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Local Vietnam veterans to be recognized for their service

March 23rd, 2016

Adam Costello, director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Services District (seated, far right) meets with representatives of area veterans and civic organizations to plan a Vietnam veterans welcome home ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, April 30, at Floral Street Elementary School in Shrewsbury.

Region – From the time that Adam Costello became director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Services District in the fall of 2014, he has heard a common concern. After serving their country in the Vietnam War, many veterans returned home and felt that they were scorned instead of welcomed.

Worcester firm offers complete make-over for kitchen cabinets

March 22nd, 2016

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“Our furniture refinishing business, Furniture Plus, has been around forever, and we’ve had requests to redo kitchen cabinets throughout the years,” said Gerry Brodeur, who owns the business with his wife, Robin. “In 2014, we decided to make concerted effort to develop the kitchen cabinet business, and last year we set it up as the Cabinet Rehab Shop.”

Tina Bilazarian Realtors wins achievement award at global real estate event

March 22nd, 2016

Region – Tina Bilazarian Inc. Realtors was the winner of a prestigious Member Achievement Award presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), a global community of more than 500 independent real estate firms. The award was presented at the network’s annual Awards Gala Feb. 25 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event was part of LeadingRE’s Conference Week, which has attracted a distinguished audience of nearly 2,500 real estate professionals from 25 countries.

Snow causes schools to delay or cancel

March 21st, 2016

Region – Grafton Public Schools have a two hour delay today. Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough are closed.

Storm now not expected to impact area

March 19th, 2016

What a turn-around! From a crippling storm to likely a small accumulation and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was only a dusting in our local area. There were a number of things that went wrong with how I thought this forecast would turn out and an error analysis has identified some of them.

St. John’s defeats Putnam in state semi-final

March 16th, 2016

Adham Floyd goes up for a layup during the second quarter of Tuesday's game.

Worcester – The St. John’s High School basketball team will move on to the Division 1 state championship game after defeating Putnam Academy by a score of 65-48 in a game played March 15 Tuesday at the DCU Center.

Backed by a very enthusiastic fan base dressed in red, the Pioneers controlled play and held a comfortable lead throughout the game.

Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy offered for military families

March 16th, 2016

Region – Researchers at UMASS Medical School are developing an innovative program for service members and veterans with alcohol related concerns. The program is called Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy for Military Families. Based on a similar program developed over the past 35 years called Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy (ABCT), the program is now being adapted for military personnel who are facing unique challenges at home after deployment; challenges that are often include alcohol, feeling down, pain, trauma, isolation, and anger that can get in the way of creating a “new normal” for service members and their families. The principal investigators of the project are Elizabeth E. Epstein, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and director, UMass National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans and David Smelson, Psy.D., professor of psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School and research psychologist at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass.

Raising funds and awareness for Congenital Heart Walk

March 15th, 2016

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Region – Personal reasons compel Dolores Edgren of Southborough to support the Adult Congenital Heart Association and Children’s Heart Foundation, which are the benefiting charities of the Congenial Heart Walk – Boston. Her daughter, Kim Edgren now of North Grafton, is a congenital heart defect (CHD) survivor and chair of the walk since its inception in 2012.

Central One Federal Credit Union announces promotions

March 15th, 2016

(l to r) Christine Bates, David V. Kaiser and Michael T. Murphy

Shrewsbury – David L’Ecuyer, president/CEO of Central One Federal Credit Union has announced the following promotions:

David V. Kaiser has been promoted to assistant vice president of retail services. Kaiser has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services field, most recently serving as branch manager of the Westborough branch.

Houde welcomes new Realtor

March 15th, 2016

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Marlborough – Houde Real Estate recently announced the addition of Nancy Butterly, Realtor Consultant, to their team of professional agents. Butterly is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and the National Association of Realtors.

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