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Monday’s storm will bring snow throughout day

February 7th, 2016

The approaching storm is going to be the real deal for much of southern New England. Here is a link to the National Weather Service Office in Taunton where you can get their take of what is on the way: http://www.weather.gov/box/ Plymouth County, the Cape and Islands are now under a Blizzard Warning; much of central and eastern Massachusetts not in the blizzard zone is under a Winter Storm Warning and most of the rest of the state is under a Winter Storm Advisory.

Avidia donates to Birthday Wishes

February 2nd, 2016

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Tammy Reagan, central Mass. regional coordinator of Birthday Wishes, Inc.; Lisa Vasiloff, executive director of Birthday Wishes, Inc.; and David Morticelli, AVP market manager of Marlborough Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Birthday Wishes, Inc., a Boston-based organization. This donation will help to celebrate birthdays for children in homeless shelters. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Young players make a difference on Shrewsbury High girls’ hockey team

February 2nd, 2016

#12 Megan Moran

Region – Their leading scorer is but a freshman and the team relies at times upon its backup goaltenders who, as seventh and eight graders, are many months away from entering high school. The 2015-2016 roster consists of just four seniors and the entire blue line corps is comprised of underclassmen. Players come from four different schools stretched across Worcester County raising the question of how well can a geographically-divided squad coalesce into a cohesive unit.

Girls Hockey Night to be held at New England Sports Center

January 31st, 2016

Region – The Algonquin Tomahawks will face off against the Marblehead Magicians at Girls Youth Hockey Night Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at the New England Sports Center, 121 Donald Lynch Boulevard, in Marlborough. The Tomahawks’ Girls Hockey Program serves players who attend Algonquin Regional, Nashoba Regional, Hudson and Marlborough high schools. At the […]

High school students award $23,814 to Worcester County nonprofits

January 29th, 2016

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) Advisory Committee members and staff on retreat at North Grafton’s Community Harvest Farm in September. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Leadership, teamwork and good listening are among the many skills gained by a group of 18 dedicated high school students who participated in this year’s Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) Advisory Committee. In December, this student-led group awarded $23,814 in grants to seven Worcester county nonprofit programs.

Tri-County internal medicine and pediatrics physicians to open new practice in Hopkinton

January 25th, 2016

Region – Philip J. Ciaramicoli, Jr., president of Tri-County Medical Associates, announced that David Carlson, MD, and Stacey Beberman, MD, have joined Tri-County’s physician staff. Both physicians are board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, and are able to treat patients from birth to elder years. They will see patients at Tri-County’s newest practice site, Hopkinton Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, scheduled to open in spring 2016 in Hopkinton. Both physicians are currently seeing patients at their temporary location, 77 W. Main St., Suite 204, Hopkinton.

St. Vincent’s ‘Walk with a Doc’ program encourages steps toward better health

January 25th, 2016

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Region – Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester has joined the national program “Walk with a Doc” which gives patients an opportunity to talk with doctors and nurses in a casual setting while walking toward better health.

Hospital staff, administrators and participants gathered at a special walk event Jan. 20 to promote the program. Steven MacLauchlan, president and CEO of Saint Vincent Hospital, and Chief Medical Officer Douglas Waite, MD, were present to show support and join the walk.

Shrewsbury, Algonquin skate to 2-2 tie

January 25th, 2016

Shrewsbury’s Liam Quinlivan (#25) defies gravity as he flies thru the air in pursuit of the puck.

Region – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks and the Shrewsbury High School Colonials skated to a 2-2 tie in a boys’ ice hockey matchup played Jan. 23 at Northstar Ice Sports.

‘Skating for Hope’ donations to help cancer patients and families

January 23rd, 2016

(l to r) Paul McGrath, Cam Neely, president, Boston Bruins, and Dave McGrath

Region – Dave McGrath, who with his family and friends, organizes an annual fundraising event each fall, “Skating for Hope,” recently made three significant donations to help individuals with cancer and their families. McGrath is a 23-year cancer survivor who now serves as the night manager for Hope Lodge, a facility in Worcester that offers […]

Monster storm on track to slam into Mid-Atlantic

January 21st, 2016

1-21-16 Coastal Flooding-rs

Here is my latest thinking on the powerful storm that will bury the mid-Atlantic region. This storm has a tremendous amount of energy with it and will intensify into a record breaking event around Washington D.C., where it could become an all-time top 3 storm for snow depth and there is an outside chance it could become the heaviest snowfall ever, eclipsing the 28 inch storm currently topping that list. It will be a much different story in our region. Heavy snow will move up the coast to Long Island and perhaps the south coast of Connecticut and Rhode Island, and perhaps reaching the outer Cape (Chatham area) and the Islands.

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