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Sept. 30 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

October 1st, 2016

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Region – 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 […]

Shrewsbury boys’ soccer triumphs over Algonquin

October 1st, 2016

Algonquin’s Alex Seno-Leo collides with Shrewsbury goalie Abdul Frederick as he tries to make a save.

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Shrewbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys’ soccer team defeated the visiting Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 2-0 in a game played Sept. 27. The matchup featured two of the top teams in Central Massachusetts teams, both previously undefeated. The teams battled through a scoreless […]

Northborough selectmen approve new restaurant licenses

September 30th, 2016

A Common Victualler License was granted to Patrick Guay, who will open Mooyah, at 10010A Shops Way. The restaurant, Guay told the board, will be a “better burger-type model” that will serve a healthier version of traditional fast foods. The Northborough store will be the first franchise in Massachusetts.

Earle Watkins, 99, of Southborough

September 30th, 2016

Southborough – Earle Quenten Watkins, 99, of Southborough died peacefully at UMass Medical Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 after a short illness. He was the husband of Eleanor Eva (Woodbury) Watkins, who passed away in 1987. He was the son of Charles Edgar Watkins and Esther Winnifred Nourse Watkins. A lifetime resident of Southborough, he […]

Police chief requests Kimball Road exit be closed

September 30th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon requested at the Sept. 27 Board of Selectmen meeting that the board vote to close the exit from Kimball Road onto Mill Road. He also requested that the board direct the Department of Public Works to post “Do Not Exit” signs on Kimball Road.

Paul J. Minehan, 91, of Fairhaven

September 30th, 2016


Fairhaven – Paul J. Minehan, 91, formerly of Marlborough, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. Born in Waterbury, Conn., he was the son of the late Frank and Inez (Cotter) Minehan and the husband of Rosalie (Padula) Minehan. Following his graduation from Marlborough High School, he enlisted in the […]

Mario Barreira, 95, of Hudson

September 30th, 2016


Hudson – Mario Joseph Barreira, 95, a lifelong resident of Hudson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly. He leaves his beloved wife of 68 years, Dorothy Marie (Curley) Barreira. Mario was born and raised in Hudson, son of the late Elpidio and Alzira […]

Manuel L. Moreira Jr., 35, of Marlborough

September 30th, 2016


Marlborough – Manuel L. Moreira Jr., 35, of Marlborough, formerly of Hudson, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at his residence. Manny was born in Framingham, and leaves his loving parents, Manuel and Natalia (Chaves) Moreira of Hudson. He was raised in Hudson where he attended local schools. He was a mason by trade and owned […]

Kenneth F. Burns, 69, of Shrewsbury

September 30th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Kenneth F. Burns, 69, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 29 years, Maryellen (Kennedy) Burns, and his four beloved children, Alysa Lofstrom and her husband David of Kingston, Kenneth Burns and his wife Gaby of Worcester, Bridget […]

Shrewsbury Social Club donates supplies for Oak Middle School

September 30th, 2016

(l to r) Beth McCollum, executive assistant to School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer, and Shrewsbury Social Club Service group co-chairs Judy Kuhtreiber and Kerry Tylicki. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Social Club (SSC) recently donated dozens of paper towels, tissues and bottles of hand sanitizer to the Oak Middle School.

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