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Grafton selectmen vote to sign contracts

August 21st, 2016

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Grafton – At their Aug. 16 regular meeting, Grafton selectmen agreed unanimously to sign a number of contracts. They approved the proposal by Bayside Engineering, a “big landscaping project” as the selectmen explained, for $39,450 for design services for later engineering and landscape work to be done at Bridge Park. […]

Selectmen continue discussion on Grafton marijuana farm

August 21st, 2016

Grafton – The continuation of a hearing for a proposed indoor marijuana farm at Centech Park – Nature’s Remedy – was continued at the Grafton selectmen’s Aug. 16 meeting. John Brady and Attorney Phillip Silverman represented Nature’s Remedy.

Aug. 19 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

August 21st, 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 […]

2016 USRowing Masters National Championships held on Lake Quinsigamond

August 21st, 2016

The Saugutuck Rowing Club (Westport, Conn. ) Women’s Straight Four team competes in their heat at Lake Quinsigamond.

Region – The 2016 USRowing Masters National Championships were held on Lake Quinsigamond Aug. 18 – 21. Over 2,000 athletes from rowing clubs around the country participated.

Westborough High volunteer brings enthusiasm to local retirement home

August 20th, 2016

Anjali Arigela (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Westborough – Toward the end of the school year, the residents at The Highlands Gracious Retirement Living had begun to familiarize themselves with a new and energetic presence. They had someone to help with technology, oversee activities and even encourage physical activity with a lot of laughter.

Mayor, Council welcome Japanese students

August 20th, 2016

A group of students and faculty members from Akiruno, Japan are welcomed to Marlborough at the July 25 City Council meeting.  They were presented with citations and gifts from Mayor Arthur Vigeant and City Council President Edward Clancy. A member of the teaching staff of Marlborough Public Schools, Nancy Klein, organizes the event which has been held for the past several years.

Marlborough-The cultural exchange between Marlborough and Akiruno, Japan moved forward and continued to flourish as students, educators and host families were welcomed by Mayor Arthur Vigeant and the City Council at the council’s July 25th meeting. The traditional exchange of gifts took place as introductions were made and hospitality warmly extended.

Marlborough supports the campaign to honor law enforcement

August 18th, 2016

State Trooper Ken Hanchett ties a ribbon honoring police officers at City Hall in Marlborough. The ribbon tying was part of the Cover the City Blue campaign by the Wives of State Police Officers organization and was planned by Hanchett's wife, Molly Hanchet.


Photo /Dakota Antelman

Marlborough–The wives of the Massachusetts State Police Officers are campaigning to cover the entire state of Massachusetts in blue ribbons to support law enforcement officers and their families.    This week, Marlborough joins a number of other communities in posting the blue ribbons. “We are proud to show our support for the Mass. State Police Wives […]

GFD calls on the community to help them go above and beyond for people and pets

August 18th, 2016

Grafton Fire Department 
Photo/Dave Runyan

Grafton – When someone performs a job well, it’s impressive. When a person goes above and beyond the call of duty, it’s admirable. But when that call of duty that’s surpassed involves courage, selflessness and determination, it’s something to be treasured. In the case of the Grafton Fire Department, an organization of men and women who must routinely face danger while protecting the community, treasuring its noble desire to go above and beyond is just the beginning. It needs the support of the community as well.

DPW presents results of water, sewer rate study

August 18th, 2016

Northborough – Dan Nason, Department of Public Works director, provided an informational overview of the recently completed Water and Sewer Rate Study at the Northborough Board of Selectmen’s meeting Aug. 15.

Northborough selectmen appoint new police sergeant

August 18th, 2016

(l to r) Police Chief William Lyver, Sergeant Jeremy Trefrey and Town Clerk Andrew Dowd
Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Northborough – Police Chief William Lyver introduced Jeremy Trefrey at the Aug. 15 Board of Selectmen’s meeting for a permanent appointment to police sergeant. The position was left vacant by Joseph Galvin who was appointed lieutenant in July. Trefrey has most recently held the position of juvenile detective and liaison officer at the Algonquin Regional High School.

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