Grafton selectmen pull Town Meeting article »

04:07 pm | Grafton – During its April 21 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen again reviewed the proposed articles to be…

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Westborough Spring Festival to be held May 1-3 »

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10:46 am | Westborough –Organizers are busy putting the final touches on the preparations for the 13th annual Westborough Spring Festival, which…

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Two vie for seat on Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen »

10:28 am | Shrewsbury - The town of Shrewsbury will be holding its Annual Town Election Tuesday, May 5. Two candidates,…

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Commission votes to establish White Cliffs as historic district »

02:38 pm | Northborough – In spite of strenuous opposition voiced by the current owner’s attorney, the Northborough Historic District Commission unanimously…

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Local News

Montene Murphy Bieber, 91, formerly of Westborough and Grafton »

09:03 am | Worcester - Montene Murphy Bieber, 91, of Worcester, formerly of Grafton and Westborough, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at home.…

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Blood drive to be held in honor of Gibbons School student »

01:04 pm | Westborough - In March, Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School eighth-grader Corinne Sciarappa, 14, was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. A form…

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Westborough Spring Festival to be held May 1-3 »

10:46 am | Westborough –Organizers are busy putting the final touches on the preparations for the 13th annual Westborough Spring Festival, which will…

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Keamy to host seminars on new technology »

01:35 am | Westborough - Dr. Jean Keamy of the Keamy Eye and Laser Centre will host two seminars Wednesday, April…

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Students help Spring Street School secretary prepare for citizenship test »

10:48 am | Shrewsbury - Douglas and Judith Adair, with their children Amy and Alex, arrived in the United States for the first…

Judith Adair, Spring Street School secretary, with fourth-grade Student Council members, Liza-Jane Brunelle, Alyson Bentley, Anika Sukthankar, Malek Jallouli, Saket Damle and Sam Pergola. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)
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James Koopman, 78, of Shrewsbury »

11:22 am | Shrewsbury – James Stras Koopman, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Braintree and Canon City, Colo., died at home Sunday, April 19,…

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George J. DelFem, 70, of Shrewsbury »

11:14 am | Shrewsbury – George J. DelFem, United States Navy, Retired, 70, of Shrewsbury and Greentown, Penn., passed away in the loving…

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Two vie for seat on Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen »

10:28 am | Shrewsbury - The town of Shrewsbury will be holding its Annual Town Election Tuesday, May 5. Two candidates, incumbent…

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Benjamin Franklin visits the Kane School »

10:44 am | Marlborough - Watching a history lesson come to life can be a magical, entertaining and educational experience. Actor Kyle Blanchette…

Benjamin Franklin demonstrates the Van de Graaff machine, which produces static electricity. (Photos/Nance Ebert)
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World renowned humanitarian to speak at Rotary District Conference in Marlborough »

10:35 am | Marlborough – Rotary District 7910 District Governor Mary Valentine Callahan announced that humanitarian Deepa Willingham will be the keynote speaker…

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Kathleen M. Guyette, 54, of Marlborough »

08:49 am | Marlborough – Kathleen M. (Truehart) Guyette, 54, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, surrounded by her family, after a long illness.…

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Marlborough police log, April 24 edition »

09:47 am | Marlborough Monday, April 13 7:47 a.m. Arrested, Hannah S. Rader, 21, of 195 East Main St., Apt. 64, Marlborough, on…

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Northboro Chiropractic offers springtime special for new clients »

08:00 am | Northborough - Dr. Karen and Dr. Casey of Northboro Chiropractic want to help you stop being sick and tired of…

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Commission votes to establish White Cliffs as historic district »

02:38 pm | Northborough – In spite of strenuous opposition voiced by the current owner’s attorney, the Northborough Historic District Commission unanimously voted…

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Northboro Junior Woman’s Club plants pinwheels for child abuse awareness »

01:10 pm | Northborough - The Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC) has planted over 500 pinwheels at Town Hall in recognition of April’s…

Pinwheels shimmer in the sunlight at Town Hall.
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Apr 22 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Northborough police log, April 24 edition »

09:42 am | Northborough Sunday, April 5 4:01 a.m. Arrested, Nicholas P. Keegan, 22, of 175 Main St., Southborough, for DPW rules and…

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Gail E. Garcia, 75, of Hudson »

09:57 am | Hudson – Gail E. Garcia, 75, of Hudson, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, with her loving family by her side,…

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Hudson High to perform ‘The Book Thief’ »

09:21 pm | Hudson – “The Book Thief,” based on the award-winning book by Markus Zusak, will be performed Friday, May 1, at…

(Clockwise from top) Hudson High School students Nayiri Bekiarian, Amanda Lattanzi and Zack Carme in “The Book Thief”. (Photo/submitted)
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HCH and SMS alumni archive final visits to alma maters »

04:08 pm | Hudson – Years after the closings of Hudson Catholic High (HCH) in 2009 and St. Michael School (SMS) in 2011,…

