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New martial arts studio to offer seminar with world champions

April 8th, 2014


Westborough – Renowned mixed martial artists Mark DellaGrotte and Daniel Gracie will be the guest speakers at the grand opening of the Prototype Integrated Martial Arts Studio Saturday, April 12 starting at 10 a.m. DellaGrotte, of Spike TV’s Ultimate Fighter 4 and Gracie, a world ju-jitsu champion, will be speaking about and demonstrating effective striking [...]

Northborough Scout honored for earning Eagle rank

April 7th, 2014

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Northborough – Andrew G. Petlock of Troop 101 Northborough was honored for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout at a special Court of Honor ceremony held at Trinity Church last fall. The rank of Eagle is the highest rank that a Boy Scout may achieve, and is earned by only about five percent of all [...]

Corridor Nine expo brings together business community

April 7th, 2014

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Westborough – Over 1,100 visitors attended the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held at the Doubletree Hotel April 2.

The expo, in its 23rd year, had 115 exhibitors representing a wide range of businesses and services from the chamber’s core towns of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury and Grafton, as well as many others from throughout Worcester County and the 495 region.

Village Dental provides lifetime treatment for patients

April 4th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Dr. Nicholas Papapetros has been a dentist since 1991 and now owns Village Dental on Main Street in Shrewsbury. Village Dental is a full-service dentist office that offers a wide array of dental services including cosmetic and family dentistry, Invisalign braces, dental implants, dentures, veneers and root canal therapy.

Boston Marathon Profile – Ron Lipka

April 2nd, 2014


By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Ron Lipka, 36, from Northborough and running his 12th marathon How many marathons have you run? How many times have you run Boston? I’ve run 11 marathons, and this is my third Boston Marathon. If you ran Boston last year, what was your experience with what happened? Last year I had [...]

Southborough woman’s scarves provide comfort, courage to marathon runners

April 2nd, 2014


Southborough – With the Boston Marathon just weeks away, one local resident is working with knitters from around the world to bring some comfort to the runners.

Boston Marathon Profile – Jim Kane

April 2nd, 2014

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By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Region – Jim Kane of Northborough, 41, is running his second Boston marathon and 15th marathon overall. How many marathons have you run?  How many times have you run Boston? I’ve run 14 marathons – Hyannis, Providence, Keane (NH), New Orleans, Dallas, Baltimore, Burlington (VT), New York City, Boston, Chicago, [...]

Employment Options honors Marlborough Police at annual dinner

April 1st, 2014

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Marlborough – Employment Options, Inc. hosted its annual awards dinner at its Marlborough clubhouse March 27, where it presented a special award to the Marlborough Police Department.

The nonprofit agency helps individuals in the MetroWest area manage their mental health and wellness including those who have experienced economic disadvantages.

Each year, it recognizes community leaders who encourage the work of the agency while also serving as a branch to understanding the needs of its members.

Shrewsbury resident graduates from state firefighting academy

March 28th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Firefighter Benjamin Gerber graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA) March 21. Gerber is veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Iraq. He earned numerous service medals and awards while a member of the military, including Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, [...]

Priya Rathnam named Shrewsbury’s new assistant library director

March 28th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Patrons of the Shrewsbury Public Library are already familiar with the new assistant director and head of adult services: Priya Rathnam, who joined the staff in 2006. Prior to her current position, she served as a volunteer, page, children’s librarian and reference librarian. She was chosen to succeed George C. Brown, who retired in January.

After earning her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English language and literature at the Madurai Kamaraj University in India, she received her master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Rhode Island.

Rathnam immediately felt comfortable at the library when she moved to Shrewsbury in 2004.

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