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Appeal filed for Beal Commons project

Several residents have filed an appeal with the Land Court seeking to annul the Planning Board’s approval of the Beal Commons project

White Cliffs proposal will not move forward

The Select Board declined to move forward on a developer’s proposal for the White Cliffs mansion property. 

Pickleball tournament in Northborough raises funds for mental health

The first Jacob Rogers Memorial Pickleball Tournament was held May 13. It raised over $16,000 to benefit the Shine Initiative of Worcester.

Saint John’s holds graduation ceremony

Hundreds of friends and family gathered to celebrate the 204 seniors graduating as part of the Saint John’s High School Class of 2023. 

Whalemobile comes to Westborough’s Tatnuck Bookseller

On Sunday, May 21, an inflatable replica of “Nile” was rolled out in the event room at Tatnuck Bookseller on Lyman Street.

GoFundMe started for resident of Upton Street fire

A GoFundMe page has been established for a Grafton Middle School teacher whose house was heavily damaged in a fire.

St. John’s baseball holds off Shrewsbury

In the latest chapter of Shrewsbury’s intra-town rivalry, the St. John’s Pioneers held off the Shrewsbury Colonials baseball team, winning a hard-fought and highly competitive game by a score of 4-2.

Patel to become schools’ new finance director

The new director of finance and administration will be Anita Patel, who is the current director of finance for Grafton Public Schools.

Consultant presents three scenarios for downtown

After receiving feedback from residents and business owners, consultants presented three potential scenarios.

Bank at the Grafton Town House was the site of a daring robbery in...

On the night of October 25, 1870, Grafton's First National Bank would experience a robbery from right under their noses.

Extensive collection of war artifacts exhibited at American Heritage Museum

“We are an organization of living history experts. We engage and excite people into wanting to know more about American history and the impact of war."

Six things to do in the region this weekend

Although showers are expected on Saturday afternoon, there’s still a lot to do across the region this weekend.

Dog rescued from fire in Grafton

Several fire departments were called in to deal with a fire on Upton Street on Friday, May 19. There were no injuries, and Jackson, a golden Labrador retriever, was rescued.

Rangers suffer heartbreaking overtime loss on Senior Night

Shaun Highley scored 2:22 into overtime to lift North Middlesex Regional past Westborough High, spoiling Senior Night for the lacrosse team.
A sign in downtown Marlborough asks residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

Casavant becomes chair following post-election reorganization

Following the election, the Select Board chose the re-elected Beth Casavant as chair during its May 9 meeting.

Swanski’s Bakeshop in Westborough a sweet success

Em Milewski and Casey Swan opened Swanski’s Bakeshop, which is located at 72 East Main St., in November 2020.

Supt. Martineau talks ARHS athletic complex next steps

The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough leaders are looking ahead to the next steps for the athletic complex at Algonquin.

Westborough Chief Lourie offered Falmouth police chief’s job

Police Chief Jeffrey Lourie has been offered the position of police chief for Falmouth.

Community Advocate May 19, 2023

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New faces to join Grafton’s Select Board, School Committee

Mark Alimo was the top vote-getter at the annual Grafton Town Election on Tuesday, May 16, according to unofficial results.