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New power supplier secured for city residents

November 19th, 2014

Due to the increase in electricity rates from National Grid, the city of Marlborough has announced the selection of Hampshire Power as the city’s supplier under a municipal aggregation for its Community Choice Power Supply Program. Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced the change in a communication shared by the City Council at its Nov. 17 meeting.

New director wants to give vets proper welcome home

November 18th, 2014

Welcome Home cards prepared by Westborough’s Armstrong Elementary School students for returning soldiers. (Photo/submitted)

Region – “As a veteran, I feel that it’s my duty to help the community reach out to our returning service members and let them know that we appreciate their sacrifice,” said Adam Costello, the newly appointed director of veterans’ services at the Central Massachusetts Veterans Service District (CMVD). “One of the worst feelings is getting home from a deployment and catching a cab to an empty apartment.”

Assistance needed for Marlborough children’s holiday gifts

November 18th, 2014

Volunteers (l to r) Pamela Morse, Bart Hunter and Alicia Melo unload a van of gifts for the “Hope for the Holidays” program. (File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Marlborough – For the fourth year, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) is offering its “Hope for the Holidays” program for Marlborough families in need of assistance with children’s gifts. Over 800 children up to age 18 have been identified by local social service agencies and are registered in this year’s program. Sponsors, monetary donations and volunteers are needed to help fulfill their gift requests.

Fitness Equipment Northeast

November 18th, 2014

Mike Ezzo, fitness consultant and certified personal trainer
78 Turnpike Rd. (Rt. 9) Westborough store

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough- Why buy exercise equipment for the home instead of a gym membership?

Fitness Equipment Northeast, a new store in Westborough, offers some answers. The company opened its third Massachusetts store, on Route 9, in September, bringing a large selection of treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and cross-training machines to the Metrowest market.

Marlborough Hospital earns ‘Top Performer’ recognition

November 18th, 2014

Marlborough Hospital

Marlborough – Marlborough Hospital announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Marlborough Hospital was recognized as part of the Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care. Marlborough Hospital is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the distinction.

Mega Watt Car Stereo & Security offers experience and choices

November 18th, 2014

Rick Pare (r ) with his assistant Don

Marlborough – With over 20 years in his profession, Rick Pare, the owner of Mega Watt Car Stereo & Security, can help you to learn more about the exciting, new technology in remote mobile devices as well as the new hands-free keyless entry options.

Sunday fun in Northborough

November 18th, 2014


Northborough – Scott Greenaway with Emily and Ruby Schadler, 16 months, enjoy an outing on Mt. Pisgah Nov 16. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

St. Mary’s Credit Union appoints Thurston as CFO

November 17th, 2014

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Marlborough – St. Mary’s Credit Union has appointed Larissa C. Thurston of Hudson, N.H. to the position of chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance. Prior to joining St. Mary’s Credit Union, Thurston served as vice president and controller for Bank of New England in southern New Hampshire. In her role as CFO at St. Mary’s, Thurston will provide vision, leadership and management support of the credit union’s financial operations, as well as collaborate with the senior management team on the development and implementation of corporate strategies.

Little Bruins fan becomes Internet sensation

November 17th, 2014

Boston Bruins fan Liam Fitzgerald

Northborough – Marian E. Zeh Elementary School second-grader Liam Fitzgerald became an overnight sensation when a video of him fist-bumping Boston Bruins players as they skated off the ice after their pre-game warmup went viral. The video has logged more than 4.5 million hits so far.

To say that 8-year-old Liam is “Boston Strong” is an understatement. Liam was born with Down syndrome in 2006 and diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2009. After undergoing four years of treatment, Liam is cancer-free. Through it all, said his mother Christine, he kept on smiling.

Selectmen approve initial stage of ‘friendly’ 40B project

November 17th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Following upon an Oct. 28 public hearing, the Board of Selectmen Nov. 12 continued its discussion of two proposed “friendly 40B projects” that had been proposed for the town. By night’s end, the board had decided to support one proposal and reject the other.

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