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Setting sail on a mid-life second act

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Many may dream of a second act in life, such as pursuing a new job or hobby, but do not have the resources or commitment to really do so. Several years ago, John Gareri, an avid sailor, dreamed of sailing around the world on a tall ship. And then, with […]

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Brockton Fair has something for everyone

Visitors enjoy the goats in the petting zoo. By Janice Elizabeth Berte, Contributing Writer Brockton – From June 29 – July 9, the 60-acre fairgrounds came alive as the 143rd Brockton Fair entertained families with exhilarating rides, games and music. But, the merrymaking didn’t stop there – this spectacular fair also featured demolition derbies, chainsaw […]

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Octogenarian earns college degree after 63 years

Like many other students, Spencer graduated from Worcester State University with a degree in English this year. Although that is admirable there is another aspect that makes this a particularly notable story. This Shrewsbury resident (who prefers not to share his last name in this article) is 80 years old and he received his degree 63 years after he first attended college.

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It’s more convenient than ever to apply for social security benefits

You’ve worked hard your whole life, and receiving your Social Security benefits should be the icing on the cake at your retirement party. We’re working hard to make it as quick and seamless as possible for you to apply for benefits from Social Security.

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The Compassionate Friends of Metrowest: A place to go after losing a child

Region – On a beautiful Tuesday evening, Joan and Ed Motuzas are setting up one of the rooms at Saint Mary’s Church in Holliston. This special room is where one can go for grief counseling and compassion after losing a child.

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Charlottesville brings America’s history to life

Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall By Victor Block The mansion in Virginia which Thomas Jefferson called Monticello is a perfect example of an 18th-century estate. Its 33 rooms are filled with elegant furniture and architectural touches imported from Europe. About 10 miles away stands Pine Knot, a simpler cottage that lacks a stove, well and bathroom facilities. Theodore Roosevelt […]

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