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Donald J. Green named Spirit of Shrewsbury grand marshal

August 17th, 2014

Donald J. Green, the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury grand marshal
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Shrewsbury – The Planning Committee for the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury is delighted to announce Donald J. Green as the Grand Marshal for the 18th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival.

Burnham Landscape Maintenance Co.: Holden company provides wide range of landscape services

August 15th, 2014

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We do landscaping design and installation, lawn and landscape maintenance, and we sell bark mulch products wholesale and retail,” noted David Burnham. We have a landscape designer. Then we do the whole installation, including plantings, walks, patios and any other features.

Southborough resident an International Master in Chess

August 13th, 2014

James Rizzitano plays former World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal at the 1988 National Open in Chicago. The game ended in a draw. Mikhail Tal is from Riga, Latvia, and was the World Chess Champion in 1961. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – James Rizzitano's interest in chess started one summer when he was around 11 years old. After he was stung by a bee and had a very allergic reaction, he was cautious for the rest of the summer playing board games and reading. He first read about how to play chess in a book, and since then, Rizzitano, a Southborough resident, has played 2,500 games in tournaments, become an International Master, and written five books on the game of chess.

Employment Options releases statement on passing of Robin Williams

August 13th, 2014

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? Marlborough – Employment Options, a human service agency which serves adults recovering from mental illness, released the following statement in response to the death of Robin Williams: Executive Director Toni Wolf said, “The untimely passing of legendary actor Robin Williams is devastating to those who practice recovery in the mental health field each and [...]

Love that lasts

August 10th, 2014

Framed by a Newport sunset, John and Andrea Ahern reflect on their 50 years of marriage during a celebration of their golden anniversary. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – On a recent perfect Sunday evening, Andrea and John Ahern, longtime Shrewsbury residents, gathered with family and friends under a large white tent set up on a lawn overlooking the bay in Newport, R.I. to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The invitation was to join the couple in a celebration of love and life. The guests reminisced and shared many laughs about their longtime connections with the couple.

City Councilor Ed Clancy to lead Labor Day Parade as grand marshal

August 8th, 2014

City Councilor Ed Clancy

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Marlborough – City Councilor Ed Clancy has marched in the Marlborough Labor Day Parade each year since he was elected to represent Ward 6 in 2002. A former educator at Marlborough High School (MHS) for 36 years, he has often seen his former students on the sidelines as they wave and chant, “Mr. Clancy!”

“Those kids are now adults and still want to be recognized when they see me,” he said.

Shelly Valchuis, Realtor, Houde Real Estate

August 8th, 2014

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“I have 20 years of seller/buyer experience of manufactured homes and I have been a Professional Real Estate Agent with Houde Real Estate for one year,” said Shelly Valchuis, Realtor.

Southborough welcomes new library director

August 7th, 2014

Ryan Donovan (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Southborough – Ryan Donovan brings lots of varied experience with him as the new director of the Southborough Public Library. His first job while in high school was working as a page at the public library in his hometown of Nashua, N.H. His responsibilities soon increased, as did his interest in working at a library.

Clinton Savings Bank hires new head of Boylston branch

August 6th, 2014

Michele Hazelhurst
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Region – Clinton Savings Bank (CSB) recently announced that Michele Hazelhurst has been hired as the new branch manager for its Boylston office. As the manager for the location, she will supervise and develop the customer service staff and operations as well develop new business relationships, find efficiencies, and cultivate a superior customer experience. Hazelhurst [...]

Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue helps strays find new home

August 6th, 2014

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Northborough – MaryEllen Richards, director of Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue, is on a mission: to help one stray cat at a time. For her and her team of volunteers, there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that they are trying to do.

In 2007, Richards was living in the Dudley/Webster area and took on the task of trapping, neutering and releasing cats that she would find left behind. She would also take some of these felines to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield for their free feral Sunday clinics.

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