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Residents invited to tour Westborough TV’s new facility

May 13th, 2015

(l to r) Tim Novak, studio manager; Karen Henderson, general manager; and Aidan Horrigan, production coordinator

Westborough – There is a resurgence going on in downtown Westborough. The Town Hall is currently undergoing a $7.3 million and the new fire station finally opened in November. The building at 25 W. Main St. has been torn down and replaced with a new multi-floor, multi-use building. And the former Avidia Bank, located at 33 W. Main St., also has a new owner – Westborough TV (WTV). And that is exactly where the nonprofit public access cable station should be, according to General Manager Karen Henderson – right in the heart of the downtown.

Work continues on Town Hall

May 13th, 2015

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Westborough – Crews work on the clock tower of the Westborough Town Hall May 13.

Voters at the March 16, 2013 Annual Town Meeting approved a $7.3 million renovation project for the building, which was built in 1929 and is located in the heart of the downtown area.

Reliant Medical Group to open new walk-in facility in Hudson

May 12th, 2015

Among the Reliant Medical Group representatives participating in the May 11 ribbon-cutting for the new ReadyMED in Hudson are (front, l to r) Stephen Knox, COO; Leon Josephs, M.D., CEO; Kim Gardula, director of same day services, Sherri Jerz, practice manager of ReadyMED in Hudson; and Raj Hazarika, M.D., chair of same day services.

Hudson – Reliant Medical Group offered a preview of its newest ReadyMED urgent care facility in Hudson with a ribbon-cutting and tours May 11 before its official opening Tuesday, May 19. Located at 234 Washington St., the 6,500-square-foot site is easily accessible, noted Raj Hazarika, M.D., chair of same day services.

Moms turn grief into recovery through local support group

May 12th, 2015

Cheryl Juaire (left) and Kathy Leonard with photos of their sons.
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Marlborough – A pair of mothers who lost their sons to drug overdose are using their tragedy to help others.

Kathy Leonard lost her 27-year-old son Jonathan Testa in December and Cheryl Juaire lost her son Corey Merrill, 23, in 2011 – both to heroin overdose.

Groundbreaking held for Grafton’s Town House renovations

May 4th, 2015

Jim Gallagher, speaks on behalf of the Commission on Disability

Grafton – Under brilliant blue skies, town officials and residents gathered at the back of Grafton Town House located at 1 Grafton Common May 2 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the historic landmark’s Phase II Accessibility Project.

The project, which is a venture between the town and the building’s lead tenant, the nonprofit group Apple Tree Arts will bring the building into compliance with Massachusetts Architectural Access Board standards as well as meet current fire safety standards.

Grafton community leaders share story time with students

April 29th, 2015

Police Chief Normand Crepeau reads “Officer Buckle and Gloria” to second-graders.

Grafton – Twenty-five special guests were welcomed April 27 by second- to sixth-graders at North Street Elementary School (NSES) for the sixth annual Community Reading Day, organized by the North Grafton Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Group. Most books were selected because they relate to the students’ curriculum or the readers’ professions; others were chosen and brought by the guests.

Friends set up fundraiser to help man stricken with Lewy Body Dementia

April 29th, 2015

Donna and Dan McDonald with their four grandchildren
Photo/submitted

Northborough – Nearly 40 years ago, Donna and Dan McDonald, who were high school sweethearts at Algonquin Regional High School, were married. Together they raised two sons, Jason and Tom, who now each have two children of their own. In 2001 Donna was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis which thankfully is in remission for the time being. But that is the not the couple’s main health concern. For in 2012 when he was only 54, Dan, a former truck driver and manager, was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), a disease that is similar to early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

Celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day at Tatnuck Bookseller

April 29th, 2015

Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café is New England’s largest independent bookstore. 
Photo/Debra Roberts

Westborough – Saturday, May 2 will mark the second annual National Independent Bookstore Day. The event is meant to recognize and celebrate independently owned bookstores like Westborough’s own Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café. As the largest independently owned bookstore in New England, Tatnuck has become a destination for the reader who still enjoys picking [...]

Volvo of Southborough hosts ribbon cutting

April 29th, 2015

(l to r) - Jay Rose, general manager; Steve Chernysh, dealer principal; Alexey Nusinov, co-owner and Karen Chapman, president, Corridor Nine
Photo/Joe Martino

Southborough – A Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held April 23 for the new Volvo of Southborough. The dealership, which is located at 251 Turnpike Rd., Route 9 in Southborough, was purchased from the former owners of Farrell Volvo. The event drew nearly 200 attendees and featured live music and upscale catering. In attendance were [...]

Junior Girl Scouts raise money for Haitian orphans

April 28th, 2015

Members of the Shrewsbury Junior Girl Scouts are all smiles as they present a check and cookies to Cherylann Gengel for orphans in Haiti. 
Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Shrewsbury – Members of Girl Scout Troop 11023 recently donated $200 and 132 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to an orphanage in Haiti. The girls had decided to use part of the money they raised in their recent cookie sale to help others. On hand to receive the check and cases of cookies was Cherylann Gengel of Holden, a founder of the Be Like Brit Foundation.

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