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Free transfer station stickers for Southborough seniors

June 17th, 2016

Southborough – If you are over 65 and listed on the Town Census, you can receive up to two free transfer station stickers that are strictly for your household’s personal use. During the month of July, the Town Clerk’s office will set up a station in the rear parking lot of the Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road, where senior citizens will be able to come and receive their stickers.

Northborough resident seeks to better lives of others through volunteerism

June 16th, 2016


Northborough – As board member and member of more than six local organizations, Michael Mills’ passion for helping others in his community is more than just a hobby – it’s a philosophy by which he lives his life.

Central Mass. YMCA honors Shrewsbury High grad

June 16th, 2016

Dan Swanson (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Shrewsbury/Westborough – After recently graduating from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) and before beginning freshman year at Fairfield University in the fall, Dan Swanson will once again work at summer camp for the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. He’ll also likely find time to volunteer there.

Proponents of proposed Grafton marijuana clinic pull application

June 16th, 2016

The former Cumerland Farms storefront that had been the site of the proposed Sage Cannabis marijuana clinic. 
Photo/K.B. Sherman

Grafton – The ongoing saga of the Sage Cannabis marijuana clinic seems to have ended this week when town officials received a letter notifying them that Sage had abandoned its plans to create a marijuana clinic at the old Cumberland Farms building at 206 Worcester St. a site abutting the Hollywood Drive residential neighborhood. This issue has become an ongoing controversy between the Town and angry residents since November, 2015, when the Board issued a Letter of Non-opposition to the clinic’s siting.

Grafton Public Library to celebrate Jerome Wheelock’s birthday June 18

June 16th, 2016

Jerome Wheelock

Grafton – The Grafton Public Library will celebrate the birthday of Jerome Wheelock Saturday, June 18, beginning at 9 a.m. at the library, 35 Grafton Common.

Wheelock was an American inventor, born in Grafton, who made his fame and fortune with a number of Industrial Revolution inventions, including a cylinder packing and a steam engine valve.

Ten ways to volunteer for the Community Harvest Project in North Grafton

June 15th, 2016

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Grafton – You can join the fight against hunger in Worcester Country by volunteering at the Community Harvest Project (CHP) at its North Grafton location. Last year, thanks to the work of nearly 11,000 volunteers, the CHP grew and distributed almost 260,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables. That translated to approximately 1.2 million servings of produce.

Shrewsbury High School seniors enjoy a day at Dean Park

June 15th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – It’s all about the organization. Running like clockwork, buses transported over 300 effervescent young people from one end of Shrewsbury to Dean Park May 27 for the Class of 2016 Senior Picnic. Andrea Loiseau, mother of senior Jaclyn Loiseau, served as the coordinator and more than 20 parents worked to keep things moving smoothly the day of the picnic.

Making every vote count

June 15th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Southborough – It’s been said many times that it is a privilege to vote and in today’s highly charged political climate, those word were never truer. But, though they may want to vote, many long distance commuters are on the road before the polls open and as a result, they don’t make it to the polls. Southborough officials are determined to eliminate as many barriers as possible.

Polanowicz family celebrates two graduations

June 15th, 2016

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Northborough – John and Kathleen Polanowicz of Northborough have announced that they are celebrating the recent graduations of their two children, Emily and Daniel.

Emily was awarded a bachelor of arts in applied psychology and human development with a minor in environmental studies at the 140th Commencement of Boston College May 23.

Belmonte graduates from Princeton

June 15th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Curtis Belmonte, the son of Robin and Bob Belmonte of Shrewsbury, graduated May 31 with high honors (magna cum laude) from Princeton University, earning a bachelor of science in engineering in computer science. He will be working as a software engineer at Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif., starting in July.

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