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Local police departments awarded state grants

Police departments in Grafton and Westborough recently received grants through the state’s Executive Office of Public Safety.

Communities impose parking bans as winter storm nears

With the first big snow on the season coming late Saturday into Sunday, the following parking bans will be in place.

Schreiber resigns as Grafton’s library director

Town Administrator Evan Brassard announced Beth Schreiber’s resignation on Dec. 13 while meeting with the library’s department managers.

North Street students get hands-on approach to engineering

“We like to think of ourselves as ambassadors of play, and we are helping kids learn some really valuable knowledge and skills"
The Lakeway Commons Christmas Tree is lit. Photo/courtesy Melissa Pride-Fahs

Grafton Boy Scouts to pick up Christmas trees

Grafton Boy Scouts Troop 107 will pick up and dispose of your Christmas tree for a donation to the troop in January.

How communities have spent COVID-19 dollars

Under ARPA, Massachusetts and cities and towns received aid to deal with public health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Rain, wind knocks out power for hundreds in region

Hundreds of residents spent at least part of Monday, Dec. 18, in the dark, as a powerful storm knocked down tree limbs and power lines.

Hundreds without power as wet, windy weather hits region

As of noon on Monday, Dec. 18, hundreds of residents and businesses in the region are without power, the results of fallen tree limbs and power lines from high winds and heavy rains.

Grafton plans to add names to Vietnam veterans plaque

The town is casting a second bronze plaque to include 187-plus names to honor the service of its veterans in the Vietnam era.

State fines Feedback Earth $6,000 for violations

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has assessed a $6,000 penalty against Feedback Earth Inc.

Grafton welcomes the holidays

Local businesses and nonprofits offered programs, discounts and more during the annual “Grafton Celebrate the Holidays" on Dec. 3.

Willard House and Clock Museum launches annual appeal

Willard House & Clock Museum has passed its 50-year mark and has now raised its sights to better support the science of horology. 

New dates, site for Small Stones Festival of the Arts

The 2023 Small Stones Festival of the Arts will take place on Dec.8 through Dec. 17. The exhibit is open daily from noon to 4 p.m.

Grafton Boy Scouts holding wreath sale

Boy Scout Troop 107 is conducting a wreath sale starting on Nov. 25 at Bread Guy Breads parking lot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grafton football falls short in semifinals

The sixth-seeded Grafton Gators lost in the MIAA Division 4 semifinals, 20-10, against seventh-seeded Scituate Sailors on Friday night at Mansfield High School.

‘This team always stuck together’: Grafton girls soccer falls in quarterfinals

On Saturday afternoon, the two squads – with the same seeding as last year – met again in Hingham.

Grafton’s Puritan roots were mired in conflict

Before Grafton was officially established, we know there were established Puritan camps in the mid–late 1600s. The people settled on the land of the Indigenous people and the goal was to convert them to the Puritan way of life.

Local communities receive One Stop state grants

Several local communities have recently received grants through the state’s Community One Stop for Growth program.

Grafton Select Board signs agreement for Snow Rd. 40B proposal

The developers came before the board to discuss the Local Initiative Program (LIP) agreement for 14 Snow Road, which will be a 40B project.

Veterans Day ceremonies across the region

Across the region, communities will be holding ceremonies to commemorate Veterans Day. Some events begin as early as Nov. 9.