Home » Stories With Good Photos

Grafton girls’ softball hopeful for strong playoff run

May 27th, 2016

Grafton's Lindsey Sawtelle (#12) is greeted by the entire bench after hitting a home run.

Grafton —When discussions center on successful sports teams at Grafton High – and there are many – it is no accident that the conversation and accompanying accolades point to the school’s varsity softball team. And why not?

Under the tutelage of veteran head coach John Gemme, the Indians have captured a pair of Division 2 state championships (2012, 2013), advanced to another (2014) and earned a spot in the Central Mass. finals (2015). During that period, Grafton has run off 89 victories while losing just six times.

A special rescue in Westborough

May 23rd, 2016

Westborough Animal Control Officer John Keefe holds the rescued mallard.

Westborough – After hearing a noise inside the chimney in her Westborough home today, Susan Flynn knew that something was trapped in there. “We didn’t know what it was until my daughter Kate had an idea to take a video inside the chimney,” Flynn said. “Well, as it turned out, it was a Mallard, an […]

Sun shines on Grafton History Day

May 22nd, 2016

Linda Casey, director of the Grafton Historical Society Museum, displays a copy of “Grafton,” a pictorial book she authored.

Grafton – Ideal spring weather May 14 contributed to another successful Grafton History Day held at Grafton Common. Co-sponsored by the Grafton Historical Society and the Grafton Garden Club, the annual five-hour event celebrates the town’s 1735 incorporation.

Marlborough High softball team hopes to score playoffs spot

May 18th, 2016

Sprts M softball cr

Region – 2016 has been a season of streaks for the Marlborough High varsity softball team. There was a pair of three-game consecutive losses sandwiched between a two-game win streak that left the team searching for answers with playoff hopes in deep jeopardy. At 4-7 as recently as May 5, the team had its back against the wall needing good things to happen.

St. John’s baseball tops Algonquin

May 18th, 2016

St. John’s Matt Stansky delivers a pitch in a game against Algonquin.

Northborough – The visiting St. John’s High School Pioneers baseball team defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 3-1 in a game played May 17.

One injured in tractor-trailer accident in Shrewsbury

May 17th, 2016

Sh fire 1

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Fire Department reported on its Facebook page today the details of an accident that occurred this morning at the Worcester Sand and Gravel. According to the department, at 10:11 a.m. the Fire Department received a call from 182 Holden St. Worcester Sand and Gravel stating a tractor-trailer had rolled over and […]

Shrewsbury High baseball finding ways to win this season

May 16th, 2016

Shrewsbury Colonial's #16 Adam Twitchell making an amazing diving catch in the outfield.

Shrewsbury – Good teams in sports find many different ways of winning; some conventional, others not so much.

For the Shrewsbury High varsity baseball team, the wins have just kept on coming to the tune of a 12-3 record in one of the region’s more grueling leagues (Midland A). All have been by sound baseball execution, but in some the outcomes have been by means that sometimes have defied the baseball norm.

May 13 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

May 15th, 2016

cable show rs

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 feature […]

Verizon employees continue to picket in Westborough

May 14th, 2016

verizon 4

Westborough – Approximately 120 men and women on strike against Verizon showed up at 6 a.m. May 13 to voice their displeasure after one of their union brothers was struck the prior day by a vehicle being driven by a replacement worker at the picket line located at the Extended Stay America hotel on East […]

Northborough resident named lieutenant at Framingham Fire Department

May 13th, 2016

( l to r)  Framingham Town Clerk Valerie Mulvey, Lt. Susanne T. Crippen and her husband Tom Crippen

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer Northborough – Northborough resident Susanne Crippen was promoted to lieutenant at the Framingham Fire Department during a formal swearing- in ceremony May 6. She also makes history as the first female to earn this rank in the department. “Being promoted is a huge deal and it’s an honor to be […]

Recently Commented

  • Mark Johnson: I think this reporter needs to get a few facts straight. I was at this meeting. First off – Mr....
  • CSI: You “Care about the planet” – then use your head and understand that this is nothing more than...
  • Adam Costello: Nice article, Ken! Just wanted to clarify a point so that nobody goes unrecognized. The rifle squad...
  • Bud Smith: CSI-I’m far from leftist. I’m a Republican. My family runs a business! We just care about the...
  • EG: Shrewsbury has a Representative Town Meeting form of government. Each precinct elects 24 town meeting members to...