Selectmen hear plans for marijuana farm in CenTech Park »

12:21 pm | Grafton – The Grafton Board of Selectmen held a public hearing at Grafton High School to discuss a proposal…

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May 27 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9 »

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04:41 pm | The Community Advocate is now partnering with Charter TV3  in Worcester to produce a new cable feature – “Your…

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Two Westborough businesses honored by selectmen »

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04:48 pm | Westborough – Two local businesses were honored during the Westborough Board of Selectmen’s May 24 meeting. Jon Cohen, who owns…

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Westborough Girl Scouts to host viewing of film ‘Miss Representation’ »

02:41 pm | Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 is partnering with the Westborough School Department to host a viewing of…

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Local News

Westborough kids graduate…Westborough parents celebrate »

08:00 am | Westborough – The Westboro House of Pizza will be donating food for Project Graduation, a celebration for Westborough High School…

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Westborough residents honor town’s veterans on Memorial Day »

08:58 pm | Westborough – A large contingent of Westborough residents of all ages put on their rain jackets and grabbed their umbrellas…

Grand marshal Andrew Toorock addresses the audience.
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Two Westborough businesses honored by selectmen »

04:48 pm | Westborough – Two local businesses were honored during the Westborough Board of Selectmen’s May 24 meeting. Jon Cohen, who owns Harry’s…

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Westborough Girl Scouts to host viewing of film ‘Miss Representation’ »

02:41 pm | Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 is partnering with the Westborough School Department to host a viewing of the…

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British WWI veteran recognized in Shrewsbury »

12:52 pm | Shrewsbury – During Memorial Day weekend, a British veteran buried in the World War I lot of Mountain View Cemetery…

Saluting as “The Last Post” is played are (l to r) Commander Fred Russell of the Victor Quaranta American Legion Post 397, President Richard Schofield of the British Officers Club of New England, and member Thomas Vantre.
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Shrewsbury remembers fallen veterans despite rain »

11:46 am | Shrewsbury – Despite a rainy morning May 30, Shrewsbury residents and visitors remembered fallen veterans with the town’s annual Memorial…

Boy Scouts carry a banner proclaiming, “Freedom is not free!”
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Central One Federal Credit Union wins ‘Best Community Bank’ honors »

08:00 am | Shrewsbury -Each year Gatehouse Media conducts a readers’ poll to determine the top local businesses in cities across Massachusetts. Central…

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Marietta Foster, 96, of Shrewsbury »

08:39 am | Shrewsbury – Marietta (Ollis) Foster, 96, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Holy Trinity Nursing Home of Worcester…

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Fun runs for local runners »

01:38 pm | Region - Mark your summer and fall calendar for five unique road races, each with its own special challenge and…

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MDCA yard and bake sale June 11 »

01:30 pm | The Marlborough Community Development Authority (MCDA) Tenants Association will hold a yard and bake sale Saturday, June 11, from 9…

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Sister Dolores Lavoie, 88, of Marlborough »

11:30 am | Marlborough – Sister Dolores Lavoie (Sister M. Louis Hector), a Sister of St. Anne, died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at…

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Marlborough veterans Touchette and Page remembered on Memorial Day »

11:15 am | Marlborough - Although rainy weather caused cancellation of the city’s 150th annual Memorial Day Parade, coordinator Wayne Grant shared a…

Fellow veterans and members of the Italian American Veterans Post 45 of Marlborough, Mike Durand (l) commander of the Sons of the ITAM and John Kortes, commander of the ITAM, (r ) express their appreciation to member John Dupree, (center), who made a Soldier’s Prayer Shadow cut-out for the group. 
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Northborough pays tribute to fallen veterans »

11:10 am | Northborough – Inclement weather May 30 cleared in time for Northborough residents and visitors to pay tribute to fallen veterans…

Harvey Chapdelaine, a U.S. Army veteran in World War II, lays a wreath at the World War II – Korean War – Vietnam War Memorial, assisted by Bruce Goldsmith of American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234.
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Flaherty Physical Therapy now open in Northborough »

08:00 am | Northborough - Flaherty Physical Therapy recently celebrated an open house at its new 411 West Main St., #3 location. Many…

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Richard J. Winning, 72, of Northborough »

03:10 pm | Northborough – Richard J. Winning, 72, passed away peacefully at home, with his loving family by his side, Wednesday, May…

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Northborough Lions Club 38th annual Golf Tournament »

12:53 pm | Northborough – Get your foursome together and join the Northborough Lions Club for their 38th annual Golf Tournament at Juniper…

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Zenaide Swenson: ‘I love the Hudson community!’ »

09:50 am | Hudson – Zenaide “Zee” Swenson is best known in her hometown of Hudson as director of Andrew’s Helpful Hands (AHH).…

Zenaide Swanson, the esteemed lecturing knight of Hudson-Concord Elks #959 with Dave Hoffman, the esteemed lecturing knight of Clinton Elks #1306. (Photo/Karlen Photography)
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Force is with runners and walkers 4 Jake’s Sake »

06:00 pm | Hudson – Stormtroopers roamed the grounds around the Hudson-Concord Elks #959 Pavilion when the third annual Millennium 5K was held…

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Jose E. Cabral, 87, of Hudson »

10:12 am | Hudson – Jose E. Cabral, 87, of Hudson, died Monday, May 23, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at Marlborough…

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Hudson police log, May 27 edition »

09:12 am | Hudson Friday, May 13 7:30 a.m. Main/Mackin Sts. MVA – property damage. 11:43 a.m. First St. Suspicious activity. 12:45 p.m.…

