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Blackington Furniture

November 25th, 2014

Rand Bardsley with a hutch from Blackington Furniture
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Custom furniture craftsman offers unique pieces and built-ins  By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer Business name:   Blackington Furniture Address:  170 Shrewsbury St., Worcester Owner:  Rand R. Bardsley Phone:  774-696-5145 Website: www.blackington.com What is the new Blackington Furniture? “The new Blackington will be the old Blackington,” said Rand Bardsley, who is closing the retail store in Grafton [...]

Berkshire Bank celebrates grand opening of Westborough branch

November 25th, 2014

A robot built by the Westborough High School Robotics Team helps to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Berkshire Bank’s new Westborough branch. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Berkshire Bank officially became the newest financial institution to join Westborough’s business community Nov. 20. Local officials and business leaders attended the bank’s grand opening ceremony held at its new branch located at 303 Turnpike Road (Route 9).

Taco Bell celebrates grand opening in Westborough

November 25th, 2014

Surrounded by local and state officials, David Lockwood cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of his new Taco Bell. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Local town and business officials gathered Nov. 19 to celebrate the grand opening of the new Taco Bell located at 289 Turnpike Road, Route 9 West.  The restaurant is owned by Principals Roger Lockwood, David Lockwood and Gordon McKinnon. David Lockwood welcomed the nearly 40 people in attendance [...]

Central One treats veterans to lunch

November 25th, 2014

(front, l to r): Owen Russell, Central One Federal Credit Union, Auburn branch; David Kaiser, Central One,  Westborough  branch manager; Alma DeManche, Westborough Senior Center Director, and Denny Drewry, member, Westborough Board of Selectmen and Quarter Master, Westborough Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9013 

(back, l to r): Zachary Daniels, Central One marketing manager, and VFW members Armand Powers and Ron Perry 


Westborough – Local veterans were treated to a special luncheon at the town’s Senior Center Nov. 11 courtesy of a donation from the Westborough Central One Federal Credit Union branch. “Though we have sponsored Community Dinners in the past, this is the second year we’ve donated funds to cover the cost for each veteran’s meal,” [...]

Former Bruins great shares stories at chamber luncheon

November 25th, 2014

Linda Vissat, (l)  membership services director and Susanne Morreale-Leeber, president and CEO, Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, with former Boston Bruins star Rick Middleton 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – Business leaders from across the region gathered at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel Nov. 19 for the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) annual meeting luncheon.

Earthsong Yoga holds holiday benefit

November 25th, 2014

earthsong yoga

Marlborough – Earthsong Yoga will hold a Holiday Benefit for Marlborough Community Cupboard Friday, Dec. 5, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the studio, 186 Main St., second floor.

Northborough tax rates to go up; town to keep single rate

November 25th, 2014

Northborough – The average Northborough single-family homeowner faces a $260 increase in their total property tax bill, “about $42 greater than what we had forecast at town meeting,” Town Administrator John Coderre told the Board of Selectmen Nov. 24.

Craig MacDonald, 82, of Westborough

November 25th, 2014

Obit Craig MacDonald

Westborough – Craig MacDonald, 82, of Westborough, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital. He was the husband of Carole A. (Taylor) MacDonald. Born in Fitchburg, he was the son of the late Arthur and Sarah (Craig) MacDonald. He was educated in Groton schools and was a graduate of Groton High School where [...]

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November 24th, 2014

Storm still on track to hit region Thanksgiving eve

November 24th, 2014

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Region –  Here is an update as of Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, regarding a possible Thanksgiving Eve snowstorm: It continues to look like the busiest travel day of the year will be complicated by a disruptive and in some cases a crippling snowstorm.  Although there are still a lot [...]

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