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 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
Photo/John Orrell

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
Photo/Melissa Hurley

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 […]

A bridge more travelled

April 28th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Last November, the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, which connects Shrewsbury to Worcester via Route 9, officially opened to great fanfare. The bridge, which replaced the nearly 100-year old bridge spanning Lake Quinsigamond, was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Southborough Community Fund grant to Heritage Chorale provides free concert tickets

April 28th, 2016

Southborough – The Heritage Chorale, (John Finney, director) has received a $2,000 grant from The Southborough Community Fund (SCF), a fund of The Foundation for Metrowest. This grant is in support of the Chorale’s third and last concert of its “2015-2016 Family Series”, which began in November with a joint performance in Southborough by Heritage Chorale and the children’s chorus Voices Boston, followed by a February Pops Concert in Framingham.

Algonquin softball rallies to defeat Westborough

April 28th, 2016

Algonquin’s Brianna Calder tags out Westborough’s Maia Morgado as she attempts to score

Westborough – The visiting Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks softball team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers by a score of 6-4 in a game played April 27.

After falling behind 3-0, Algonquin sent 10 batters to the plate and rallied for 5 runs in the fifth inning. Algonquin also tacked on an insurance run in the sixth inning. Westborough added a run in the final inning, but ultimately their comeback attempt fell short.

Shrewsbury schools ask for more money from town revenues

April 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury has profited from an increase in town funding and the School Department has asked for most of it.

At their April 26 regular meeting, a revised report on town finances was presented by Town Manager Daniel Morgado. Net revenues and charges have increased by $1,738,741 from what was filed in January. Revenues have increased by $858,355 while changes in charges have added an additional $880,386. The majority of this financial change – $1,295,238 – has been requested by the School Department.

Public hearing on sports center draws crowd in support

April 28th, 2016

Marlborough – Sports enthusiasts, businessmen and residents – many who have interacted for many years with Wesley Tuttle, general manager of the New England Sports Center and his staff – came out in full force to the April 25 City Council meeting to state their full support to add two rinks. The public hearing is required to act on the application for a special permit requested by the New England Sports Management (NESM) Corporation, to add rinks seven and eight and restaurants at the 121 Donald Lynch Boulevard location.

City receives grant for parks and playgrounds

April 28th, 2016

Marlborough – A legislative act filed by Senator James Eldridge, D-Acton, has given the city of Marlborough $250,000 in state funds to be used for parks and playgrounds. Councilors were informed of the gift at the April 25 meeting in a communication from Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

“I would like to thank Senator Eldridge for his advocacy and our entire legislative delegation for their work on behalf of Marlborough residents,” stated Vigeant.

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