Grafton - Reverend Jane Willan grew up in Burlington, Iowa, where she attended a Disciples of Christ Church. It was at a church camp when, at the age of 12, Willan knew without a doubt that she was called to go into the ministry when she “grew up.” In the years that followed, she never wavered in her desire, ultimately leading her to the Congregational Church in Grafton.
Grafton - Daniel Crossin, assistant vice president of real estate lending at Homefield Credit Union, was raised in Grafton; he and his family live not far from the neighborhood where he grew up.
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.
Grafton – Kristin Turgeon, a 2014 Grafton High School (GHS) alum, is pursuing her dream as a freshman at Berklee College of Music. While studying at the world’s largest independent college of contemporary music, she’s drawing upon inspiration from her first mentor in middle school, chorus director Karen Barkin.
Grafton – What does “The Fault in Our Stars” author John Green and the Grafton Public Library have in common? They both celebrate Nerdfighters. No, they aren’t bullies who fight “nerds.” Instead, they are people who unite to embrace their intelligence, uniqueness and eccentricities – while having a good time and making new friends. Earlier this year, the Grafton Public Library launched its Nerdfighters program for teens.
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.
Name Nature of Business FY 15 Value Amount of Tax % of Levy Magill Associates Residential Builder $19,996,500 $329,942 0.9% Wyman...
Grafton - With just a few months on the job as the newly elected state representative for the Ninth Worcester District, Representative David Muradian, R-Grafton, is already hard at work.
Grafton - For many, finding a way to seek refuge from the crazy and hectic world is a struggle. For Susan West, 49, it is found in the sanctity of drumming and chanting
Grafton – Grafton’s Economic Development Commission, a quasi-government entity, was established in 1991 to foster economic growth in the town of Grafton. Chaired by Elias Hanna, the current 10-member board’s mission is “to promote sustainable economic development and to assist the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board in the implementation of the Town’s economic goals and objectives.”