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Westborough volunteers come together to help Gingras family

November 28th, 2012

Jim and Rachel Gingras pose for a photo on the new ramp that was built by volunteers from two Westborough churches.  (Photo / David Bagdon)

Westborough – A Westborough family has gotten an early holiday gift thanks to volunteers from two local churches and a local foundation – a ramp that will allow them easier access in and out of their Steven Road home.

In June 2011 Jim Gingras Jr. was in a devastating motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Over the course of two weekends in November, volunteers from the Congregational Church of Westborough and St. Luke's Parish met at the Gingras home to construct a handicap-accessible ramp.

Shrewsbury Crossings seeks donations for Stockings for Seniors drive

November 28th, 2012

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Shrewsbury – By adding one more stocking to their list of stockings to fill this holiday season, local citizens can provide needy seniors with joy and happiness. Stockings filled with goodies, gift cards, and small necessities can be dropped off at the Shrewsbury Crossings senior living community, located at 311 Main St. in Shrewsbury, anytime […]

Metrowest Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Favorites Plus

November 28th, 2012

Future Broadway star Aubin Wise will be one of the performers at Metrowest Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert, to be held Dec. 2 in Framingham. Photo/Submitted.

Framingham – On Sunday, Dec. 2, the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra, under music director Peter Cokkinias, will present a holiday concert featuring future Broadway star Aubin Wise and MSO principal cellist Seth McLeod as soloists. The concert starts at 3 p.m. in the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School auditorium in Framingham. The overture to Hansel & […]

Marlborough council considers site for new Senior Center

November 28th, 2012

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Marlborough – Finding a new site to replace the current Senior Center, located at 250 Main St., has been one of Mayor Arthur Vigeant's goals since taking office in January.

That goal is a bit closer, now that the City Council enthusiastically endorsed Vigeant's proposal for a new facility that would be located in a section of Ward Park at its Nov. 26 meeting.

The matter will next be reviewed by the Operations and Oversight Committee, and the mayor's request for $500,000 to fund costs associated with design and engineering plans will be reviewed by the Finance Committee.

Out of the ashes, a gift from the past

November 28th, 2012

Carol Burtt Borglund holds a sword that was recovered from the ruins of a fire that destroyed her family's Milk Street barn. The sword originally belonged to her grandfather, Lt. Robert Franklin Nutting when he served in the U.S. Navy.   (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – As Carol Burtt Borglund watched her family's Milk Street barn go up in flames in the early morning hours of Nov. 15, there was one thought dominating her mind.

“I kept screaming “Save the sword! Please save the sword!”” she recalled.

Raymond Hebert, 86

November 28th, 2012

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Brewster – Raymond Wilfred Hebert of Brewster, affectionately known as “The Candyman,” passed peacefully at home with family by his side Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Born in Keene, N.H. on July 28, 1926 to Frederick and Adelaide Hebert of Fitchburg, he married the love of his life, Therese M Tasse, in 1948. They have been […]

Nicholas J. Betti, 59

November 28th, 2012

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Shrewsbury – Nicholas J. Betti, 59, a lifelong Shrewsbury resident, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, with his family gathered beside him, after a period of declining health. Nicholas was born Jan. 27, 1953, in Worcester, a son of Christine M. (Mattero) Betti and the late Alfred M. Betti Sr. He graduated from Shrewsbury Public […]

Annual Alumni College Panel held at AVRTHS

November 28th, 2012

Participating AVRTHS alumni included, from left to right, Amelia Kulik, Northeastern University; Julia Walsh, Mt. Ida College; Kaila Harpin, Springfield College; Lacey Lemanski, U Mass Amherst; Holly Arsenault, Framingham State University; Priscilla Aguilar, Westfield State University; Jessica Pomerleau, Worcester State University; Logan Dunnigan, Salem State University; John DiPietro, Westfield State University; and Evelyn Lopes, Bryant University. Photo/Submitted

Marlborough – Ten recent Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) graduates returned to their alma mater to form a college panel and speak to the current juniors and seniors about the college experience and to field questions from the audience. The alumni ranged from college freshmen to seniors, and represented both state and private […]

David Collins, 26

November 28th, 2012

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Grafton – David Grey Collins, 26, of Grafton, formerly of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in Grafton. He was the husband of Cassandra L. Furbish. Born Dec. 4, 1985, in Ft. Worth, Texas, he is the son of David L. Collins Jr., of Millbury and Janet Grey Collins of Westborough. David was […]

The C.A. six tips of the day for Nov. 28

November 28th, 2012

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Region – Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28, the 333rd day of 2012.

On this day in 1942, 491 people were killed as a fire raged through the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston.

On this day in 1925, the Grand Ole Opry began broadcasting in Nashville, Tenn.

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