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Community Advocate December 29, 2023

In this week's edition read St. Anne’s Human Services provides holiday cheer, year-round support. Bock stepping down as WPS superintendent.

Mugford’s Flower Shoppe: the spot for fresh flowers

"We really get to know people,” said Bakutis. “We have flowers for good occasions and flowers for bad occasions, so we’re able to be there and help people during their highs and lows.”

Shrewsbury family has lived in town for five generations

After Nicholas and his wife passed away, the house stayed in the family and remains so today, with many of the fifth generation of the family still living in Shrewsbury.

How communities have spent COVID-19 dollars

Under ARPA, Massachusetts and cities and towns received aid to deal with public health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Following two-year closure, Fruit Street Bridge reopens

MassDOT announced on Dec. 15 that the Fruit Street bridge over the CSX railroad tracks and the Sudbury River opened to traffic.

Community Advocate December 22, 2023

In this week's edition read Library Director Maureen Amyot donates kidney to stranger. Planning Board greenlights dog park.

Rain, wind knocks out power for hundreds in region

Hundreds of residents spent at least part of Monday, Dec. 18, in the dark, as a powerful storm knocked down tree limbs and power lines.

Ghosts of Decembers past

It was Dec. 7 when the Masonic Block on Main Street was demolished by fire. Jobber’s Outlet, Risesberg’s and the Masonic Hall were the buildings completely destroyed.

Shrewsbury celebrates new menorah on Town Common

On the first night of Hanukkah, community members gathered on the Town Common to watch Fogelman light the menorah.

Community Advocate December 15, 2023

In this week's edition read Singing bell ringer returns to Roche Bros. Proposal seeks addition residential in Westborough Shopping Center

Downtown Hudson’s Christmas lights display was a beloved tradition for decades

The display was started by Hudson Light and Power manager Leland Wood in 1927, and it grew in size every year.

Flaherty Physical Therapy offers individualized, fun approach to exercise

PRACTICE WILL SOON OFFER FOUR-WEEK HEALTH PROGRAM REGION – When Kevin Flaherty started his own physical therapy practice in 2015, he said he wanted to...

Nature Notes: Nature in books for the holidays

With the gift-giving season nearly upon us, the question once again is: how to give nature to the special people in your life?

Midland-Wachusett League announces 2023 fall all-star selections

The Midland-Wachusett League has announced the 2023 fall all-stars. See the full list of all-stars in the Community Advocate coverage area.

Westborough’s hills once abounded with apple orchards

Westborough hills once abounded in the colors and smells of apple trees. Westborough’s frost-free elevations, good soil moisture, and climate were suitable for the fruit to flourish.

Apparent murder-suicide under investigation in Marlborough

An apparent murder-suicide that occurred at a Rice Street home in Marlborough this morning is under investigation. 

Congressman McGovern visits The Willows at Westborough

Congressman Jim McGovern recently visited the Willows at Westborough to answer questions from residents about a variety of topics.

Northborough’s Howard Street Cemetery is the eternal home for many prominent residents

Have you ever wanted to know the people from centuries past beyond the gravestones in the biggest cemetery in Northborough?

Northboro Media Service: Converting your memories so they play again

A couple of hundred years from now, families will be able to look back and see their relatives in color and sound..

Marlborough music teacher steps into Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By the time you head out the door on Thanksgiving morning, Angie Crockwell will be marching in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.