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Director of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services announces retirement

Christine Mowry, the executive director of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS), will retire after eight years of service. 

Community Advocate June 9, 2023

In this week's edition of the Community advocate read about the local high school graduations. Two lawsuits stall Regal Cinemas site redevelopment.

Two lawsuits stall Regal Cinemas site redevelopment

Months after the town awarded a bid to redevelop the former Regal Cinemas, a pair of lawsuits continues to hold up the proceedings.

Northborough receives 27 candidates for town administrator

The search is underway for the next Northborough town administrator. The town received 27 candidates by the response date of May 8.

Survey on Westborough Golf Club building available soon

Residents will soon have a chance to offer ideas about the future of the Westborough Golf Club building in upcoming surveys.

Armed robbery at Shrewsbury gas station leads to charges

Sean Wogan, 29, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and intimidate to steal from depository, among other charges.

Grafton firefighters battle fire on Upton Street

For the second time in four weeks, the Grafton Fire Department has battled a fire at a residence on Upton Street.

Westborough appoints new planning director

Jennifer Gingras, the current town planner for Pepperell, is scheduled to begin on July 5, stepping into the shoes of Jim Robbins.

After escaping Taliban bombing, Shrewsbury student shines

Kubra Mohammadi has placed nationally in speech and debate competitions and was accepted to a prestigious journalism program.

Creatures great and small blessed at Shrewsbury Common

Several dozen well-behaved animals braved the light rain at Shrewsbury Common for a Blessing of the Animals ceremony.

Zach Boughner steps down as Westborough’s economic development coordinator

Zach Boughner is heading to Cambridge. The town’s economic development director will become Cambridge's strategy manager.

Algonquin lacrosse overwhelms Bridgewater-Raynham, rolls into round of 16

The No.12 seed Algonquin Regional High School boys lacrosse team started the MIAA tournament strong on Monday afternoon

Westborough High School celebrates the Class of 2023

The 151st annual graduation ceremony of Westborough High School was held on a damp Saturday evening at Joseph R. Mewhiney Field.

Assabet celebrates Class of 2023 at graduation

Family and friends packed part of the DCU Center to celebrate graduation day for the Assabet Class of 2023. 

Algonquin holds graduation ceremony

Friends, family and faculty packed into Algonquin Regional High School’s gymnasium on Sunday morning for the school’s graduation ceremony.

Shrewsbury seniors set 4×800-meter relay school record

“It felt amazing – it’s something that you look forward to for months... To finally break the school record felt very good.”

A century ago in Shrewsbury, some outdoor pursuits were far less placid than today

Presumably, back in the early 1900s shooting at fish with a shotgun was just considered another form of outdoor amusement!

Couples take center stage at B. Remembered

“To be successful in business, you have to listen first. We have had early success just by treating people right.”

Shrewsbury Mock Trial Team flourishes in state competition

What the Shrewsbury High School Mock Trial Team lacks in size, it makes up for in spirit, smarts, and savviness. Throughout the mock trial season, the eight-member group defeated teams over double its size, becoming a top-16 program in the state of Massachusetts.

Five things to do this weekend

Are you looking for things to do? Here are five events happening in the region this weekend.