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The Sibson House: Saving Ashland’s History

On September 13, over a dozen local residents, led by Maureen Assencoa, chair of the Ashland Historical Commission, toured the house at 226 Olive Street. The house is on a 1.3-acre lot and is formerly known as the Sibson house and Glean Maura Farm. The purpose of the tour was for interested residents to view the historic property and possibly come up with a way to save it. A life-long Ashland resident and world traveler, Mrs. Sibson passed away on January 13 at the age of 95.
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Community Giving at Hanto

Ashland, MA: Hanto Restaurant is now giving one percent of its daily gross revenues to local charities, non-profits, and other worthy organizations. In this new community-giving program, launched on Labor Day, the eatery commits proceeds to a different group daily. Receiving a donation from Hanto in September are such diverse organizations as Ashland Emergency Fund, Ashland Historical Society, Friends of the Council on Aging, Greater Ashland Lions, and Ashland Garden Club.
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Ashland Girls Soccer

Not long ago Tracey Sipniewski was coaching youth soccer in Fayetteville, Arkansas before she moved to Ashland when her husband was transferred into the area because of his job. Upon moving to Massachusetts, Sipniewski quickly picked up coaching soccer on the youth level in Watertown before she was give the opportunity to become the head coach of the Ashland girls soccer team. “It was an ex-Ashland player who lived in our neighborhood and knew of my soccer background that told Ryan (Quigley, the Ashland Athletic Director),” she said.
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Market Basket Protest Ends

It was not a strike in the minds of the workers, rather a six-week “protest” against the firing of Arthur T. Demoulas in late July, and it unified the management and employees of the Market Basket chain in all 72 stores of the company across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. But “it was the customers” who cast the deciding vote, according to Ashland Assistant Manager Jason Ramsey.
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Tom Coakley is the assistant editor of the Globe West regional print edition and this Sharon site.