State Rep. George N. Peterson Jr. Saturday at the Grafton Town House public hearing. Photo by Jennifer Lord Paluzzi

Peterson will not seek re-election

State Rep. George N. Peterson Jr., R-Grafton, will not be seeking re-election to the post he’s held for more than 20 years. The assistant house minority leader, whose district encompasses Grafton, Upton and Northbridge, joked Saturday, “I have seven grandkids and an RV that is underused. I think I’ll find plenty to do after next…

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Apparently, 2014 is full of surprises

We were barely out of 2013 when I got the call: 2014 will be the year two classes of college students will be calling me “Professor Paluzzi.” I’ve been hired as an adjunct professor at Emmanuel College in Boston, teaching Intro to Journalism and Writing for Electronic Media. I start Wednesday. I’ve spoken to a…

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Saying goodbye to 2013

This has been, quite decidedly, one of the most unusual years of my life. I actually thought the addition of a beagle to the family was going to be the highlight. Being a journalist, I’m in the habit of sending out the old year with a top 10 list. For the past five years, that’s…