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Weather update as of Tuesday, Feb. 18 a.m.

February 18th, 2014

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By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Everything appears to be on track for the current storm.  Snow should begin in central Massachusetts later this morning and become heavier for a time around or just after noon.  It will all end in the early evening hours, as the developing storm really intensifies out in the Gulf [...]

Update on Feb. 15 storm

February 15th, 2014

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Region – It is quite a rare event when we see two powerful storms within 3 days of each other, but that is exactly what we are looking at.  A storm system is about to move off the Carolina coast and it will undergo “Bombogenesis” as it moves up [...]

Local churches provide weekly meals for residents

February 13th, 2014

Region – Many area residents who are having financial difficulties find a warm welcome, a hearty dinner, and pleasant conversation each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday as they come together for dinner at Our Father’s Table. There are no forms to fill out or questions asked to be allowed to join in at the First Baptist Church basement on Mechanic Street in Marlborough.

Family network makes a play date

February 7th, 2014

Kayla Onyango, 4, of Marlborough rides a miniature roller coaster.

Region – Children and grownups from the Together We Can Family Network (TWCFN) enjoyed an active afternoon Feb. 2 at Playtown Express in Southborough. After a couple hours of climbing, bouncing, riding and laughing, the kids were treated to snacks and given a book to take home. TWCFN offers free activities for families up to [...]

Region anticipated to get 8-12″ of snow

February 4th, 2014

The morning commute is expected to be nasty Wednesday morning!

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Region – So far, the impending storm is behaving almost exactly as portrayed several days ago.  Snow will begin in the Shrewsbury area around 2:00 to 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, becoming moderate to heavy just before dawn, likely around 6:00 A.M., and continue for the rest of the morning.  [...]

State Rep. Peterson will retire after current term ends

February 4th, 2014

State Representative, George N.  Peterson, Jr. 

Region – After 20 years as a state representative, George N. Peterson, Jr., R-Grafton, has decided to step down when his term ends next January.

Peterson, 63, the current assistant minority leader, represents the 9th Worcester district in central Massachusetts, which includes Grafton, Northbridge and Upton and prior to the legislative redistricting in 2012, also represented parts of Westborough.

Leaving the House of Representatives will be bittersweet, he conceded, but added that it was “time.”

Assabet Valley sophomores get a financial reality check

February 3rd, 2014

During the fourth annual Reality Check at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, sophomore Winslow Kidder of Northborough takes two mandatory spins on the Wheel of Fortune, both of which landed on unlucky options: “Lost cell phone; pay $400” and “Unplanned pregnancy; pay $1,000.” (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Region – When the fourth annual Reality Check was held Jan. 23 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) in Marlborough, more sophomores learned how to balance a monthly budget. In previous years, the event was offered as a perk for sophomores in the State Scholar Program. This year’s inclusion of all sophomores was welcomed by Cindy Zomar, AVRTHS admissions and public relations coordinator.

United Way seeking nominees for the 2014 Volunteer of the Year awards

February 3rd, 2014

Region – For the third year in a row, the local United Way is accepting nominations for the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award honoring local do-gooders for their commitment to volunteerism and passion for creating positive change in our community. For the first time this year, a second award will be presented, the 2014 [...]

VNA Care Network and Hospice offers free Keep Well Clinics

January 28th, 2014

VNA Care Network & Hospice offers free Keep Well Clinics Region – Meet one-on-one with a wellness nurse at VNA Care Network & Hospice’s free Keep Well Clinics for seniors. A nurse from the nonprofit home health, hospice and wellness agency will check blood pressure and answer questions about a variety of health concerns. Blood [...]

Fourth annual comedy show to benefit the ARC

January 23rd, 2014

Region – The Fourth Annual Comedy Night, featuring the area’s most popular and talented comedians will be held Friday, Feb. 21 at the Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson, as a fundraiser for the Addiction Referral Center (ARC) of Marlborough.  The event also includes music, refreshments, raffles and prizes. Thelma Sibley and Marie Cheetham, co-chairs [...]

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