July 22 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9 »

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04:54 pm | Region – The Community Advocate is now partnering with Charter TV3 in Worcester to produce a new cable feature –…

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Selectmen approve measure to have police and fire report to Town Administrator »

10:27 pm | Northborough – The Northborough Board of Selectmen (BOS) continued a discussion at its July 18 meeting regarding how the…

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Selectmen approve early voting requests for upcoming elections »

04:32 pm | Westborough – Town Clerk Wendy Mickel, at the July 19 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, requested the board allow early…

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Board approves creation of Diversity & Inclusion Administrative Committee »

04:22 pm | Westborough – At the July 19 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Jim Malloy requested the formation…

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Local News

Beth Tikvah Religious School open house Aug. 18 »

12:43 am | Westborough – Beth Tikvah synagogue and religious school, 45 Oak St., in Westborough will hold an open house and barbecue…

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Selectmen approve early voting requests for upcoming elections »

04:32 pm | Westborough – Town Clerk Wendy Mickel, at the July 19 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, requested the board allow early voting…

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Board approves creation of Diversity & Inclusion Administrative Committee »

04:22 pm | Westborough – At the July 19 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Jim Malloy requested the formation of…

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Library Building Committee updates selectmen on expansion project »

03:37 pm | Westborough - At the July 19 Board of Selectmen meeting, the Library Building Committee, along with Eric Moore, architect from…

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Matthew L. Bisceglia, 65, of Shrewsbury »

02:00 pm | Shrewsbury – Matthew L. Bisceglia, 65, a lifetime resident of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Thursday, July 21, 2016, surrounded by loved…

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Regatta Players working on ‘9 to 5: the Musical’ »

11:25 am | Shrewsbury – After clocking several hours at day jobs, members of the Regatta Players are gladly working overtime. They’re rehearsing…

Regatta Players members (l to r) Bri Ryder, Tessa Newell and Christina Pierro rehearse “9 to 5: the Musical." (Photo/submitted)
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Marie Lamontagne-DelFem, 96, of Shrewsbury »

10:13 am | Shrewsbury – Marie (Ruffanelli) Lamontagne-DelFem, 96, of Shrewsbury, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 in the tender care of her…

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Phyllis E. Francis, 75, of Shrewsbury »

09:55 am | Shrewsbury – Phyllis E. (Fyffe) Francis, of Shrewsbury, died at home Wednesday, July 20, 2016 with family gathered at her…

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Rotary Club of Marlborough installs new leadership »

12:56 am | Marlborough – At a gala held June 30, the Marlborough Rotary Club installed new leaders and honored longtime members for…

New officers of the Rotary Club of Marlborough are (l to r) Sem Aykanian, president-elect; Matthew McCook, vice president-treasurer; Peggy Sheldon, president; Peter Marshall, sergeant-at-arms; and Michael Lashua, secretary.
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Opportunity to host international students at Marlborough High School »

12:40 am | Marlborough – Marlborough High School has partnered with gphomestay to bring international students to the school for the 2016-2017 school…

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Marlborough Rotary holds gala, donates to mental health awareness »

12:28 am | Marlborough – Marlborough Rotarians held a gala dinner June 30 at which Rotarians, their families and friends witnessed the club’s…

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Mary J. Brita, 98, of Marlborough »

10:18 am | Marlborough – Mary J. (Lettieri) Brita, 98, of Marlborough, died Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home. Born in Northborough,…

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Greg C. Wheeler, 45, of Northborough »

02:21 pm | Northborough – Greg C. Wheeler, 45, of Northborough, died suddenly Friday, July 22, 2016 after being stricken at his home.…

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‘Star Wars’ to be shown free at Ellsworth-McAfee Park »

12:22 am | Northborough – “Star Wars – The Force Awakens,” will be shown as part of Kiss 108’s Summer Movie Series, Thursday,…

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Selectmen approve measure to have police and fire report to Town Administrator »

