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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Still alive and kicking

MARLBOROUGH

Eighty-one year old Roland A. Morin crashed a recent party celebrating the 100th birthday of Marlborough City Hall.

The former City Councilor -- who served from 1952-3 -- said he read about the party in the newspaper but never got an official invite from party planners.

"I said to myself, 'Why didn't I get an invite? After all, I'm a former member. I'm still alive. Maybe not ticking so much, but still alive."

City officials meant no snub -- they invited former city councilors dating back to 1975. Attendees included former mayor Mike Hogan, former City Council president Walter Bonin and former City Councilor Joan LeDoux, who briefly filled in for her husband after he died in 1995.

Ward 5 City Councilor Maura Navin Webster also made an appearance with her father, Joe Navin, a former city councilor and state representative. The event even drew former City Councilor Tom Lizzott, who drove in for it from Westford.

--Megan Woolhouse

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