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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

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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

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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.

Stormy weather forecast for this afternoon

September 2nd, 2014

Region – The National Weather Service has just issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of our area and it is likely to be extended to cover all this area. The text is below – please note the last paragraph includes the potential for short lived tornadoes, much like the one that struck Worcester Sunday evening. Please be aware of the severity of this threat.

YMCA of Central Massachusetts to celebrate 150th anniversary

August 30th, 2014

Region – The YMCA of Central Massachusetts will celebrate 150 years of service at its Anniversary Gala Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Over 350 business and community leaders and friends will come together at the YMCA of Central Massachusetts” original home, historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester, to celebrate the success of this cause-driven organization [...]

Local seniors attend annual picnic

August 25th, 2014

Representative Carolyn Dykema (right) and a senior citizen soak in the sunshine at the annual senior picnic.

Region – Nearly 140 senior citizens of Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough and Westborough joined Representative Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, for her annual Senior Picnic at the Laborer's Training Center in Hopkinton Aug. 20. It was a beautiful day for a picnic filled with good food, warm conversation and live entertainment. Photos/submitted             [...]

Southborough resident to chair 2014 Heart of the Commonwealth Celebration

August 25th, 2014

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Region – The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association announced that Southborough resident, Elizabeth L.B. Greene, a partner at Mirick O”Connell, will chair the 2014 Heart of the Commonwealth Celebration & Wine Tasting event Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. The event, which will attract more than [...]

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