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Legendary coach and advocate for women’s sports is BFF guest speaker

September 22nd, 2016

Guest speaker Digit Murphy (second from left) with Corridor Nine BFF members (l to r) Pam Stevens, Cindy Libbey, Mary Simone, Tracy Turczynski, Janice Bogasky and Karen Chapman  
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – In the two years that the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce women’s networking group, Business Females Forward (BFF), has been in existence, the group has had many inspiring guest speakers addressing the 100-plus attendees on a variety of subjects. But it’s pretty safe to say that there had never one quite like Digit Murphy, who was the guest speaker at the group’s Sept. 10 meeting held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough. Over the course of her 40-minute talk,

Songbird Dental – New dental practice opens in Shrewsbury

September 21st, 2016

The Songbird Dental team, from left, Kim Wooten, Dr. Luciana Messina, and Marie Troy.


Shrewsbury—Luciana Petto Messina is living her dream after years of dedicated effort.

Barresi joins staff of Flaherty Physical Therapy

September 20th, 2016

Barresi joins staff of Flaherty Physical Therapy

Avidia donates $2,500 to Straight Ahead Ministries

September 20th, 2016

(l to r) Kim Perkins, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; Danielle Gaudette, Westborough assistant branch manager of Avidia Bank; Sue Laperle, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; Scott Larson, president of Straight Ahead Ministries; and Mark O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank. Photo/submitted

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 to Straight Ahead Ministries of Worcester. This donation is for a Worcester Youth Re-entry Project. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

‘Super heroes’ come in spirit for Corridor Nine’s 23rd Annual 5k Race/Walk

September 19th, 2016

Runners take off at the start of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Applefest 5k Road Race.
Photo/Jeff Slovin

Submitted by Karen Chapman, President, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Northborough – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 23rd Applefest 5k/Race Walk Sept. 17 during the town of Northborough’s Applefest weekend.  More than 300 runners gathered at the Marion E. Zeh Elementary School for the race. “The annual community event attracted […]

‘American Pickers’ to film in Massachusetts

September 17th, 2016

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz, stars of “American Pickers" (Photo/submitted)

  Region – The team from the hit show “American Pickers” will be visiting Massachusetts this fall to film new episodes. The show’s two stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz, scour the nation searching for long-forgotten antiques and treasures. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. […]

Ashland Business Association launches new website, town portal

September 16th, 2016

Ashland – The Ashland Business Association (ABA) is launching its new website,, on Ashland Day, Saturday, Sept. 17. The website, in addition to an updated look, has increased functionality for its growing membership and will serve as a portal for the greater Ashland business community of nearly 600 registered businesses. “ABA members will now […]

Car wash proposed for Apex Center

September 14th, 2016

Marlborough – Ryan Development is seeking approval for a special permit to construct an automatic car wash at the Apex Center on Route 20. The proposal, specifying a 2,470 square foot three-bay facility with vacuum stands, was introduced to city councilors at their Sept. 13 meeting. It is planned to stand next to a Chick-fil-A restaurant and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to Kevin Eriksen, general counsel for Ryan Development.

Condominiums, restaurant proposed for downtown

September 14th, 2016

Marlborough-The opening stages of allowing residential and commercial business on the same acreage in the Marlborough Village District took place at the Sept. 12 City Council meeting. The site plan application for a six-story building with 32 residential condominium units and a ground floor restaurant was presented by Attorney Arthur Bergeron on behalf of Marlborough on Main Development, LLC of Woburn Mass.

Marlborough dealership specializes in service – Wayside Ford

September 13th, 2016

From Wayside Ford’s 25 anniversary celebration, (l to r): Silvio Ruisi, sales manager; Richard Silva, finance; Paula Ebbeling, office manager; Claude Levesque, president; and William Trottier, service and parts manager

Marlborough—For 25 years, Wayside Ford has been putting Metrowest drivers behind the wheel of a new car.

Claude Levesque started Wayside Ford in 1991 and has owned the business ever since.

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