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Corridor Nine awards over $8,000 in mini-grants

December 26th, 2014

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Westborough – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded 23 mini-grants to local educators totaling $8,483.59. Grants were awarded for special and worthy projects that benefit students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The chamber’s mini-grant program is designed to support the development of innovative teaching ideas and increase student motivation and enthusiasm by providing funds for instructional experimentation and enrichment activities.

Ashland Business Association funds children’s online reading program

December 26th, 2014

Ashland – The Ashland Business Association (ABA) has announced that it will donate $300 to the Ashland Public Library to help underwrite the children’s TumbleBooks program, an online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children to read. To fund the full, one-year subscription, the donation will be matched by ABA member and [...]

Webster Five Cents Savings Bank hires new business banking executives

December 17th, 2014

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Region – Webster Five Cents Savings Bank has hired a five new employees as part of the business banking team. Russell Dye was hired as vice president and team leader in commercial lending. Bringing over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, Russ will be responsible for generating new business and managing customer relationships [...]

From Italian to Persian, Sorentos offers variety of choices

December 15th, 2014

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Marlborough – Sorentos Italian Gourmet, located at 128 Main St. in downtown Marlborough, is celebrating its seventh year in the city and 27 years in the restaurant business.

Photos with Santa benefits local K-9s

December 15th, 2014

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Northborough – Companion Pet Sitting and K9 Hydrotherapy recently hosted its third annual “Pictures with Santa” event. The business, photographer Jeff Baker Sr. (who donated his time), Mr. and Mrs. Claus and a few elves, raised money for Police Officer Dan Daly of the Millbury Police Department for his K-9 police dog “Kenzo.”

Crossfit Prototype offers new program for youth

December 15th, 2014

(l to r): Mike Collette, owner/head coach, CrossFit Prototype;  Jeff Keilson, senior vice president,  Advocates;  Allison Daigle, Autism Alliance MetroWest and Nate Kuffrey, marketing director/coach,  CrossFit Prototype. 

Westborough – Crossfit Prototype recently raised over $900 to benefit Autism Alliance of MetroWest as it kicked off its new program, Ignite! Prototype Academy. The philosophy behind Ignite! is that exercise can help optimize the emotional, physiological, behavioral, and hormonal benefits of purposeful movement. It is a brain-based program that works on cognitive enrichment through [...]

AstraZeneca to close Westborough facility

December 12th, 2014

AstraZeneca has announced it will be closing its 50 Otis St. location in late 2015. 
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Westborough – AstraZeneca has announced that it will be closing its facility located at 50 Otis St. at the end of 2015. As a result, 180 employees will be losing their jobs.

Tatnuck Bookseller to host various events this weekend

December 10th, 2014

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Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller and Café will be hosting the following events Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14:

Iconic Edgemere Diner once again open for business

December 9th, 2014

The iconic Edgemere Diner is once again open for business. 
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Shrewsbury – It took a bit longer than they planned but Nov. 11 the new owners of the iconic Edgemere Diner were finally able to open their doors for business.

Michael Novick and Stephen Colangelo have been friends since their kindergarten days growing up in Worcester. Both have decades of restaurant experience but this is their first foray into ownership.

Ruffnecks continue to thrive in new Northborough home

December 9th, 2014

Matt Hosman and the Ruffnecks celebrate his winning run at the Premier World Series in Joplin, Miss.


Northborough – For the first 10 years of their existence, the New England Ruffnecks played their home games at a variety of different fields. With their move into the recently constructed New England Baseball Complex this fall, they boast three new turf fields to call their own – and Northborough can boast about hosting one of the best college baseball development programs in New England.

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