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Letter to the editor: Helping the children of ‘Be Like Brit’

October 14th, 2014

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To the Editor: We have all either noticed, or have even participated in, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which lit up social media on fire this summer. Not only is this phenomenon raising money and spreading ALS awareness across the country, it is putting the idea of giving, both monetarily and in terms of time, [...]

Charter’s public access stations are changing

October 13th, 2014

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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Region – Charter Communications has announced that it has made recent changes to its services that will affect its customers in many central Massachusetts towns. Starting on Oct. 14, public, government and educational access television stations in Northborough, Southborough and Westborough are moving to new channels. Public access television channel [...]

Central One ‘gives’ away money

October 13th, 2014

Christine Bates, Central One member support manager (l) and April Healey, Central One vice president of retail, congratulate Ryan Moss, one of the four winners.
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Shrewsbury- Over 1,200 people entered to win an opportunity to get in the “Cash Wind Machine” sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Town Expo Sept. 27. Four lucky people were chosen to try their hand at grabbing cash in the wind machine. The first winner, Michael Hale, [...]

Upcoming race for Hudson man needs runners, volunteers and sponsors

October 12th, 2014

Mandi and Michael Clark at Boston’s Race to Remember. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Earlier this year, Hudson resident Michael Clark developed aplastic anemia, a rare autoimmune disease in which the body stops producing the necessary amount of blood cells to properly function. Suddenly, Clark lost the ability to work, and currently spends days at the hospital.

Local athletes inducted into Special Olympics Hall of Fame

October 12th, 2014

Special Olympics of Massachusetts 2014 Hall of Fame inductees (l to r) Ashley Connelly, Rebecca Richard and David Tynes gather before the induction ceremony. (Photo/Michael Gelbwasser)

By Michael Gelbwasser, Contributing Writer Region – Ashley Connelly has competed in nine of the Special Olympics of Massachusetts’ 24 sports over the past 25 years, and swimming is his favorite one. The organization recently gave Connelly a round of applause – out of the pool. The Special Olympics of Massachusetts inducted 15 people and [...]

European Wax Center: New business brings full range of waxing services to Westborough

October 10th, 2014

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Westborough – Terri Radley’s goal is to bring an upscale, professional environment that offers clients the ultimate waxing experience to central Massachusetts with her new European Wax Center, which opened in July.

Algonquin seniors organize 5K to benefit Boys and Girls Club of Metrowest

October 8th, 2014

(l to r) Algonquin Regional High School seniors Allie Courtwright, Baylee Burns and Stephanie McGovern with the children at the Boys and Girls Club of Metrowest. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) seniors Allie Courtwright, Baylee Burns and Stephanie McGovern are learning some real life lessons. The trio is organizing a 5k color run to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Metrowest.

Tatnuck Bookseller to host author Charles E. Hurlburt

October 8th, 2014

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Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller will host Charles E. Hurlburt, a resident of Westborough and the author of “It’s Time for the Truth! The JFK Cover-Up,” Saturday, Oct. 11, 1-3 p.m.

Westborough resident raises thousands for Alzheimer’s in memory of wife

October 8th, 2014

Jim Tepper (right) and son Steve on their own walk for Alzheimer’s
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Westborough ­– When Westborough resident Jim Tepper’s wife Alice was diagnosed in 2000 with Alzheimer’s disease when she was only 60 years old, he knew he needed to find local support and resources. “I felt very stuck and I called and chatted with someone from the local Alzheimer’s Association to get some information,” Tepper said. [...]

Marlborough Eagles donate care packages for troops

October 8th, 2014

Marlborough Eagle Riders Chuck Beland (left) and Mark Carney with the items collected for soldiers serving overseas.

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By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – The Marlboro Eagle Riders, members of the Fraternal Order of Marlboro Eagles #3565, recently rode around the community collecting food and personal items to send to members of the military serving abroad. They combined the items with other goods donated by Dollar Tree stores in Marlborough, Hudson [...]

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