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Selectmen hear plans for marijuana farm in CenTech Park

May 28th, 2016

Grafton – The Grafton Board of Selectmen held a public hearing at Grafton High School to discuss a proposal from California-based Nature’s Remedy to create an indoor marijuana farm at CenTech Park. The hearing was held at the high school to allow for more seats for voters and other interested parties after an earlier marijuana hearing for Sage Cannabis near Holliday Drive had created an agitated, large crowd at a selectmen’s meeting where there was insufficient room for interested parties to attend. The room at the high school used on May 24 had approximately 50 seats and most of those were filled.

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

May 27th, 2016

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The Community Advocate is now partnering with Charter TV3  in Worcester to produce a new cable feature – “Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9.” Every week, the 90-second spot will feature either Publisher David Bagdon or Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The feature […]

Richard J. Winning, 72, of Northborough

May 27th, 2016

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Northborough – Richard J. Winning, 72, passed away peacefully at home, with his loving family by his side, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. He leaves his devoted wife of 47 years, Judith M. (Stone) Winning; his children, Amy Winning of Arlington and Scott Winning and his wife Carissa of Norway, Maine; three grandchildren, Seamus Winning, Emma […]

Grafton girls’ softball hopeful for strong playoff run

May 27th, 2016

Grafton's Lindsey Sawtelle (#12) is greeted by the entire bench after hitting a home run.

Grafton —When discussions center on successful sports teams at Grafton High – and there are many – it is no accident that the conversation and accompanying accolades point to the school’s varsity softball team. And why not?

Under the tutelage of veteran head coach John Gemme, the Indians have captured a pair of Division 2 state championships (2012, 2013), advanced to another (2014) and earned a spot in the Central Mass. finals (2015). During that period, Grafton has run off 89 victories while losing just six times.

Edward J. Crosby, 61, of Grafton

May 27th, 2016

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Grafton – Edward J. “Eddie” Crosby, 61, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He was born Dec. 11, 1954 in Everett, son of the late Marion (Bowman) Crosby Kennedy and Edward J. Crosby. He leaves his brother, Jim Crosby and his wife Jan of Worcester; his niece, […]

Marietta Foster, 96, of Shrewsbury

May 27th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Marietta (Ollis) Foster, 96, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Holy Trinity Nursing Home of Worcester after an illness. Her husband of 67 years, Francis E. Foster Sr., died in 2008. She leaves her son, Francis E. Foster Jr. and his partner Deborah May of Shrewsbury; three grandchildren, Ryan, Jamie, and […]

Two Westborough businesses honored by selectmen

May 26th, 2016

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Westborough – Two local businesses were honored during the Westborough Board of Selectmen’s May 24 meeting.

Jon Cohen, who owns Harry’s Restaurant with his wife Linda, accepted a proclamation of congratulations from the Board on the occasion of the restaurant’s 70th anniversary. Harry’s, located on 149 Turnpike Rd (Route 9 West), was opened by Cohen’s parents, Harry and Eleanor, in 1946. Since that time, it has become an iconic local establishment.

Northborough: Trinity Church seeks crafters for fall, winter fairs

May 26th, 2016

Northborough – Trinity Church of Northborough is looking for local artisans for its 2016 fall and winter fairs: The Trinity Church Applefest Craft Fair (held outside during Northborough’s 250th Anniversary Applefest Celebration) will be taking place Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The application fee is $50 per space if reserved by […]

Friends of the Marlborough Library to hold Annual Meeting and election

May 26th, 2016

Marlborough – The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library will hold its Annual Meeting and election of officers Wednesday, June 8, at 5 p.m. at Employment Options Function Room, 82 Brigham St. in Marlborough. Guests will include keynote speaker Daniel Verrico, chair of the Capitol Fundraising Committee of the Marlborough Public Library Foundation, Alice Welch, president of the Massachusetts Friends of Libraries, and Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

Marlborough: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care seminars

May 26th, 2016

Marlborough – If you are in Nursing, Front Line Staff, Home Care, Social Work, Activities/Recreation, Aging Life Care Specialists, Elder Care Consultants, etc. and want to take the path to becoming a Certified Dementia Practioner, then consider attending any of three upcoming required seminars: Monday, June 6 at Westborough Council on Aging, 4 Rogers Rd., […]

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