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Apple Tree Arts to host Community Ice Cream Social

Grafton - Apple Tree Arts is hosting the second annual Community Ice Cream Social Thursday, June 18, from 5-7 p.m. on the Grafton Common....

Pelosi and McGovern visit Community Harvest Project to lead discussion on hunger

Grafton – Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the United States House of Representatives and U.S. Congressman James McGovern (MA-02) led a discussion on the increasing problem of food insecurity in America in a meeting held at the Community Harvest Project (CHP) June 13.

Phillip A. Wissell, 63, of Grafton

Grafton - Phillip A. Wissell, 63, of Grafton, died Monday, June 8, 2015 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester. A dedicated applications engineer with Integrated...

Grafton Historical Society Annual Antiques and Arts Fair set for June 20

Grafton - The Grafton Historical Society announced that the 48th annual Antiques and Arts Fair will be held Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m....

Claudette L. Lorden, 50, of Grafton

Grafton - Claudette L. (Joncas) Lorden, 50, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 8, 2015 after a brave struggle with cancer. Claudette leaves her husband of...

Grafton kids enjoy Field Day

Grafton – Kindergarten students at North Grafton Elementary School participate in Field Day held at the school on June 8. Photos/Mary Pritchard ...

Grafton selectmen hear new update on new DPW building

Grafton - Representatives from the Grafton Department of Public Works (DPW) and Jaime Fair of Weston and Sampson Consulting met with the Grafton Board of Selectmen at the board’s June 2 meeting to discuss the new DPW building project, which was initiated in 2006. The new facility is slated to be built at Estabrook and Old Westboro Road if approved by the town’s voters.

Grafton High students strive to serve school and community

Grafton – Fifty students in grades nine through 12 at Grafton High School sharpened their life skills this school year by joining Family and Community Leaders (FCL). While offering support for a number of school and community activities, they learned about event planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communications.

Grafton girls’ softball and lacrosse teams advance

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Grafton – The Grafton High School softball and girls lacrosse teams both won home playoff games played June 6. The number...

Grafton selectmen hear ongoing dog endangerment complaint

Grafton - At the beginning of their regularly scheduled meeting June 2 the Grafton Board of Selectmen, elected Craig Dauphinais as chair for the next year, Jennifer Thomas as vice-chair and Bruce Spinney as clerk. The board next opened a follow-up meeting on a dog complaint from last year. The dog issue is officially one between the Wood family, 21 Institute Rd. and the Black family, 23 Institute Rd. Many phone calls from both families have been received by the town administrator and the selectmen chose to have them attend the June 2 meeting to discuss further.

Grafton High serves graduates superlatives with breakfast

Grafton – Before graduating June 5 at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, the Grafton High School (GHS) class of 2015 gathered June 4 for a senior breakfast at the GHS Commons.

Grafton Police Alliance fundraiser to benefit ailing colleague

Grafton - The Grafton Police Alliance is currently running a calendar raffle to benefit Sgt. Mike Mazzola, a twenty-year veteran of the Grafton Police Department who is battling cancer. As a result of his illness, Mazzola has been unable to work while he is undergoing treatment and will continue to be out of work during his recovery.

Rhoda M. Fleming, 94, of Grafton

Grafton - Rhoda M. (Crosby) Fleming died Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 94. Born Sept. 6, 1920 in...

Francis K. Whitney Jr., 72, of Grafton

Grafton - Francis K. Whitney Jr., also known as "Whitney," 72, passed Wednesday, May 27, 2015 with his caring family at his side. He leaves...

South Grafton singer co-hosts Charter TV3’s ‘WooTube’

Grafton – Roberta Mandella of South Grafton continues finding ways to express her creativity. She co-hosts Charter TV3’s entertainment talk show “WooTube” and sings with two bands, The Issues and The Mood Swings.

Charles J. Hurley, 68, of Grafton

Grafton - Charles J. "Charlie" Hurley, 68, unexpectedly passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dana (Pauliukonis)...

Grafton remembers its war dead on Memorial Day 2015

Grafton - Several thousand people turned out on May 25 to celebrate Memorial Day in Grafton Center. The parade included hundreds of veterans, volunteers, scouts, and town residents.

Stephen P. L’Esperance, 26, of Grafton

Grafton - Stephen P. L'Esperance, of Grafton, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 24, 2015 at age 26. He was born March 5, 1989 to Peter...

Uncontested races draw few voters in Grafton election

GRAFTON – Brook A. Padgett will stay on the Board of Selectmen, winning a majority in Tuesday’s town election of 696 votes to 353...

Evelyn D. Perron, 85, of Grafton

Grafton - Evelyn D. (Moison) Perron, 85, of Grafton, passed away peacefully Monday, May 18, 2015 in the Parsons Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center...