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Hudson-area families learn to cope with addiction, recovery

October 5th, 2016


Hudson – Erin Holmes travelled weekly from her Hudson home to Learn to Cope meetings in Worcester while her son Matthew struggled with heroin addiction and pursued recovery. A 2011 Hudson High School alum and Army veteran, Matthew relapsed after a long-term recovery and passed away at age 22 this past January.

Rotman honored by Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood

October 4th, 2016


Worcester – Ida Rotman, who co-founded Rotmans Furniture with her late husband Murray in the 1960s, was recently honored by Worcester’s Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood. Rotman was named a “Woman of Achievement” for her outstanding service to the Sisterhood. A gift was made in her name to the Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League for […]

Women’s Biz Network slated for Oct. 21

October 4th, 2016

Stow – The Assabet Valley Chamber’s Women’s Business Network (WBN) will host a meeting on Friday, Oct. 21, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Emma’s Café in the Stow Shopping Plaza (117 Great Rd.). This event features a “farm fresh” buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, and water, and a perpetual book swap. This month’s guest speaker […]

Westborough High senior leaves his mark on chess through teaching

October 3rd, 2016

Andrew Liu

Westborough – A YouTube video posted in 2014 shows Westborough High School senior Andrew Liu hiding his high value pieces behind a wall of low value ones for most of a chess match. Then, in a flurry of moves, he swings all his pieces out from behind his defense and seizes control of the match.

Liu’s opponent, then 15-year-old Christopher Gu, saw his own defense collapse and soon conceded defeat, a loser at the hands of a unique and unorthodox playing style that Liu, used to secure six national chess championships in six years.

Shrewsbury Fire Department to host open house Oct. 8

October 3rd, 2016


Shrewsbury – Fire Chief James Vuona and the Shrewsbury Firefighters invite local families to a free open house, at Shrewsbury Fire Headquarters, 11 Church Rd., Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to learn more about fire safety. October is National Fire Safety Month and during the open house, families will learn about […]

Westborough Woman’s club honors longtime member

September 30th, 2016


Westborough –The Westborough Woman’s Club honored Janet Harvey at its Sept. 13 meeting for her 67 years of membership in the club. Now entering its 100th year anniversary, the club is open to all women who are at least 18 years of age and who have an interest in contributing to the betterment of the […]

Kids enjoy ‘Touch a Truck’ event 

September 28th, 2016


Region – Auburn Mall hosted the third annual Touch a Truck Sept. 17, a community event that benefited the Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Memorial Fund and Simon Youth Foundation. Truck enthusiasts of all ages were able to get up-close looks at vehicles including an Auburn Police Cruiser, Auburn Fire Truck, Dirty Girl Disposal Dump Truck, […]

Winter gear drive begins in Northborough

September 28th, 2016

Northborough – Northborough Helping Hands Association, Inc., (NHHA) will be collecting new and gently used winter coats, snow pants and boots through early November to benefit Northborough families in need. Collection bins will be located at Lincoln Street School, Marguerite E. Peaslee School, Fannie E. Proctor School, Marion E. Zeh School, and Melican Middle School; […]

Lauren Baker to be guest at chambers’ joint meeting

September 27th, 2016

Lauren Schadt Baker

Region – Lauren Schadt Baker, first lady of Massachusetts and the wife of Gov. Charlie Baker, will be the special guest at a joint meeting between the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Females Forward (BFF) group and Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Oct.  4 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough, 75 […]

Westborough Cultural Council hosts arts festival for all ages

September 26th, 2016


Westborough – Ideal autumn weather Sept. 24 contributed to a successful eighth annual Arts in Common presented by the Westborough Cultural Council at the Bay State Green. Throughout the six-hour arts festival, 20 acts of all ages performed music, dance, theater and comedy on two stages. About two dozen artisans displayed and sold handcrafted items while nonprofit organizations shared information.

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