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Committee strives to honor ‘forgotten’ Westborough State Hospital patients

October 18th, 2016

(l to r) Selectman George Barrette, Barbara Banks, Sarah Utka and Glenn Malloy participate in the recent Arts in Common event as a way to spread the word about the Westborough State Hospital Cemetery Memorial Project.

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor   Westborough – In 2010, state officials decided to close the 125-year-old Westborough State Hospital, located on Lyman Street on the shores of Lake Chauncy, and move all of its patients to a facility in Worcester. The town is currently accepting bids on the nearly 100-acre property, and its dozens […]

Vigil to be held in Shrewsbury for domestic violence awareness

October 16th, 2016

Shrewsbury – ADVISE (Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education Project) will hold a vigil to remember victims and survivors of domestic violence  on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. on the Shrewsbury Common. The rain location will be the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury located adjacent to the common. The vigil is co-sponsored […]

Nonprofit organization to sponsor voter registration drive

October 13th, 2016


Worcester – Political and Civic Involvement Opportunities Inc. of Massachusetts (PACIO) is sponsoring a voter registration drive at the Price Chopper, 221 Park Ave., Worcester on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 12-3 p.m. PACIO, based in Shrewsbury, is a non-partisan and non-profit organization that “seeks to raise awareness of the important issues of our time, and […]

Hudson resident participates in Jimmy Fund Walk for 21st year

October 12th, 2016


Hudson – Every fall for the past 21 years, Hudson native Kevin Blanchard has walked from Hopkinton to Boston to raise money for cancer research. Blanchard said that, as long as there is a need for funding, he will keep walking.

Bus driver injured in Shrewsbury accident

October 5th, 2016


Shrewsbury Police is investigating a 2 car motor vehicle accident which occurred at 3:16 pm today.

Rep. Kane urges caution on marijuana vote

October 4th, 2016

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – State Representative Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) appeared before the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen to brief them on her take of state Ballot Question 4 – to legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. She claimed that the industry expects within two years of legalizing recreational marijuana it could be a $1.2 […]

Spurr House saved from wrecking ball – for now

October 2nd, 2016


Westborough – An article that would have asked voters at the Oct. 17 Town Meeting ( TM) to approve the demolition of the town-owned Spurr House was taken off the warrant after a survey show the property lines are not what they were thought to be.

Selectmen support request for deputy fire chief

October 2nd, 2016

Westborough – Westborough Fire Chief Patrick Purcell presented the need for a Deputy Fire Chief to the Board of Selectmen at its Sept. 27 meeting. He formally asked for their “support and vote to change the organizational structure” of his department.

Sept. 30 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

October 1st, 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 […]

Northborough selectmen approve new restaurant licenses

September 30th, 2016

A Common Victualler License was granted to Patrick Guay, who will open Mooyah, at 10010A Shops Way. The restaurant, Guay told the board, will be a “better burger-type model” that will serve a healthier version of traditional fast foods. The Northborough store will be the first franchise in Massachusetts.

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