Community Advocate June 21, 2024

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In this weeks edition read AT LAST, CHAMPIONS! Westborough boys tennis wins MIAA Division 2 championship. A new warehouse may be coming.

Select Board authorizes bond notes for upcoming town projects

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Bond anticipation notes for multiple town projects, including the new Department of Public Works facility, were authorized on June 3.

Applefest seeks grand marshal nominations

The Applefest Committee is seeking nominations for the next grand marshal. The 2024 Applefest Weekend will be Sept. 19 to 22.

Westborough veterans hold flag retirement ceremony

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On Saturday, June 15, the Veterans Advisory Board led a flag retirement ceremony at Veterans Park at West Main Street.

Florence Dunlavey, 95, of Shrewsbury

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Florence (Patrick) Dunlavey, 95, formerly of Boylston, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 in Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Meet the Shrewsbury Police Department’s new comfort dog

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The latest member of the Shrewsbury Police Department has four paws, a tail and big, floppy ears. Blue is the town’s new comfort dog.

Three suspects enter Southborough home through window

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The Southborough Police Department is seeking the public’s help after three men entered a home through a window.

Marlborough Farmers Market, Pop-Up Shops open for season

On Saturday, June 15, under sunny (and sometimes windy) skies, the farmers market opened for the season at the Weed Street parking lot.

Be Well Northborough kicks off summer at Ellsworth-McAfee

Families from the Northborough community gathered at Ellsworth McAfee Park on Thursday, June 13, for the third annual Summer Kickoff Event.

Shrewsbury, Grafton review proposed 845,500-SF UPS warehouse

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The Shrewsbury and Grafton Planning Boards held a joint hearing to review the plans for a proposed UPS warehouse and distribution facility.

Marlborough police log, June 21 edition

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1:06 a.m. CVS Pharmacy/East Main St. Suspicious activity. 8:31 a.m. Applebriar Ln. Suspicious MV. 9:08 p.m. Clover Hill St. Threats. 9:15 p.m. Hudson/Mechanic Sts. Animal complaint.

Dr. Charles E. Fraser, 97, of Marlborough and formerly of Southborough

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Dr. Fraser established and operated the Southborough Veterinary Hospital for 26 years Nov. 6, 1926 ~ June 14, 2024 Marlborough - Dr. Charles Edward Ovid Fraser,...
Gale M. Hafford

Gale M. Hafford, 84, of Marlborough

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Gale Mary (Beaulieu) Hafford, 84, of Marlborough passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2024 at Knollwood Nursing Center in West Boylston after a short illness.

Richard P. Watkins, 62, formerly of Southborough

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Richard Paul Watkins, fondly known as Rick to his family and friends, went to heaven on June 10, 2024, at Tampa General Hospital, with his family by his side.

Southborough police log, June 21 edition

9:43 a.m. Breakneck Hill Rd. Road hazard. 12:47 p.m. Central St./Boston Rd. Traffic complaint. 5:18 p.m. Framingham/Boston Rds. Motor vehicle stop. 5:33 p.m. Parkerville Rd. Animal complaint.

Local students earn National Merit Scholarships

Several local high school students were among more than 2,900 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Westborough selects architect for Golf Club feasibility study

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The Municipal Building Committee has selected BFE Architects for the RFP of the feasibility analysis and study for the Westborough Golf Club.
Joyce A. Malsch

Joyce A. Malsch, 86, of Shrewsbury & Northborough

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On June 5, 2024, Joyce Anna Malsch passed away peacefully at 86 with family by her side after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Shrewsbury police log, June 21 edition

8:41 a.m. South/Floral Sts. Animal complaint. 8:48 a.m. Floral/Walnut Sts. Animal complaint. 10:28 a.m. Clinton St. Suspicious person/MV. 12:45 p.m. Pratt Ln. Aid to public. 1:16 p.m. Keyes House Rd. Threats.

Why every home needs a water filtration system

Water systems that are installed by Papalia are certified by NSF and ANSI, proving their effectiveness in removing harmful contaminants like PFAS and PFOS.