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Committee receives approval from selectmen to apply for recreational trail grant

December 29th, 2016

Westborough – At the Dec. 20 Board of Selectmen meeting, Don Burn, a Westborough resident and member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), gave a presentation on a multi-use grant opportunity through the state that if received, would be used to help build a recreational trail from Otis Street and Meadow Road, past the warehouses and near the Westborough Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Officials to host public meeting on turnpike demolition progress

December 28th, 2016

Westborough – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has been in the process of demolishing all existing toll plazas as part of the implementation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) along the Massachusetts Turnpike. MassDOT will be holding four public meetings to provide information about the next stage of roadway reconstruction, and what to expect as […]

‘Disruptive’ snowstorm to hit area Thursday

December 27th, 2016

By James Arnold, Weather Specialist It is looking increasingly likely that our area will be impacted by a disruptive snowstorm later Thursday into Thursday night.  A weak disturbance will be approaching from the Great Lakes region Wednesday night and Thursday and a secondary coastal storm will form around the Delmarva peninsula later Wednesday into Wednesday […]

Area Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services

December 23rd, 2016

Grafton Baptist Church of Grafton, 1 South St., Saturday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. www.thebaptistchurchofgrafton.org, 508-839-4911.   Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton, 3 Grafton Common, candlelight service Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. 508-839-2927, www.uusgu.org.   St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 53 N. Main St.,  Saturday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. (family service); Sunday, […]

Dec. 23 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

December 23rd, 2016

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 Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The feature will run Fridays during […]

Selectmen debate if scouts can use town building

December 22nd, 2016

Westborough – In what seemed like an ordinary request by a community group to be allowed to use space in a municipal building (Forbes Community Building) turned into a robust and lively debate at the Dec. 20 Westborough Board of Selectmen meeting. At the heart of the discussion was “what is a right and a wrong use of space” in accordance with the wishes of the donors who bequeathed the building to the town.

Polito joins Westborough EDC to honor local companies

December 14th, 2016

Westborough – Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined nearly 160 business leaders and state and local officials for the Westborough Economic Development Committee’s (EDC) Third Annual Year in Review and Celebratory Event, which took place at the Doubletree Hotel on Computer Drive Dec. 12. Westborough EDC Chair, Deborah Penta, CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc., welcomed guests […]

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

December 11th, 2016

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 Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The feature will run Fridays during […]

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 […]

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