Woman arrested at Marlborough massage business »

03:41 pm | Marlborough – Police Chief Mark Leonard released this statement this morning: Beginning in June 2016, the Marlborough Police Department…

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Selectmen sign lease for US Wireless facility in Grafton »

11:39 am | Grafton - At its June 21 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen unanimously signed the lease with US Wireless…

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Northborough Police seek alleged assailant »

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10:14 am | Northborough – The Northborough Police Department released this statement this morning: The following subject is wanted for an indecent…

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June 24 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9 »

The Community Advocate's Publisher David Bagdon
Photo/Michael Marcy, Charter Ch. 3

09:35 am | Region – The Community Advocate is now partnering with Charter TV3 in Worcester to produce a new cable feature –…

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Local News

Teen events at the Westborough Library »

12:22 pm | Westborough - The Westborough Public Library Teen Zone will be hosting Cupcake Wars Teen Edition Wednesday, July 6, at 7…

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Robert Bleakney Jr., 90, of Westborough »

09:37 am | Westborough – Robert “Bob” Gordon Bleakney Jr., of Westborough and Rumney, N.H., formerly of Sudbury and Needham, passed away peacefully…

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Westborough police log, June 24 edition »

10:50 am | Westborough Monday, June 13 1:09 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 2:27 a.m. Endicott Dr. Ambulance. 10:13 a.m. Beach St. Ambulance.…

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Westborough Town Moderator to hold Open Forum »

11:23 pm | Westborough – Town Moderator John Arnold will be hosting an Open Forum discussion with any resident who wants to discuss…

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Nature’s classroom »

12:52 pm | Shrewsbury - Kara Frankian, a first and second grade teacher at the Floral Street School, was recently named as the…

Cartoon/Ed Turner
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Shrewsbury to celebrate on Fourth of July »

12:02 pm | Region –The Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 46th annual Fourth of July Celebration at Dean Park Monday,…

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Donald Carraher, 86, of Shrewsbury »

09:49 am | Shrewsbury – Donald Frances Carraher, of Shrewsbury, passed on at the age of 86 Saturday, June 25, 2016. He was…

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Shrewsbury police log, June 24 edition »

11:02 am | Shrewsbury Tuesday, June 7 5:01 a.m. Mercury Dr. Medical call. 5:52 a.m. Hill St. Medical call. 1:12 p.m. Edgewater Ave.…

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Woman arrested at Marlborough massage business »

03:41 pm | Marlborough – Police Chief Mark Leonard released this statement this morning: Beginning in June 2016, the Marlborough Police Department began…

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Thomas F. Robinson, 54, of Marlborough »

09:59 am | Marlborough – Thomas F. Robinson, 54, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born in Boston, the son of…

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Marlborough Library Trustees announce scholarship winners »

09:27 pm | Marlborough – The Trustees of the Marlborough Public Library presented their 2016 scholarship awards to three Marlborough students: Greta Johnson,…

(l to r) Trustees Rustin Kyle, Bill Brewin, Janice Merk, Ray Johnson and Ray Hale.
Students pictured are Jennie O’Leary and Greta Johnson. Not pictured is Aman Sawhney. (Photo/submitted)
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Local students participate in Business Professionals national conference »

09:02 pm | Marlborough - Several Marlborough students were among the 6,000 attending the National Conference of Business Professionals of America (BPA) held…

Attending the 2016 National Conference for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Boston were former Marlborough advisors (l to r) Donald Landers, Mary Egan, Joan Ledoux and Judy Ludgate. (Photo/submitted)
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Exhibit highlights struggles of workers throughout history »

11:52 am | Northborough - The Northborough Free Library will be hosting an exhibit of posters titled “Workers Struggles” July 5-28, to give…

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Northborough Police Department offer warning after jogger assaulted »

05:27 pm | Northborough – The Northborough Police Department released this statement this afternoon: At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning a young female…

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Northborough police log, June 24 edition »

10:57 am | Northborough Sunday, June 5 12:14 a.m. Indian Meadow Dr. Ambulance. 12:41 a.m. Lawrence St. Fire Department assist. 8:35 a.m. Deacon…

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Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism recognizes Northborough dad »

02:45 pm | Northborough – Northborough resident Ken Roberts was one of three fathers recently honored by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for…

(l to r) Andrew, Debra, Ken, and Ryan Roberts participating in the Waterville Valley Adaptive Ski Weekend

Photo/Dean Haymes
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Smoking cause of fatal fire in Hudson »

05:35 pm | Hudson – State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Hudson Fire Chief John Blood and…

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Hudson police log, June 24 edition »

10:48 am | Hudson Friday, June 10 8:43 a.m. Old Bolton Rd. Medical. 9:13 a.m. Houghton St. MVA – personal injury. 11:09 a.m.…

