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Assabet JROTC leader honored upon retirement from Marines

October 5th, 2014

Lt. Col. Benjamin Luciano congratulates Chief Warrant Officer 3 Randolph P. Mann after awarding him the Meritorious Service Medal.

Region – Accepting the offer to lead the newly formed U.S. Marine Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Randolph P. Mann agreed to retire from the Marines a few years earlier than planned. He was honored for his 21 years of service at a retirement ceremony held at the school Oct. 3.

Clinton Savings Bank takes two gold at New England Financial Marketing Awards

October 4th, 2014

(l to r) Mia Thurlow, co-creative director, McDougall & Duval; Dan Duval, owner/CEO, McDougall & Duval; Ellen McGovern, vice president, marketing, Clinton Savings Bank; Peter Hale, vice president, client services, McDougall & Duval; Kristin Zirkel, assistant vice president, marketing, Clinton Savings Bank; and Christal Pond, marketing coordinator, Clinton Savings Bank.

Region – Clinton Savings Bank received two Gold Awards at the 2014 New England Financial Marketing Awards Gala Sept. 24. The bank was honored in two categories for banks under $500 million in assets. First, they were honored in the Deposit Category for their innovative Valentine’s Day CD Special. The bank and its marketing agency, [...]

Avidia Bank donates to Community Legal Aid

October 4th, 2014

(l to r) Barbara Arena, Shrewsbury head teller, Avidia Bank; Jonathan L. Mannina, executive director of Community Legal Aid; and Patricia Smith, Shrewsbury branch manager, Avidia Bank.

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to Community Legal Aid, Inc. for a language access project. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

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 [...]

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