10:27 pm | Northborough – The Northborough Board of Selectmen (BOS) continued a discussion at its July 18 meeting regarding how the town’s…

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Officer Joseph Galvin sworn in as lieutenant »

06:07 pm | Northborough - Police Sergeant Joseph Galvin was appointed unanimously to the post of police lieutenant by the Board of Selectmen…

Lt. Joseph Galvin being sworn in by Northborough Town Clerk Andrew Dowd
Photo/Melanie Petrucci
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Hudson’s Legion team hopes for strong playoff run »

11:32 am | Hudson – 2015 and 2016 have been the brightest of seasons for the Hudson Legion Post 100 baseball teams who…

Hudson Legion Post 100 baseball team (Photo/submitted)
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Tackling town trivia during Hudson 150th anniversary »

01:49 pm | Hudson – As Hudson celebrates its 150th anniversary, residents and visitors were challenged to test their knowledge of the town…

Figuring the answer to a Hudson trivia question are Murphy family members (l to r) Suzanne, their son James, and Lee, collectively known as the “416 Mainers” team.
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Steven A. Crossman, 47, of Hudson »

10:35 am | Hudson – Steven A. Crossman, 47, currently of Hudson, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 17, 2016. Steven was the son…

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Robert DeMilia, 49, of Hudson »

10:27 am | Hudson – Robert James DeMilia, 49, of Hudson, a former longtime resident of Stow, died unexpectedly at his residence Saturday,…

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ARHS graduates featured in new Pop TV docuseries »

12:33 pm | Northborough/Southborough – Two graduates of Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) are featured, along with the rest of their six-person a…

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Southborough seniors celebrate summer »

07:17 pm | Southborough – Residents continued the spirit of celebration and patriotism at the annual summer BBQ held at the senior center…

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Southborough police log, July 15 edition »

10:17 am | Southborough Friday, July 1 1:08 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Newton Street business. 1:34 a.m. An officer…

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After standout high school career, Kessinger ready for next chapter »

04:16 pm | Northborough – Southborough’s Nolan Kessinger is under no misconception of the challenges yet to come. The Algonquin Regional High baseball standout…

Nolan Kessinger
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Stanley W. Whynott, 86, of Grafton »

02:10 pm | Grafton – Stanley W. Whynott, 86, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He…

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Grafton resident earns law degree »

12:59 am | Grafton – Matthew Chouinard of North Grafton recently graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a juris doctor degree…

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Goff to retire from the Baptist Church of Grafton »

12:37 am | Grafton – The Baptist Church of Grafton has announced the retirement of Rev. Philip D. Goff, who has served the…

Rev. Philip D. Goff with his wife, May. (Photo/submitted)
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Grafton selectmen reviews Hazard Mitigation Plan »

05:49 pm | Grafton - The Grafton Board of Selectmen heard a presentation about the town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan at their meeting July…

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People and Places

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    Grafton resident earns law degree

    Grafton – Matthew Chouinard of North Grafton recently graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a juris doctor degree and a

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  • Cheryl Pouliot (Photo/Nance Ebert)

    Shrewsbury resident helps grant ‘Birthday Wishes’ for homeless children

    Northborough/Shrewsbury - In the eyes of a child, a birthday is a very special thing that deserves to be celebrated. For many

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  • Rev. Philip D. Goff with his wife, May. (Photo/submitted)

    Goff to retire from the Baptist Church of Grafton

    Grafton – The Baptist Church of Grafton has announced the retirement of Rev. Philip D. Goff, who has served the church for

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  • (l to r) - Ben Harvey, executive vice president, E.L. Harvey; Jeff Constantine, vice president, operations, SolarFlair Energy; Dan Greenwood, vice president, business development, SolarFlair Energy; Steve Harvey, executive vice president,  E.L. Harvey;  , Matt Arner, president, SolarFlair Energy; Dean Polymeros, CFO, E.L. Harvey; and Doug Harvey, executive vice president, E.L. Harvey. (Photo/submitted)

    E.L. Harvey & Sons installs solar system at recycling facility

    Region – E.L. Harvey & Sons and SolarFlair Energy executives recently kicked-off the 1 megawatt solar installation on E.L Harvey’s 3–year-old residential

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  • Figuring the answer to a Hudson trivia question are Murphy family members (l to r) Suzanne, their son James, and Lee, collectively known as the “416 Mainers” team.

