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Educational forum to be held on middle-schoolers at risk; Experts to discuss topics such as drug use, social media, gaming, and how to communicate

Shrewsbury - An important community awareness forum will be sponsored by Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention and Education (SCAPE) and Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS), Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St., Shrewsbury. Families will hear from experts on topics such as vaping, social media, gaming, marijuana and how to talk to...

Assabet welcomes Lt. Governor to inaugurate new grant-funded equipment

Marlborough – Assabet Valley Regional Technical high School welcomed Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito for a celebration of the first annual Mass. STEM Week and ribbon-cutting Oct. 23. STEM week is dedicated to raising awareness of science, technology, engineering, and math education. This is an initiative to highlight the connection of strong STEM education to a talented and skilled workforce by...

Westborough Civic Club donates six $1,000 scholarships

Westborough - The Westborough Civic Club granted five graduating students from Westborough High School (WHS) and one student from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School each a $1,000 scholarship for their continuing education this fall. The recipients were selected by their respective schools’ nominating committee on the basis of the student demonstrating a healthy interest in civic affairs, displaying good...

Diabetes support group serves Marlborough’s ‘sweetest kids’

By Lori Berkey, Contributing Writer Marlborough - Back in 1999, Sandra McCarthy’s 3-year-old daughter, Colleen, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. No other immediate or distant relatives had a history of the condition, so coping with it became the family’s “new normal.” McCarthy became inspired to help other families in Marlborough who were also trying to manage life with Type...

Lourie holds first ‘Coffee with the Chief’ and updates residents on new ‘Jail Diversion’ program

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Now that he has been in Westborough for a few months, Police Chief Jeffrey Lourie is aiming to meet with residents to share updates from the police department and hear from them on their concerns. As such on the first Friday of each month he will be holding a “Coffee with the Chief” ...

Westborough Girl Scout uses passion for martial arts to earn Gold Award

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Westborough - After participating in the Girl Scouts for the past six years, Sakshi Gera from Westborough Troop 30859 recently was the recipient of the Gold Award for her year-long project titled, “The Hi-Yah Effect.” “When trying to decide on my Gold Award project, I knew I had to address a current issue and have a...

ADVISE holds 8th annual vigil to remember victims and survivors of domestic violence

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – On a very chilly evening, Oct. 24, representatives from ADVISE (Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education,) elected officials, community leaders and others came together on Shrewsbury’s Town Common to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence. Notable attendees included Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, State Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury), State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-...

Moore and Kane to host Turkey Dinner in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – State Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and Representative Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) will host the annual Turkey Dinner for area seniors Friday, Nov. 16, from 12-1 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. The event is free and open to local senior residents. Interested attendees must RSVP with the Senior Center by calling 508-841-8640.