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Saturday, January 25, 2020

SYFS announces Outstanding Youth Award winners

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS), the town of Shrewsbury's only private, nonprofit community counseling and social services agency, recently announced...

Shrewsbury's World War I monument to be rebuilt

Shrewsbury – After a three-year fundraising campaign, Shrewsbury's World War I monument will finally be rebuilt. The original monument was built in 1933 in honor of Maj. Howard Beal, a Shrewsbury resident who was killed in action on the Western Front in 1918, and was located in front of the school which bears his name. Over the ensuing decades, the monument had deteriorated beyond repair and was decommissioned last year and then taken down in the fall. The new monument will be located in that spot. The town's Veterans" Council launched an effort to raise $150,000 for a replacement one, according to council member Frederick Russell, who is also the commander of the Victor R. Quaranta American Legion Post 397.

Nor’easter wreaks havoc in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – A nor’easter that tore through the region Oct. 27 damaged several cars on Main Street. Photos/courtesy Nick DiBenedetto

Westborough celebrates spring

Westborough ?Hundreds of people came out to celebrate the first full day of the Westborough Spring Festival at the Bay State Commons. The event, organized by the Rotary Club of Westborough, featured local businesses, nonprofit groups and restaurants. Here are some of the highlights from the day:

Storm-related news

Region – Throughout the next few days the Community Advocate will be posting updates pertaining to cancellations, postponements and other important news related to...

Region prepares for ‘Sandy’

Region - No one who experienced last year's Hurricane Irene or the late October nor'saster will forget what it was like to be without power, heat and all the other conveniences of our modern lives. Now it appears Mother Nature is sending an anniversary gift of sorts to the region – Tropical Storm Sandy - which is projected to hit early next week, almost to the day of when last year's Oct. storm slammed into central Massachusetts.

Local Fourth of July celebrations feature parades and fireworks

Westborough – The Westborough Fourth of July Planning Committee will hold its annual Family Block Party Friday, June 28, from 6-10 p.m. on W....

Fundraiser will honor memory of Lizzi Marriott

  Westborough – The Westborough Athletic and Social Association (WASA) has announced it will sponsor "A Night in Remembrance of Lizzi Marriott" Saturday, Jan. 26,...

The C.A. six tips of the day for Oct. 18

Region - Today is Thursday, Oct. 18, the 292nd day of 2012. In a World Series game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on this date in 1977, "Mr. October," aka New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson, hit three home runs in a row off of three consecutive pitches from three different pitchers. On this day in 1767, English surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon completed their survey of the boundary between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland as well as areas that would eventually become the states of Delaware and West Virginia. The men did so at the behest of the Penn and Calvert families, to solve a land dispute. On this day in 1998, 700 people died when a pipeline exploded in Jesse, Nigeria. The cause of the explosion, which resulted in a massive fire that burned for nearly a week, was never determined.

The 2013 Summer Guide is here!

Here is the 2013 Summer Guide -