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Ban on plastic bags poses difficulties for senior citizen

July 16th, 2017

As a senior citizen having a hard time living on Social Security, which has not increased in three years, and having a more difficult time paying Shrewsbury taxes which have increased $1,200 in the past three years, I want to thank you  – the voters – for getting rid of plastic grocery bags.

A link to the past

July 13th, 2017

Shrewsbury – As Shrewsbury prepares to move forward with several significant new developments, it also aims to retain its connections to the past. To that end, the Board of Selectmen is currently seeking an individual who would be interested in serving as the Town Historian for a three-year term volunteer position.

Thank you from Rotary Club of Northborough

July 6th, 2017

The Rotary Club of Northborough says “THANK YOU” to all of the businesses and individuals who once again generously donated to the success of our 46th Annual Pancake Breakfast that makes possible, college scholarships to local high school graduates:

Mourning doves provide a positive distraction in a hectic world

July 6th, 2017

Northborough- With all the craziness in this world today, we’ve been honored for the past month with a very special positive distraction from nature. On May 8, we had two mourning doves that decided to build a nest on our porch inside a flower box that we had not been using.

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.

Thank you to reality fair sponsors 

June 28th, 2017

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School would like to thank the following sponsors of our latest reality fair for our sophomores, coined the Ca$habet Challenge: Avidia Bank, Central One Federal Credit Union, Citizen’s Bank, Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce, Cox Tutoring Group, EKG Networking, Keller Williams Boston-Metro, L & S Boule Insurance, Market Basket, Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, Marlborough Nissan, Marlborough Rotary, Orange Theory Fitness, REMAX Executive Realty, TD Bank, United Bank, the United States Army and the United States Army National Guard, and several staff members from Assabet.

Thank you to Paul Shattuck

June 28th, 2017

Shattuck Pharmacy is the most important experience I have had in my life.  My name is Jeremy Spiewak, and I grew up in Northborough playing jazz trumpet with local greats such as Brent Ferguson and the late Dennis Wrenn. 

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