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Children’s book author and illustrator is a local treasure

July 29th, 2016

Ralph Masiello (Photo/Jane Keller Gordon)

Shrewsbury – Thanks to a lot of talent, and some fortunate encounters, Ralph Masiello became a successful author and illustrator of children’s and how-to-draw books. He has given back to local students by creating a mural at the Boylston Elementary School, where he was a student. Masiello also recently completed a mural – involving students – at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School in Shrewsbury.

Julio’s Liquors allows customers a chance to purchase rare whisky

July 28th, 2016

Ryan Maloney, the owner of Julio's Liquors
Photo/Erb Photography

Westborough – At 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, Julio’s Liquors will open its doors to allow the first 500 visitors (21 years or older) a chance to purchase the rarest of the rare whiskies. The event will work as a lottery system. Each of the first 500 visitors at Julio’s will receive a special […]

Marlborough veterinarian helps animals around the world

July 27th, 2016


Marlborough – There never seems to be enough hours in a day for Dr. Gangadhar Patil, a veterinarian who practices in Marlborough and volunteers extensively with the World Vets Organization.

River’s Edge Chorale welcomes new director

July 27th, 2016

John Anthony Volpe (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Hudson – John Anthony Volpe completed his first season this past spring as director of the River’s Edge Chorale, a music program of the Hudson-based River’s Edge Arts Alliance (REAA).

He began leading the group of over 30 singers after its founding director Paul Johnson moved to Cape Cod. Volpe felt comfortable throughout his first chorale rehearsal process from April to mid-June.

Boroughs JCC shuts its doors

July 26th, 2016

Borough’s JCC in Westborough
Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Westborough – The Boroughs Jewish Community Center (JCC) will close its doors on Friday, July 29, 2016, six years after a volunteer group of parents opened it as an independent, non-profit charitable center on Oak Street in Westborough.

“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. My kids think of this place as their second home,” said Boroughs JCC Board President Stephen Marmor.

Beating the heat

July 26th, 2016

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Northborough – Kids of all ages flocked to the Splash Pad at Assabet Park July 25 to enjoy a reprieve from the hot and humid weather. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Grafton resident earns law degree

July 25th, 2016

Matthew Chouinard (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Matthew Chouinard of North Grafton recently graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a juris doctor degree and a master of science degree in government organization and leadership. Chouinard was one of 128 law school graduates and one of only 25 that received a dual degree May 14. Creighton University School of […]

Shrewsbury resident helps grant ‘Birthday Wishes’ for homeless children

July 25th, 2016

Cheryl Pouliot (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough/Shrewsbury – In the eyes of a child, a birthday is a very special thing that deserves to be celebrated. For many children living in homeless shelters, Birthday Wishes, a nonprofit organization based in Newton, ensures that each child will be recognized with a party complete with a cake, games, music, a craft, presents and a goody bag.

Goff to retire from the Baptist Church of Grafton

July 25th, 2016

Rev. Philip D. Goff with his wife, May. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – The Baptist Church of Grafton has announced the retirement of Rev. Philip D. Goff, who has served the church for the last 13 years. A graduate of Andover Newton Theological School, he has been in the ministry for 40 years serving churches in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Goff has been an active […]

E.L. Harvey & Sons installs solar system at recycling facility

July 25th, 2016

(l to r) - Ben Harvey, executive vice president, E.L. Harvey; Jeff Constantine, vice president, operations, SolarFlair Energy; Dan Greenwood, vice president, business development, SolarFlair Energy; Steve Harvey, executive vice president,  E.L. Harvey;  , Matt Arner, president, SolarFlair Energy; Dean Polymeros, CFO, E.L. Harvey; and Doug Harvey, executive vice president, E.L. Harvey. (Photo/submitted)

Region – E.L. Harvey & Sons and SolarFlair Energy executives recently kicked-off the 1 megawatt solar installation on E.L Harvey’s 3–year-old residential recycling facility at 394 Wood St., Hopkinton. July 7 was the beginning of a four-month project wherein SolarFlair’s project staff will install 3,124 photo voltaic panels on the 80,000 square foot standing seam […]

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