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June 24 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

June 24th, 2016

The Community Advocate's Publisher David Bagdon
Photo/Michael Marcy, Charter Ch. 3

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 […]

Smoking cause of fatal fire in Hudson

June 23rd, 2016

Hudson – State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Hudson Fire Chief John Blood and Hudson Police Chief Michael Burkes announced the cause of today’s fatal fire at 15 Baben Road in Hudson was smoking. The fire took the life of 76-year old Carol Gionet. At 10:30 this morning, a […]

Northborough Police Department offer warning after jogger assaulted

June 23rd, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Police Department released this statement this afternoon: At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning a young female jogger was assaulted on Lyman Street near Talbot Road. As the jogger approached the railroad bridge she saw a male subject standing at the railing. Shortly after she passed him she realized that he was […]

Council approves money transfers

June 21st, 2016

Marlborough – Nearly $10 million in grants, transfers and related actions were approved by the City Council at its June 20 meeting. Included was $1 million to the Stabilization Fund to “ensure the city’s fiscal stability,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant in his communication to councilors.

Proponents of proposed Grafton marijuana clinic pull application

June 16th, 2016

The former Cumerland Farms storefront that had been the site of the proposed Sage Cannabis marijuana clinic. 
Photo/K.B. Sherman

Grafton – The ongoing saga of the Sage Cannabis marijuana clinic seems to have ended this week when town officials received a letter notifying them that Sage had abandoned its plans to create a marijuana clinic at the old Cumberland Farms building at 206 Worcester St. a site abutting the Hollywood Drive residential neighborhood. This issue has become an ongoing controversy between the Town and angry residents since November, 2015, when the Board issued a Letter of Non-opposition to the clinic’s siting.

Westborough Town Moderator to hold open forums

June 14th, 2016

Westborough – Town Moderator John Arnold will be hosting Open Forum discussions with any resident who wants to discuss ways officials can improve the Town Meeting experience. The first two of these Open Forums have been scheduled for Thursday, June 16 and Thursday, June 30 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 23 in the […]

Candlelight vigil to be held in Grafton to honor Orlando victims

June 14th, 2016

candlelight vigil rs

Grafton  – The Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton will be holding a Candlelight Vigil to be held in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando mass shootings and the LGBTQ community Wednesday, June 15 at 9 p.m. at the Grafton Common. “In the aftermath of one of the deadliest mass shootings attacks in […]

Shrewsbury celebrates groundbreaking for Lakeway Commons

June 14th, 2016

A depiction of the proposed Lakeway Commons
Photo/courtesy Grossman Development Group

Shrewsbury – As Howard Grossman gazed over the nearly 100 town and state officials and local business leaders gathered at the site of the former Spag’s store on Route 9 June 7, he noted that “it had been a long time coming.”

June 10 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

June 12th, 2016

The Community Advocate's Publisher David Bagdon
Photo/Michael Marcy, Charter Ch. 3

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. […]

‘Battle of the Sidewalks’ continues in Grafton

June 10th, 2016

Grafton – The status of the Grafton Roads Project was reviewed at the June 7 Grafton Board of Selectmen’s meeting. Presenting were members of the Department of Public Works (DPW) Advisory Committee.

At the spring Town Meeting held May 9 voters approved a total of $1,513,375 for road repairs. The project includes Valley View Drive, Adams Road, Carroll Road, Institute Road, Merriam Road, Sibley Street, Waterville Street, Wesson Road and Westboro Road.

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