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Dr. James Naumes, 77, formerly of Marlborough

July 27th, 2016

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Las Vegas, Nev. – Dr. James Naumes, 77, formerly of Marlborough, died Friday, July 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Born June 20, 1939 in Brookline and raised in Marlborough, he was the son of the late O.J. and Anna (Pappas) Naumes, and the husband of Connie (Davis) Naumes of Las Vegas. Besides his wife, […]

Roland P. Flot, 91, of Southborough

July 27th, 2016

Southborough – Roland P. Flot, 91, a longtime resident of Southborough, died Monday, July 25, 2016 at Beaumont Nursing Home in Westborough. He was the third of five children of the late Louis and Lillian C (Robicheau) Flot. Ron was raised in East Boston, and graduated from East Boston High School. He was a U.S. […]

Helen T. McCabe, 92, of Shrewsbury

July 27th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Helen T. McCabe, 92, a resident of Southgate at Shrewsbury, died Friday, July 22, 2016 in her home. Helen, daughter of the late Francis J. and Helen E. (Falvey) McCabe, was born in Cambridge and raised in both Cambridge and Watertown. She graduated from Watertown High School. She had lived in Waltham and […]

Westborough nonprofit raises close to $1 million to promote early cancer detection

July 26th, 2016

Pictured at the 15-40 Connection Gala are: (l to r) Ashley Emerson, 15-40 Connection education & outreach director; Jim Coghlin, 15-40 Connection founder; Joyce Kulhawik, featured speaker; and Tricia Laursen, 15-40 Connection executive director

Westborough – The nonprofit organization 15-40 Connection raised more than $950,000 at its signature fundraising event, the 2016 Ungerer Gala, Auction & Golf Tournament.

15-40 Connection, headquartered in Westborough, is dedicated to saving lives by empowering people to recognize cancer symptoms and effectively communicate those symptoms to their physician. The organization was founded by Jim Coghlin in response to a startling statistic – improvements in cancer survival rates for people aged 15 to 40 had been lagging behind all other age groups since 1975.

Northborough company makes roofs look new again

July 26th, 2016

Bob Blanchette
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“I was in the home remodeling business for over 30 years. I had just landed a job for a new roof, and the homeowner wanted to shingle over the existing roof, but there was moss and lichen on it. He said I could use his power washer to remove all that. I was thrilled with the way the roof looked and with not having to deal with permits, licenses, sub-contractors, inspectors, no trips to the improvement stores,” said Bob Blanchette, who has been operating Roof Washing Services for four years.

Boroughs JCC shuts its doors

July 26th, 2016

Borough’s JCC in Westborough
Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Westborough – The Boroughs Jewish Community Center (JCC) will close its doors on Friday, July 29, 2016, six years after a volunteer group of parents opened it as an independent, non-profit charitable center on Oak Street in Westborough.

“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. My kids think of this place as their second home,” said Boroughs JCC Board President Stephen Marmor.

Fishing With Warriors seeks support for golf fundraiser

July 26th, 2016

The group hosted its first trip last year in Costa Rica.
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Westborough – After the stresses, physical, mental and emotional, of being deployed, veterans face a myriad of challenges when they finally come home. One organization, Fishing for Warriors, hopes to help those brave men and women find a little bit of joy and happiness by offering them a chance to experience a high level sporting event or activity, at no cost to them.

Beating the heat

July 26th, 2016

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Northborough – Kids of all ages flocked to the Splash Pad at Assabet Park July 25 to enjoy a reprieve from the hot and humid weather. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Lois Earhart, 97, of Southborough

July 26th, 2016

Southborough – Lois (Johnson) Earhart, 97, of Southborough, died Saturday, July 23, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Warren S. Earhart, who passed away in 2008. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Paine and Elizabeth (Goodman) Johnson. In 1940 Lois earned […]

Peter J. Joncas, 49, of Auburn/Grafton

July 26th, 2016

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Auburn/Grafton – Peter J. “PJ” Joncas, 49, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 after being stricken ill at home. He leaves his children, Maxwell and Carlee Joncas; his former wife, Sherry Joncas; his parents, Leo and Carol (Pichette) Joncas; his sister, Nicole McDonald and her husband Brian; his brother, James Joncas and his wife Marea; […]

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