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Putting for Purple raises $9,000 for epilepsy foundation

October 3rd, 2014

Emily Harmon and Violet the Clown

Region – The Putting for Purple fundraiser held at The Green Thumb in Westborough Sept. 28 raised nearly $9,000 for Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES). Over 220 golfers and hundreds of other enjoyed the open house that also featured face painting, tattoo stations and a raffle.

Mathworks donated to Boys & Girls Clubs

October 1st, 2014

(l to r)  Lisa Macdonald, Fran Hurley and Allyson Longtin from Mathworks in Natick. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Mathworks in Natick donated $5,800.50, raised is from their annual car wash Sept. 12, to the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. Mathworks is a big supporter and will be honored Oct. 30 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest’s 2014 Bids for Kids Gala.

Nursing info session and entrance exam at Assabet Valley High

October 1st, 2014

Region – For those interested in a career in nursing, an information session will be held at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough, Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about the program, meet current students and ask questions. All are welcome. The [...]

Marlborough Savings Bank donates to local PTO

September 28th, 2014

(l to r) Joanie Marrero, senior personal banker, Marlborough Savings Bank; Kari White and Joanna Garvin, PTO executive board co-chairs; Chris Daniels, teller, Marlborough Savings Bank

Region – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded the Peter Noyes Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) of Sudbury with a grant for $500 toward its educational enrichment program. Activities within this program are supplemental to the curriculum at each grade level, and the PTO volunteers work closely with teachers to select programs that will [...]

Residents’ comments wanted for central Mass. Long Range Transportation Plan

September 21st, 2014

Region – Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) is kicking off the “mobility2040” Long Range Transportation Plan for the central Mass. region by seeking feedback on transportation priorities such as congestion, freight, transit, walking and biking, etc. Local residents are asked if they are out and about shopping at a local store, the mall or [...]

Local singers win scholarships from Opera Worcester

September 16th, 2014

Russell Holbert

Region – Local singers received 2014 Vocal Talent Awards by Opera Worcester, Inc. The Opera Worcester Award was presented to Nathan Kessel, a graduate of Shrewsbury High School who is attending the Eastman School of Music. The Nicole Boulanger Award was given to Russell Holbert, a graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School and [...]

Local farm tour showcases growing agriculture industry in the community

September 16th, 2014

State representatives Danielle Gregoire and Harold Naughton Jr. with Ed Davidian at the Davidian Brothers Farm in Northborough. (Photo/submitted)

Region – State Representative Harold Naughton Jr. organized a farm tour of the 12th Worcester District to visit local farmers and learn what current and potential state programs and legislation benefits the growing agriculture industry in the area. Naughton was joined by Department of Agricultural Resources Commissioner Greg Watson, as well as representatives Kate Hogan [...]

Hudson area receives 60K to develop exercise and nutrition programs

September 12th, 2014


Hudson – Hudson has been awarded $60,000 to create healthier communities through the Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Grant Program. The initiative is part of a statewide effort to implement local policy, systems and environmental change to prevent and reduce obesity, chronic disease and other associated risk factors. Hudson services the areas of Marlborough, Northborough and Framingham.

Fourth annual Skating for Hope to raise funds for cancer patients

September 10th, 2014

The entire McGrath family – (l to r) Jon, Colleen, Tom, Brendan, Conor, Dave, Megan, Jen, MaryBeth, Carolyn, Carol, and Paul - poses for a photo at the end of last year's "Skating for Hope" fundraiser. photo/submitted

Region – The Fourth annual Skating for Hope will be held from Friday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. to Saturday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. at the Hart Center at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. This 24-hour long fundraiser was founded by cancer survivor and Westborough native David McGrath, who was diagnosed [...]

Severe thunderstorms predicted for this evening

September 6th, 2014

Region – We have yet another potential severe weather event for later today into this evening. A cold front will be plowing across New England late this afternoon and evening, through the warm and very humid air mass currently in place. Air mass dynamics are set for some strong to severe thunderstorms and the additional lifting provided by the cold front will serve to exacerbate this condition.

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