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Gift will help Willard House and Clock Museum expand

Willard House and Clock Museum, 11 Willard St., will receive a gift, valued in excess of $15 million, to grow into a world-class museum.

BVT students from Grafton earn medals at skills competition

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT) students put their vocational-technical skills on full display March 13.

Quality is a time-honored tradition at E.W. Gemme & Sons Co. Inc.

The Grafton-based painting company has had success and longevity by focusing on one very basic principle: quality.

Races shape up in Grafton’s town election

There will be contested races for Select Board and School Committee in this year’s Town Election on Tuesday, May 21.

Grafton Garden Club plans annual cleanup day

Residents are invited to take part in this townwide effort, which is sponsored by the Grafton Garden Club.

Drugs, ghost guns seized at South Grafton home

A Grafton man is facing a slew of drug charges following an investigation at Keith Hill Road on Wednesday, April 3.

Early-spring storm causes school delays, road closures

An early-spring mix of rain, snow and wind is making for a messy morning commute.

Former state hospital site to be developed

A commercial development is coming to the former Grafton State Hospital on Westboro Road. It was sold to GFI Partners.

Bellofatto propels Westborough baseball past Grafton in season-opening win

On April 1, the Grafton High School Gators traveled up Route 30 to open their season against the Westborough Rangers.

Jimmy Fund Walk honors retired Northborough Police Chief Mark Leahy

Grafton resident Mark Leahy was recognized as Alumni Team Captain of the Year for his efforts in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. 

Grafton Boy Scouts holding bottle drive

Boy Scout Troop 107 will hold its spring bottle drive on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Grafton Municipal Center.
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UniBank hosts community shred event

UniBank at 89 Worcester St. (Route 122) will host a Community Shred Day on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Pet Rock Festival seeks permanent home

The Pet Rock Festival is seeking a new home after spending last year at SAC Park and several years on the Wyman-Gordon grounds.

Glass business closer to setting up at former Polish home

The building will be part of expansion plans for All Phase Glass, currently doing business on Collette Street.

Grafton Girl Scouts provide trash cans, education about disposal

Grafton Junior Troop 65070 completed a Take Action Project this fall working with North Street and Millbury Street elementary schools.

Millbury Street Elementary School students visited by local author

An award-winning author, Frost has published over nine illustrated books, including “Not Yet, Yeti” and “Capybara Is Friends with Everyone.”

Bank staff report leads to arrest on check fraud charges

A Worcester woman is facing several charges in connection with trying to cash a fraudulent check at the Homefield Credit Union.
The Assabet Valley Mastersingers will kickoff their concert series on Oct. 30 at St. John's High School.

Mastersingers present ‘Voices of Light’

Assabet Valley Mastersingers has announced its upcoming performance, “Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc,” taking place Sunday, March 10

Grafton’s Alena Duval always on the run

Over the course of her high school career, Alena Duval has learned a lot about both running and herself.

Verizon obtains permit to install cell tower in South Grafton

The Planning Board approved a special permit for Verizon to erect a wireless communications tower at 58 Follette St. on Lazy Hill.