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Marlborough students take “White Ribbon” pledge

Marlborough – Four Marlborough High School (MHS) student athletes joined Mayor Arthur Vigeant and other city and civil leaders at City Hall March 7...

A busy tour of duty for Marlborough firefighters

Fires at home and hotel  By Ron Ayotte, Contributing Writer Marlborough - The typical 24-hour duty tour for any fire department in the Community Advocate’s coverage...

Local ‘Days for Girls’ members send sanitary kits to women and girls in need...

Shrewsbury – Sewing machines were humming recently when women from St. Mary’s in Shrewsbury and St. Mary of the Hills in Boylston gathered to sew panty liners for kits containing sanitary supplies for women and girls in third world countries.

Southborough art exhibit spotlights Mental Health Awareness Month

Southborough – “NOTHING TO HIDE: Mental Illness in the Family,” a touring photo-text display, is scheduled to be displayed across Southborough throughout the month...

Algonquin, Marlborough fall in division finals

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Region – It was a tough weekend for local area high school basketball teams as both Algonquin Regional and Marlborough...

Enjoying bubbly ‘Summer Nights’

Southborough - Abigail Keyes, 5, plays in the popular Fire Department's Bubble Romp at the ninth annual Southborough Summer Nights, held Aug. 25 on...

Shrewsbury Farmers” Market celebrates successful first day

Shrewsbury – Hundreds of local residents and fans of local produce came out July 9 to celebrate the opening day of the Shrewsbury Farmers Market. From the moment it opened until it closed that evening, patrons perused the stalls in the market, located at Ski Ward, to purchase vegetables, fruits, baked goods, goat milk products, Alpaca products and honey.

Two Westborough residents named Veterans of the Year

By Andrew Strecker, Senior Community Reporter Westborough – The Westborough Veterans Advisory Board (WVAB) honored residents and former Marines William F. Carr, 89, and James A....

Kids honor “Drew's Dream”

Shrewsbury -The Shrewsbury Municipal Highway Garage was filled with the sound of happy chatter and laughter May 18 as children took the opportunity to climb on a variety of town vehicles. The occasion, "Kids" Equipment Day, Featuring Drew's Dream," was a fundraising event held in memory of the late Andrew "Drew" Stevens, who passed away in 2012 at age four. Monies raised at the event will be used to purchase a fire truck play structure and make the current playground at the Parker Road Preschool, where Drew was a student, accessible to children with special needs and mobility issues.

Evening of Giving for a worthy cause

Marlborough – Hundreds of guests supported the 24th annual Evening of Giving, held Dec. 5 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel. They sampled offerings from over 30 eateries and danced to music provided by deejay Matt Rutting.