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Community supports Trooper Clardy Children’s Fund

April 4th, 2016

An American flag is tied with a blue ribbon on a pole in front of St. Michael’s Church in Hudson, where the life of Trooper Thomas L. Clardy was remembered March 22.
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – Hudson residents displayed their support immediately upon learning about the death of State Trooper Thomas L. Clardy, 44, who lived in town with his wife Reisa, and their six children, ages 4 to 17. His obituary stated, “In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Trooper Clardy may be made to the Clardy Children’s Fund, c/o Avidia Bank, 42 Main St., Hudson, MA 01749.”

Mayor’s Charity Ball aids Marlborough relief fund

April 4th, 2016

Longtime community leader Marilyn Perry (center) is named Humanitarian of the Year by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

Marlborough – Supporters from both sides of the political aisle united April 2 while attending the Mayor’s Charity Ball at the Holiday Inn & Guest Suites in Marlborough. Held each inaugural year since 1960, the ball benefits the Mayor’s Charity Relief Fund to help residents in need of financial assistance at times of crisis or emergency.

Wayside cyclists raise over $26K, pedaling to end cancer

March 29th, 2016

Samantha Dalbec, 7, and Nia Benoit

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Marlborough – Stationary bicyclists once again exceeded their goal with the 12th annual Pedal to End Cancer (formerly known as Spin for Hope), a three-hour event held March 6 at Wayside Athletic Club. With additional donations expected, 32 cyclists raised over $26,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Throughout 12 years, the club, formerly known as Wayside Racquet & Swim Club, has collected over $212,000 through its fundraisers.

Kids’ clothing swap to be held at St. Anne’s

March 27th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Thanks to the hard work of Violetta Sobiech and her committee, families will be able to swap their children’s clothes at a free clothing exchange on Saturday, April 2 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Father Smith Center of St. Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike.

Central One donates to Shrewsbury library’s PJ drive

March 19th, 2016

cradles to crayons

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Library recently held a Pajamas Donation Initiative to support the 9th Annual Boston Bruins/Cradles to Crayons PJ Drive, benefiting homeless or needy children across the state.

Northborough pediatric nurse to run Boston Marathon

March 18th, 2016

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Northborough – Emily Hughes is a 2008 graduate from Algonquin Regional High School and a nurse at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) in its Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department. On April 18, Hughes will be running the Boston Marathon with team Eye and Ear and, specifically, Team Operation Airway.

Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy offered for military families

March 16th, 2016

Region – Researchers at UMASS Medical School are developing an innovative program for service members and veterans with alcohol related concerns. The program is called Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy for Military Families. Based on a similar program developed over the past 35 years called Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy (ABCT), the program is now being adapted for military personnel who are facing unique challenges at home after deployment; challenges that are often include alcohol, feeling down, pain, trauma, isolation, and anger that can get in the way of creating a “new normal” for service members and their families. The principal investigators of the project are Elizabeth E. Epstein, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and director, UMass National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans and David Smelson, Psy.D., professor of psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School and research psychologist at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass.

5K race planned to remember Melican Middle School teacher

March 15th, 2016

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Northborough – Lisa (Gentilotti) Kaplan, a 12-year veteran Spanish teacher at Robert E. Melican Middle School and lifelong resident of the area, passed away Nov. 23, after a six-week battle with a rare and aggressive type of mesothelioma. She was a graduate of Westborough High School and Assumption College, and had lived in Grafton. A 5K race is being planned for Saturday, May 14, to celebrate her memory.

Raising funds and awareness for Congenital Heart Walk

March 15th, 2016

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Region – Personal reasons compel Dolores Edgren of Southborough to support the Adult Congenital Heart Association and Children’s Heart Foundation, which are the benefiting charities of the Congenial Heart Walk – Boston. Her daughter, Kim Edgren now of North Grafton, is a congenital heart defect (CHD) survivor and chair of the walk since its inception in 2012.

Marlborough High Student honors friend’s memory with toy drive

March 11th, 2016

Julia Dougherty and Bernadette LaFollette 
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Marlborough – This spring, Bernadette LaFollette should have been excited about graduating soon from Marlborough High School and looking forward to the next stage of life.

But sadly, the young woman who many called “friend” will not get that chance. Bernadette passed away in 2013 after a lifetime of illness due to a heart defect she had since birth.

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