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UPDATE: State officials report crashes on area highways as snow slows travel

REGION - State officials reported multiple crashes on area roadways on Friday morning as heavy snow slowed travel and created widespread hazardous conditions. In Marlborough,...
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Unibank voted ‘Best bank for business’ in Central Massachusetts  

UniBank has once again been voted “Best Bank for Business” by Worcester Business Journal readers for 2022. 

Snow blankets region as major nor’easter arrives

REGION - This weekend's much anticipated nor'easter has arrived, bringing heavy snow and the potential for high winds throughout the day. Originally projecting roughly a...

Local students nominated in Presidential Scholars program

REGION - Multiple area students are in the running for recognition through the United States Presidential Scholars program. Dixi Han is a student at Shrewsbury...

Local fire departments celebrate fire safety equipment grants

REGION – Area towns are celebrating grant funding received through the Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program last week.  This second year of funding enables fire...

UPDATE: Local groups hold Christmas tree pickup drives

UPDATE: This post has been updated to include information on Marlborough's Christmas tree drop-off program. REGION - Need to get rid of a Christmas tree? Everyone...

RE/MAX Executive Realty celebrates ‘Top Places to Work’ recognition

REGION – RE/MAX Executive Realty is celebrating recent recognition by the Boston Globe after the paper ranked RE/MAX in the number one spot in...

Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce honors 2021 award winners

REGION - The Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its year-end awards earlier this month, recognizing businesses and individual contributors...
David Korff has been named as a new financial advisor for Avidia Investment Services.

Avidia Investment Services hires new financial advisor

REGION – Avidia Investment Services is welcoming a new financial advisor to its team based in Framingham.  David Korff brings 33 years of financial services...
Algonquin’s Todd Brogna wears a mask during a game in last year’s winter sports season. Student athletes across the region will be back in masks this winter in accordance with state guidance.

Area teams take stock of COVID-19 guidelines as winter season starts

REGION - Players, coaches and fans will be masked. But other familiar elements of the high school winter sports experience will return to normal...
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State, federal legislators consider evolving PFAS concerns, responses

REGION - New developments at the state and federal levels have elected officials charting paths through a new phase in the response to PFAS...
The Bancroft School enrolls roughly 400 K-12 students.

Bancroft School plans info session

REGION - The Bancroft School in Worcester will hold a virtual information session on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The session...
Grace Cheffers is the Executive Director of Visitation House.

Nonprofit offers homeless, pregnant women shelter and a second chance   

By Jeff Theodore, Contributing Writer  REGION - Since its opening in 2005, Visitation House has helped over 300 women in the Worcester area find their...

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Teams advance in MIAA playoffs

By Chris Wilson, Contributing Writer REGION – The MIAA State tournament continued this past week as regional schools competed in the second round and quarterfinals...
Oasis Wealth Advisors CEO Dawn Smith speaks with Hopkinton High School students at an event earlier this year. Photo/Jesse Kucewicz

Oasis Wealth CEO honored on ‘Top Wealth Advisor Moms’ list

REGION - Dawn Smith, the CEO of Oasis Wealth Advisors in Hopkinton, was recently named to the list of Working Mother’s Top Wealth Advisor...
The St. John’s football team executes a handoff while on offense in a game where they would ultimately defeat Taunton, last week. Photo/Laura Hayes

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Schools begin MIAA tournament play

By Chris Wilson, Contributing Writer   REGION – Regional schools competed in the MIAA state tournament last week. For some, losses meant the end of the...
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Concierge PT owner offers timely ski season tips

By Sean T. Lordon REGION - Ski and Snowboard season is upon us and although both are great ways to get some outdoor exercise, it...

Area groups plan discussion on history of segregation

REGION - A number of area groups have joined together to sponsor a special virtual discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 16 entitled “The Color of...
Consignment Gallery at 56 offers a variety of items and a unique shopping experience. (Photo/submitted)

Businesses transform from fledgling startups to consignment meccas

By Jeff Theodore, Contributing Writer REGION - Ann Ward was there from the beginning. Fifteen years ago, Consignment Gallery at 56 had only a dozen pieces...
Algonquin players give chase as Tantasqua’s Owen O’Brien dribbles upfield.

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Postseason tournament play begins

By Chris Wilson, Contributing Writer REGION – Area schools kicked off postseason play this past week with a slate of CMADA tournament games. A number of schools...