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Hudson AMVETS Post 208 thanks its ongoing supporters

May 21st, 2015

Gathered at a breakfast held May 3 at Hudson AMVETS Post 208 are (back, l to r) Bob Deboalt and Joe Chaves of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 643, Commander Chuck Armstead of AMVETS Post 208, AMVETS National Commander Larry E. Via, state Rep. Kate Hogan, John Kortes of Italian American War Veterans Post 45, (front, l to r) Christine Reardon of AMVETS Auxiliary Post 208, Ron Dalbec of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 82, Mike Ferro of American Legion Post 132, and Juvenalia Chaves of Fourstar Connections. Honorees not pictured are Cecil “Butch” Veinotte, an AMVETS member of Hudson, and Steve Ronayne representing Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – The Hudson AMVETS Post 208 had typically thanked supporters of its Home Alone for the Holidays program with a thank-you letter. This year, ongoing contributors who continued to support the program’s 25th anniversary were each recognized with a plaque during a breakfast, held May 3 at the lodge.

Southborough: Senior Center hosts Trottier Middle School Big Band

May 21st, 2015

Southborough – The Trottier Middle School Big Band will be performing at the Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd., Wednesday, June 3, at 4 p.m. The performance is free. A light dinner will be provided at 3:30 p.m. For more information or to register, stop by the senior center or call 508-229-4453.    

Southborough: Yard sale at First Community Church

May 21st, 2015

Southborough – A yard sale will be held Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, at First Community Church, 137 Southville Rd. The event includes baked goods, kitchen items, clothing, toys, books, etc. for purchase.    

Yes it’s time for another real estate report!

May 21st, 2015

Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc. and an agent at REMAX Professional Associates. 508-735-4663. www.stevelevine.com

By Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc., and an agent for REMAX Professional Associates
The outpouring of calls and emails over the last few months has been quite shocking to say the least … and I must say it was very, very appreciated.

Marlborough City Council approves tax break for Hologic

May 20th, 2015

Marlborough – In an effort to mitigate some of the costs of moving Hologic’s global corporate headquarters to Marlborough, the City Council unanimously approved a five-year extension of its tax increment financing (TIF) at the May 18 meeting. By moving from Bedford to Marlborough, Hologic will add 150 employees to its workforce already in the city – at 250 Campus Drive and 445 Simarano Drive, bringing the total to over 600 positions.

Resident concerned with increase in city’s crime rate

May 20th, 2015

Marlborough – Marlborough resident Paul Brodeur spoke in disfavor to the Mayor’s Fiscal 2016 budget at a public hearing held at the May 18 City Council meeting, citing an alarming increase in violent crime.

Marlborough firefighters promoted

May 20th, 2015

Marlborough – Two members of the Marlborough Fire Department received a standing ovation at the City Council meeting May 18 in recognition of their promotions recommended by Interim Chief Geoffrey Herald. Lieutenant Brian Gould has been promoted to captain and Firefighter Frederick Johannes to lieutenant.

Grafton selectmen ponder creating LPG Facility Advisory Committee

May 20th, 2015

Grafton – The battle between the Town of Grafton and the Grafton and Upton Railroad (G&U RR) received continued attention at the May 19 Board of Selectmen’s meeting. At issue is the recent decision by the federal Surface Transportation Board to allow, after a two-year court battle, the G&U RR to install four, 120-foot liquid propane gas (LPG) storage tanks at the railroad’s switching yard on Westborough Road in North Grafton, adjacent to the site previously selected for the town’s Super Park and in a residential neighborhood.

Traffic snarls continue to vex Grafton selectmen

May 20th, 2015

Grafton – The daily traffic overload at Route 140/Bridge Street/High Street was discussed by the Grafton Board of Selectmen with Police Chief Normand Crepeau at their regularly scheduled meeting May 19. The discussion led to an overview of the recommendations of the town Traffic Safety Committee.

Algonquin is a ‘heart-smart’ school

May 20th, 2015

(l to r) Superintendent Christine Johnson, Chief David Durgin, Suzanne Green, Jean Fedak, Allyson Perron, State Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), Brian Mawson, Laurie Pardee and Principal Tom Mead

Northborough – The American Heart Association recently recognized Algonquin Regional High School as a CPR SMART School after passing a policy that requires CPR skills training as part of the high school curriculum. All 10th-grade students will be trained in CPR as well as the use of an AED as part of the school’s health [...]

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