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Cleanup continues at Shrewsbury site

November 21st, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Fire Chief James Vuona released this statement regarding the cleanup efforts at 396 Oak St.: There were numerous containers of chemicals stored in an 8 foot  x 21 foot shed on the property. Unfortunately, a demolition company tore down the shed without checking the contents to determine what might be stored inside. […]

Westborough man killed in car crash

November 19th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning- On 11/18/16, at approximately 9:35 PM, the Westborough Police Department responded to Otis St. near Speedway Plaza for a reported single car crash with injuries. The arriving units located a 2004 Cadillac on the west side of Otis St. facing in a northerly direction […]

By the numbers – Election 2016 results

November 12th, 2016

Region – Voters in the seven main communities the Community Advocate covers (Grafton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough) for the most part voted alike in the Nov. 8 presidential election. Although she lost her bid nationally for president to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton came in first in the seven towns. Clinton won in […]

Nov. 11 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

November 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 either Publisher David Bagdon or Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The […]

Shrewsbury projects keep officials, contractors busy

November 7th, 2016

Shrewsbury – If you have traveled on Route 9 through Shrewsbury recently, no doubt you have seen the initial work being done at Lakeway Commons, the new mixed-use development being built at the site of the former Spag’s building on Boston Turnpike (Route 9). And while that is certainly a major project, there is a lot of other activity keeping builders, contractors and town officials busy, as well.

AFC Urgent Care to offer free flu shots for veterans

November 3rd, 2016

Region – On Veterans’ Day, Friday Nov. 11, AFC Urgent Care’s Marlborough and Natick centers will be offering free flu shots to all veterans as a way to thank them for their service. No appointment is necessary but those participating should bring proof of their service such as a military ID. The centers will be […]

Oct. 28 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

October 29th, 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 either Publisher David Bagdon or Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The […]

First stage of Mass Pike conversion to All Electronic Tolling to begin tonight

October 28th, 2016

MassDOT also announces “grace period” for drivers without transponders Region  – Starting tonight, Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m., Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) contractors will start mobilizing equipment to prepare for the activation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) along the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). At 9:45 p.m. cash tolling will be suspended, with AET officially […]

Westborough selectmen agree to oppose ballot Question 4

October 27th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough resident and School Committee Chair Jody Hensley appeared before the Board of Selectmen at their Oct. 25 meeting to request that they formally oppose ballot Question 4, which if approved by voters in the Nov. 8 election, would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Accompanied by state representatives Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) and Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston), Hensley gave a PowerPoint presentation citing why the board should oppose the ballot question. The bipartisan coalition opposing Question 4 includes healthcare professionals, businesspeople, educators, community leaders, public safety officers and elected officials.

MassDOT officials explain new all-electronic tolling system

October 24th, 2016

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Commuters west of Boston who wish to travel to the city will continue to pay tolls if they wish to use the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). But a major project that will dismantle the toll plazas and instead collect tolls via All Electronic Tolling (AET) should eventually make the process less painful.

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