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Westborough man injured after being hit by SUV

December 9th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 12/8/16, at approximately 9:25 PM, the Westborough Police Dept. responded to 175 Flanders Rd. for a reported pedestrian accident. The arriving unit located a male in the roadway with serious injuries. He was identified as Joseph E. Laplante, age 48 of 175 Flanders […]

Southborough police warn of credit card skimmer at local station gas station

December 9th, 2016

Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this morning: The Southborough Police Department would like to alert the public to the discovery of a credit card skimming device located on pump number two at the Mobil Gas Station, 76 Turnpike Road, (Route 9), at the corner of Oak Hill Road.  The skimmer was […]

Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee’s 1717 Shoppe opens for business

December 8th, 2016

Commemorative items

Westborough – Just in time for holiday shopping, the Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee has opened The 1717 Shoppe in the Westborough Shopping Plaza at 18 Lyman St. Tucked in the corner between the Westborough Art and Frame Emporium and Supercuts, the 7,000-square foot shop features Westborough commemorative items, an art gallery, book corner, event space, and a variety of consignment items by artisans connected to Westborough. Payments are accepted in the form of cash and check.

Selectmen award Westborough State Hospital bid to Pulte Homes

November 30th, 2016

Westborough – After a two year process of studying options for the disposition of the Westborough State Hospital, which was acquired by the town in 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted at its Nov. 29 meeting to award the bid to Pulte Homes. The bid, at $7 million, will allow the developer to build an over-55 community at the site located off of Lyman Street and bordering Lake Chauncy.

Shrewsbury High will face Duxbury in Super Bowl matchup at Gillette

November 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – High school football played in the month of December can mean only one thing – state championship matchups hosted at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

Shrewsbury High School is one of those teams making the trip to the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots Saturday, Dec. 3, where the Mid-Wachusett A, Central Mass. and Sectional Division 2 champion Colonials will lock horns with South champion Duxbury High School.

Shrewsbury police investigating fatal car-tractor trailer crash

November 21st, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this evening: On Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 12:53 A.M. the Shrewsbury Police responded to 307 Hartford Turnpike (Rt. 20), in front of Flynn’s Truck Stop for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival Shrewsbury Police determined the vehicles involved were a 2007 Infinity G35 and a […]

Cleanup continues at Shrewsbury site

November 21st, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Fire Chief James Vuona released this statement regarding the cleanup efforts at 396 Oak St.: There were numerous containers of chemicals stored in an 8 foot  x 21 foot shed on the property. Unfortunately, a demolition company tore down the shed without checking the contents to determine what might be stored inside. […]

Westborough man killed in car crash

November 19th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning- On 11/18/16, at approximately 9:35 PM, the Westborough Police Department responded to Otis St. near Speedway Plaza for a reported single car crash with injuries. The arriving units located a 2004 Cadillac on the west side of Otis St. facing in a northerly direction […]

By the numbers – Election 2016 results

November 12th, 2016


Region – Voters in the seven main communities the Community Advocate covers (Grafton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough) for the most part voted alike in the Nov. 8 presidential election. Although she lost her bid nationally for president to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton came in first in the seven towns. Clinton won in […]

Nov. 11 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

November 11th, 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 […]

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