units and 165,000 square feet of commercial and...

Police chief warns area residents about online fraud

Shrewsbury - With the amount of fraud cases nationwide on the rise, Shrewsbury Police Chief Jay Hester has issued a checklist to residents detailing ways individuals may attempt to access personal and financial information. "Fraud scams are being circulated throughout the country, especially via the Internet, at an alarming rate," Hester said. "This is a list that was forwarded...

Summer notebook

Region - Definitely the dog days of summer on the local sports scene. The next few weeks are arguably the slowest. But things will quickly pick up as fans and players look forward to the fall. With a chance for a breather, it's a good time to...

Sports Roundup: Shrewsbury All-Star team wins Jimmy Fund Tournament

Region - With a hard-fought 9-6 win over a tenacious Southborough squad, the Shrewsbury National 10-year-old All-Star team won the Massachusetts District 5 Little League Jimmy Fund Baseball tournament, hosted late last month by the Oxford Little League. Shrewsbury finished 10-1 in the 17-team tournament, and its win over Southborough in the final was the second time in the...