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Preserving the past for the future »

12:38 pm | Southborough – When a prospective buyer said he had plans to purchase the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion at 84 Main…

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Southborough police log, May 20 edition »

10:28 am | Southborough Wednesday, May 11 9:13 a.m. A motorist from Marlboro, MA was issued a Criminal Application for Operating a Motor…

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Arthur Piper, 93, of Southborough »

03:39 pm | Southborough – Arthur “Keith” Piper, 93, of Southborough, died peacefully Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  He was a devoted father to…

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William P. MacIver, 79, of Southborough »

08:45 am | Southborough – William P. MacIver, 79, of Southborough and formerly of Weymouth and Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, surrounded…

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Selectmen hear plans for marijuana farm in CenTech Park »

12:21 pm | Grafton – The Grafton Board of Selectmen held a public hearing at Grafton High School to discuss a proposal from…

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Grafton girls’ softball hopeful for strong playoff run »

02:44 pm | Grafton ---When discussions center on successful sports teams at Grafton High – and there are many - it is no…

Grafton's Lindsey Sawtelle (#12) is greeted by the entire bench after hitting a home run.
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Edward J. Crosby, 61, of Grafton »

08:57 am | Grafton – Edward J. “Eddie” Crosby, 61, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with his loving family by his…

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Grafton sidewalks get another look »

02:24 pm | Grafton – At the start of its May 24 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen welcomed newly elected member Sargon…

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People and Places

  • Michelle Poulin addresses the audience.
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    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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  • Zenaide Swanson, the esteemed lecturing knight of Hudson-Concord Elks #959 with Dave Hoffman, the esteemed lecturing knight of Clinton Elks #1306. (Photo/Karlen Photography)

    Zenaide Swenson: ‘I love the Hudson community!’

    Hudson – Zenaide “Zee” Swenson is best known in her hometown of Hudson as director of Andrew’s Helpful Hands (AHH). The nonprofit

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  • Dave and Julianne Thompson at a U.S. Marine Corps Ball. (Photo/submitted)

    Former Marine earns graduate degree with honors from Clark University

    Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury’s Dave Thompson wears many hats: active-duty marine, father and husband, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) webmaster, and - thanks to

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    Assabet Valley Chamber hosts networking event

    Stow – Jonathan Esteves (r ), the young proprietor of his own lawn business, poses for a photo with Dave Rykbost of

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  • Westborough Animal Control Officer John Keefe holds the rescued mallard.

    A special rescue in Westborough

    Westborough – After hearing a noise inside the chimney in her Westborough home today, Susan Flynn knew that something was trapped in

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    Westborough announces grand marshal

    Westborough – Westborough recently announced that veteran Andrew R. Toorock has been named grand marshal of the upcoming Memorial Day Parade Monday,

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    Hudson actor to portray King Arthur onstage in ‘Spamalot’

    By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – After Gary Swanson of Hudson works full-time as a senior personal financial representative at

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  • Tony “T” Fasulo. Photo/submitted

    On the road to preparing fourth T’s Ride in Hudson

    Hudson – The Xtreme Riders (XR) and the American Veterans Motorcycle Club (AVMC) are once again partnering to present the fourth annual

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    ‘Our Founding Fashions’ to flaunt Northborough history

    Northborough - When Kathleen Pierce first presented the idea for an historical fashion show to her sewing circle last summer, she never

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  • "Mill Pond" by Dave Kaphammer

    Westborough artists to exhibit at Northborough library

    Northborough – Westborough artists Janet Schwartz and Dave Kaphammer will be exhibiting their work in the Northborough Free Library’s meeting room from

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Editorially Speaking

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Preserving the past for the future »

12:38 pm | Southborough – When a prospective buyer said he had plans…

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Cartoon/Ed Turner

Business builder »

11:02 am | Marlborough - Over the past several years, the city of…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

  • 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

    Read More

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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

    Read More

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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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  • Pete Towler performs at the “Singing for Sofia” fundraiser.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

    Community supports Sofia Sugarman Fund

    Grafton – On April 13, 5-year-old Sofia Sugarman of Grafton tragically lost her mother, Kelly, leaving the young girl essentially without her

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  • Massachusetts chapter leader of the TEARS Foundation, Kelly Trefry
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    ‘Rock and Walk for Babies’ to be held in Northborough

    Northborough – It’s hard to believe, but one in four women experience miscarriage or infant loss, according to the TEARS Foundation, which

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    Local choral concert to benefit displaced families

    Shrewsbury - Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present two compositions new to this area in a concert titled “Songs of Hope and Consolation”

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    Rotary Club to Host ‘A Taste of Shrewsbury: Food and Brew Festival’ May 15

    Shrewsbury - The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury has announced that it will host “A Taste of Shrewsbury: Food and Brew Festival” May

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    Fundraiser to honor memory of Marlborough girl

    Marlborough - The LaFollette family and Dollars for Scholars - CSF of Marlborough are pleased to announce that on Saturday, May 21,

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  • (back, l to r) - Teamsters Local 25 Secretary-Treasurer Tom Mari, President Sean O'Brien, Ann Fidrych, Christine Fitzgerald, Local 25 Special Events Director Trish DiSilva, Bill Fitzgerald; (front) Liam Fitzgerald and Jessica Fidrych
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    Teamsters’ grant to ‘Fist Bump Kid’ benefits the Mark Fidrych Foundation

    Northborough – Boston’s Teamsters Local 25 awarded a $10,000 grant to Northborough’s famous “Fist Bump Kid” Liam Fitzgerald during its Autism Awards

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