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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 [...]

Westborough: Children’s author Dr. Kayed Khalil at Tatnuck Bookseller

November 24th, 2014

Westborough – Dr. Kayed Khalil, author of “The Moon is on My Side” and “The God We Share,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon, for a children’s storytime.   “The Moon is On My Side,” was inspired by Dr. Khalil as he was traveling with his children on [...]

Alice I. Collyer, 67, of Ashby

November 24th, 2014

Ashby – Alice I. (Carney) Collyer, 67, died Friday night, Nov. 21, 2014, after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Daniel Collyer. She was born in Marlborough, the son of the late William and Eileen (Tremblay) Carney, and lived in Marlborough for many years before moving to Ashby. Mrs. [...]

Mary Quinlan, 85, of Marlborough

November 24th, 2014

Marlborough – Mary Theresa (Halligan) Quinlan, 85, a longtime Marlborough resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. She was born Feb. 4, 1929 to Mary J. and William H. Halligan in Boston. In 1955 she married the late Robert F. Quinlan. Mary is survived by her loving children, Theresa M. of Petaluma, Calif., Leo P. of [...]

Robert G. Horne, 58, of Southborough

November 24th, 2014

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Southborough – Robert G. “Chip” Horne, 58, of Southborough, died suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at his home. Born in Hyannis, he was raised in Chatham, the son of the late Charles and Nancy (Goslee) Horne. He was a graduate of Chatham High School, class of 1974, and of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, class of 1980, [...]

Two announce plans to vie for Beaton’s seat as state representative

November 24th, 2014

State Rep. Matthew Beaton, R-Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Although he just won his third term as the 11th Worcester District State Representative, Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewsbury) will not be serving in that position in the new year. Instead, he will be the joining Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s cabinet as the state’s secretary of energy and environmental affairs. Fellow Shrewsbury resident and former state representative Karyn Polito, will also be a member of Baker’s administration, serving as the commonwealth’s lieutenant governor.

Westborough: Civic Club Christmas tree lot open through Dec. 24

November 24th, 2014

Westborough – Saturday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m., the Westborough Civic Club Christmas Tree Lot will be opening at the Tufts Machine lot, 55 E. Main St., for the sale of freshly delivered wreaths, roping, and trees of all sizes. The lot will remain open for business from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends [...]

Westborough: Civic Club Christmas tree lot opens

November 24th, 2014

Westborough – Saturday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m., the Westborough Civic Club Christmas Tree Lot will be opening at the Tufts Machine lot, 55 E. Main St., for the sale of freshly delivered wreaths, roping, and trees of all sizes. The lot will remain open for business from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends [...]

Commerce Bank collects coats for local children in need

November 23rd, 2014

(l to r) Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) Job Developer Linda Taylor; Commerce Bank Assistant Vice President and Westborough Office Manager Bette O’Reilly; Commerce Bank Senior Vice President Michael Roy; WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis; and WCAC GED Instructor Michelle Ramirez

Region – Employees at Commerce Bank’s main office in Worcester and local branch offices recently donated 65 coats to the Worcester Community Action Council’s annual new coat drive, which collects new coats, hats, and mittens for over 325 children from families in need. The Worcester Community Action Council’s mission is helping people move to economic [...]

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