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 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
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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 […]

Burns Bridge honors Prince

April 22nd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The Burns Bridge was lit in purple last night to honor Prince, the iconic musician who passed away yesterday morning. (Photo/MassDOT)

Parents of Pete Frates accept donation in Northborough for ALS foundation

April 21st, 2016

Nancy and John Frates accept a donation from the New England Baseball Club Sports Complex 
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Northborough – By now, the story of former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates is widely known not only in New England but around the country and beyond.

Pete was a 2007 graduate of BC and a star on the Eagles baseball team. He was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in 2011 and has become an international spokesman for the disease. He was the inspiration for the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” which has raised more than $220 million for ALS research, making it the most successful social media fundraising effort in history.

Grafton Indians boys’ lacrosse defeats Shrewsbury Colonials

April 20th, 2016

Shrewsbury High School goalie JT Rather makes a save on the shot by Grafton High School's Mike Najemy (on ground).

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials hosted the Grafton High School Indians on April 19. Grafton’s Cole Fontana scored the first goal quickly at the 11:12 mark while Shewsbury’s first goal wasn’t scored until the second quarter by Alec Buduo. The Indians lead 8-2 at the end of the first half and came out firing in the third quarter, going on to defeat the Colonials 14-4.

On your mark…

April 17th, 2016

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Hopkinton – In less than 24 hours, all eyes will be on our neighboring town of Hopkinton as 30,000 runners , and many more spectators, converge on the town for the start of the 120th Boston Marathon. File photos/Jeff Slovin

Local towns respond to Upton blaze

April 14th, 2016

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Upton – One person has died after a fire broke out in Upton this afternoon in an apartment building at the corner of Centennial Court and Main Street (Route 140). Firefighting units helping to respond to the blaze included Westborough, Grafton, Hopkinton, Milford, and Hopedale. The fire started on the first floor and quickly spread. […]

‘Historic’ gathering in Hudson brings together communities to fight the opioid epidemic

April 13th, 2016

The panel discusses the opioid issue.
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Hudson/Marlborough – More than 600 residents, community leaders, state officials and family members of those who have died from drug overdoses gathered at Grace Baptist Church in Hudson April 6 to address the opioid epidemic.

The event featured the screening of the short film “If Only,” filmed in Tewksbury and produced by James Wahlberg, executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. Wahlberg was present to introduce the film.

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