Townsend pharmacist McNabb 'thought of the community first'

04/20/2016 01:46 PM EDT
By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- Local pharmacist Terry McNabb spent about five decades behind the counter at McNabb's Pharmacy, and in the eyes of many in the community, he did so with warmth and genuine care for those around him. 
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Townsend pharmacist McNabb 'thought of the community first'
04/20/2016 01:46 PM EDT - By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- Local pharmacist Terry McNabb spent about five decades behind the counter at McNabb's Pharmacy, and in the eyes of many in the community, he did so with warmth and genuine care for those around him. Full Story

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