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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

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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

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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 […]

Shrewsbury Garden Club to hold annual plant sale

May 12th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club will be holding its annual plant sale Saturday, May 21, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Items will include plants, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, geraniums, herbs, memorial baskets, and vegetables. All plant sale proceeds go to town beautification […]

Keeping kids safe

May 6th, 2016

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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 […]

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