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A special brotherhood of service

In the town of Hingham, there are two Chief Olssons. Robert “Bob” Olsson, 64, is the fire chief and his younger brother, Glenn, 59, is the police chief. And although they took different paths to achieve their respective department’s top spots, they share a deep commitment to public service and honoring the work ethic that was instilled in them at an early age.

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Former MSP superintendent continues to help those in need

In 2012, Col. Marian McGovern, the former head of the Massachusetts State Police (MSP), retired after a career that spanned over 30 years in law enforcement. And although it is now in a different capacity, her time is still spent helping many of society’s most vulnerable – children, the elderly, and victims of abuse – all of whom she worked tirelessly for throughout her career with the MSP.

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Active seniors develop healthful program of day trips

Members of the Trailblazers gather at the Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Southborough – The Trailblazers is not your parents’ recreational organization. It’s a group of active seniors who developed a year-round program offering day trips with healthful activities. Destinations of the Trailblazers trips range […]

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Find your calm through tai chi and qigong

Ray Caisse (l) and Dave Crocker By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Westford/Ayer – Dave Crocker, 71, and Ray Caisse, 77, have a lot in common. Both have had long careers in management, and describe themselves as former workaholics. Both have had life-altering health challenges: Crocker, a stroke, and Caisse, a heart attack. Now both […]

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Boston’s Dry Eye Pioneer – Donald R. Korb OD

Donald R. Korb OD Photo/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography Boston’s Dry Eye Pioneer Donald R. Korb OD By David Bagdon, Publisher Dry eyes are not a new phenomenon, in fact; most people have experienced them at various times throughout their lives. In most cases, dry eyes are a nuisance causing minor discomfort often brought about by […]

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The wisdom of the old toaster oven

My husband and I arrived at our new house, in a new town, on a wintry night, just after a blizzard and before a raging rainstorm – not an auspicious welcome to our new life.

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