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BOSTON, MA - John "Jack" Ginnetti, Jr., a longtime newspaper writer from Marlborough, Mass. and a Communicator Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. He was 80.    Ginetti covered harness racing at tracks throughout New England for more than four decades. After an early career at his hometown newspaper, the Enterprise-Sun, he later worked for the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram and Evening Gazette, with his "Along Route 495" being one of the paper's most popular weekly columns. Ginnetti has been president of the New England Chapter of United States Harness Writers Association for more than 20 years. He was named national USHWAn Member of the year in 1997, inducted in the USHWA New England Chapter Hall of Fame in 2001 and was inducted into the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame as a Communicator in 2006.    He is survived by his brother Richard Ginnetti (Janet) of Marlborough.          The John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc. 57 Main Street Marlborough, MA 01752 is in charge of the services, with visiting hours on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5 – 8 P.M. Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. in St. Mathias Church 409 Hemenway Street Marlborough, MA. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough, MA. Donations may be made to a charity of one`s choice.   by Robert Lieberman, freelance writer  

Communicators Hall of Fame member Jack Ginnetti fell down in his home on Jan. 2, 2014. He was able to get in touch with his brother who came over and called for an ambulance that rushed him to the U. Mass Hospital in Marlborough, Mass., where he was examined in the emergency room for internal injuries. He was finally released on Jan. 10 to the Whittier Rehab Hospital and cards and letters can be to him at Room 206B, 150 Flanders Road, Westborough, MA 01581. He will be there until he can regain his mobility. His room telephone number is 508.871.2046.  

Marlborough, Ma. --Plainridge trotter A Megabuck is making his presence felt at the 'Ridge.' After three mediocre starts in open company, he responded Tuesday with his stylish come from behind stretch burst to defeat his six rivals in a $3,000 event. Owned and driven by Donald Gaudette and trained by Nancy Gaudette of Winchester, N.H.,their trotter now has son six of his last eight starts and banked more than $150,000 during his career. Plaintalk: Ater this month (July), the August racing schedule programs will be run on Monday, Tuesday snd Saturdays. Post time will be 4 p.m. (Est.). The first Saturday race card will be run August 3. By Jack Ginnetti dona

It doesn't happen very often when a horseman is cited twice in a two week span, but it did over the 4th of July weekend to harness racing driver Heath Campbell at Scarborough Downs.

Don Guidette Jr.'s trotter A Megabuck is climbing the harness racing trotting charts at Plainridge Race course.

The pride of Hudson, Mass., former Gov. Argeo Paul Cellucci, died Saturday (June 8) at his home.

Harness racing driver- trainer John Sears made the local history books Memorial Day, guiding Premium Bliss, at odds of 280-1 to the winners circle at Plainridge Racecourse.

The young and racing's elder stateman put on an offensive driving skills Thursday at Plainridge Racecourse.

The chase is on at Plainridge Racecourse as the top five drivers are just a whisker apart at the meets early stage.

Former Marlborough Postmaster Ernest Winske who raced several harness horses over the years, died yesterday (May 15) after a lengthy illness.He was 86.

For the third time in just four starts, John Hogan's Panamanian wired the field Monday at Plainridge Racecourse.

It didn't take long for the New England Amateur Harness Racing Drivers Club and Plainridge to do their share with a contribution to Boston's One fund.

No one has to tell harness racing driver Steve Nason where to find the winner's circle. Here's been making a habit of being there often at Plainrdge Racecourse and Scarborough Downs.

Embriodery Unlimited has produced three T-shirt designs supporting Boston's on going Patriots Day (April 15) bombing explosion.

Plainridge Racourse went to post on Monday, (April) 15) for its 15th harness racing opener.

The New England Chapter of U.S. Harness Writers voted at their recent annual meeting to donate $500 toward a fund to find a cure for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrics disease.

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