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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 [...]

Tatnuck Bookseller hosts ‘Solo Living’ author June 21

June 20th, 2014

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Westborough – Dr. Nancy Goldner, author of “Living Solo: A Practical Guide to Life On Your Own,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, June 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. Dr. Goldner is a Boston-based psychotherapist and sociologist. These days, there are as many adults “living solo” as there are married people and, in her [...]

Northborough police sergeant to run Falmouth Road Race in memory of son

June 19th, 2014

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Northborough – Jim Bruce, a sergeant with the Northborough Police Department, will be running this year’s Falmouth Road Race to raise money and awareness for Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS). The race is scheduled to take place Aug. 17.      Sgt. Bruce will be pushing an empty wheelchair during the race in memory of his son [...]

WRTA breaks ground for its new maintenance and operations facility

June 13th, 2014

Federal, state and local officials break ground for the new WRTA facility in Worcester. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Federal, state and local officials, as well as members of the public attended the groundbreaking ceremony June 6 for the Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s (WRTA) Maintenance and Operations Facility, located at 42 Quinsigamond Ave. in Worcester. The new facility is on 11 acres of land in a manufacturing zone and will replace the [...]

Annual RiverFest to celebrate local rivers

June 11th, 2014

Region – Don’t miss the 13th Annual RiverFest , an opportunity to enjoy a full weekend of activities celebrating our local federally-designated Wild & Scenic Rivers, the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord, from Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22. Forty-five events in nine communities will be free and open to all who want to experience [...]

Northborough Free Library to be closed June 13 – 16

June 10th, 2014

Northborough – The Northborough Free Library, located at 34 Main St., will be closed Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m., through Monday, June 16, at noon, for carpet replacement in the lobby and meeting rooms. Because of the primary location in the library for the work, regular business could not be conducted, and handicapped access [...]

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