August 19th, 2014
Southborough – The annual Southborough Summer Nights event will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 23, starting at 5 p.m., at Neary School. To make sure everyone attending or passing by stays safe, a traffic advisory has been issued: The Southborough Emergency Management Agency would like to advise all residents of an upcoming traffic advisory for [...]
August 18th, 2014
Region – On Aug. 11, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) and Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) began spearheading a “Buy Local” initiative. This multi-pronged initiative seeks to facilitate a shift in spending patterns to support local businesses and producers in central Massachusetts. The heart of the initiative – a Buy Local campaign and [...]
August 10th, 2014
Region – The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) recently announced its 2014-2015 scholarship winners. IAFSA, a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1874, offers approximately 30 scholarships and awards to Framingham State University students as well as interest-free loans.? Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Scholarships and loan funding are provided by donations and bequests. [...]
August 7th, 2014
Submitted by Military Order of the Purple Heart A day to honor America's combat wounded and fallen heroes Region – Each year on August 7, Americans pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.? The Purple Heart is [...]
August 3rd, 2014
Region – On July 30, approximately 75 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Thomas Chew Memorial Boys & Girls Club of Fall River, and Breakthrough Greater Boston were treated to a tour of Fenway Park, lunch on the Green Monster, and a Q & A session with current Red Sox players David [...]
July 29th, 2014
Shrewsbury/Westborough – State Representative Matt Beaton is delighted to host his third annual charity golf tournament Monday, Aug. 18, at the Haven Country Club (formerly Mount Pleasant Country Club) in Boylston. The Beaton Charity Classic (BCC) will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, followed by a 10:30 a.m. bramble-style start, barbecue [...]
July 29th, 2014
Shrewsbury – Despite the rain, nearly 1,000 people enjoyed a free barbecue and met with local first responders at the “LiveLife Family Day” July 27 at the Hebert Candy Mansion. The event was hosted by the Worcester-based organization Valiant Veterans LiveLife Center and Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog.
July 5th, 2014
Region – Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton recently became the temporary home to a pair of abandoned pit bull mix dogs, both estimated to be between 2 and 3 years old. The doggie duo were discovered by residents who found them wandering on Wilson Street in Hopkinton and called the shelter. When staff set out to find the dogs they were able to find the male, whom they named “Mush” – but his “mate” proved elusive. “Blush,” as she was later named, was hiding in Weston Nurseries, scared and alone until a staff member brought Mush to the scene. Mush saved the day, giving his girl Blush the confidence to come running to safety.
July 1st, 2014
Region – As expected, Tropical Storm Arthur has developed from within the area of disturbed weather off the southeast U.S. coast. It still looks like he will be a nuisance for Fourth of July celebrations all up and down the east coast in the Thursday to Friday time frame, bringing the potential for “predecessor” rain Thursday into Friday and then Arthur's rain shield should cover at least a portion of southeast New England, with the possibility of strong to storm force winds raking the coastal areas of the outer Cape and the Islands. The exact location of the rain shields and the storm position is nearly impossible to pin down with any certainty from this far out, but it does seem that rain will impact our area from later on Thursday into Friday morning. I don’t yet know where Arthur's rain shield will set up, and there is the possibility that it may miss central Massachusetts altogether, leaving us with relatively dry conditions later Friday into Saturday.
June 20th, 2014
Westborough – Ellen Stimson, author of “Mud Season,” will be signing copies of her new book Sunday, June 22, from 12 – 2 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller. After a getaway in gorgeous rural Vermont – its mountains ablaze in autumnal glory, its Main Streets quaint and welcoming – Ellen Stimson and her family make up [...]