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Tuesday morning commute predicted to be slippery

December 28th, 2015

Here is the text from the latest statement for our general area as issued by the National Weather Service in Taunton. This looks to be a minor but potentially hazardous storm for many of us, as an extended period of freezing rain is likely to occur with the potential for ice caused tree damage and isolated power outages along with slippery road and sidewalk conditions during the morning.

Scholastic awards available through the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce

December 23rd, 2015

Region – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce announced that a total of $11,325 is available in scholastic awards to graduating high school students. Students must be a resident of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough or Shrewsbury to apply. The awards given will be granted on the basis of scholastic achievement, community and school involvement, work […]

Veterans’ Services District hosts Holiday Celebration

December 21st, 2015

Jimmy J. Belanger, 6, gets a gift from Santa.

Region – On Dec. 20, a first-time Holiday Celebration at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 in Northborough was attended by residents of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Services District (CMVD), which includes Grafton, Northborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough.

Avidia donates to MetroWest Legal Services

December 17th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Elizabeth A. Soule, executive director of MetroWest Legal Services; and David Morticelli, AVP market manager of Marlborough Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to MetroWest Legal Services. This donation will be used for its Eviction Defense Project. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Advanced Math and Science Academy to compete on ‘High School Quiz Show’

December 17th, 2015

The team from Advanced Math and Science Academy that will compete on “High School Quiz Show”. (Photo/© 2015 WGBH/Liza Voll)

Region – Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough was one of 16 teams from across the commonwealth that advanced from a pool of 131 schools to compete in the seventh season of “High School Quiz Show,” WGBH’s televised academic tournament. The advancing teams received the highest scores on an oral quiz at the […]

Assabet Valley will hold entrance exams for Adult Practical Nursing Program

December 17th, 2015

Region – For those interested in a career in nursing, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s next information session is Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about the program, meet current students, and ask questions. All are welcome. Visit the website, www.assabetvalleylpn.org to register for the […]

Sweats for Vets strives to score a successful fifth season

December 14th, 2015

Sweats for Vet president and founder Mark Vital (front, center with sweatshirt) is surrounded by members of the Marlborough chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, who contributed over 90 sweatshirts this year for homeless veterans.


Region – Sweats for Vets began in 2011 as a holiday gesture that provided Boston sports team sweatshirts to about 60 homeless veterans sheltered in Worcester. Last year, the expanded nonprofit organization distributed 570 sweatshirts to five veterans’ homeless shelters. With this year’s goal of over 800 sweatshirts, Sweats for Vets president and founder Mark Vital hopes to surpass past efforts.

Quit Smoking for the Holidays

December 13th, 2015

Submitted by the Central Mass. Tobacco Free Community Partnership Region – With the holidays and 2016 fast approaching, make a resolution for a healthier life for you and your family. If you’re a smoker, quitting is the most important step you can take to protect your health, decreasing the risk of lung disease, cancer, and […]

Law firm will mark its 100th anniversary in 2016

December 8th, 2015

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Worcester—Mirick, O’Connell, DeMaillie & Lougee will celebrate a century of providing legal services in the coming year, a significant milestone few companies reach.

“In 1916, a Worcester attorney started the firm, and it remained very much a family firm, both its attorneys and its clients. When I started here 31 years ago, there were still four members of each of the founding families,” recalled David Surprenant, managing partner.

Avidia Foundation donates to More Than Wheels

December 8th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Disa Nowack, marketing and community outreach for More Than Wheels; Jennifer Bonanno, director of marketing and communications of More Than Wheels; and Keith Dwinells, Hudson branch manager of Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to More Than Wheels. This donation will be used for financial education and a credit repair program.

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