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Selectmen continue discussion on Grafton marijuana farm

August 21st, 2016

Grafton – The continuation of a hearing for a proposed indoor marijuana farm at Centech Park – Nature’s Remedy – was continued at the Grafton selectmen’s Aug. 16 meeting. John Brady and Attorney Phillip Silverman represented Nature’s Remedy.

Aug. 19 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

August 21st, 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 […]

GFD calls on the community to help them go above and beyond for people and pets

August 18th, 2016

Grafton Fire Department 
Photo/Dave Runyan

Grafton – When someone performs a job well, it’s impressive. When a person goes above and beyond the call of duty, it’s admirable. But when that call of duty that’s surpassed involves courage, selflessness and determination, it’s something to be treasured. In the case of the Grafton Fire Department, an organization of men and women who must routinely face danger while protecting the community, treasuring its noble desire to go above and beyond is just the beginning. It needs the support of the community as well.

DPW presents results of water, sewer rate study

August 18th, 2016

Northborough – Dan Nason, Department of Public Works director, provided an informational overview of the recently completed Water and Sewer Rate Study at the Northborough Board of Selectmen’s meeting Aug. 15.

Northborough selectmen appoint new police sergeant

August 18th, 2016

(l to r) Police Chief William Lyver, Sergeant Jeremy Trefrey and Town Clerk Andrew Dowd
Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Northborough – Police Chief William Lyver introduced Jeremy Trefrey at the Aug. 15 Board of Selectmen’s meeting for a permanent appointment to police sergeant. The position was left vacant by Joseph Galvin who was appointed lieutenant in July. Trefrey has most recently held the position of juvenile detective and liaison officer at the Algonquin Regional High School.

Drought causing problems with water system upgrades, repairs in Shrewsbury

August 10th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Robert Tozeski, Shrewsbury’s water and sewer superintendent, met with the Board of Selectmen at its Aug. 9 meeting. He reported that, following water restrictions adopted in July, the town’s water usage is down, with the past week’s usage about 3.7 million gallons per day, down from approximately 5 million gallons per day. That was the good news, he noted. The bad news was residents’ complaints about the water being delivered to homes and businesses.

Shrewsbury Public Library move soon underway

August 8th, 2016

The renovated Shrewsbury Public Library is scheduled to open Tuesday, Sept. 6. 
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Shrewsbury – With the renovation and expansion of the library building nearly complete, programs and services of the Shrewsbury Public library will soon be moving back to 609 Main St.

To begin the move process, the temporary library at 214 Lake St. will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The library will remain closed for three weeks, during which time the collection of over 130,000 items will be moved and reintegrated, information technology systems will be finalized, and staff will prepare for starting services and programs at the “new” library.

Aug. 5 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

August 7th, 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 […]

Selectmen discuss traffic problems in Grafton center

August 4th, 2016

Grafton – At the Aug. 2 meeting of the Grafton Board of Selectmen, the board discussed with Assistant Town Engineer Brian Szczurko the lack of parking spaces in Grafton center and how to best manage traffic there.

The officials discussed the prior decision to make Jordan Boulevard a one-way street, complete with signs and flashing lights. Several selectmen noted that drivers ignore the one-way street signs and lights and just turn the wrong way from Route 122 to North Street. They then discussed potential parking spaces to be created on Jordan Boulevard and whether that would block traffic.

City receives grant for energy system at City Hall

July 28th, 2016

Marlborough – Marlborough has been awarded a grant for nearly $195,000 by the commonwealth’s Department of Energy Resources and $4,656 from a private donor for the K-9 unit. The Green Communities Competitive Grant will help fund the installation of an energy management system for City Hall which will enable the Public Facilities Department to control office temperatures when the building is occupied or unoccupied, according to a communication presented by Mayor Arthur Vigeant to councilors at the July 25 meeting.

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