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Community Curiosities – Guess where this picture was taken

October 30th, 2011

By Lori Berkey Do you know where this picture was taken? See if you can identify it and then, for a chance to be entered into a raffle prize pool, e-mail your answer to: government@communityadvocate.com.

First impressions – 30 years later

October 30th, 2011

By Trish Finlay, Contributing Writer There's something that comes with age that allows us to let our guard down while keeping our control top pantyhose up. As I was getting ready for our 30th class reunion, I checked the bathroom mirror for any unwanted facial hair and made sure the multi-functional age-defying-luminessing lotions and potions […]

Shrewsbury trash pick-up delayed this week

October 30th, 2011

Shrewsbury – Due to the winter storm of October 29 and 30, trash pick-up scheduled for the week of October 31 to November 4 has been delayed by one day. This means that Monday's pick-up will take place on Tuesday, Tuesday's on Wednesday, Wednesday's on Thursday, Thursday's on Friday and Friday's on Saturday. The yard […]

Hudson to open warming shelter

October 30th, 2011

Hudson – Town officials have announced they are opening the Farley Elementary School, 119 Cottage St., as a warming shelter at 11 a.m. today. The officials are doing so because as they noted, “We can’t get an estimated time from [Hudson Light and Power] for the return of power closer than the end of the […]

Shrewsbury feels effect of storm

October 30th, 2011

Shrewsbury – Although not hit as hard as some western Massachusetts towns, Shrewsbury was still impacted by the Oct. 29 nor’easter. The town was estimated to have received approximately 10-11 inches of snow. There were also some reported power outages as well.   These photos were taken by Community Advocate Contributing Reporter Joan Goodchild in […]

Town of Southborough to survey residents

October 30th, 2011


Southborough – The Town of Southborough announced that it will conduct its first-ever Resident Survey. The town will be mailing the survey this week to every household in Southborough with a return date by November 11, 2011. Residents may complete the printed survey and return it via mail or it may be dropped off at […]

Teens team up to help Nortborough Food Pantry

October 30th, 2011

Northborough – Mother Teresa once said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” Jack Sears and Nicole Ransden of Northborough would have made Mother Teresa proud. For the past five years, Sears and Ransden have been helping feed hundreds of local needy families, thanks to their determination, dedication – and the generosity of their neighbors.

The C.A. picture of the day

October 30th, 2011

Little pumpkin at fall festival Hudson – Appropriately dressed for the occasion, Kendall Jordan, 3, waits in line to ride an inflatable slide at the 14th annual Pumpkin Fest, held Oct. 15 at Morgan Bowl. Presented by the Hudson Parks and Recreation Department, the five-hour event featured lots of food and games offered by more […]

Hudson Receives Award for Leadership in Environmental Initiatives

October 29th, 2011

Hudson – The town of Hudson has received the “Leading By Example Award,” sponsored by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Energy Resources. This award is given to state agencies, colleges, and municipalities that have implemented policies and programs that have led to significant and measurable environmental and […]

Officials “push” for new vehicles

October 29th, 2011

Westborough – In these fiscally challenging times, town officials often find themselves in the hot seat trying to justify additional capital expense requests for certain items. This was the case at the Oct. 17 Westborough Special Town Meeting when voters challenged officials on why they should approve funding for three new vehicles. Some voters believe […]

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