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Meter beater

January 20th, 2016

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Westborough – Starting in February, a new municipal aggregation program, called Westborough Community Choice, will provide residents and businesses who currently are customers of National Grid a way to purchase electricity at lower rates from Constellation Energy Power Choice, Inc.

Gone…but not forgotten

January 19th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – For decades, Anthony “Spag” Borgatti was not just the proprietor of his namesake store on Route 9 in Shrewsbury, he was a much beloved member of the community whose generosity touched scores of local families and organizations.  Starting with a $35 loan from his mother, following his graduation from Shrewsbury High School, Borgatti […]

Northborough takes the cake…

January 8th, 2016

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Northborough – A party wouldn’t be a party without a sweet treat. As Northborough prepares to celebrate its 250th anniversary with a special event Sunday, Jan. 24, there will be not one but two very special cakes that will be served to guests, thanks to Buddy Valastro, the star of the popular television series, “Cake […]

If you don’t like the weather…just wait a minute

January 1st, 2016

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Region – As New Englanders we are used to variations in our weather patterns, but who would have ever expected a Christmas Day when the thermometer hit almost 70 degrees cinching the record as the warmest December on record? But as we all know, the nice weather can’t last forever. One only has to think […]

All I want for Christmas…

December 28th, 2015

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With 2015 rapidly coming to a close, the 2016 presidential race will surely be intensifying as the candidates focus on the Nov. 8 election. Will our next president be one of the front runners, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Or perhaps one or two of the other candidates will catch the voters’ eyes and surge […]

The ribbon of Christmas meaning

December 23rd, 2015


When we moved into our house twelve years ago this month, we noticed a knee-high balsam in the middle of the small cleared field that was our back yard. When that little tree had grown to four feet high or so, I decorated its branches at Christmastime with bright red balls and a velvety red […]

Ukulele nervous

November 19th, 2015

Janice Lindsay

The world would not come to an end – even my tiny corner would not be endangered – if I could not learn how to play the ukulele.

Letter to Editor: Large commercial water users subsidized by Shrewsbury residents

November 6th, 2015

To the Editor:

The September 18th edition of the Community Advocate had an article on rising water rates in Shrewsbury.


October 25th, 2015

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Grafton – Grafton officials and residents were disappointed to learn that their request to have a judicial review of a federal Surface Transportation Board ruling (STB) was denied. The request had been made after the STB’s declaratory order that the Grafton & Upton Railroad liquid propane transfer terminal in North Grafton was pre-empted by state […]

Letter to the editor: The importance of music

October 6th, 2015


To the Editor: Music is a large part of everyone’s life. What would life be without music? That is a scary thing to imagine. Imagine driving to work or school in silence. Imagine trying to dance at a party with no music in the background. Imagine going to a fair or festival, with only the […]

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