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Fitts Insurance offers multitudes of services for personal and business needs

August 15th, 2017

Southborough – Fitts Insurance was started in 1932 in Framingham, in a building built by the great-grandfather of the current president, Christopher Fitts. The firm moved to Southborough in 2015.

Local Marlborough High School senior and entrepreneur is all about business

August 15th, 2017

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Marlborough – Business leaders take note: Dylan Ciaccio, incoming senior at Marlborough High School, is already making his mark in the marketplace with his Etsy shop, “ChaChee Ties.” An aspiring entrepreneur, Dylan’s bow tie business is his latest and most successful business enterprise to date. After swim team’s season ended, […]

WIC offers good food, nutrition and a lot more

August 15th, 2017

Marlborough – The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a free nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to health care and other services available to local low-income individuals and families that qualify.  WIC is available for all kinds of families – married and single parents, working or unemployed, and foster parents or other legal guardians of a child under 5 years of age.

Clifford F. Prentice, 91, of Shrewsbury

August 15th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Commander Clifford F. Prentice, of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eleanor Mae (Orton) Prentice, and three children, David A. Prentice of Hamilton, N.J., Gary R. Prentice and his wife Lynn of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Susan Ann Bryer and her husband Mark […]

Irene D. Charpentier, 81, of Marlborough

August 15th, 2017

Marlborough – Irene D. (LePage) Charpentier, 81, of Marlborough, passed away surrounded by her loving family Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Born Sept. 9, 1935 in Lewiston, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and MarieAnge (Foley) LePage. She was also predeceased by her former spouse, Edgar A. Charpentier, and her siblings, Norman, Joseph […]

Walter J. Kalczynski, 88, of Shrewsbury

August 15th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Walter J. “Walt” Kalczynski, 88, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 in Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after a period of falling health. His wife of 63 years, Marie (L’Esperance) Kalczynski, passed away June 3, 2016. Walter, son of the late Joseph V. and Mary (Bernat) Kalczynski, […]

Robert Ellison, 94, of Grafton

August 15th, 2017

Grafton – Robert Gustaf Ellison, 94, of Grafton, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. He was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Worcester, son of Raymond D. and Ellen S. Ellison, and lived in Worcester until 1960, when he moved with his family to Grafton. He graduated from North High […]

Rita Da Cruz, 58, of Hudson

August 15th, 2017

Hudson – Rita De Cassia Da Cruz, 58, of Hudson, formerly of Marlborough, passed away at home Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, surrounded by her beloved family, after a period of declining health. Amongst her many survivors, Rita leaves behind her three loving children, Denis Willian Da Cruz Chaves, Douglas Mülher Da Cruz Chaves and Daiane […]

Richard A. Lefebvre, 70, of Hudson

August 15th, 2017

Hudson – Richard A. Lefebvre passed away on August 12, 2017, after a life long struggle with Muscular Dystrophy. As were his wishes, he was at home with his family around him at the time of his passing. Richard went by many names: Dick, Hap, Richie, Husband, Dad, and his very favorite Pa. The name […]

Antique puzzle exhibit at Briarwood Gallery beginning Sept. 3

August 15th, 2017

Region – The Briarwood Community will feature an exhibition of hand-cut wood jigsaw puzzles dating back nearly 200 years from the private collection of Briarwood resident Bob Armstrong. “The Wonderful World of Wood Puzzles: An Exhibition of Hand Cut Wood Jigsaw Puzzles,” will be on display at the Gallery of Briarwood, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, Sunday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Nov. 2.

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