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Presentation on procuring government contracts for businesses

August 28th, 2013

Marlborough – The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce have joined together to present “The ABC”S of Procuring Government Contracts.” This event will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West. A full complimentary buffet […]

MCC awards grants to local cultural organizations

August 28th, 2013

Region – The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has awarded more than $700,000 in grants to Worcester County through local cultural councils, nonprofit organizations, and youth initiatives. The grants are part of the MCC's $10 million statewide investment in the cultural sector for Fiscal Year 2014, an increase of $1.6 million from last year's budget. The […]

Taking a bite out of Summer

August 28th, 2013

Region – Last summer, an untold number of events were cancelled due to unwelcome guests – mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus (WNV). With the recent announcement from Shrewsbury officials confirming that local mosquitos have tested positive for the nasty disease, it appears that this will be a problem once again this year for those […]

Softball players make their mark

August 28th, 2013

Northborough – The Mark Fidrych Foundation held its third annual Make Your Mark softball tournament Saturday, Aug 24. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations that give children with physical, mental and emotional challenges the chance to play sports, and is named for one of Northborough's best known and most loved residents. In 1976, he was named Rookie of the Year while playing with the Detroit Tigers.

Engineer from Shanghai becomes part of local volunteer community

August 28th, 2013

Shrewsbury – In 1990, Peiliang Zhang stepped off an airplane in San Francisco, Calif., after a long flight from his homeland, Shanghai, China. Having left family, friends and most belongings behind, the only things familiar were the two suitcases he carried that held clothing and bare necessities.

Northborough to hold Applefest Sept. 20-22

August 28th, 2013

Northborough – In just a few weeks, Northborough will be celebrating one of its biggest and most anticipated events of the year – Applefest. Organizers are now finalizing the plans for the three-day celebration which will be held Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22.

The festival was started in 1991 by a small group of volunteers who aimed to promote the downtown businesses as well as acknowledge the town's agricultural roots. Since that time, it has grown into a beloved weekend extravaganza with participation from local businesses, nonprofits, and just about every town group imaginable.

Charter organizes ‘Major You’ back to school sweepstakes

August 28th, 2013

Worcester – Charter is gearing up for its big rush as thousands of students living in off-campus housing seek to get connected with high speed internet, video, and phone services. Students can also learn about new innovations, such as applications that allow students to take “TV anywhere” with their mobile devices. Charter's Senior Vice President […]

Marlborough Works! Initiative offer opportunities for local job seekers

August 28th, 2013

Marlborough – The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), in conjunction with the city of Marlborough and Quinsigamond Community College (QCC), will be holding a ?free professional Rsum and Interview Workshop for interested job seekers on Wednesday, Sept. 4. The workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marlborough High School Science Lecture […]

Shrewsbury police warn of fake SELCO calls

August 28th, 2013

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department issued this warning today: On August 28, 2013 a number of Shrewsbury businesses and residents have been contacted by individuals posing as SELCO and National Grid representatives. The callers have been threatening to shut off the victims” power if a payment is not made over the phone. The scammers […]

Team McCarthy to sponsor 3rd annual golf tournament

August 28th, 2013

Region – Bill McCarthy worked for almost ten years with Tufts Health Plan and as an independent broker starting his own venture,?Coastal Benefits.?In July 2007, at just 35 years old, Bill began a grueling two-year battle with?stage 4 brain cancer, which he ultimately lost.?Today his wife,?three children and his business continue without him. The first […]

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