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Grafton Suburban is now Homefield Credit Union

February 15th, 2015

(l to r) Kelly Benoit, assistant vice president of marketing, products and customer service; Lloyd Hamm Jr., president and CEO; and associates Carol Bagdis, Estelle Peters and Maureen Wojnar
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Grafton – For nearly 50 years, the Grafton Suburban Credit Union has served the banking needs of thousands of local residents as well as businesses. On Feb. 11, the bank started a new chapter, as it officially changed its name to Homefield Credit Union (HCU).

Weekend storm to be followed by bitter cold

February 14th, 2015

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Region – After a very cold morning where the temperature reached a low of -12.8 degrees at my home, temperatures have moderated a bit and light snow has begun. Over the last hour or so, radar returns indicate precipitation filling in and becoming a bit banded at this early time. I have no overall changes to the outlook from several days ago and the storm is about to begin to redevelop off the southern New Jersey coast, though this location is just a bit more to the south than I had thought earlier.

Possible ‘disruptive’ storm could hit region this weekend

February 11th, 2015

Region – Now that our most recent storm is history, we can relax for a few hours before our attention turns to the next in the seemingly endless stream of winter storms to impact the Shrewsbury area. The most recent snowfall resulted in 16.4 inches falling on Shrewsbury, bringing our 18 day total to 71.8 inches. Go to the link below for the most recent snow totals from across southern New England. Rockland won the prize this time with 31 inches and there were many communities reporting more than 24 inches.

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.

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