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Westborough, US
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Walker’s next chapter

Marlborough – For years, the Frank D. Walker Building has been home to various city offices including the Veterans Services, Retirement Board, and Community Development Authority as well as the United Way of Tri-County’s Marlborough Community Cupboard.

Thank you to all for Spring Festival and Family Fun Day

On behalf of our entire Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee, we would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Spring Festival and Family Fun Day that took place on the grounds above Lake Chauncy yesterday, June 10th, a tremendous success

Having a voice

Region - For this year's graduating seniors it will be a year filled with many firsts. One of these will be the first time they will be eligible to vote in the presidential election. With rhetoric that seems uglier than any election in recent memory, this year's graduating class will have an opportunity to cast a vote that will help shape our nation for the next four years.

Cops look for copped copper

Northborough – With the economy ebbing and copper prices on the rise, the theft of copper piping has become more popular among thieves looking...

Bird song and beliefs that work

By Janice Lindsay He starts singing around 4:30 a.m., his voice high and sweet. He chirps atop a tree at the edge of the woods,...

Letter to the editor: Corrections regarding water presentation article at town meeting

In reporting on Shrewsbury’s recent Special Town Meeting (“Special Town Meeting votes down two petition-generated articles,” Oct. 4, 2016) the Community Advocate made several statements about my water rate article that were wrong. 1) I did not say that ‘commercial water users should pay more than residential users’ for the same consumption. I did say that commercial rates, which are currently much lower than residential rates, should be increased faster than future residential rate increases so as to make the residential and commercial rates more equitable. 2) I did not say that ‘water rates now in use had been set in 2007’ (current rates went into effect January 1, 2016). I did say that since 2007 residential consumption had been below the state guideline of 65 gallons/day, so from that year on, commercial rates should have been increased faster than residential rates in order to bring them closer together, thus making rates more equitable. 3) In connection with this article, I did not say that the selectmen’s reports were inadequate regarding toxins in the water. I did say that there had been substantial errors in reported residential water consumption and unaccounted water for several years. And I merely said that the town’s Manganese/dirty water problem this summer was probably exacerbated by the fact that one third of all water pumped was being lost. And by the way, Manganese is not considered a toxin even at Shrewsbury’s current high levels.

Northborough takes the cake…

Northborough – A party wouldn’t be a party without a sweet treat. As Northborough prepares to celebrate its 250th anniversary with a special event...

A stamp of approval for pets

We Americans love our pets. I know this because the U. S. Postal Service recently released Pets postage stamps.  The post office surely wouldn’t waste...

This is a (house) test

By Janice Lindsay I think our house tests us. After ten years, it's still trying to decide if we'se clever enough, hardy enough, or over-all...

Making a run for it?

Nation - Only six months into the Trump presidency and the political pundits are already speculating about who will – and will not – run for the Oval Office in 2020. The president himself appears to be campaigning already for a second term while both Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vice President Mike Pence have strongly denied their intentions to run. However, if we have learned anything at all about the game of politics, we should not believe everything we hear. Only time will tell who will be throwing their hat into the race.