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Northborough selectmen approve new restaurant licenses

September 30th, 2016

A Common Victualler License was granted to Patrick Guay, who will open Mooyah, at 10010A Shops Way. The restaurant, Guay told the board, will be a “better burger-type model” that will serve a healthier version of traditional fast foods. The Northborough store will be the first franchise in Massachusetts.

Two arrested in Marlborough for drug trafficking

September 29th, 2016

Marlborough – Police Chief Mark Leonard released this statement today: In August 2016 the Marlborough Police Investigations Unit initiated an investigation into the distribution of heroin in the city of Marlborough. Relative to this investigation, detectives and patrol officers conducted a motor vehicle stop of MA#2JD885 on September 28, 2016 at approximately 5:20pm on Bolton […]

Television series to shoot in Marlborough

September 29th, 2016


Marlborough – “Fireball Run,” an adventure travel television series that aids in recovering America’s missing children, has chosen Marlborough to be featured as a midway checkpoint for an upcoming episode. Coinciding with the city’s annual Heritage Festival and Oktoberfest celebrations, “Fireball Run” will be filming in Marlborough Saturday, Oct. 1, from 12 – 2 p.m. […]

Lauren Baker to be guest at chambers’ joint meeting

September 27th, 2016

Lauren Schadt Baker

Region – Lauren Schadt Baker, first lady of Massachusetts and the wife of Gov. Charlie Baker, will be the special guest at a joint meeting between the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Females Forward (BFF) group and Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Oct.  4 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough, 75 […]

Oil tank must be removed before town purchases White Cliffs

September 27th, 2016

Northborough – The town’s purchase of White Cliffs was due to happen by the end of September but has been delayed until at least mid-October, due the discovery of an underground oil tank on the property.

Five-year-old dies in Grafton car accident

September 26th, 2016

Grafton –   Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. released this statement yesterday regarding the death of a Grafton child: A 5-year-old boy was killed Sept. 25 in a car accident near his home on Samuel Drive.  The boy was hit by a car at about 3:52 p.m. Neither the boy nor the driver […]

Race honors legacy of local business owner

September 22nd, 2016

Mary Beth Benison
Photo/Cathleen Trainor

Northborough – Local residents may remember Mary Beth Benison as the original owner of CocoBeni Confections, but many may not know how courageous, caring, and inspiring she was as well. After 15 years of health challenges and being diagnosed in 2014 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and mesothelioma, two terminal illnesses, she passed away on May 3, 2015. Earlier this year, her youngest sister Katie Benison-Camell helped to establish The Mary Beth Benison Foundation, a nonprofit organization to continue Benison’s legacy of kindness, love and compassion.

Moose causes three vehicle accident in Westborough

September 22nd, 2016

One of the cars in the collision with a moose on Route 9.
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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 9/22/15, at approximately 12:37 AM, the Westborough Police Department received a call reporting a three vehicle accident on Rte. 9 W near Speedway Plaza. The accident involved a collision with a moose which was crossing Rte. 9. A 2008 Subaru being operated by […]

Westborough to be a dementia friendly community

September 20th, 2016

Westborough – Selectman George Barrette introduced Christine Alessandro, executive director of BayPath Elder Services in Marlborough, at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Sept. 13 to discuss dementia friendly communities.

Sept. 16 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

September 17th, 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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