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Iconic Shrewsbury barn to be relocated to Boylston

July 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – High in its rafters, the Bonnie Dell Farm barn bears signatures of visitors dating back decades.

135 years after it was built, the barn, signatures and all, is being relocated to Boylston’s Spring Ridge farm where its new owners say they’re excited to save a piece of local history.

“It’s very well preserved,” said Tricia May, a co-owner of the Spring Ridge Farm. “It’s just a beautiful barn.”

Marlborough Girls Softball celebrates 25th anniversary

July 6th, 2017

Marlborough – Surrounded by two decades of their own improvements, past and present members of Marlborough Girls Softball celebrated the 25th anniversary of their program earlier this year at Baldelli Field in Marlborough.

Concerts On The Common to air on Grafton Community Television

July 6th, 2017

Grafton – Grafton Community Television will have its cameras at the historic Grafton Common over the next seven Wednesday evenings for the 2017 series of Concerts on the Common. The concerts, produced by GCTV access assistant Bill Robidoux, will be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. Bands scheduled for the 2017 concert series […]

Westborough Farmers’ Market enters new season

July 6th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Farmers’ Market has returned to downtown Westborough for its seventh consecutive year. The weekly market serves, in part, as an opportunity for members of the Dismas House social service group to sell farm products to the community.

Avoid a ‘grizzly’ encounter

July 6th, 2017

Region – Living in this area, it is not uncommon to see wildlife such as deer, foxes or coyotes. What is unusual is to see a black bear. But recently there have been various sightings of them in local communities including Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Upton.

The grass sometimes is greener

July 6th, 2017

Region – What a difference a year makes. Last June and July were exceedingly dry, with rains yielding barely one inch per month. This June however, the total is closer to 5 inches which has caused a loosening of most area water restrictions and restoring water levels to area lakes and reservoirs.

No more pencils…no more books

July 6th, 2017

Region – Listen closely and you will hear the sounds of summer – kids cheering, teachers breathing a sigh of relief, and perhaps some parental groaning now that school is out for the year. But have no fear parents…the Community Advocate is here to help!

It’s in the bag

July 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Last year, Shrewsbury Town Meeting members voted to approve a citizens’ petition that requested a ban on plastic shopping bags that are not compostable and marine degradable. At this year’s TM, another citizens’ petition requesting that the ban be overturned was not passed. As a result, the town will implement the ban starting on July 1.

Geoffrion aims for strong season with Bravehearts

July 5th, 2017

Worcester – 2017 to date hasn’t been quite the way things were meant to go for Northborough right handed pitcher Matt Geoffrion, at least not in his freshman year at the University of Maine. Geoffrion, a standout hurler for Algonquin Regional High School, put together outstanding numbers and showed great poise on the mound in his high school days earning himself a much-coveted berth on the Black Bears roster.

Pomeroy excelling in role for Bravehearts

July 5th, 2017

By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Worcester – A quality, late-inning reliever who can throw strikes, leave men on base and set the stage for the team’s closer to wrap things up is a welcome addition on any baseball coach’s roster. Finding someone of that ilk is another thing altogether. Worcester Bravehearts manager J.P. Pyne seems […]

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