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Select Board approves all-alcohol license for Sunflower Shanty

On June 4, the Select Board approved a general, on-premise all-alcohol license for the Sunflower Shanty by a 4-1 vote.

Former Grafton Select Board chair arrested on fraud charges

A former chair of the Select Board faces charges for defrauding investors and conducting an unlawful monetary transaction.

Blackstone Valley Tech plans annual golf tournament

Blackstone Valley Tech will hold its 25th annual golf tournament on Monday, June 10, at Highfields Golf & Country Club in Grafton.

Clark’s walk-off helps Algonquin top Grafton baseball in 11-inning playoff thriller

"I knew what was coming. I knew there was no way that that wasn’t ending the game right there."

Grafton Class of 2024 reflect on the journey to graduation

To Grafton High School Principal Kevin Carney, the Class of 2024 will be remembered as the class helped reconnect them as a school community.

New director of Grafton Public Library appointed

The Board of Library Trustees has appointed Thomas O’Connell as library director of the Grafton Public Library. 

Grafton holds annual Memorial Day ceremony

On Monday, May 27, veterans, local Scouting groups and residents joined in honoring those who died in service to their country.

Grafton Town Meeting OKs budgets for fiscal 2025

There was no action taken on two other petitions requesting changes to town officers’ hours and job performance reviews.

Dauphinais beats Mead for Grafton Select Board seat

Craig Dauphinais will return to the Select Board, according to unofficial results from the Town Clerk’s office.

Grafton candidates make their argument for election

The Community Advocate recently reached out to candidates for Select Board and School Committee with a series of questions.

Grafton Candidate Statement – School Committee – Kristy Kielbasinski

I am running for School Committee because I am deeply invested in the future of our town. As a lifelong resident ...

Grafton Candidate Statement – School Committee – Craig Juelis

I am running for School Committee to bring my 22 years of experience as a public school teacher and administrator to the committee to ...

Grafton Candidate Statement – School Committee – Elizabeth Spinney (Incumbent)

I'm running for School Committee because I believe that I have a set of skills, knowledge and experience that make me an ideal asset to ...

Grafton Candidate Statement – School Committee – Laura Often (Incumbent)

I am running for relection to the Grafton School Committee because I believe that our public schools are the greatest asset Grafton has ...

Grafton Candidate Statement – Select Board – Craig Dauphinais

I have lived in Grafton my entire life and am proud to call Grafton my home, so the short answer is that I love this town and I am ...

Grafton Candidate Statement – Select Board – Raymond Mead (Incumbent)

I am running for Select Board because I need to finish what I’ve started – to continue as the Select Board representative to the Economic ...

Heidi’s Hearing welcomes new doctor

Heidi’s Hearing has welcomed Dr. Brianna Robichaud to the practice. Read more about Heidi's Hearing in this article.

Millbury Street’s Akillian celebrates 32 years of educating Grafton students

Akillian has helped hundreds of Grafton second- through sixth-grade students read in her book-filled classroom.

A look at Grafton’s Town Meeting warrant

Here’s a look at the Annual Town Meeting warrant for May 13, which was closed by the Select Board on April 16.

Grafton Garden Club to hold annual plant sale

The Grafton Garden Club is holding its annual plant sale and raffle on the Common on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.