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Get ready – another 12-20 inches of snow on the way

February 8th, 2015

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Region – Although we have a lull in snowfall for now, it will redevelop during the late afternoon and should continue unabated until around dawn Tuesday. Snow will become moderate to occasionally heavy tonight and continue throughout the day tomorrow before tapering off and ending early Tuesday morning. Most of the snowfall rates will be in the light to moderate range with some heavy bursts, but over a 42 hour period, a lot of snow will accumulate.

SpencerBANK hires new senior vice president

February 8th, 2015

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Region – SpencerBANK announced the hiring of John T. Lund as senior vice president/revenue officer. Lund will work closely with the bank’s executive officers to enhance SpencerBANK’s profitability, revenue growth and risk management. “We are excited to welcome John to SpencerBANK. His financial expertise and depth of experience are an excellent addition to our executive team. [...]

Snow, snow and yet more snow on the way

February 5th, 2015

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Region – It looks like we are also setting up for the snow equivalent of “death by a thousand cuts”, as beginning Saturday afternoon, central Massachusetts will come under the influence of at least two minor weather system that will bring snow our way during Saturday afternoon and again Sunday morning. There will also be a northeast wind throughout the period which will augment the snow from the two systems and will also cause snow to continue lightly during the period between the two minor systems. This will continue into Sunday night and while none of these events will be particularly noteworthy, they will be responsible for bringing accumulations of 5 to 10 inches to much of our region by then. Then, on Monday (what else) a more organized and important system will be forming off the southeast coast and will begin to move in our direction. There are still too many moving parts to this to predict a track with any certainty for this storm, but it does have the potential for a significant impact on much of the state of Massachusetts and could extend our snowy period into Tuesday afternoon..

Announcing new women’s magazine with local ties

February 5th, 2015

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Region – Two women who have made their mark within the local literary community will share their expertise on a broader scale with 45 Magazine (45 Mag), a bi-annual online and print journal.

Its editor-in-chief is Zorina Frey, founder of the Literary Arts Open Mic, which has been running for over two years at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery and Café in Westborough. When she moved last October from Westborough to Florida, the open mic’s host became Jan Krause Greene, an author and storyteller from Marlborough.

Tina Bilazarian Inc. Realtors® offers special program for military personnel

February 4th, 2015

Region – Tina Bilazarian Inc. Realtors® has expanded its service offerings to military personnel through its participation in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s U.S. Military on the Move™ program.

Small amount of snow to fall overnight

February 3rd, 2015

Region – We have a nice reprieve today from the wild winter weather we have seen over the past 10 days or so. The only thing we have to be concerned with is the cold and associated low wind chill values. Through the past 10 days we have had three significant snowstorms that have delivered 7.8, 30.9 and 13.5 inches respectively here in Shrewsbury, for a total of 52.2 inches. Boston has already eclipsed their average ANNUAL snowfall by nearly 10 inches and winter is nowhere near done as yet. Once again, Worcester and Middlesex counties were especially hard hit by yesterday’s storm. Here is a link to yesterday’s snowfall reports in southern New England.

More snow, dangerous temps predicted for early week

January 31st, 2015

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Region – By now I’m sure you have heard about the storm to impact central Massachusetts on Monday, and yes it’s true. A disturbance currently in the Midwest and moving east will develop a secondary center off the Delmarva coast later tomorrow. This storm will intensify and turn to the northeast, running up the coast and likely passing over or just to the west of the benchmark. While I do not expect a storm of the magnitude of our recent blizzard, this one has the potential to cause blizzard or near blizzard conditions over the southeast half of southern New England. There will be serious impacts from this storm as outlined below.

ShopLocalMA.com to launch March 1

January 29th, 2015

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Region – ShopLocalMA.com will launch March 1 to support and promote local businesses in the greater Worcester County. The site will reach over 350,000 residents in the 11 communities of Worcester, Shrewsbury, Boylston, W. Boylston, Westborough, Northborough, Marlborough, Southborough, Hopkinton, Grafton and Upton. Customers can read and write reviews, filter businesses by rating, category and distance from their homes, as well as find ongoing events

Berkshire Bank announces 2015 Scholarship Awards Program

January 28th, 2015

Region – Berkshire Bank has announced it will honor 30 high school seniors in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Vermont through its annual Scholarship Awards Program.  The program will award $45,000 in total scholarship dollars to students who have demonstrated community service through their volunteer efforts, have been successful academically and have a financial need.  [...]

Local students entertain seniors at holiday party

January 28th, 2015

Students from Oak Middle School, Shrewsbury and Shrewsbury High School sing Christmas carols for the residents after their dinner. (Photos/submitted)

Region – Music students from elementary, middle and high schools in Westborough and Shrewsbury volunteered their time to perform for the residents of Shrewsbury Towers at their annual holiday party Dec. 13. Music teachers Ann and Paul Tomashefsky brought vocalists and instrumentalists to entertain the residents with Christmas carols and other music following their holiday [...]

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