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Avidia donates $2,500 to the River’s Edge Arts Alliance

June 28th, 2016

(l to r) Mark O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Kat Alix-Gaudreau, executive director of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance; Keith Dwinells, Hudson Main Office branch manager of Avidia Bank
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Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 to the River’s Edge Arts Alliance. This donation is to help support Hudson’s free Annual Concert. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Mirick O’Connell attorney named as association president

June 28th, 2016

Dan Ramsdell, Esq., executive director of APITLA, Edward C. Bassett, Jr. Esq., and Dr. Richard Ziernicki, Knott Laboratories
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Region – Mirick O’Connell personal injury attorney Edward C. Bassett, Jr. Esq. was installed as the president of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) at the 2016 APITLA Summit Awards Luncheon. The event was held June 8 at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Fla.

Avidia Bank to add Financial Center in Hudson

June 28th, 2016

Avidia Bank’s soon-to-be built Financial Center 
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Hudson – Avidia Bank has announced the expansion of its service delivery in Hudson. In early July, the bank will begin renovations to the 17 Pope Street location that will be vacated by Citizens Bank June 30.

The Financial Center will include commercial banking, residential lending, financial services and retail banking. In addition, the bank will have a shared community room for local organizations to schedule events and meetings.

Specializing in a wide range of stone countertops

June 28th, 2016

Majid Goharzadeh of Shrewsbury Marble & Granite in the showroom
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“We have the largest selection of marble and granite of any fabrication shop in New England. We have about 300 colors in actual slabs to select from. It’s not like selecting from a 6×6-inch sample,” said Majid Goharzadeh, owner of Shrewsbury Marble & Granite on Route 9.

Moore helps Massachusetts win XCel Regional Competition

June 28th, 2016

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Region – Christa Moore, 17, of Hubbardston, is a junior at Worcester Academy and an XCel Diamond gymnast at the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury. After a strong meet at the Massachusetts XCel Gymnastics State Championship, she was named one of seven gymnasts from the entire state to represent Massachusetts in Regional Competition. Moore placed first on vault at the XCel Regional meet, helping Massachusetts win the competition, which is made up of all the New England states and New York.

SpencerBANK and Southbridge Savings Bank employees donate to March of Dimes

June 28th, 2016

(l to r) : Lori Kelly, vice president/branch administrator, SpencerBANK;  Patty Kady, development manager, New England Chapter of March of Dimes; and Bonnie Losavio, assistant vice president/human resources, Southbridge Savings Bank

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Spencer – The employees at SpencerBANK and Southbridge Savings Bank recently joined forces and donated over $1,400 to the March of Dimes Organization of New England.

Both banks’ employees were given the opportunity to wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the March of Dimes.

Marlborough Savings Bank celebrates opening of new Hudson branch

June 27th, 2016

(l to r) State Rep. Kate Hogan, Rick Bennett, Marlborough Savings Bank president and CEO, Donna Driscoll, branch manager, State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, Chuck Randall, Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce and Hudson Selectman John Parent 
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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Hudson – With a new branch located at 186 Main St., Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) has joined the revitalization of Hudson’s downtown business community. Town leaders and other members of the local business community joined bank officials June 24 for the grand opening of the new branch. “We are thrilled […]

Baker helps celebrate GE Healthcare Life Sciences grand opening in Marlborough

June 26th, 2016

Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant, Kieran Murphy, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences, and Gov. Charlie Baker

Marlborough – “It’s a great day for Marlborough,” Mayor Arthur Vigeant said as he greeted Gov. Charlie Baker and other state and local officials June 23 to celebrate the official opening of GE Healthcare Life Sciences headquarters located at 100 Results Way, the site of the former Hewlett Packard (HP).

In 2012 Marlborough was left reeling when Fidelity Investments left the city, just as Hewlett Packard had done a few years prior. But now things are definitely on the upswing as the 210,000 square-foot new GE Healthcare joins Quest Diagnostics on the former HP complex, which is now known as Marlborough Hills.

Marlborough dental practice offers wide range of services

June 21st, 2016

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“We are a one-stop dental practice. I can do most procedures right here without the need for referrals,” said Dr. William J. Ayotte, explaining a key advantage of the dental services he has been offering for 26 years, 16 of them in Marlborough.

Proponents of proposed Grafton marijuana clinic pull application

June 16th, 2016

The former Cumerland Farms storefront that had been the site of the proposed Sage Cannabis marijuana clinic. 
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Grafton – The ongoing saga of the Sage Cannabis marijuana clinic seems to have ended this week when town officials received a letter notifying them that Sage had abandoned its plans to create a marijuana clinic at the old Cumberland Farms building at 206 Worcester St. a site abutting the Hollywood Drive residential neighborhood. This issue has become an ongoing controversy between the Town and angry residents since November, 2015, when the Board issued a Letter of Non-opposition to the clinic’s siting.

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