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.
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.