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Zenaide Swenson: ‘I love the Hudson community!’

May 29th, 2016

Zenaide Swanson, the esteemed lecturing knight of Hudson-Concord Elks #959 with Dave Hoffman, the esteemed lecturing knight of Clinton Elks #1306. (Photo/Karlen Photography)

Hudson – Zenaide “Zee” Swenson is best known in her hometown of Hudson as director of Andrew’s Helpful Hands (AHH). The nonprofit organization serves as a living legacy for her son, who passed away of leukemia at age 7 in 2002. Now, she hopes to share her experience as a community leader in her new role as the esteemed lecturing knight of Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge #959 in its fraternal year of 2016-2017.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

Assabet tops AMSA in extra innings

May 26th, 2016

Assabet pitcher James Laclarie prepares to throw the ball in a game against AMSA

Marlborough – The visiting Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Aztecs baseball team defeated cross-town rival Advanced Math and Science Academy Eagles by a score of 5-3 in an 8 inning game played May 25, 2016 at Stevens Park.

Freshmen making an impact on St. John’s varsity tennis

May 26th, 2016

Brendan Gallagher, senior co-captain for St. John's varsity tennis

Shrewsbury — Veteran talent gets the job done in competitive tennis, but this season an infusion of youth combined with senior experience is having a huge impact on the St. John’s High varsity tennis team.

Force is with runners and walkers 4 Jake’s Sake

May 25th, 2016

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Hudson – Stormtroopers roamed the grounds around the Hudson-Concord Elks #959 Pavilion when the third annual Millennium 5K was held May 22.

In its first two years, the “Star Wars” themed fundraiser helped John and Sheryl Marrazzo make their Hudson home become wheelchair accessible including an elevator for their son Jake, 13, a seventh-grader at David J. Quinn Middle School. He lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.

Grafton sidewalks get another look

May 25th, 2016

Grafton – At the start of its May 24 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen welcomed newly elected member Sargon Hanna to the board and named Jennifer Thomas as its chair for the coming year.

During the meeting, the board discussed the ongoing concern about what many residents perceive to be a lack of suitable town sidewalks.

Letter to editor: Shrewsbury bag ban is anti-business

May 25th, 2016

The Shrewsbury town meeting members who voted with glee for Article 13 to ban traditional plastic bags should be ashamed they were led like lemmings to impose one of the worst anti-business by-laws in the history of the town by progressives with a personal agenda. Next they will seek to ban all plastic bags, plastic water and juice bottles, and once they make the town The People’s Republic of Shrewsbury, like Cambridge and Concord, they’ll likely push for Sanctuary Status.

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