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Traffic advisory issued for Southborough Summer Nights event scheduled for Aug. 23

August 19th, 2014

Southborough – The annual Southborough Summer Nights event will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 23, starting at 5 p.m., at Neary School. To make sure everyone attending or passing by stays safe, a traffic advisory has been issued: The Southborough Emergency Management Agency would like to advise all residents of an upcoming traffic advisory for [...]

Regional planning commissions seek business community input for ‘Buy Local’ initiative

August 18th, 2014

Region – On Aug. 11, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) and Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) began spearheading a “Buy Local” initiative. This multi-pronged initiative seeks to facilitate a shift in spending patterns to support local businesses and producers in central Massachusetts. The heart of the initiative – a Buy Local campaign and [...]

Scholarships awarded to area Framingham State students

August 10th, 2014

Region – The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) recently announced its 2014-2015 scholarship winners. IAFSA, a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1874, offers approximately 30 scholarships and awards to Framingham State University students as well as interest-free loans.  Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Scholarships and loan funding are provided by donations and bequests. [...]

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 [...]

Local kids from Boys and Girls Clubs tour Fenway

August 3rd, 2014

Red Sox players David Ross (front row, center left) and Brock Holt (front row, center right) meet the kids.

Region – On July 30, approximately 75 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Thomas Chew Memorial Boys & Girls Club of Fall River, and Breakthrough Greater Boston were treated to a tour of Fenway Park, lunch on the Green Monster, and a Q & A session with current Red Sox players David [...]

State Representative Matt Beaton to host third annual Beaton Charity Classic

July 29th, 2014

Shrewsbury/Westborough – State Representative Matt Beaton is delighted to host his third annual charity golf tournament Monday, Aug. 18, at the Haven Country Club (formerly Mount Pleasant Country Club) in Boylston. The Beaton Charity Classic (BCC) will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, followed by a 10:30 a.m. bramble-style start, barbecue [...]

First responders and veterans honored at ‘LiveLife Family Day’

July 29th, 2014

State Senator Michael Moore, Worcester Register of Probate Stephen Abraham, Rev. Will Bard, founder and CEO of LiveLife Center and Valiant Veterans, and Amanda Sullivan (front), executive director of LiveLife and executive director and co-founder of Valiant Veterans, with Boston Bruins mascot “Blades,” two of the team’s “Ice Girls” and “Corporal Gunnar.”

Shrewsbury – Despite the rain, nearly 1,000 people enjoyed a free barbecue and met with local first responders at the “LiveLife Family Day” July 27 at the Hebert Candy Mansion. The event was hosted by the Worcester-based organization Valiant Veterans LiveLife Center and Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog.

Two abandoned dogs hope for second chance together

July 5th, 2014

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Region – Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton recently became the temporary home to a pair of abandoned pit bull mix dogs, both estimated to be between 2 and 3 years old. The doggie duo were discovered by residents who found them wandering on Wilson Street in Hopkinton and called the shelter. When staff set out to find the dogs they were able to find the male, whom they named “Mush” – but his “mate” proved elusive. “Blush,” as she was later named, was hiding in Weston Nurseries, scared and alone until a staff member brought Mush to the scene. Mush saved the day, giving his girl Blush the confidence to come running to safety.

Tropical Storm ‘Arthur’ is born

July 1st, 2014

Photo/National Weather Service

Region – As expected, Tropical Storm Arthur has developed from within the area of disturbed weather off the southeast U.S. coast. It still looks like he will be a nuisance for Fourth of July celebrations all up and down the east coast in the Thursday to Friday time frame, bringing the potential for “predecessor” rain Thursday into Friday and then Arthur’s rain shield should cover at least a portion of southeast New England, with the possibility of strong to storm force winds raking the coastal areas of the outer Cape and the Islands. The exact location of the rain shields and the storm position is nearly impossible to pin down with any certainty from this far out, but it does seem that rain will impact our area from later on Thursday into Friday morning. I don’t yet know where Arthur’s rain shield will set up, and there is the possibility that it may miss central Massachusetts altogether, leaving us with relatively dry conditions later Friday into Saturday.

Author Stimson to sign copies of new book at Tatnuck Bookseller

June 20th, 2014

Ellen Stimpson, author of "Mud Season." Photo/Submitted

Westborough – Ellen Stimson, author of “Mud Season,” will be signing copies of her new book Sunday, June 22, from 12 – 2 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller. After a getaway in gorgeous rural Vermont – its mountains ablaze in autumnal glory, its Main Streets quaint and welcoming – Ellen Stimson and her family make up [...]

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