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Marlborough veterans Touchette and Page remembered on Memorial Day

May 31st, 2016

Fellow veterans and members of the Italian American Veterans Post 45 of Marlborough, Mike Durand (l) commander of the Sons of the ITAM and John Kortes, commander of the ITAM, (r ) express their appreciation to member John Dupree, (center), who made a Soldier’s Prayer Shadow cut-out for the group. 
Photo/John Sahagian

Marlborough – Although rainy weather caused cancellation of the city’s 150th annual Memorial Day Parade, coordinator Wayne Grant shared a message about the two late Marlborough veterans – Robert Touchette and Robert “Bob” Page – for whom the parade was dedicated to this year.

Westborough residents honor town’s veterans on Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016

Grand marshal Andrew Toorock addresses the audience.

Westborough – A large contingent of Westborough residents of all ages put on their rain jackets and grabbed their umbrellas the morning of May 30 before gathering along South Street and then in front of the Forbes Municipal Building (FMB) to pay tribute to the town’s veterans on Memorial Day.

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 an absolutely beautiful […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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