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Grafton nonprofit gives homeless dogs a second chance

Grafton – The famous cartoonist Charles Schulz once wrote “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Bay State Dogs, a Grafton-based nonprofit, would almost certainly add that it’s also a warm dog – of any age – in need of a second chance. With its mission to rescue and find good homes for Massachusetts canines, it’s been busy spreading that happiness to people and their furry new companions.

Emery W. Hart Jr., 70, of Grafton

Grafton - Emery W. “Bill” Hart Jr., 70, passed away peacefully Friday, July 14, 2017, under the loving care of his family and the...

Plan for new DPW building creates friction among selectmen

Grafton – At the Board of Selectmen’s Sept. 1 meeting, a vote on a proposed amendment that will come before the voters at the Monday, Oct. 19 Town Meeting led to the board questioning their support of a new Department of Public Works (DPW) building project.

Doris M. Vaillancourt, 94, of Grafton

Grafton - Doris M. (Cardin) Vaillancourt died peacefully Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at Life Care Center of Auburn. On Nov. 23, 2015, she celebrated...

Benjamin Franklin visits Grafton third-graders

Grafton - On the morning of Feb. 29, the Millbury Street Elementary School third-graders took a step back into early American history with a...

Water treatment plant coming in below cost estimates

Grafton - Paul Cournoyer, superintendent of sewers for Grafton, met with the Board of Selectmen Jan. 19 to present a progress report on upgrading the town’s wastewater treatment plant. He noted that the improvement program began about four years ago and is currently coming in about $9 million below initial estimates. The improvement plan is based upon a 2014 forecast of the town’s needs through 2034. Savings to date are due to lower-than-expected loan interest rates and a reduction in some of the initial estimates.

Grafton voters approve funds for library, DPW building

Grafton – Voters in the May 16 annual Town Election approved a debt exclusion request for the expansion of the Grafton Public Library, 1,197...

‘Bundle up the Blackstone Valley’ coat drive to be held in region

Region – State Representative David K. Muradian Jr., R-Grafton, invites all to participate in “Bundle up the Blackstone Valley,” a coat drive to benefit families and children in need within the Blackstone Valley.

From kestrels to carrots, the Grafton Land Trust saves space for diverse pursuits

Grafton – One night in 1958, a group of men met in the basement of the Grafton United Methodist Church to form what they called the Grafton Forest Association, which would later come to be known as the Grafton Land Trust.

Grafton second-graders visit New England Aquarium

Grafton – Millbury Street Elementary School second-graders participated in the New England Aquarium’s Tide Pool Adaptations Program Dec. 3 and 5. The students had...