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After storm, frigid weather on tap for next few days

January 28th, 2015

Photo/Sue Wambolt

Region – The Blizzard of 2015 turned out to be everything it was advertised to be. Massachusetts was ground zero for what were in some cases record shattering amounts of snow, particularly in Worcester and Middlesex counties. Here is a link to the National Weather Service snowfall total page, and you will be amazed at the number of communities that measured 30 inches or more.

What to expect when blizzard hits region tonight

January 26th, 2015

Region – Now we sit and wait. The storm continues to develop and track pretty much on schedule as outlined over the past few days. Not only will it be very intense, but will cover a very large geographical area, large enough so that minor changes in track will go unnoticed for the most part. It also will be very slow moving leading to a prolonged period of severe impacts, as outlined below.

This week’s storm could rival Blizzard of ’78

January 25th, 2015

Region – The National Weather Service forecast office in Taunton has issued a Blizzard Watch for the portion of Massachusetts east of Worcester County, from Monday night into Tuesday night. They are looking for 18 to 24 inches of snow, winds gusting up to 70 mph and very cold temperatures in all but the Cape and Islands.

Officials, residents hope buyer will step forward to save White Cliffs

January 23rd, 2015

White Cliffs
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – Now that the news has broken that the owners of the White Cliffs estate have applied for a demolition permit, residents and those who have enjoyed attending functions there have taken to social media to express their dismay. Joining them in expressing frustration is the Historical Commission who has been trying, Normand Corbin, the commission’s chair, said to try to find a way to prevent the historic manse from coming down.

Westborough seeks ‘Snow Angels’ to help senior citizens this winter

January 22nd, 2015

Westborough – The town of Westborough recently announced a new program, “Snow Angels,” that is designed to link physically able residents with senior citizens who are having trouble either financially and/or physically removing snow from their driveways and walks.

Owners of White Cliffs apply for demolition permit

January 21st, 2015

White Cliffs
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – After 10 months on the market, there are no buyers in sight for the historic White Cliffs estate. As a result, the owners of the 6.5-acre plus property applied for a demolition permit tonight at the Historical Commission meeting.

According to Michael Durkin, a Realtor with LAER Realty Partners, who is representing the current owners, the LaCava family, the decision was not an easy one to make.

Early reports predict storm to hit region this Saturday

January 21st, 2015

We have three threats for snow in our near term future.

1. There is a weak system approaching that is responsible for our increasing clouds today. It will spread some very light snow across southernmost New England late today and tonight, and will likely be limited to flurries at most for the Shrewsbury area during the overnight hours. The southern half of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the Cape and Islands may get up to 2 inches as this disturbance passes out to sea well to our south.

Westborough teens to enjoy an evening of free fun at YMCA

January 18th, 2015

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Westborough – Westborough Youth & Family Services (WYFS) recently announced its first “What’s Up Tonight” program, an activity program for Westborough teens ages 14 to 18, organized by Westborough Youth Commission teen members to offer casual weekend activities that are low-cost, easily accessible, fun, and substance-free.

Marlborough fire chief issues cold weather fire safety warning

January 16th, 2015

Marlborough – Fire officials issued a fire safety warning as the region enters a period of extremely cold weather.

Grossman Development Group announced as Presenting Sponsor for 2015 SYFS Gala

January 16th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) has announced that the Presenting Sponsor for its 11th Annual Gala will be Southborough-based real estate firm Grossman Development Group (GDG). This year’s gala, themed “Great Gatsby Glamour,” will be held Saturday, March 14, starting at 6 p.m. at St. John’s High School, 378 Main St., Shrewsbury.

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