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Marlborough’s Memorial Beach temporarily closed

August 7th, 2014

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Marlborough – Officials have announced that Memorial Beach is temporarily closed for swimming due to elevated levels of cyanobacteria (blue green algae) bloom. The problem is not uncommon; it has occurred in other parts of the state recently as well. According to a press release, the city of Marlborough is working closely with the Massachusetts [...]

Central One Federal Credit Union donates to Shrewsbury library

August 7th, 2014

(l to r) Zachary Daniels, marketing manager, Central One;  David L’Ecuyer, president and CEO, Central One; Matt Hogan and Mary Casey, co-chairs, Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation’s Building for the Future;  April Healey, vice president of retail services, Central One;  and Ellen Dolan, library director, Shrewsbury Public Library.  
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Shrewsbury – Central One Federal Credit Union has made a donation of $25,000 to the Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation’s Building for the Future capital campaign. The donation is in support of the foundation’s $1.75 million philanthropic effort to support the $23.3 million expansion and revitalization of the library building.

August 7 is Purple Heart Day

August 7th, 2014

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Submitted by Military Order of the Purple Heart A day to honor America’s combat wounded and fallen heroes Region – Each year on August 7, Americans pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.  The Purple Heart is [...]

Willy’s Kitty Angels Rescue helps strays find new home

August 6th, 2014

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Northborough – MaryEllen Richards, director of Willy’s Kitty Angels Rescue, is on a mission: to help one stray cat at a time. For her and her team of volunteers, there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that they are trying to do.

In 2007, Richards was living in the Dudley/Webster area and took on the task of trapping, neutering and releasing cats that she would find left behind. She would also take some of these felines to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield for their free feral Sunday clinics.

Shrewsbury issues public health advisory for Dean Park

August 6th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Health has issued a public health advisory due to the observation of high levels of cyanobacteria algae (blue-green) in Dean Park Pond. Individuals are being encouraged to avoid coming in contact with the body of water until further notice. The town will be working with environmental health specialists to [...]

Author Sasso to appear at Tatnuck Bookseller

August 6th, 2014

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Westborough – Briana Sasso, author of “Elisabetta: A Novel of Two Generations Sewn Together,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Aug. 10,  from 1 – 3 p.m. Sadie, a 16-year-old girl who has just experienced a life-changing tragedy, finds herself forced into a relationship with her paternal grandmother. As Sadie spends time with her, she [...]

Author Harrington to sign copies of book at Tatnuck Bookseller

August 6th, 2014

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Westborough – K.A. Harrington, author of  “Forget Me,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Aug. 9, from 4 – 6 p.m. In this novel, a psychological thriller, Morgan is a young woman who never minded her boyfriend Flynn’s dark and private nature. But now he’s dead, and she can’t move on. Hoping for some closure, [...]

Busy K-9 unit’s ‘Kaiser’ helps keep city safe

August 6th, 2014

Marlborough Police Department K-9 Kaiser
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Marlborough – Following three years of research, networking, demonstrating a need for a K-9 unit, and steady pursuit of grants to support the program, the Marlborough Police Department has successfully established a working, active K-9 unit to assist them in protecting residents of the city.

In announcing the program to the City Council last summer, Mayor Arthur Vigeant commended Police Chief Mark F. Leonard for “his dogged pursuit” of funding which was initiated when a $25,000 grant was received from the Stanton Foundation.

Soccer club helps players reach their potential

August 5th, 2014

Jason Braga, (far right) with some of his fellow New England Futbol Club coaches. 
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Region – For many area kids, playing recreational sports such as soccer, baseball or hockey is an integral part of growing up. Although most towns still subsidize their school programs, more advanced players are usually on their own and for many, it is a luxury they cannot afford.

Jason Braga, who grew up in Hudson, thinks all kids should have the chance to participate, no matter what their financial circumstances.

Over 1,000 support inaugural 5K in Hudson for UMass ALS Cellucci Fund

August 4th, 2014

Paul and Jan Cellucci’s grandson, Rhys Adams, 7, announces the start of the race.

Hudson – Elected officials on both sides of the aisle united Aug. 2 at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 to support the final campaign of Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada. They were among the runners and walkers who travelled a 5K route in his hometown for the inaugural Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race.

After a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Cellucci launched the UMass ALS Champion Fund in 2011. ALS took his life at age 65 in 2013 and his renamed campaign continues as the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund. Over 1,000 supporters registered for this fundraiser.

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