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Marlborough centenarian honored at gala

June 17th, 2015

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Marlborough – Helen Jarzobski recently was presented with the 2015 Resident Spirit Award at the 25th Annual Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (MASS ALFA ) Awards Gala held at Lombardo’s in Randolph. Boston media personality Susan Wornick hosted the event. Jarzobski, 100, originally from Webster, Mass., has resided at Christopher Heights in Marlborough for the [...]

United Bank executive receives Community Bank Heroes Award

June 14th, 2015

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Region – Shrewsbury resident Tom McGregor, senior vice president and regional commercial banking executive of United Bank’s Worcester market, received the Community Bank Heroes Award presented by The Warren Group/Banker & Tradesman. The award honors the achievements, commitment and dedication of financial professionals who go above and beyond for their institution and community. To be [...]

Webster Five names Russ Dye SVP, senior lending officer of the business lending team

June 7th, 2015


Region – Webster Five Cents Savings Bank has named Russ Dye, senior vice president, senior lending officer. Joining Webster Five in the fall of 2014, Dye was one of three team leaders of the business banking department. In his new leadership role, he will join the senior management team and direct the business lending division [...]

Grafton Police Alliance fundraiser to benefit ailing colleague

June 5th, 2015

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Grafton – The Grafton Police Alliance is currently running a calendar raffle to benefit Sgt. Mike Mazzola, a twenty-year veteran of the Grafton Police Department who is battling cancer. As a result of his illness, Mazzola has been unable to work while he is undergoing treatment and will continue to be out of work during his recovery.

Colonial Candies: Sweet spot by the highway

June 4th, 2015

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Bolton – The gracious white colonial, majestic pillars flanking its front entrance, is tucked into the bend of a road cradled by the highway, and has been a familiar landmark for travelers on I-495 for many years.

Richard Hebert said that he and his wife, Grace, selected the location for their business, Colonial Candies, with just that reason in mind: visibility and easy access from the highway. In the late 1970s, the Heberts moved their candy company, family-run since 1917, from Worcester to its current location at 47 Sugar Road, directly off exit 27 in Bolton. There they constructed the impressive building, with its traditional post and beam structural elements, to house the business.

Milford Regional recognized for excellence in lactation care

June 4th, 2015

The team of Milford Regional Medical Center maternity nurses who hold the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant certification are (l to r): Susan DiMario, Amanda Barry, Kimberly Sullivan, Julie Naya, Laura Fantini, Sharon Pellerin and Tracy Gorham.

Milford – Milford Regional Medical Center has received international recognition for its lactation program and the highly-trained team of maternity nurses that help protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Milford Regional received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners ®(IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ICLA®). [...]

Marlborough man establishes fundraiser to help victims of Nepal earthquakes

June 4th, 2015

The Tsum Valley after the deadly earthquakes struck.

Marlborough – On March 15, Marlborough resident Lee Miller traveled to Nepal where he spent time trekking through two connected areas – the Manaslu Circuit and the Tsum Valley. He returned home to Marlborough April 15 – 10 days later Nepal was rocked by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. On May 12, the region suffered another huge earthquake, this one a 7.2 magnitude.

Northborough students to sing at Carnegie Hall

June 3rd, 2015

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Northborough – Kathryn Ferencsik and Katherine Moffa, both eighth-graders at Robert E. Melican Middle School in Northborough, have been selected for the 2015 Middle School Honors Performance Series to take place in New York City at the end of June. As participants, they will have the honor of performing on stage at Carnegie Hall with [...]

Author notes sportsmanship in Southborough Little League

June 3rd, 2015

Book cover of “No Ordinary Game” by Kirk Westphal.

Southborough – Local author Kirk Westphal has drawn upon seven years of coaching experience with Southborough Little League to write some of the inspirational sports stories in his book “No Ordinary Game: Miraculous Moments in Backyards and Sandlots.” He accepted an invitation to read and sign copies of the book Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Southborough Library.

Westborough native Eli Whitney, revisited

June 3rd, 2015

Eli Whitney, famous for patenting the cotton gin, was born and raised in Westborough. (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Westborough – Ask anyone in Westborough why Eli Whitney is famous, and you’re almost certain to hear: “He invented the cotton gin!”

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