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Westborough Board of Selectmen approve filming in downtown

August 25th, 2016

Filing will take place in Westborough's downtown on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Stephen Hartman, location manager for Commander Softpants, Inc., went before the Westborough Board of Selectmen Aug. 23 to seek approval to film a movie scene in the downtown area of Westborough Wednesday, Sept. 7, between 3 and 7 p.m.

Southborough’s Main Street reconstruction plans on display before Town Meeting

August 24th, 2016

Southborough Main Street Reconstruction conceptual plans

Southborough – The Southborough Main Street Reconstruction conceptual plans are currently on display at the town’s public library. Karen Galligan, Southborough’s superintendent of Public Works, and Library Director Ryan Donovan are encouraging town residents to stop by and review the plans prior to a Special Town Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Brent E. Trottier Middle School.

Plans are now under way for 20th Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

August 23rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – During the month of September, a number of events will be happening throughout Shrewsbury as part of the annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. This year’s festival, the 19th in its history, will feature many of the time-honored favorites as well as some new events, culminating with final celebrations the weekend of Saturday, Sept 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25.

Seniors enjoy sheriff’s annual picnic

August 21st, 2016

( l to r) Steve Cohen, his mother, Ruth and Evangelidis

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff’s Seniors’ Annual Picnic was a great success Aug. 20.  Sponsored by Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis, the picnic is an annual event that brings together seniors from all over Massachusetts. The event, held at the Scandinavian Athletic Club in Shrewsbury was attended by well over […]

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
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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.

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