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Small business leaders donate vehicle to local veteran

November 28th, 2014

Members of the All Car Care team (in long-sleeved blue shirts) stand next to the car they helped restore with (l to r) Chuck Lundberg, Clean & Green Car Wash and Detail Center, Howard Priest, Ed Cunningham, Denise Sullivan, Michael Aspesi of Ted’s of Fayville, Inc., and Carl Bruso Jr. of Framingham Ford Lincoln.

Photo/Valerie Franchi

Region – A local veteran in need was presented with a Ford Taurus sedan Nov. 25 through Veterans Inc.’s Vehicle for Vets program and the donations of small businesses across Central Mass. and Metrowest.

Ed Cunningham was the lucky applicant selected by the Vehicles for Vets Committee, based on need and deservedness, according to committee member Dale Proulx.

Region waits for Thanksgiving eve storm

November 25th, 2014

Region – Here is an update as of Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, regarding a possible Thanksgiving Eve snowstorm:

Now it is just a waiting game as the storm approaches us from the southwest. It is hard to believe that after 3 straight days of temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s we would be looking at a major snowstorm. Only in New England.

Storm still on track to hit region Thanksgiving eve

November 24th, 2014

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Region –  Here is an update as of Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, regarding a possible Thanksgiving Eve snowstorm: It continues to look like the busiest travel day of the year will be complicated by a disruptive and in some cases a crippling snowstorm.  Although there are still a lot [...]

Commerce Bank collects coats for local children in need

November 23rd, 2014

(l to r) Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) Job Developer Linda Taylor; Commerce Bank Assistant Vice President and Westborough Office Manager Bette O’Reilly; Commerce Bank Senior Vice President Michael Roy; WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis; and WCAC GED Instructor Michelle Ramirez

Region – Employees at Commerce Bank’s main office in Worcester and local branch offices recently donated 65 coats to the Worcester Community Action Council’s annual new coat drive, which collects new coats, hats, and mittens for over 325 children from families in need. The Worcester Community Action Council’s mission is helping people move to economic [...]

Donations sought for homeless veterans

November 23rd, 2014

Region – This year, the nonprofit organization Valiant Veterans is adopting the veterans at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans and providing each of them with holiday “Go Bags” containing the essentials they need as well as a few holiday treats. The public is asked to consider donating to this project by purchasing one [...]

Region may see snow on Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2014

AccuWeather Nov. 23

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Region –  Here is an update as of Sunday afternoon, Nov. 23, regarding a possible Thanksgiving Eve snowstorm: The European model shows a large swath of from 12 to 20 inches of snow headed our way.  While I’m not sure I would agree with those amounts, I am becoming [...]

New director wants to give vets proper welcome home

November 18th, 2014

Welcome Home cards prepared by Westborough’s Armstrong Elementary School students for returning soldiers. (Photo/submitted)

Region – “As a veteran, I feel that it’s my duty to help the community reach out to our returning service members and let them know that we appreciate their sacrifice,” said Adam Costello, the newly appointed director of veterans’ services at the Central Massachusetts Veterans Service District (CMVD). “One of the worst feelings is getting home from a deployment and catching a cab to an empty apartment.”

Over $176,000 raised at Boys & Girls club’s annual gala

November 16th, 2014

(l to r) Fran Hurley, president, Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest with Jenny Perez and Joshua Marte, the evening’s two speakers from the Framingham Clubhouse. (Photos/submitted)

Region – The annual Bids for Kids Auction & Gala, held Oct. 30 at the Sheraton Framingham to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest, raised a record $176,000. The event was emceed by Paul Burton of WBZ-TV. Guests, sponsors, and honorees attended and participated in an extensive silent auction and raffle, as well [...]

Officials warn public of ongoing arrest scams

November 13th, 2014

Region – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and the Massachusetts State Police have issued a warning to the public about a new wave of scam calls in which perpetrators pose as law enforcement, threatening victims with arrest. “We and our law enforcement colleagues in Acton, Lexington and Cambridge have been notified in recent days about [...]

Region to commemorate Veterans Day Nov. 11

November 10th, 2014

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Region – The region will commemorate Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11. Westborough – On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, ceremonies to honor Westborough’s veterans will begin at 9 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 9013, 9A Milk St. The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. for Pine Grove Cemetery on South Street. Master [...]

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