Southborough in the news

Your weekly selection of stories in the local media that have a Southborough connection.

Running for a cause
“I jumped at the chance to run for them. It’s an opportunity to test myself and help John and the school. I can’t really pass that up because I see the benefit every day.” —Holliston resident Mike Keohane who ran the Boston Marathon to raise funds for the New England Center for Children in Southborough. Keohane’s son John attends the school. (Metrowest Daily News)

Emergency preparedness group in search of volunteers
“The underlying theme is that everyone wants to volunteer. The idea behind CERT/MRC is to help the public in times of need and in emergencies.” —Southborough CERT and the Medical Reserves Corps Coordinator Andy Gleckel. CERT/MRC is holding an open house on May 4 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Fire Station. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend. (Metrowest Daily News)

Almost a no-hitter for Southborough’s Turner
“It was tough not getting the no-hitter, but the most important thing is that we won the game — our guys played great defense and we hit the ball. In the beginning of the game, I had some problems but I was able to overcome them and get the ball down. Once that happened, everything went well and I threw strikes. This was a good, all-around effort by our guys, and a good win for our team.” —Southborough resident and Algonquin baseball pitcher Graham Turner on a recent game against Doherty High. Graham had a no-hitter going through 6-2/3 innings. The Tomahawks won the game 13-1. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

Algonquin girls’ tennis continues undefeated season
“All the girls are playing and all have been part of different starting lineups. We’ve sort of been in a constant flux, with a few new names coming out of nowhere. We’re fortunate. We have a plethora of very good players.” —Algonquin girls’ tennis coach Jan McCurdy. Last year the girls took the Central Mass. Division 1 championship. This year they’re starting strong at 6-0. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette )

Some other headlines from the week:

  • Citizens Bank Foundation donates $170,000 (Metrowest Daily News) — Grant benefits BayPath Elder Services of Marlborough which also serves Southborough.
  • MetroWest Agency Head Resigns (Worcester Business Journal) — The Director of the Metrowest Growth Management Committee, which recently completed a study of potential Route 9 growth from Wellesley to Southborough, is leaving.
  • Frederick to Holy Cross (Worcester Telegram & Gazette) — Former Algonquin boys’ soccer coach John Frederick has been named an assistant coach at Holy Cross.

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