Saturday, July 11, 2020

Central One Federal Credit Union: banking and financial services with a local twist

Shrewsbury - When is a bank not a bank? When it's a credit union. Central One Federal Credit Union offers all the services of a bank with a local touch and without the fees. While credit unions originally were intended to serve specific groups of people, today's federally-chartered credit unions function much as a bank does, with location in a specific area the only restriction.

Winter weather causing problems in area

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Southborough – The early morning snow made for slippery roads for commuters today. Approximately 8 a.m. this morning an accident...

Brokers say Westborough has reasons for optimism

Westborough - The town is making many right moves in order to attract more businesses, according to three commercial real estate brokers who met with the Economic Development Committee (EDC) at its meeting Jan. 3.

Planned Swap Shop closure concerns Southborough residents

Southborough - The future of the Swap Shop that operates at the town Transfer Station was discussed at the Jan. 3 Board of Selectmen meeting. Residents crowded the McAuliffe Hearing Room in the Town House to comment on its proposed closure.

Northborough to request economic development grant

Northborough - The Board of Selectmen approved a request at its Jan. 9 meeting for the town to apply for a grant from the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC). The request was made by Town Planner Kathy Joubert.

Southborough considers going “green”

Southborough - Members of the Southborough Green Technology and Recycling Committee will be hosting a public meeting on Jan. 19 to discuss the goals and benefits of becoming a certified green community. The meeting will take place at the town's public library starting at 7:30 p.m. It will feature presentations by Carl Guyer, the committee's chair, Kelly Brown, the central Mass. regional coordinator for the Mass. Department of Energy Sources

Grafton stay-at-home mom becomes bodybuilder

Westborough - As a personal trainer, Cyndy Bohn, group exercise director at the Westboro Swim and Tennis Club, uses the dedication and determination that has made her an award-winning bodybuilder to transform the bodies and lives of her clients. One such client is Leslie Kritz of Grafton.

Westborough Girls Scouts urge residents to “Reduce, Reuse, ReFoamIt!”

Westborough - Local Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 30555, Bhargavi Ram and Kaleigh Wright, have made a mission out of their environmentally-focused Silver Award project. Following the lead of Kaleigh's aunt who set up a Styrofoam collection program in Northborough through the Framingham-based company, ReFoamIt!, the girls decided to spearhead a similar program in Westborough.

Inklings – On the twelfth day of Christmas: one organizer organizing

This newspaper is dated Jan. 6, the twelfth day of Christmas, traditionally the day the wise men visited the baby Jesus. I's not sure why, but today's the day that, according to the song, your true love gives you 12 drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, 10 lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, et cetera, culminating with the partridge in the pear tree.

Cancer survivor's family saved from homelessness

Grafton - What began as a leaking roof in need of repair would lead to a journey that nearly landed a Grafton family in homelessness. Mike and Amy Randell had dreamed of adding on to their home, where Amy grew up. They wanted to remain in the residence as their own family grew. When they discovered the roof needed to be replaced, they decided it made sense to renovate at the same time.