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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...

UPDATE: Local groups hold Christmas tree pickup drives

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UPDATE: This post has been updated to include information on Marlborough's Christmas tree drop-off program. REGION - Need to get rid of a Christmas tree? Everyone...

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,...

Acclaimed author Nicholas Gage calls North Grafton home

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North Grafton - Sunlight pours through the windows of Nicholas Gage’s writing studio in North Grafton. A bookshelf with ionic columns runs along one wall. Behind his cluttered desk, photos are displayed on another. In one, from 1963, President John F. Kennedy stands next to a youthful Gage, who had won the Hearst Award for the best published article by a college student.

Virtual Visits for kids at Grafton’s North Street Elementary School

By Peg Lopata, Contributing writer GRAFTON - Even in the best of times, teaching is hard work. During this pandemic it’s been even harder. This...
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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...

A history of crime in Grafton, one of the county’s safest towns

Grafton - At 64.9 crimes per 100,000 residents, Grafton finds itself second only to Shrewsbury at 46.9 as one of the safest places to live in the area, according to the website City-Date.com. Grafton was compared to Shrewsbury, Millbury, Upton, Sutton, Northbridge, Auburn, Douglas and Worcester, which ranks lowest on the list at 417.3 crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes considered include murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, auto theft and arson.

Forecasters offer outlook on possible snow storm on Friday

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REGION - Experts say the region may receive upwards of four inches of snow from a winter storm beginning Thursday night and continuing through...