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Grafton Historical Society marks 50th Antiques & Arts Fair

Grafton – A local nonprofit organization celebrated the landmark half-century anniversary of its major fundraiser. On an overcast June 17, the Grafton Historical Society presented its 50th annual Antiques & Arts Fair at Grafton Common.

Gibson Kennels: Expands with large store in Worcester to meet pet needs

Grafton - Everything pets and their owners have come to love about Gibson Kennels??"grooming, training, doggie daycare, and a wide array of natural foods??"is now also available at a second location, Gibson's Natural Pet in Worcester.

Youngsters enjoy summer camps at Massachusetts Gymnastics Center

Westborough – This summer, the Massachusetts Gymnastics Center (MGC) in Westborough held a series of summer camps for boys and girls ages 5 and...

Algonquin football opens season with win over Nashoba

Northborough - The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks football team opened up the first week of the season by defeating the Nashoba Regional High School Chieftains, the defending the Division 2 state champions, by a score of 13-7 in a game played Sept. 9 in Northborough.

Grafton ConCom weighs in on new DPW building location

Grafton - At their April 5 Grafton Board of Selectmen’s meeting, members of the Grafton Conservation Commission (ConCom) presented the commission’s opinion of the town’s decision to locate the new Department of Public Works (DPW) building on land that had been declared an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).

Sunscreen dispenser installed at Ellsworth-McAfee Park

Northborough - Don’t forget your sunscreen. This is the message that Kelly Scangas and the Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC) want to relay as people start to spend more time outdoors this season. It’s also why there is a new sunscreen dispenser at Ellsworth-McAfee Park on Route 135.

Eight-year-old Marlborough musician rocks with Green Day

Marlborough - Punk rock bands like Green Day, The Offspring and Blink-182 are just some of the favorites that 8-year-old Lincoln Zinzola enjoys listening and playing along with. He has been playing the electric guitar - his favorite, a Gibson Les Paul - for a mere two years and already he has mastered what many who have studied for years to achieve. In addition, he plays a bit of piano, bass, drums and sings.

After storm, frigid weather on tap for next few days

Region - The Blizzard of 2015 turned out to be everything it was advertised to be. Massachusetts was ground zero for what were in some cases record shattering amounts of snow, particularly in Worcester and Middlesex counties. Here is a link to the National Weather Service snowfall total page, and you will be amazed at the number of communities that measured 30 inches or more.

Friends in Northborough rally to help 6-year-old leukemia patient

Northborough - A fundraiser to support 6-year-old Northborough resident Christian Campero in his fight against leukemia will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 402 W. Main St. The family event will feature entertainment by the Superstars" DJ Russell Lesman, raffles, a silent auction, appetizers and desserts along with a cash bar. The price of admission is $10. Friends of the Campero family have organized the party to help defray the cost of medical bills.

‘Historic’ gathering in Hudson brings together communities to fight the opioid epidemic

Hudson/Marlborough – More than 600 residents, community leaders, state officials and family members of those who have died from drug overdoses gathered at Grace Baptist Church in Hudson April 6 to address the opioid epidemic. The event featured the screening of the short film “If Only,” filmed in Tewksbury and produced by James Wahlberg, executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. Wahlberg was present to introduce the film.

An old Shrewsbury home – The ‘Salem Harrington Place’

By Michael Perna Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury - Many years ago, this house was known as the Salem Harrington Place.  It is not known exactly...

Westborough town officials disagree on moving forward with solar project

Westborough - Voters at the annual Town Meeting Saturday, March 15, will decide on a proposal to allow the town to lease six acres of the contaminated Superfund site at the corner of Otis Street and Smith Valve Parkway for solar project. Voters also will decide on a related change to the dimensional regulations in Westborough's zoning bylaws. Both require approval from a two-thirds majority.
Gathered before graduating are class officers (l to r) Hewan Weldai, president; Natalia Karadimitriou, vice president; Rahul Razdan, treasurer; Ashvaraya Gite, secretary; and Declan McSweeney, marshal

Shrewsbury High graduates 433 in 2019 at DCU Center

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Diplomas were presented to 433 class of 2019 Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduates during a ceremony May...

Hospital Reuse Committee planning action for fall Town Meeting

Westborough - The committee studying potential reuses of the Westborough State Hospital will likely ask Town Meeting voters this fall to fund an assessment of the state of the existing buildings on the property. State Hospital Reuse Committee Chair Brian Bush told selectmen June 9 the committee wants to hire a firm to evaluate the buildings and come up with cost estimates for demolition so that when developers are invited to submit proposals for the parts of the property that will be privately redeveloped, they will have a clear idea of the costs they will face.

Local Memorial Day parades to be held Monday, May 27

Region ?Here is information for the Memorial Day parades that will be held in the region, Monday, May 27.

Complete list of obituaries for June 24 to June 29

Region – The Community Advocate will post obituaries online (and in print, as space allows) at no charge as a courtesy to our readers. Please send information (and a picture if desired) to [email protected]

Miss Shrewsbury winners crowned at local pageant

Shrewsbury – On March 2 at Southgate at Shrewsbury, the 2019 Shrewsbury Community Pageant crowned winners Abby Blessington, as Miss Shrewsbury, Madison Taylor as...

Fortune cookie holds Valentine’s Day proposal

Northborough – On Feb. 15, the day after Valentine’s Day, Morgan Foley sat in her regular place at the front desk at Northboro Chiropractic, where she has served as the office manager and receptionist for almost two years. But something was different. On the fourth finger of her left hand was the sparkling reason why.

Grafton resident named a finalist in New England Revolution National Anthem auditions

Grafton - Delanie Burke, 19, of Grafton was one of 10 finalists invited by the New England Revolution to compete for the chance to...

School budget discussed first night of Annual Town Meeting

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Annual Town Meeting (ATM) began the evening of May 19, and was adjourned for the night after 18 of 36 articles had been considered. The largest amount of time was given to the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget, with the school budget, as has been the case for years, being the largest single item. Of the total annual voter-approved budget of $103,812,699, the school budget would be $53,468,239, or, 51.5 percent of the total budget.