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Food Pantry volunteers thank postal workers, community

May 29th, 2009

Dear Editor: On behalf of the families that we serve, we would like to thank the community for their donations to the Postal Food Drive, which took place on May 9th. The donations of cereal, juice, juice boxes, soup, canned fruits and other items helped to fill the shelves at the pantry. This drive would [...]

And the band played on

May 29th, 2009

Marlborough – In recent Finance Committee discussions about the fiscal year 2010 budget, members decided to cut two Department of Public Works salaries to go along with the proposed cuts of 24 teaching and aide positions from the School Department budget. Despite these deep cuts, it was decided that $38,000 be left in the celebrations [...]

Pending Home Sales Rise, Housing Affordability Near Record

May 29th, 2009

Pending home sales rose with many first-time buyers taking advantage of historically good housing affordability conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). The Pending Home Sales Index (1), a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in March, increased 3.2 percent to 84.6 from a level of 82.0 in February, and is 1.1 percent [...]

Batting .750 and beating the odds

May 22nd, 2009

Oh what a difference just a few short weeks makes in the real estate market. Suddenly, the slow stagnation seems to be over, and buyers have returned in full force once again, lured by the 2001 era pricing, the most attractive interest rates in decades, and a host of federal tax credits designed to make [...]

Southgate at Shrewsbury to present ‘The Mikado’

May 22nd, 2009

Shrewsbury – Actresses (l to r) Lydian Devere, Audrey Yard and Angeliki Theoharis rehearse for the Mass Theatrica performance of "The Mikado" at Southgate at Shrewsbury's theater. The Gilbert and Sullivan operetta will be presented Saturday May 30 at 8 p.m. Southgate is located at 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. A pre-show wine and cheese reception [...]

Plan your summer at Shrewsbury Public Library

May 22nd, 2009

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Library will sponsor a special "summer vacation planning event" Wednesday June 10 at 7 p.m., as part of its "Tightwad Tip for Tough Times" series. Join volunteers from the Worcester Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club to learn about some of the great opportunities for family vacationing in central Massachusetts. [...]

Boy Scouts to hold Bottle and Can Drive

May 22nd, 2009

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Boy Scout Troop 114 will be holding a Bottle and Can Drive Saturday June 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Town Hall, 100 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury. The collection is limited to returnable bottles and cans. Proceeds will support troop programs.

‘Road Scholars’ race raises funds for schools

May 22nd, 2009

Shrewsbury – Maya McCollum runs with her father, Dan, in the second annual Shrewsbury Road Scholars 5K and 1M Fun Run May 3. The community event raised funds to support the Shrewsbury Public Schools.


May 22nd, 2009

In the May 15 issue of the Community Advocate, we incorrectly reported the start time of R&T's appearance May 23 at the Live Music Series at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery and Café in Westborough. The jazz quartet's performance will start at 6:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by our error.

A sleepy little town

May 22nd, 2009

Westborough – On May 16, well over 100 voters attended Town Meeting to analyze and vote on some 33 articles. Winding up at 9 p.m., the marathon meeting saw the approval of an additional $26 million to complete the upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant and acceptance of the park at Bay State Commons. Voters [...]

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