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Lauren Baker to be guest at chambers’ joint meeting

September 27th, 2016

Lauren Schadt Baker
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Region – Lauren Schadt Baker, first lady of Massachusetts and the wife of Gov. Charlie Baker will be the special guest at a joint meeting between the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Females Forward (BFF) group and Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Oct.  4 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough, 75 […]

Oil tank must be removed before town purchases White Cliffs

September 27th, 2016

Northborough – The town’s purchase of White Cliffs was due to happen by the end of September but has been delayed until at least mid-October, due the discovery of an underground oil tank on the property.

Five-year-old dies in Grafton car accident

September 26th, 2016

Grafton –   Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. released this statement yesterday regarding the death of a Grafton child: A 5-year-old boy was killed Sept. 25 in a car accident near his home on Samuel Drive.  The boy was hit by a car at about 3:52 p.m. Neither the boy nor the driver […]

Race honors legacy of local business owner

September 22nd, 2016

Mary Beth Benison
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Northborough – Local residents may remember Mary Beth Benison as the original owner of CocoBeni Confections, but many may not know how courageous, caring, and inspiring she was as well. After 15 years of health challenges and being diagnosed in 2014 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and mesothelioma, two terminal illnesses, she passed away on May 3, 2015. Earlier this year, her youngest sister Katie Benison-Camell helped to establish The Mary Beth Benison Foundation, a nonprofit organization to continue Benison’s legacy of kindness, love and compassion.

Moose causes three vehicle accident in Westborough

September 22nd, 2016

One of the cars in the collision with a moose on Route 9.
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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 9/22/15, at approximately 12:37 AM, the Westborough Police Department received a call reporting a three vehicle accident on Rte. 9 W near Speedway Plaza. The accident involved a collision with a moose which was crossing Rte. 9. A 2008 Subaru being operated by […]

Westborough to be a dementia friendly community

September 20th, 2016

Westborough – Selectman George Barrette introduced Christine Alessandro, executive director of BayPath Elder Services in Marlborough, at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Sept. 13 to discuss dementia friendly communities.

Sept. 16 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

September 17th, 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.  The […]

Condominiums, restaurant proposed for downtown

September 14th, 2016

Marlborough-The opening stages of allowing residential and commercial business on the same acreage in the Marlborough Village District took place at the Sept. 12 City Council meeting. The site plan application for a six-story building with 32 residential condominium units and a ground floor restaurant was presented by Attorney Arthur Bergeron on behalf of Marlborough on Main Development, LLC of Woburn Mass.

Westborough man arrested for lewd and lascivious conduct

September 12th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: 9/11/16, at approximately 9:18 AM, the Westborough Police Department responded to the area of 203 Flanders Rd. for a report of a scantily clad male who was exposing himself to vehicles passing by. An investigation by Officer Tyson Delong led him to 175 […]

Marlborough displays vitality with 65th Labor Day Parade

September 6th, 2016

Four-time cancer survivor Vikki Crowley (standing, left) and Team Vikki ride on a float that won the Grand Marshal’s Trophy for best overall. Their theme this year was “Gone, but not forgotten.”

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The unofficial end-of-summer weekend culminated Sept. 5 with longtime holiday traditions marking milestones including the 65th annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade. With this year’s theme of “Marlborough – Where Tradition and Economic Vitality Meet,” the parade featured a number of bands, floats and marchers representing nonprofit organizations. […]

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