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Alexandra L. Valoras, of Grafton

Grafton - Monday March 19, 2018 witnessed the tragic, untimely death of the beautiful Alexandra Lee Valoras. She was a caring daughter, loving sister,...

New snowfall measurements show impact of weekend nor’easter

REGION - The National Weather Service released updated snowfall measurements for a handful of area towns on Sunday morning after this weekend's nor'easter. Westborough leads the...

Local hockey community reacts after player sustains ‘serious injury’

REGION - The local hockey community is rallying behind Hopedale hockey player Aiden Collins after he sustained a “serious injury” in a game against...

Temporary off-ramp for I-90, 495 opens

A new temporary off-ramp from the Mass. Turnpike eastbound to Route 495 northbound and southbound will open on July 11.
Cheryl A. Daigneault

Cheryl A. Daigneault, 45, of Grafton

Sept. 5, 1974 – Aug. 13, 2020 I was born on Thursday September 5, 1974 in Worcester and have lived my whole life in Grafton....

Grafton High School welcomes new athletic director

Grafton High School announced on July 6 that Ashley Paulsen would become the school’s new athletic director.

Grafton teen turns love of LEGO into thriving business

By Morgan Hume, Contributing Writer Grafton - If you think LEGO is only for children, it may be time to think again. And if anyone...

Grafton police show solidarity at peaceful black lives matter protest

Locals protested police brutality in Grafton, June 4, protesting in the shadow of the town police station and eventually eliciting displays of solidarity.

Five cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Grafton

Grafton – According to a March 26 press release, there are now five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grafton. Public Health officials are working...

Region mourns Grafton man killed in crash

GRAFTON - A GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $19,000 in memory of Grafton's James Koshivos as of Wednesday morning. Several donors had additionally shared...

Bridge work to restrict I-495 in Hudson

During the bridge repair work, the two northbound travel lanes will be closed for the next several hours until the repairs are completed.

Elizabeth A. Colangelo, of North Grafton

North Grafton - Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Colangelo, 49, of North Grafton, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, after...
Jaclyn O’Brien

Jaclyn O’Brien, 29, of Grafton and Hartford, Conn.

May 22, 1992 – June 3, 2021 Grafton/Hartford, Conn. - Jaclyn O’Brien has found peace after a two-year battle with heart disease and a long...
Deven J. Koenig

Deven J. Koenig, 21, of Grafton

Grafton - Deven J. Koenig, 21, passed away tragically from injuries sustained in a car accident Saturday December 7, 2019. He leaves his loving mother...

Two-alarm fire breaks out at Grafton Wyman Gordon site

GRAFTON – A fire under a large forging press at Grafton’s Wyman Gordon plant drew emergency crews to the area early Thursday morning. The incident...

High school scoreboard: Power rankings bring good news for area teams as winter season...

REGION - A handful of area basketball and hockey teams celebrated favorable rankings this past week through the state’s new power ranking system. Weighing win-loss...

Fire destroys liquor store in South Grafton

A building on Main Street that housed the Valley Plaza Liquor Store had to be torn down after a fire on Monday, Oct. 16.

UPDATE: State police, FBI ‘monitoring the situation’ after cluster of school threats, superintendent says

UPDATE: This story has been updated to note that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has been in touch with the State Police,...

Grafton issues updated coronavirus information

Grafton - According to a press release issued March 31, there are currently 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the town of Grafton. Public...

Grafton athletic trainer reflects after responding to serious hockey injury

By Kevin J. Stone, Contributing Writer GRAFTON - Grafton High School (GHS) athletic trainer Sarah Mealy found herself in a position, earlier this winter, where instinct...