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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.

Northborough Applefest dates announced; Grand Marshal nominations sought

June 27th, 2016

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Northborough – The Northborough Applefest Committee has already spent months planning for the upcoming fall festival, which will be taking place Thursday, Sept. 15, through Sunday, Sept. 18.

This year Applefest will be tying in with Northborough’s 250th anniversary celebration theme throughout the weekend with events and activities.

Unhappy neighbors take issue with proposed 40B Prentice Place

June 27th, 2016

Grafton – A filled meeting room met the Grafton Board of Selectmen at their June 21 meeting, generated by the board’s continued discussion about the proposed 40B development called Prentice Place LLC. The proponent and developer, Sotir Papalilo, had originally scheduled the hearing to get a letter of support from the selectmen.

Westborough High chess champion to offer free lessons

June 27th, 2016

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Westborough – Andrew Liu, an 11th grade Westborough High School student who is also a six-time national champion, will be offering free weekly online chess lessons this summer for local students.

The Intro Beginner—Intermediate class starts July 5 and meets every Tuesday night from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 16. (The only exception is the class will meet Monday, Aug. 8 instead of Tuesday, Aug. 9.)

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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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.

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