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May 27 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

May 27th, 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 […]

Two Westborough businesses honored by selectmen

May 26th, 2016

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Westborough – Two local businesses were honored during the Westborough Board of Selectmen’s May 24 meeting.

Jon Cohen, who owns Harry’s Restaurant with his wife Linda, accepted a proclamation of congratulations from the Board on the occasion of the restaurant’s 70th anniversary. Harry’s, located on 149 Turnpike Rd (Route 9 West), was opened by Cohen’s parents, Harry and Eleanor, in 1946. Since that time, it has become an iconic local establishment.

Westborough Girl Scouts to host viewing of film ‘Miss Representation’

May 25th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 is partnering with the Westborough School Department to host a viewing of the 2011 documentary “Miss Representation.” The film will be presented at Westborough High School, 90 East Main St., Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this viewing. Because there is some […]

Councilors to review Apex Center site plan

May 25th, 2016

Marlborough – In accordance with the city’s new Hospitality and Recreation Mixed Use Overlay District Ordinance, Walker Realty LLC submitted a site plan review application for the Apex Center, a large commercial project planned for Route 20, west of Glen Street, to the City Council at the May 23 meeting. It was referred to the Urban Affairs Committee for study and recommendation.

Easement plan proposed for Atrium Place Project

May 25th, 2016

Marlborough – A maintenance, access and parking easement plan for the Atrium Place project at 21-29 S. Bolton St., on behalf of Bolton Granger Realty Trust, Trustee George Voyiatzis, was presented to the City Council at the May 23 meeting. The request was made by Brian R. Falk, an attorney with Mirick O’Connell, the firm representing Voyiatzis. The Department of Public Works (DPW) has reviewed and approved the plan, according to Falk’s communication to the council.

Mayor proposes Marlborough Economic Development Corporation funding

May 25th, 2016

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant asked the City Council to approve a transfer of $647,580 to fully fund the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for FY2017 at the May 23 council meeting. He included an additional $75,000 to finance the Walker Building feasibility study, which has been approved by councilors.

Dauphinais, Hanna win bids for Grafton BOS

May 19th, 2016

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Grafton – Incumbent Craig Dauphinais and former Planning Board Chair Sargon Hanna defeated a third candidate, Edward Prisby, to win the two seats in a close race for the Board of Selectmen during the May 17 Annual Town Election. Dauphinais gathered the most votes with 1,049, followed by Hanna, who had 970 and Prisby, who […]

Summer Guide 2016 is now here

May 18th, 2016

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Click on the link to read the stories in the Community Advocate’s Summer Guide 2016:

Shrewsbury voters ban plastic shopping bags

May 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – In an event that took many people by surprise, voters at the May 16 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) voted to ban the use of plastic shopping bags in town.

The article, which has been submitted by citizen petition, had previously been rejected by both the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee (FINCOM).

Shrewsbury Police arrest suspect for B&Es and pursuit

May 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this afternoon:      On Monday, May 16th 2016 at 5:52 pm Shrewsbury Police responded to a residence on Balsam Circle for a suspicious male in the rear of the house but subsequently fled the area on foot. A description of the suspect, who was later identified […]

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