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Richard U. LaDuke

Richard U. LaDuke, 80, of Grafton and Sutton

Grafton/Sutton - Richard U. “Dick” LaDuke, 80, passed away January 29, 2022 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester following complications from cancer. He leaves...

Region digs out from first snowstorm of season

The first snowstorm in nearly two years left the region with 10 to 14 inches of snow over Saturday, Jan. 6, into Sunday, Jan. 7.

Grafton Indians boys’ lacrosse defeats Shrewsbury Colonials

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury High School Colonials hosted the Grafton High School Indians on April 19. Grafton's Cole Fontana scored the first goal quickly at the 11:12 mark while Shewsbury's first goal wasn't scored until the second quarter by Alec Buduo. The Indians lead 8-2 at the end of the first half and came out firing in the third quarter, going on to defeat the Colonials 14-4.

Remillard, Hollander named Grafton Historical Society volunteers of the year

The Grafton Historical Society have named the recipients of their volunteer of the year awards - Pam Hollander and Kristen Remillard.
William A. Minkle

William A. Minkle, 69, of South Grafton

South Grafton - William A. Minkle, 69, of South Grafton, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center with his wife by...

Mandolin concert at Congregational Church April 8

Grafton - The l'Esperance Mandolin Ensemble will present a concert Sunday, April 8, at 1 p.m., at the Congregational Church of Grafton, UCC, 30 Grafton...
Thomas P. Feeny

Thomas P. Feeny, 80, formerly of Grafton

Grafton - Thomas P. Feeny, 80, formerly of Grafton, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Notre Dame Healthcare in Worcester. Tom is survived...
Raymond F. Johnson Jr.

Raymond F. Johnson Jr., 97, of North Grafton

North Grafton - Raymond F. Johnson Jr., 97, passed away Feb. 12, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He died on...

Apple Tree Arts announces summer youth programs

Grafton - Apple Tree Arts has announced several youth summer programs that will offer students the opportunity to play in a band or ensemble...
Helena Coley

Helena Coley, 62, of Grafton

Grafton - God called Helena (Fleming) Coley home on January 23, 2020 after a long illness. Born April 3, 1957 the daughter of the...

Apple Tree Arts hosts character breakfast

Grafton - Enjoy a delicious breakfast of yummy pancakes, fruit and hot chocolate with your favorite characters at Apple Tree Arts’ Character Breakfast Saturday,...

Grafton Recreation seeks crafters, announces events

Grafton - Grafton Recreation is seeking crafters and vendors to participate in Grafton Celebrates the Holidays Craft Fair Sunday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to...
Tom Rush Photo/submitted

Singer-songwriter Tom Rush in concert Oct. 5

  Grafton - Apple Tree Arts presents one of America’s greatest singer-songwriters, Tom Rush, in concert Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the Great...

Grafton police log, Feb. 11 edition

Grafton Sunday, Jan. 16 12:48 a.m. Elizabeth St. Ambulance – medical. 5:06 a.m. Worcester St. Ambulance – medical. 11:48 a.m. Sampson St. Disturbance – neighbor. 3:11 p.m. Manning Ln....
William R. Conway

William R. Conway, 86, of Grafton

Grafton - William R. “Bill” Conway, 86, passed away June 2, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 60 years,...

Edward J. Such, 93, of South Grafton

South Grafton - Edward J. Such, 93, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. Ed was a...

Local scouts to hold bottle and can drive

Across the region, local scouts in Shrewsbury and Grafton will be holding a bottle and can drive on Nov. 5.
Ernest DelleDonne

Ernest P. DelleDonne, 92, of Deerfield Beach, Fla. and formerly of Grafton

Deerfield Beach, Fla./Grafton - Ernest P. DelleDonne, 92, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., passed away at his home Dec. 5, 2018. Ernie was born May 20,...

Grafton musician is busier than ever in retirement

Grafton – Fred Orkiseski is a busy man. And at age 83, he intends on staying that way. He has spent a lifetime performing and teaching music, including serving as director of music for Grafton Public Schools for 40 years. Now, along with making music, he spends his time on other pursuits - golfing, painting, cooking, and learning more about the subjects he loves, such as World War II aviation, railroads and carpentry.
Robert Fahlbeck

Robert W. Fahlbeck, 71, of Grafton

Grafton - Robert W. Fahlbeck, 71, passed away March 3, 2019 following complications from cancer. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Susan (Willett) Fahlbeck;...