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And still they rise: The many lives, and deaths, of the South Grafton mills

Grafton – The revolution started with a river. The Blackstone River had no idea, of course, that it was to become a tireless laborer, the driving force that would keep the wheels of industry turning. But with a staggering drop of 438 feet over a 46-mile course, its powerful flow proved irresistible. Wherever the river went, so men and mills would follow.
Erin R. Coakley

Erin R. Coakley, 25, of Grafton

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Grafton - It is with profound sadness that the family of Erin Rose Coakley announces the peaceful passing of their precious daughter on Dec....
Ellen Connaughton

Ellen Connaughton, 64, of Grafton and Wallingford, Conn.

Grafton/Wallingford, Conn. - Ellen Connaughton, 64, of Wallingford, CT, formerly of Grafton, MA passed away at home March 23, 2020 following an illness. She is...
The Grafton and Upton Railroad Company is located on Westborough Road in North Grafton. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

Grafton & Upton Railroad Company faces civil penalty following EPA settlement

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By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter GRAFTON – Grafton & Upton Railroad Company will pay a $52,000 civil penalty after it allegedly violated federal chemical...

Clinical trials offer hope to dogs and humans

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By Christine Galeone, Contributing Writer Grafton – The American Cancer Society estimates that by the end of this year, there will be 1,735,350 new cancer...

Grafton singer-guitarist returns to in-person gigs with safety measures

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Grafton – Soon after the pandemic restrictions were loosened for restaurants in Massachusetts, singer and guitarist Chad Clements of...
Megan L. McNeil

Megan L. McNeil, 27, of Grafton

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Grafton - Megan L. McNeil, 27, passed away August 21, 2020, her vibrant life ending far too soon. She was born October 8, 1992...

Grafton’s Murphy and Tyldesley sign Letters of Intent 

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Grafton – Two Grafton High School soccer players, Maddie Murphy and Erin Tyldesley, will be playing the sport at the collegiate level this fall...
Kevin F. Kuras

Kevin F. Kuras, 39, of Millbury and Grafton

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Millbury/Grafton – Kevin F. “Kev” Kuras, 39, passed away after a heart attack on September 22, 2020. He leaves his loving wife, Christine (Soares) Kuras,...
Julie Flynn Photo/submitted

Festival of Hope to honor beloved guidance counselor

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Grafton - The first Festival of Hope, a fundraising event, will be held Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. until...