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Kane supports legislation to safeguard against handicapped parking fraud

November 2nd, 2017

Region  – State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently to pass legislation that authorizes the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to investigate charges that someone has falsely obtained, or is falsely using, a handicapped parking placard or license plate. The legislation also allows the RMV to require documentation when determining if an applicant is eligible for a handicapped plate or placard.

Mr. Handyman gets the job done

November 2nd, 2017

Region – Mr. Handyman Central MetroWest is part of a leading national service franchise. With their office now located in Holliston, Mr. Handyman will do the job right and on time. The company was founded in 1996 and currently has five other locations in Massachusetts and franchises throughout the U.S., Canada and the UK.

Public invited to discussion on I-495/I-90 interchange project

November 1st, 2017

Region – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced two upcoming public meetings regarding the proposed I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvement Project in Hopkinton, Westborough and Southborough in an effort to hear public input and to provide community members with the background and current status of the project. The full schedule for the upcoming public meetings is as follows: Wednesday, Nov.  15, 7 p.m., Hopkinton Middle School, 88 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton; and Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Westborough Town Hall, 34 W. Main St., Westborough. 

Artist Guild of Shrewsbury presents ‘Colors of Autumn’ at Northborough Free Library

November 1st, 2017

Region – The Artist Guild of Shrewsbury will present the “Colors of Autumn” for its annual show which will be held at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St., Northborough, during the month of November. The show will include works from artists from Shrewsbury, as well as surrounding towns in central Massachusetts, presented in a variety of media and painting styles

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office welcomes ‘Zeus’ to the team

October 31st, 2017

Shrewsbury – There’s a new sheriff in town.

Well, not exactly. Rather, there’s a new member on Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis’s team – Zeus, an eight-month old mixed lab.

Alzheimer’s Partnership hosts free forum for caregivers

October 30th, 2017

Framingham – The MetroWest Alzheimer’s Partnership, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will offer caregivers a free forum Saturday, Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m., at the Callahan Center, 535 Union Ave., Framingham.

Koutoujian elected president of the Mass. Sheriffs’ Association

October 30th, 2017

Region – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has been elected by his peers to serve as president of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association (MSA).

Assabet Valley and Marlborough schools awarded Workforce Skills Capital Grants

October 30th, 2017

Region – Marlborough Public Schools and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School were two of 32 institutions recently awarded Workforce Skills Capital Grants by the Baker-Polito Administration. More than 32 high schools, community colleges and educational institutions received $9.5 million to purchase equipment, modernize operations, and boost enrollment capacity in career training programs.

Over 300 participate in Mary Beth Benison Foundation 5K Road Race

October 30th, 2017

Region – The weather held out on Oct. 15 for over 300 runners participating in the 2nd Mary Beth Benison (MBB) Foundation 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run. The foundation uses the MBBF 5k as a way to honor the late Mary Beth Benison, a Northborough resident who passed away from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2015 and another individual from Central Massachusetts who is living with ALS or who has passed away from ALS. This year’s race was in memory of Maryellen Standring who lived in Holden and passed away from ALS in 2014.

Celebrate Diwali at the Worcester Art Museum

October 30th, 2017

Region – The sights, sounds and tastes of India come to life during the Worcester Art Museum’s Fall Community Day, Saturday, Nov. 4. This day-long celebration of “Diwali – Festival of Light” commemorates the triumph of light over darkness. The event takes place at the museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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