    Tackling town trivia during Hudson 150th anniversary

    Hudson – As Hudson celebrates its 150th anniversary, residents and visitors were challenged to test their knowledge of the town spanning its

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    Barry’s leadership integral to Bravehearts’ success

    Worcester – It is no secret that the life of a catcher in baseball at any level can be stressful and unheralded

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  • Paulina Lynch, who volunteers as a greeter at Marlborough City Hall, with Mayor Arthur Vigeant. (Photo/submitted)

    Marlborough senior holds the key to a happy, long life

    Marlborough – Marlborough resident Paulina Lynch enjoys every day to the fullest by keeping busy with volunteer work and healthy and fun

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    ARHS graduates featured in new Pop TV docuseries

    Northborough/Southborough – Two graduates of Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) are featured, along with the rest of their six-person a cappella group,

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  • Celina Chaves (center) congratulates (l to r) her uncle, Jose Chaves, and her aunt, Maria Helena Reis, after they became American citizens.

    Hudson ceremony welcomes 253 new U.S. citizens

    Hudson – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) presented 253 citizenship candidates to the Middlesex Superior Court during a naturalization ceremony

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    Library renovations progressing this summer

    Shrewsbury – Members of the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury recently took a tour at the Shrewsbury Public Library to view the ongoing

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • State Rep. Hannah Kane announces second annual charity golf tournament

    Shrewsbury/Westborough – State Representative Hannah Kane announced her second annual Charity Classic golf tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 15, at The

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    Spinners to raise money for Clardy children

    Region - A special night to honor the late Trooper Thomas Clardy and raise money for the Clardy Children’s Fund will be

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  • Elyse Driscoll 

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    Motorcyclists to ‘roar for a cure’ of rare disease

    Marlborough – Kim Driscoll of Marlborough founded ELYSESTRONG as a legacy to her daughter Elyse, as well as to raise awareness and

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  • Sofia Sugarman. photo submitted

    ‘Tourna-Mint’ to benefit Grafton girl

    Grafton – Ever since five-year-old Sophia Sugarman tragically lost her mother in April, the Grafton Police Department has actively participated in raising

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    Ten ways to volunteer for the Community Harvest Project in North Grafton

    Grafton - You can join the fight against hunger in Worcester Country by volunteering at the Community Harvest Project (CHP) at its

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  • Motorcyclists and passengers get set to begin last year’s Ride for Sherry’s House and Why Me from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643 in Hudson.

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

    Motorcycle ride keeps memory of Hudson boy alive

    Hudson – Memories of a Hudson boy are kept alive as his family prepares for the seventh annual Ride for Sherry’s House

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  • Michelle Poulin addresses the audience.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

    Family and friends recall Northbridge teen’s humor and compassion for others

    Northbridge - Although his time on earth was much too short, Jimmy Poulin’s impact on those who knew him was immense and

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    Force is with runners and walkers 4 Jake’s Sake

    Hudson – Stormtroopers roamed the grounds around the Hudson-Concord Elks #959 Pavilion when the third annual Millennium 5K was held May 22. In

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    Duck Dash to benefit camp for kids with chronic skin diseases

    Shrewsbury – The second annual Duck Dash 5K Run/Walk for Camp Wonder will be held Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m.

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  • Bertucci’s to hold fundraiser for four-year-old Westborough student

    Westborough – Bertucci’s of Westborough on 160 Turnpike Rd. (Rte. 9), will be holding a Dining for Dollars fundraiser Thursday, May 26

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