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Poetry Out Loud Competition- Algonquin Regional High School’s Hannah Moran

May 1st, 2016

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Northborough – Algonquin Regional High School senior Hannah Moran was one of six semifinalists in this year’s National Poetry Out Loud Competition.

Westborough High School honors memory of teacher with lip synch fundraiser

May 1st, 2016

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Westborough – LL Cool J’s popular performance show, “Lip Sync Battle,” has nothing on the faculty at the Westborough High School (WHS).

Area gymnasts to participate in regional competition

May 1st, 2016

Gymnasts Lizzie Meschisen, Madison Bromm, Sophia Harper and Mary Faletra will compete at the Xcel Regional Championships May 21-22. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Four area gymnasts from Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) in Shrewsbury are heading to the Xcel Regional Championships the weekend of May 21-22 at Shrewsbury High School. They will be competing with other gymnasts from New England and New York.

St. John’s baseball continues to dominate with win over Doherty High

May 1st, 2016

Region – St. John’s High baseball has long been synonymous with winning baseball and the squad’s fast start to the 2016 season has done nothing to dispel its reputation as one of the area’s finest.

Letter to the editor: Shrewsbury community receives thanks for Town Cleanup Day

May 1st, 2016

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To the Editor: On behalf of the Town of Shrewsbury and the Parks & Recreation Department, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to the following community groups who came out on Saturday, April 2, and helped with Town Cleanup Day: Boy Scout Troop 114, Cub Scout Pack 146, Cub Scout Pack 62, First […]

Three injured in Westborough after being hit by driver charged with DUI

May 1st, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On Saturday, April 30, at 3:12 AM, the Westborough Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Rte. 9 West at Lyman St. The arriving units found two vehicles with extensive damage to both of them. The first vehicle, a 2010 Ford, was being […]

 Community Advocate partners with Charter TV3 for new cable feature

April 30th, 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 other week, the 90-second spot will feature either Publisher David Bagdon or Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top […]

Grafton girls’ tennis hopes to build off of last year’s success

April 30th, 2016

(l to r) Grafton High girls varsity tennis captains Rae Deveney, Natasha Shiku, and Apoorva Indraghanty
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Grafton – Anyone in the market for a truly fun high school team to follow this spring would be doing themselves a favor to catch more than a glimpse of the Grafton High (GHS) girls’ varsity tennis team. The squad that logged a disappointing 3-11 record in 2014 turned it all around in a big […]

Teamsters’ grant to ‘Fist Bump Kid’ benefits the Mark Fidrych Foundation

April 30th, 2016

(back, l to r) - Teamsters Local 25 Secretary-Treasurer Tom Mari, President Sean O'Brien, Ann Fidrych, Christine Fitzgerald, Local 25 Special Events Director Trish DiSilva, Bill Fitzgerald; (front) Liam Fitzgerald and Jessica Fidrych
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Northborough – Boston’s Teamsters Local 25 awarded a $10,000 grant to Northborough’s famous “Fist Bump Kid” Liam Fitzgerald during its Autism Awards Reception held April 28 at the Strega Waterfront in Boston. The grant will be donated to Liam’s charity of choice– the Mark Fidrych Foundation.

Southborough man charged with OUI after hitting police officer

April 30th, 2016

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Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this morning: On 4.30.16 at approximately 1:56 a.m., Officer Patrick Smith was on patrol in a marked Ford Explorer when he was rear ended by a 2006 Lexus SUV while stopped at a red light on Route 9 West at the intersection of Central Street. The […]

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