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NASCAR race driver Ron Bouchard inspires Westborough’s children’s author

February 1st, 2017

Westborough – The death of NASCAR driver Ron Bouchard in 2015 inspired Jim Desrosiers to write a children’s book, “From Impossible.” Desrosiers will be signing his book at the Westborough 300th Celebration Store, The 1717 Shoppe, on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 12 – 3 p.m. A portion of proceeds from the book sale will go to the 300th anniversary fundraising efforts, and to the RB Racing Charity, founded by Desrosiers.

Corridor Nine hosts annual legislative breakfast

January 31st, 2017

Westborough – Over 200 members of the business community attended the annual Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast held Jan. 26 at the Doubletree Hotel, which featured a panel of local state senators and representatives discussing the pressing issues facing the state.

Southborough police say credit card skimmer found at local ATM

January 30th, 2017

Southborough – Southborough Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this afternoon: The Southborough Police Department would like to alert the public of the discovery of a credit card skimming device located at the inside Citizens Bank ATM machine at the Cumberland Farms located at 365 Turnpike Road (Route 9) on January 28th, at approximately […]

Body and Health – a special supplement of the Community Advocate

January 25th, 2017

If you are having trouble keeping to your New Year’s resolutions to get fit and healthy, be sure to check out our new Body and Health supplement. It is filled with great advice from local professionals and businesses to help you keep on track.  (Click on the icon on the bottom right hand side to […]

George Perry III named Westborough’s 2016 Veteran of the Year

January 24th, 2017

Westborough – The town of Westborough’s Veterans’ Advisory Board has announced that George A. Perry III is the recipient of the Veteran of the Year Award, created to honor Westborough veterans who make extraordinary contributions to the town and foster the wellbeing of their ex-military neighbors. A plaque, donated by Crown Trophy of Northborough, will […]

School districts prepare to comply with new AED legislation

January 24th, 2017

Region – Every school in the commonwealth — public, private, vocational, charter – will be required to have automated external defibrillators (AEDS) on their premises by July 2018 as a result of a bill passed by the Mass. State Legislature earlier this month.

Men arrested in prostitution sting in Northborough

January 23rd, 2017

Westborough – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. released this statement this afternoon: Ten men, charged with sexual conduct for a fee, were arraigned in Westborough District Court today as part of a prostitution sting conducted by the State Police and local police departments, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early […]

Pipeline opponents convince selectmen to rescind approval

January 23rd, 2017

Grafton – At the Jan. 17 meeting of the Grafton Board of Selectmen, opponents of the proposed gas pipeline through town presented an alternative solution to the board.

Sponsored by 350 Massachusetts, a group opposed to alleged climate change and in favor of stopping the use of fossil fuels, the presentation and questioning took approximately one-and-a-half hours. Four members of the Greater Franklin Node of 350 Massachusetts, led by Carol Sotiropoulos, gave a presentation. Spectra Energy/Algonquin Gas, the pipeline proponent, did not attend.

Westborough selectmen approve marijuana opt-out question on March ballot

January 18th, 2017

Westborough – At the Jan. 10 Westborough Board of Selectmen meeting, the board approved placing a ballot question on the municipal town election ballot to opt out of recreational marijuana sales. It also approved the addition of Article 48 to the Town Meeting warrant which would amend the General Bylaws of Westborough. The election will be held on Tuesday, March 7, while the Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18.

Public hearing set for city housing plan

January 13th, 2017

Marlborough-A temporary cessation of new proposals for housing developments in the city for a six-month period was approved by the City Council at its Jan. 9 meeting.

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