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Consultant tapped to work on electric discount plan for Westborough

April 16th, 2015

Westborough – Selectmen April 14 approved the hiring of a consulting firm that is expected to spend the next year helping the town craft an aggregation agreement for the buying of all electrical power within the community.

The April Town Meeting authorized exploration of a so-called municipal electric aggregation agreement, which combines all the town’s residential, business and municipal power users to gain lower overall rates.

Your Home – April 17, 2015

April 16th, 2015

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Here is the special “Your Home” supplement that was included in the April 17, 2015 issue of the Community Advocate.

Homefield Credit Union employee to be honored as a ‘Rising Star’

April 16th, 2015

Grafton – Lloyd L. Hamm Jr., president and CEO of Homefield Credit Union, announced that Doug Lanzillo, assistant vice president of real estate lending, is nominated and will be honored April 29 as a Rising Star at the 2015 Great New England Credit Union Show, an annual event that is attended by over 600 credit union professionals.

Highlands residents donate to Westborough Food Pantry

April 16th, 2015

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Westborough – The residents of the Highlands Gracious Living complex recently donated funds to the Westborough Food Pantry in the amounts of $1,000 and $270.50.

ActiveRx to expand corporate headquarters in Westborough

April 16th, 2015

Paul Reilly

Westborough – It is a well-established fact that exercise is good for you; it helps in all parts of your life, physically and mentally. But for an older person, who perhaps has not done so in years, or faces daunting health challenges, the thought of exercising may be one that is just too overwhelming to contemplate. The goal of ActiveRx, an Arizona-based company, is to convince mature adults otherwise; that, in fact, exercising, under the right supervision, with programs specifically targeted for them, can not only help them be stronger and more fit, it can also dramatically help reduce some of the effects of their ailments.

St. Mary’s Credit Union announces officer promotions

April 16th, 2015

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Marlborough – St. Mary’s Credit Union has announced the recent promotions of five credit union officers.

Grafton Inn provides warm welcome with comfort food and drink

April 16th, 2015

The Grafton Inn dining room offers a casual and colonial setting for a fine meal.
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Grafton – The Grafton Inn has been a landmark on Grafton Common since 1805, and its appeal has only increased over the years as it has grown into a popular neighborhood spot for food, drinks and friendly service.

Julio’s Liquors raises funds for Shriners

April 16th, 2015

Ryan Maloney
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Westborough- Julio’s Liquors has raised $5,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children with the help of its annual Go! Whisk(e)y Festival. The nearly week-long event was celebrated from Feb. 27 through March 1. A highly anticipated event in the world of whiskey, funds for Shriners were raised through donations during the event, with contributions then matched by Julio’s Liquors.

Marlborough Savings donates to More Than Wheels

April 16th, 2015

(l to r) Rick Bennett, president of the Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation, and Randy Houk, senior vice president of More Than Wheels
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Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded More Than Wheels, Inc., a $5,000 grant to support their financial education and credit repair program. More Than Wheels provides behavioral counseling and credit repair guidance, conducts financial literacy classes, provides car selection expertise, and partially guarantees car loans at reasonable rates with financial institution partners for consumers who would not otherwise qualify for them.

Wegmans supports the community and the environment

April 16th, 2015

Northborough – Wegmans Food Markets, located at 9012 Shops Way in Northborough, participates in a number of initiatives to give back to local communities and lessen the store’s environmental impact.

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