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May 13 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

May 15th, 2016

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The Community Advocate is now partnering with Charter TV3  in Worcester to produce a new cable feature – “Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9.” Every week, the 90-second spot will feature either Publisher David Bagdon or Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The feature […]

Florida man arrested in Westborough Verizon dispute

May 12th, 2016

Verizon workers picket outside the Extended Extended Stay Hotel at 180 E. Main St.  where replacement workers are being housed. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On May 12th, at approximately 8:20 AM, the Westborough Police Department was assisting with a labor dispute involving striking Verizon workers and replacement workers who were staying at the Extended Stay Hotel at 180 E. Main St. Four officers were assisting the replacement workers […]

Center for Women and Enterprise now open in Westborough

May 10th, 2016

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Westborough – For years, the Center for Women and Enterprise’s (CWE) Central Mass. office, based in Worcester, has helped hundreds of people jumpstart their careers. Now, with a move to a new Westborough location, the nonprofit hopes to expand its reach to serve more people beyond the city’s borders.

When their lease was up in Worcester, the organization decided a move to Westborough made sense for several reasons, according to the organization’s Central Mass. Program Manager Lori Allen. The Worcester location was not compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and parking was an issue at times.

Fay School to showcase collection of presidential autographs and documents

May 9th, 2016

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Southborough – In the early 1900s, Fay School’s second headmaster, Waldo B. Fay, began a collection of presidential autographs. He wrote to sitting presidents and asked each one to contribute his signature. Over the years, alumni and friends of Fay added to the collection, and today, Fay has a complete set of documents featuring the autographs of every president. This year, in honor of Fay’s 150th anniversary, Fay’s Board of Trustees restored and reframed the collection, so they could share this exciting snapshot of history with the community.

CARE Laser to hold open house May 18

May 9th, 2016

Region – CARE Laser will hold an open house Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring authors Maureen Letendre and Kathy Ekdahl, who will read an excerpt from their new book “Today’s Superwoman…What to Do When Your Cape is at the Cleaners.” Guests will receive one free treatment (call to reserve a spot), 65 percent off any treatment packages purchased at the event, $10 per unit Botox special, chances to win prizes, and refreshments.

Specialty bakery creates fanciful, delicious desserts

May 9th, 2016

The CocoBeni Confections staff and some of their creations: (l to r) Rachel Cooke, Jennifer Shay and Jess Sutliff.
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Northborough – Imagine the perfect cake for a wedding, birthday, graduation. Then describe it to the artist-bakers at CocoBeni Confections and they will create it.

This specialty bakery turns out cakes, cupcakes and other confections to make an occasion truly special. And a quick stop to pick up treats for the family will make an ordinary day special.

Downtown Village Association elects officers, directors

May 9th, 2016

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Marlborough – Members of the Marlborough Downtown Village Association have taken a giant step forward, changing the status from a thriving grassroots organization to a well-defined nonprofit organization.

At a recent meeting they elected officers and a board of directors to help accomplish their mission – “To create and sustain a district where residents and workers can experience a high quality of life, a district that experiences ongoing cultural growth and serves as a regular attraction to commuting workers and visitors to Marlborough, a district where property and business owners can enjoy ongoing development, prosperity.”

Networking skills offered to local businesses

May 6th, 2016

Marlborough-Small and mid-to-large size business owners, solo entrepreneurs and those looking to expand their knowledge of networking skills gathered at the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce office April 19 to hear Rick Robinson of Capstone Home Inspections share successful techniques.

Rotary Club to Host ‘A Taste of Shrewsbury: Food and Brew Festival’ May 15

May 3rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury has announced that it will host “A Taste of Shrewsbury: Food and Brew Festival” May 12, to showcase area restaurants, food vendors, and craft breweries from around the area. The family-friendly event will feature samplings from Shrewsbury and the surrounding area’s leading establishments, and celebrate a growing local food scene.

Central One Federal Credit Union supports youth financial literacy

May 3rd, 2016

Shrewsbury – For more than a decade, Central One Federal Credit Union has offered “The Road to Financial Independence” (RTFI), a financial literacy program, to students at Shrewsbury High School. Each year, all seniors taking math courses receive this important education before graduation. RTFI is designed to help young adults navigate everyday financial matters by teaching them how to make responsible financial decisions through the use of budgeting.

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