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Bolton Street Apartments approved by council

May 10th, 2016

Marlborough – The site plan with conditions for the construction of 40 one-and two-bedroom apartments at 29 South Bolton St. was approved by the city council at its May 9 meeting, following reconfirmation by city councilors Joseph Delano and Matthew Elder that parking was not an issue. The request was granted to Fish Restaurant owner George Voyiatzis who is planning to build the apartments above his restaurant at the corner of South Bolton Street and Granger Boulevard.

Three towns hold annual elections

May 10th, 2016

Region – Low voter turnout was reported as three local towns held their annual town elections May 9.

In Southborough, there were two contested races. Stephen Morreale received 493 votes to win the position of moderator defeating Desiree Aselbekian who received 182 votes and William J. Boland, who received 161 votes. Meme Lutrell defeated Craig Nicholson, 561-272, for a seat on the Planning Board.

Three vie for two seats on Grafton Board of Selectmen

May 6th, 2016

Craig Dauphinais

Grafton – Three candidates – incumbent Craig Dauphinais, Sargon Hanna and Edward Prisby – are vying for two seats on the Grafton Board of Selectmen in the Annual Town Election which will be held Tuesday, May 17.

Here, in their own words, the candidates introduce themselves.

Selectmen discuss ongoing issue of marijuana facility

May 6th, 2016

Grafton – At the request of Selectman Dennis Flynn, on May 3 the Grafton Board of Selectmen again addressed the ongoing issue of licensing marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities in the town. Flynn noted that teen use in Colorado has increased 20 percent since marijuana was legalized there and that, according to recent research, regular use of marijuana is linked to lowered intelligence and poor school and work performance. He concluded by stating that with the advent of legal marijuana – to be smoked and eaten – its variable potency was especially troubling.

Long-time Grafton resident remembered at selectmen’s meeting

May 6th, 2016

Grafton – The Grafton Board of Selectmen held a moment of silence at their May 3 meeting for Edwin Finn, who passed away this week at age 96. Finn served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a pharmacist’s mate and then returned home to work as a pharmacist. Finn gave his full support to Grafton and became the store manager at Village Drugs in Northbridge. He was a big fan of Grafton and Northbridge sports teams and became an honorary member of the Grafton Fire Department Station 3 in 1979, received the ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ award from the Grafton Lions Club in 1997 and the lifetime Community Service Award from the town of Grafton in 1998.

Shrewsbury Police warn of ‘suspicious’ man following shoppers

May 2nd, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this afternoon: Shrewsbury Police responded to the Shrewsbury Green Apartments on April 30th, 2016 at 5:47 PM for a male party following a female. The Shrewsbury Green Apartments are located on South Quinsigamond Avenue directly across from Shaw’s Market in Shrewsbury. The reporting female stated the […]

Three injured in Westborough after being hit by driver charged with DUI

May 1st, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On Saturday, April 30, at 3:12 AM, the Westborough Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Rte. 9 West at Lyman St. The arriving units found two vehicles with extensive damage to both of them. The first vehicle, a 2010 Ford, was being […]

 Community Advocate partners with Charter TV3 for new cable feature

April 30th, 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. […]

Shrewsbury schools ask for more money from town revenues

April 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury has profited from an increase in town funding and the School Department has asked for most of it.

At their April 26 regular meeting, a revised report on town finances was presented by Town Manager Daniel Morgado. Net revenues and charges have increased by $1,738,741 from what was filed in January. Revenues have increased by $858,355 while changes in charges have added an additional $880,386. The majority of this financial change – $1,295,238 – has been requested by the School Department.

Public hearing on sports center draws crowd in support

April 28th, 2016

Marlborough – Sports enthusiasts, businessmen and residents – many who have interacted for many years with Wesley Tuttle, general manager of the New England Sports Center and his staff – came out in full force to the April 25 City Council meeting to state their full support to add two rinks. The public hearing is required to act on the application for a special permit requested by the New England Sports Management (NESM) Corporation, to add rinks seven and eight and restaurants at the 121 Donald Lynch Boulevard location.

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