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Girls Varsity Softball

Experience: A-Plus For Ashland Squad

Jackie Long is a firm believer that Ashland High’s softball team will not only improve on last year’s 4-16 record, but also be in the mix to qualify for a tournament berth. The 26-year-old Long, who was Ashland’s junior-varsity coach for two seasons, enters her second year at the Clockers’ helm feeling optimistic about her team’s strengths, and eager to help her players sharpen their skills.

Ashland Girls Tennis

Having played a considerable amount of tennis throughout her life, Kellianne Erath had a vacancy and figured it was a good time to try coaching the sport she gave so much to. Although having never played tennis on the high school level (her NY high school didn’t have the sport), Ashland Athletic Director Ryan Quigley decided to give Erath the opportunity to further herself.

Meet the Candidates

Learn about the candidates before casting your vote at the May 19 town election

Ashland residents can learn about candidates for town office before casting their vote on May 19.
The annual, live Candidates’ Forum, to be held on Thursday, May 7, for Board of Selectmen, and Tuesday, May 12, for Planning Board and School Committee is an opportunity to hear the candidates and ask questions of them. The moderated forums start at 6:30 p.m. in the Ashland Public Library, Community Room, 66 Front St.
Ashland Local Town Pages asked candidates for Selectmen to submit up to 400 words using the following guidelines:
What makes you a good candidate?

A Tale of Two Tractors

My first trip to my grandparents’ farm for an “overnight” was in 1949. I was four. At that time, my grandfather did all the work with a team of horses…”Daisy” and “Dolly” and an old Army jeep owned by some “summer” people up the road…the Kibricks.

Our Town Publishing Home of Local Town Pages Expands To New Location

Will Focus on Being Small Business Specialists

Our Town Publishing is excited to announce its new location in Gould’s Plaza at 74 Main Street in Medway. The new site will enable Our Town Publishing to open its commercial printing to the public. “It has been a long time since I had a retail location,” said owner Charles Tashjian.

Ashland Residents Invited to Clean Up the Town May 2

Celebrate Earth Day by picking up litter in your neighborhood and beyond

GreenUp Ashland will hold its annual event to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. to noon. Residents of all ages are invited to participate. Individuals and groups will clean up parks and neighborhoods and along streets and rivers. In addition, several Ashland “green” groups will have exhibits at the Stone Park Pavilion, on the corner of Cherry and Summer streets.

Get on Board: A Multi-Use ‘Greenway’ is Coming to Ashland

Residents are invited to help develop a ‘greenway’ for all to enjoy.

In just the past year, Ashland has made steady progress towards establishing a multi-use trail, or ‘greenway,’ which will be part of a regional trail.
Started over 15 years ago by Milford and Holliston, the Upper Charles Rail Trail will be a 30-mile loop connecting Milford, Holliston, Sherborn, Ashland, Hopkinton and back to Milford.
The Upper Charles Rail Trail converts unused and abandoned rail lines in the Upper Charles River area to multi-purpose recreational and commuter paths for cycling, walking, jogging and cross-country skiing.

Ashland Girls’ Basketball

Leone Sees Bright Future

Samantha Leone can identify with older Red Sox fans and their lament of “wait ’til next year’’ — a phrase that referred to the team’s futility in winning the American League pennant.
Ashland High’s versatile 5-foot-9 point guard, who just wrapped up her junior year of basketball averaging 15 points and five assists, won’t be involved in tournament play. The last time she competed in the playoffs was as a freshman, both in basketball and field hockey, and the Clockers came very close to winning the Division 3 South Sectional in both sports.