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More newspapers just died

Just last week, newspaper goliath Gannett unceremoniously closed more local newspapers. It wasn’t an emotional decision — it’s just business.
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Hudson celebrates Juneteenth

Hudson’s second annual Juneteenth was a very successful event and enjoyed by a large number of residents and town guests!

Nature Notes: Vernal pool season comes to region

It’s the season for vernal pools, those landlocked woodland pools that fill with water in spring but dry up and disappear by late summer
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Vote to move Northborough Annual Town Meeting to Saturday

Northborough voters please support a motion at this year’s April Town Meeting to make Saturday morning Annual Town Meetings permanent.

Nature Notes: Red-bellied woodpeckers are thriving

What can you see outside in winter and early spring? Our local woodpeckers live here year-round, but they're now easier to find.
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‘Say no to billboard blight!’

Say no to billboard blight! Who has ever driven along a road or highway and thought to themselves, “Hmm, I wish I had 8 or...
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‘I strongly support the MGB expansion plan’

To The Community Advocate Editor:   The Boston Globe published an op- ed entitled Critics of Mass General Brigham expansion plan ignore key facts, 1/26/22. This...

Community Advocate seeks holiday decoration submissions

REGION - The Community Advocate is finalizing its last few editions of 2021. As we close out this year, we want to spotlight the...

Beautiful spots for fall foliage viewing in New England

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer It's time for a perfect fall getaway. With gorgeous foliage just a short road trip away, New England has the...
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Newspapers – The cornerstone of community journalism

By David Bagdon, Publisher Newspapers have been part of the Massachusetts lifestyle for over 300 years, actually pre-dating the American Revolution. With such a long,...

PHOTOS: Storms brings lightning, rainbows, snap heat-wave

REGION - Area residents were treated to a light show in the sky June 30 as a patch of thunderstorms sparked flashes of lightning...

Solar eclipse casts shadow over region

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor REGION - The sun burned bright around the curve of the moon, Thursday morning, as a rare astronomical alignment treated...
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Every great community deserves a great community paper

Region - Some people call newspapers passé, yet we find local residents are hungry for more news about their home town - and we...
Cartoon image of Sharyn Thomas, who was recently appointed to the position of Shrewsbury Town Clerk.

The passing of the torch

Shrewsbury - Sharyn Thomas was recently appointed to the position of Town Clerk. Thomas is a long-time Shrewsbury resident and has worked in the...
cartoon image of three Westborough candidate running (cartoon shows them running in a race) in the March 2 election.

Election season heats up in Westborough

Westborough - There will be several contested races for Westborough voters to consider when they go to the polls Tuesday, March 2 for the...
Cartoon image of NASCAR driver Kaz Grala from Westborough

Go Kaz Go!

Westborough – NASCAR fans had a local connection to the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14 as Westborough’s Kaz Grala made his second appearance in...
Cartoon image of two longtime city employees recently honored by Mayor Arthur Vigeant for their years of dedicated service as they officially entered retirement--Senior Clerk Stella Aucoin and Head Clerk Carol Farese were recognized at a socially distanced celebration at City Hall.

A time to say thanks…

Marlborough – Two longtime city employees were recently honored by Mayor Arthur Vigeant for their years of dedicated service as they officially entered retirement....
Cartoon image of valentines being delivered to the Shrewsbury Senior Center

Send a little love

During the pandemic, people have found creative ways to celebrate holidays. In Shrewsbury residents are now asked to consider showing local senior citizens some love by making homemade Valentine’s Day cards.
Cartoon of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes who will be facing off in the Super Ball LV.

TB or not TB…that is the question

Region – For 20 years, Tom Brady thrilled New England Patriots fans as he led the team to a historic six Super Bowl wins,...
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United we stand

Region - This has been one of the most tumultuous years in the history of our nation. Two of the largest challenges were an...