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Shrewsbury graduate will attempt to climb 67 mountains in one week to honor grandfather

July 12th, 2016

John Thompson

Shrewsbury – This summer, John Thompson, 24, of Shrewsbury, will attempt to climb all 67 of the mountains in New England that are more than 4,000 feet high. This may seem ambitious, but consider that Thompson intends to do this in one week and it becomes seemingly impossible. In fact, if he succeeds he will set a record for the fastest ascent of the NE67, which are known colloquially as the “4kers.”

A tribute to fallen Dallas officers

July 12th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – On an overcast day, the flag in front of the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building is at half-mast to honor the police officers killed in the attack in Dallas, Texas last week. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Attention shoppers!

June 30th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The parking lot at the Christmas Tree Shop plaza is undergoing a major renovation on the Route 20 side to include more spaces.

Marlborough Savings Bank celebrates opening of new Hudson branch

June 27th, 2016

(l to r) State Rep. Kate Hogan, Rick Bennett, Marlborough Savings Bank president and CEO, Donna Driscoll, branch manager, State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, Chuck Randall, Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce and Hudson Selectman John Parent 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Hudson – With a new branch located at 186 Main St., Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) has joined the revitalization of Hudson’s downtown business community.

Town leaders and other members of the local business community joined bank officials June 24 for the grand opening of the new branch.

Baker helps celebrate GE Healthcare Life Sciences grand opening in Marlborough

June 26th, 2016

Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant, Kieran Murphy, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences, and Gov. Charlie Baker

Marlborough – “It’s a great day for Marlborough,” Mayor Arthur Vigeant said as he greeted Gov. Charlie Baker and other state and local officials June 23 to celebrate the official opening of GE Healthcare Life Sciences headquarters located at 100 Results Way, the site of the former Hewlett Packard (HP).

In 2012 Marlborough was left reeling when Fidelity Investments left the city, just as Hewlett Packard had done a few years prior. But now things are definitely on the upswing as the 210,000 square-foot new GE Healthcare joins Quest Diagnostics on the former HP complex, which is now known as Marlborough Hills.

Standing on the side of love

June 18th, 2016

People of all ages attended the event.

Grafton – Over 100 people of all ages, religions and sexual orientations attended an emotional and poignant candlight vigil held June 15 on the Grafton Common to honor those killed in the Orlando, Fla. shootings. The vigil, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton’s Social Justice Committee, featured songs and prayers that reflected the UUSGU theme of “standing on the side of love.”

Ten ways to volunteer for the Community Harvest Project in North Grafton

June 15th, 2016

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Grafton – You can join the fight against hunger in Worcester Country by volunteering at the Community Harvest Project (CHP) at its North Grafton location. Last year, thanks to the work of nearly 11,000 volunteers, the CHP grew and distributed almost 260,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables. That translated to approximately 1.2 million servings of produce.

Shrewsbury celebrates groundbreaking for Lakeway Commons

June 14th, 2016

A depiction of the proposed Lakeway Commons
Photo/courtesy Grossman Development Group

Shrewsbury – As Howard Grossman gazed over the nearly 100 town and state officials and local business leaders gathered at the site of the former Spag’s store on Route 9 June 7, he noted that “it had been a long time coming.”

Officials and residents celebrate re-opening of One Grafton Common

June 13th, 2016

Thomas Hopkins, director of the Mass. Architectural Access Board (in wheelchair), celebrates the grand re-opening of One Grafton Common with local officials and representatives of Apple Tree Arts.

Grafton – Local officials and residents gathered on a bright and beautiful Saturday morning, June 11 to commemorate the grand re-opening of One Grafton Common. The iconic building had recently undergone an extensive $4.5 million renovation to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as updating the utilities and fire protection. The project also started the process of creating offices, classes, practice rooms, and a performance center for the arts for its primary tenant, the nonprofit Apple Tree Arts.

June 10 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

June 12th, 2016

The Community Advocate's Publisher David Bagdon
Photo/Michael Marcy, Charter Ch. 3

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. […]

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