Peter Maybay, left, and Jeanne Wickson, relatives of Michael Blanchette, listen to presentations made during the second annual Medal of Liberty/Medal of Fidelity ceremony on Nov. 9 at the Marlborough Senior Center. Michael Blanchette was killed in Vietnam in 1970; his portrait is on the table.

Marlborough honors fallen veterans with Medal of Liberty

By Maureen Sullivan, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH – Jeanne Wickson remembers babysitting Michael Blanchette. “He had such a sense of humor,” she said. Blanchette’s cousin, Peter Maybay, recalled...

How the Parker Brothers of Medford monopolized the game industry

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer MEDFORD – One of the country’s most iconic board game companies started with a game created by a teenager in...
Charles “Charlie” Audet of Framingham, front, with city officials, was honored recently on his 105th birthday by the city where he has lived for over 60 years. Photo/Courtesy of the City of Framingham

Framingham WWII veteran honored on 105th birthday

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor Charles “Charlie” Audet of Framingham, front, with city officials, was honored recently on his 105th birthday by the city...
Tim Wakefield throws one of his famed knuckleballs. Photo/Waldo Jaquith

Red Sox lose Tim Wakefield, one of their most storied pitchers

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor BOSTON – On October 1, Red Sox Nation was stunned by the news of former Red Sox knuckleball pitcher Tim...
An avid lover of the outdoors, Donaghue volunteered for many years for organizations like the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Green Mountain Club and the Westborough Community Land Trust. Photo/Submitted

Representative Kate Donaghue: a strong advocate

Representative Kate Donaghue of Westborough By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer WESTBOROUGH - Representative Kate Donaghue has worn many hats in her professional career. But she is...
The 1947 murder in Los Angeles of Elizabeth Short, dubbed “The Black Dahlia,” still remains legally unsolved.

Medford woman was victim of the ‘Black Dahlia’ unsolved murder

By Brett Peruzzi Managing Editor MEDFORD – In January of 1947, a 22-year-old woman who had moved from this Boston-area city with the hope of becoming...
Mildred Wheeler blows out the candles on her birthday cake. She celebrated her 106th birthday in August.

Northborough woman celebrates 106th birthday

By Laura Hayes,Contributing Writer NORTHBOROUGH – The family of Mildred Wheeler gathered at Whitney Place at Northborough on Aug. 13 for a special milestone –...
Tupperware home parties were the main sales channel for the popular kitchen storage product during the 1950s and 1960s.

How Earl Tupper turned one product into a household name

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer LEOMINSTER - Born in New Hampshire in 1907, Earl Tupper grew up in Central Massachusetts. During the Depression, he struggled...
Mayor Arthur Vigeant will wrap up a 30-year career in municipal government this fall. Photo/Maureen Sullivan

Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant reflects on 30 years in city government

By Maureen Sullivan, Contributing Writer Mayor Arthur Vigeant will wrap up a 30-year career in municipal government this fall.Photo/Maureen Sullivan MARLBOROUGH – The piles of...
101-year-old Alberta Fullem takes the field at Polar Park, Worcester. Photo/Courtesy of the Worcester Red Sox

101-year-old Marlborough resident tosses out first pitch

WORCESTER – The Worcester WooSox game on June 25 made Polar Park a true “field of dreams” for one avid fan. Cheers rang out as...