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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Local author seeks, provides inspiration

Former Southbridge resident and author Linda Commito. (click for larger version)
May 03, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — The first time Linda Commito (Marianhill Central Catholic High School, Class of 1968) left Southbridge, the town was still bustling every Thursday night.

Having recently celebrated its sesquicentennial (150th) birthday, it was rich in diversity, with a strong sense of community. TV staples of the day included Lawrence Welk, Mister Rogers, Rowan & Martin's "Laugh In," and — very shortly — "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," with such already established co-stars as the ever-enduring Betty White.

Meanwhile, the Beatles summed up the tenor of the times with "All you need is love!"

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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