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Rep. Hannah Kane to host inaugural Charity Classic Golf Tournament

June 25th, 2015

State Rep. Hannah Kane (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Newly elected State Representative Hannah Kane will host her inaugural charity golf tournament Monday, August 17, at The Haven Country Club in Boylston. Kane will carry forth the important fundraising traditions of her predecessors, former state representatives Karyn Polito, currently lieutenant governor, and recently appointed Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matt Beaton.

YMCA of Central Massachusetts awards Shrewsbury volunteer

June 23rd, 2015

Paula Green (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Paula Green of Shrewsbury remembers when she was unable to join a YMCA.

Right house, wrong address, and vice versa

June 18th, 2015

Janice Lindsay

The Internet is amazing. So much information — much of which is wrong.

The other day, I decided to find out if a photo of our house appears on the Internet.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered a color photo of a white house, labeled with our very own street address and town – but it was somebody else’s house.

Westborough High alum hosts WICN’s ‘Morning Jazz’

June 18th, 2015

Rick McCarthy

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – Rick McCarthy met several musicians who are now longtime friends while he was attending Westborough High School (WHS), where he graduated in 1970. Now, he hosts “Morning Jazz” (formerly “A Tasteful Blend”) on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 to 9 a.m., on WICN Public Radio, 90.5 FM, and streaming at WICN.org.

Two local students earn top honors in statewide anti-tobacco poster contest

June 18th, 2015

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Region – Gianna Ruffing of Marlborough, a fourth-grade student at the St. Bernadette’s School in Northborough, and Hritika Chaturvedi, a sixth-grade student at the Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury, have earned top honors in the 2015 Massachusetts Medical Society and MMS Alliance Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest, an annual educational event to alert schoolchildren to the dangers of tobacco and smoking.

Marlborough resident serving on U.S. Navy base in Spain

June 18th, 2015

Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Lantron
Photo/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller

Marlborough – Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Lantron, a 2003 Marlborough High School graduate and Marlborough native, is a mass communication specialist serving with Armed Forces Network Rota. As such, Lantron is living and working at a Navy base in Rota, Spain in the U.S. Navy, which protects and defends America on the world’s oceans.

Quilting Group to raffle off final creation

June 17th, 2015

(l to r) Marcia McGee, Mary Turcotte, Anna McAucley, Peg Atchue, Eva Bolack, Rachel Costello, and Nancy Reed. (Not pictured - Kathy Nichols. (Photo/courtesy Kathy Nichols)

Region – The St. Philip Church Quilting Group, which includes women from other area parishes who share a love for the art, has announced that after 35 years of making “big” quilts to benefit their community, they are ending the tradition. Their last creation will be raffled off at the “Make a Bid on Faith [...]

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

Tom McGregor (Photo/submitted)

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 [...]

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