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Maria C. Braga, 92, of Hudson »

11:09 am | Hudson – Maria C. (Chaves) Braga, 92, of Hudson, died Saturday, June 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at…

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Kathleen Carlman, 49, of Hudson »

11:01 am | Hudson – Kathleen Anne Carlman, 49, of Hudson, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 18, 2016. Kathleen loved her family above…

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Free transfer station stickers for Southborough seniors »

12:01 pm | Southborough - If you are over 65 and listed on the Town Census, you can receive up to two free…

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Making every vote count »

01:03 pm | Southborough – It’s been said many times that it is a privilege to vote and in today's highly charged political…

Cartoon/Ed Turner
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Southborough police log, June 17 edition »

09:25 am | Southborough Wednesday, June 8 6:38 a.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were…

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Southborough Recreation Department to receive grant from U.S. Tennis Association »

10:21 pm | Southborough – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced, through its USTA Facility Assistance Program, that it has awarded a…

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Selectmen sign lease for US Wireless facility in Grafton »

11:39 am | Grafton - At its June 21 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen unanimously signed the lease with US Wireless that…

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Grafton police log, June 24 edition »

11:00 am | Grafton Sunday, June 5 12:39 a.m. Pratt St./Chipper Dr. Suspicious auto. 3:19 a.m. Arrested, Derek Harper, 33, of 55 W…

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Little kids enjoy big trucks in Grafton »

12:15 pm | Grafton – Families spent a warm June 18 morning attending Grafton Recreation Department’s annual Big Truck Day. Various vehicles were…

Peyton Bennett, 3, and his mother Jessica pose for a photo from inside a fire truck.
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Grafton Historical Society hosts 49th Antiques & Arts Fair »

11:39 am | Grafton – The Grafton Common was filled with vendors’ displays June 18 when the Grafton Historical Society presented its 49th…

Selling raffle tickets on behalf of the Grafton Historical Society are (l to r) Helen Blazis, board member; Nancy Therrien, president; and her granddaughter Freya Langley, 12.
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People and Places

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    Exhibit highlights struggles of workers throughout history

    Northborough - The Northborough Free Library will be hosting an exhibit of posters titled “Workers Struggles” July 5-28, to give a visual

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    Algonquin students win B.A.S.S. fishing tournament

    Northborough/Southborough - Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) junior Evan Bramhill, 17, has been hooked on fishing for as long as he can

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  • Showing off some of their flexibility and proudly wearing the medals they won in Florida are gymnasts Karina Hopping, Ally McNeil and Maddie Konz. (Photo/submitted)

    Local gymnasts on first-place Massachusetts team

    Shrewsbury - Three Shrewsbury High School senior gymnasts were chosen to represent Massachusetts at the 2016 National High School Gymnastics Association (NHSGA)

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    Entrepreneurial spirit in Westborough

    Westborough – Alex Kenny, 8 and his babysitter, Amy Wilichowski, 19, take a break from selling paper airplanes at the Westborough Farmers’

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  • (l to r) Andrew, Debra, Ken, and Ryan Roberts participating in the Waterville Valley Adaptive Ski Weekend

Photo/Dean Haymes

    Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism recognizes Northborough dad

    Northborough – Northborough resident Ken Roberts was one of three fathers recently honored by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, a

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  • Adam Twitchell pitches in a recent game against Westborough High School. 
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    Shrewsbury High’s Twitchell leaves legacy of success on field and ice

    Shrewsbury – He is far from flashy or flamboyant; that is clearly not his style. But what players, coaches and Shrewsbury High

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  • Peyton Bennett, 3, and his mother Jessica pose for a photo from inside a fire truck.

    Little kids enjoy big trucks in Grafton

    Grafton – Families spent a warm June 18 morning attending Grafton Recreation Department’s annual Big Truck Day. Various vehicles were parked behind

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    Former Westborough High student releases music video

    Westborough - As the daughter of a professional classically trained singer, Sophia Berg developed a love for music at a very early

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    Northborough resident seeks to better lives of others through volunteerism

    Northborough - As board member and member of more than six local organizations, Michael Mills’ passion for helping others in his community

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  • Dan Swanson (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

    Central Mass. YMCA honors Shrewsbury High grad

    Shrewsbury/Westborough – After recently graduating from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) and before beginning freshman year at Fairfield University in the fall, Dan

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Editorially Speaking

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Nature’s classroom »

12:52 pm | Shrewsbury - Kara Frankian, a first and second grade teacher…

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Cartoon/Ed Turner

Making every vote count »

01:03 pm | Southborough – It’s been said many times that it is…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

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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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    ‘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.

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    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.
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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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    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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  • 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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