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Summer Guide 2015

May 12th, 2015

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Marlborough resident leads statewide genealogists’ society

May 9th, 2015

Patricia Stano-Carpenter, president of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Marlborough – Robert J. Tarte founded the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. (MSOG), in 1975 and achieved his goal to establish a chapter in each county. However, only three chapters were still active when Patricia Stano-Carpenter of Marlborough was first elected president in 2009, after joining in 2004 as state membership chair. She hopes to add more chapters statewide as she continues serving as president during MSOG’s 40th anniversary.

Avidia donates $10,000 to Shrewsbury Public Library

May 7th, 2015

(l to r) Gargi Dutta Roy, Shrewsbury assistant branch manager of Avidia Bank; Ellen Dolan, executive director of the Shrewsbury Public Library; and Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Shrewsbury Public Library. This donation will help with the construction of the new library, which is on target to open in late spring or early summer of 2016. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, [...]

Armenian Martyr’s Day anniversary observed

May 6th, 2015

( l to r): Mayor Arthur Vigeant, Walter Demoorjian, Attorney Sem Aykanian, and Susan and Martin Demoorjian.    

Marlborough – In observance of the 100th anniversary of Armenian Martyr’s Day, Mayor Arthur Vigeant presented a proclamation to Marlborough residents whose families were affected by the first genocide of the 20th century, when Armenian political and religious leaders in Constantinople were arrested, deported and put to death.

No contested races in this year’s Northborough Annual Town Election

May 4th, 2015

Jeff Amberson

Amberson is a 31-year resident of Northborough. Employed at iRobot Corporation as a supply chain manager, he and his wife Joann, who works at Algonquin Regional High School, have raised three children all of whom attended Northborough schools. Amberson first became active in town through coaching various youth teams and volunteering as the first freshmen lacrosse coach at Algonquin. He is a past president of the Northborough Lions Club and past treasurer for the MetroWest chapter of Ducks Unlimited. His initial experience in town government was his appointment to the Conservation Commission, where he served six years, four as chair. During that time he helped write the town’s first Open Space Plan.

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest name Youth of the Year

May 3rd, 2015

Youth of the Year Stephan Barthold with club members during a wiffle ball game (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – On May 4, Stephan Barthold will represent the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW) at the State House as their Youth of the Year. Stephan was selected this year for his high achievements in school, at the club and in the community. Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & [...]

Holden girl awaits kidney and liver transplant

May 2nd, 2015

Teodora Bastung cr

Holden – 11-year old Teodora  Bastug is currently on the list to receive a new kidney and a new liver after being diagnosed with “hyperoxaluria,” four years ago. Hyperoxaluria is a rare condition in which there is too much oxalate produced in the body. Oxalate is a natural chemical in your body, and it’s also [...]

SpencerBANK raises money for the Jimmy Fund

May 1st, 2015

(l to r) Cheryl Orne, Lucille Newton, Alison Welman, Nancy Wilbur, Kyle Bourque, Wendy Coran, Lynne Esposito, Deborah Decoste and Susan LaCroix. (Photo/submitted)

Region – SpencerBANK employees recently participated in Rally for the Jimmy Fund in conjunction with Red Sox Opening Day April 13. Employees were given the opportunity to wear Red Sox apparel in exchange for a $5 donation to the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This year, SpencerBANK employees generously donated $315 in an effort [...]

Briggs performs music with friends in Grafton and beyond

April 29th, 2015

Josh Briggs (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Country-rock singer-songwriter Josh Briggs immediately jumped into the Grafton area music scene at the young age of 14. His family moved from upstate New York to Massachusetts the summer before his freshman year at Grafton High School (GHS), where he graduated in 1992.

Fay School library director honored with pathfinder award

April 29th, 2015


Southborough – Sharon Lux, library director at Fay School for pre-kindergarten through grade nine, received the Ellen Verne Pathfinder Award at the Massachusetts School Library Association’s annual conference, held March 1 at the University of Massachusetts Conference Center in Amherst.

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