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Keeping kids safe

May 6th, 2016

Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Northborough – Mom and dad geese move their young family off the road and into the Assabet River in Northborough.

Scenic walk along Assabet river

May 6th, 2016

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Northborough – Erin Girard of Northborough walks her friend’s dog Jimmy along the Assabet River in Northborough.

Teamwork is key to success for Shrewsbury girls’ lacrosse

May 3rd, 2016

Shrewsbury girls varsity lacrosse captains (l to r) Jena Reichheld, Rachel St. Pierre, and Kiana Oteyza
Photo/John Orrell

Shrewsbury – With just four returning seniors and a schedule as grueling as any in area high school sports, Shrewsbury High School (SHS) girls varsity lacrosse head coach Erica McMahon knew early on that it would take a total team effort and then some to run with the top competitors in Mid-Wach A this season.

A special visitor

May 2nd, 2016

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Westborough – On a cold, dreary Monday, “Tito,”  a Yorkie pup, pays a visit to the Community Advocate. Tito belongs to Michelle Poulin, the owner of Michelle’s South Street Salon, which is in the CA’s building.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 2nd, 2016

The Kenneth F. Burns Bridge is lit in green May 1-3 to promote Lyme Disease Awareness Month. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

By Lauren B. Schiffman The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Mass. DPH) says that in 2014 there were more than 3,800 cases of Lyme disease reported and nearly 1,800 probable cases. It also indicated that “the highest incidence rates were among children aged 5-9 years and adults aged 65-74 years.  The majority of cases had […]

Wachusett defeats Westborough in girls’ golf

May 2nd, 2016

Westborough players (top l to r) - Kate Walker, Allison Bernardhi, Erica Ross, and Grace Sung
 (bottom, l to r) Eliene Wen, Kristen Oswill, Jordan Noble, and Kristen Noble

Westborough – Spring is in the air and golfing season is in full swing. The Westborough High School Rangers girls’ golf team hosted the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers at the Westborough Country Club April 28. Wachusett won the match with a score of 34.5 to 19.5.  For the Rangers, Kate Walker had the lowest […]

 Community Advocate partners with Charter TV3 for new cable feature

April 30th, 2016

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Region – 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. […]

Grafton girls’ tennis hopes to build off of last year’s success

April 30th, 2016

(l to r) Grafton High girls varsity tennis captains Rae Deveney, Natasha Shiku, and Apoorva Indraghanty
Photo/John Orrell

Grafton – Anyone in the market for a truly fun high school team to follow this spring would be doing themselves a favor to catch more than a glimpse of the Grafton High (GHS) girls’ varsity tennis team. The squad that logged a disappointing 3-11 record in 2014 turned it all around in a big […]

Teamsters’ grant to ‘Fist Bump Kid’ benefits the Mark Fidrych Foundation

April 30th, 2016

(back, l to r) - Teamsters Local 25 Secretary-Treasurer Tom Mari, President Sean O'Brien, Ann Fidrych, Christine Fitzgerald, Local 25 Special Events Director Trish DiSilva, Bill Fitzgerald; (front) Liam Fitzgerald and Jessica Fidrych
Photo/Melissa Hurley

Northborough – Boston’s Teamsters Local 25 awarded a $10,000 grant to Northborough’s famous “Fist Bump Kid” Liam Fitzgerald during its Autism Awards Reception held April 28 at the Strega Waterfront in Boston. The grant will be donated to Liam’s charity of choice– the Mark Fidrych Foundation.

Southborough man charged with OUI after hitting police officer

April 30th, 2016

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Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this morning: On 4.30.16 at approximately 1:56 a.m., Officer Patrick Smith was on patrol in a marked Ford Explorer when he was rear ended by a 2006 Lexus SUV while stopped at a red light on Route 9 West at the intersection of Central Street. The […]

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