Hudson Catholic High class of 1977 alumni: (back, l to r) Walter Francolini, Pat (Sarsfield) Emmons, Trish Stearns, Kathleen Maddox, Ann Beaupre Cattarin, Kevin O’Connell, (middle, l to r) Chuck Searles, Maureen Crowley, Susan Patterson, Michael Gilles, (front, l to r), Nancy Girard, Rich Anzalone, Marianne (Martoni) Goodman, Ellen (Vitale) Meinert, Lynda (Lee) Melody, Gary F. Swanson and Susan Hanley.
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Hudson police log, April 24 edition »

09:50 am | Hudson Monday, April 13 7:13 a.m. River St. Vandalism. 10:42 a.m. Ontario Dr. Suspicious activity. 1:35 p.m. Cottage St. MVA…

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Native Southborough resident shares research on elusive wolverines »

10:32 am | Southborough – Wildlife biologist Rebecca Watters, a Southborough native and graduate of Algonquin Regional High School, came back to her…

Rebecca Watters gives a presentation at the Southborough Community House April 16.
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Anne L. Nix, 77, of Southborough »

08:39 am | Southborough - Anne L. (Paige) Nix, 77, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at her home. She was the wife…

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Southborough police log, April 24 edition »

09:39 am | Southborough Thursday, April 9 12:24 a.m. An officer investigated a suspicious motor vehicle parked in front of a Boston Road…

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Leon L. Spector, 86, of Southborough »

09:03 am | Southborough – Leon L. Spector, 86, of Southborough, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center…

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Grafton selectmen pull Town Meeting article »

04:07 pm | Grafton – During its April 21 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen again reviewed the proposed articles to be included…

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Montene Murphy Bieber, 91, formerly of Westborough and Grafton »

09:03 am | Worcester - Montene Murphy Bieber, 91, of Worcester, formerly of Grafton and Westborough, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at home.…

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Grafton student brings history to life, sews authentic Civil War gowns »

09:18 pm | Grafton - Juliana West, a senior at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has a…

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Grafton softball hopes to continue winning streak »

09:14 pm | Grafton – When 16-year Grafton High School varsity softball Head Coach John Gemme assembled his players for the 2012 season,…

(l to r) Grafton High School varsity softball co-captains Meaghan Sawtelle, Amanda Voellings and Makayla Ritzie. (Photo/submitted)
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People and Places

  • Judith Adair, Spring Street School secretary, with fourth-grade Student Council members, Liza-Jane Brunelle, Alyson Bentley, Anika Sukthankar, Malek Jallouli, Saket Damle and Sam Pergola. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

    Students help Spring Street School secretary prepare for citizenship test

    Shrewsbury - Douglas and Judith Adair, with their children Amy and Alex, arrived in the United States for the first time in

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  • (l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Ann Fidrych with the Mark Fidrych Foundation; Jennifer Cardoso, Northborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; and Mark Braverman with the Mark Fidrych Foundation. (Photo/submitted)

    Avidia Bank donates to the Mark Fidrych Foundation

    Region – Avidia Bank recently donated $1,000 to the Mark Fidrych Foundation to further their mission of enhancing the lives of children

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  • Rebecca Watters gives a presentation at the Southborough Community House April 16.

    Native Southborough resident shares research on elusive wolverines

    Southborough – Wildlife biologist Rebecca Watters, a Southborough native and graduate of Algonquin Regional High School, came back to her hometown April

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    Shrewsbury student earns rank of Eagle Scout

    Shrewsbury – American Legion Ray Stone Post 238 and Troop 4 announced that Matthew R. Wolohan, 16, of Shrewsbury, was awarded the

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  • Ron Bellin gets into the spirit.

    Kennedy’s invites Marlborough seniors to celebrate Red Sox’s season opener

    Marlborough – On any given day, Kennedy’s Restaurant in Marlborough is a bustling, busy place at lunch time. But on April 13

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  • T-Bone (Tom Stankus) delights the students at the Kane School with his stories and singing.

    Musician shares his imagination and love of books at Kane Elementary

    Marlborough - The moment Tom Stankus, known as “T-Bone,” started playing his ukulele, the students at the Francis J. Kane Elementary School

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  • Emily Polanowicz (fourth from left) with her team, is ready to tackle her construction project for Habitat for Humanity in Raleigh, N.C.

    Northborough college student spends spring break building homes in Appalachia

    Northborough – For most college students, the annual rite of spring is a trip to somewhere warm and sunny, soaking up the

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    Your Home – April 17, 2015

    Here is the special “Your Home” supplement that was included in the April 17, 2015 issue of the Community Advocate.

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  • Emily Polanowicz (fourth from left) with her team, is ready to tackle her construction project for Habitat for Humanity in Raleigh, N.C.

    Northborough college student spends spring break building homes in Appalachia

    Northborough – For most college students, the annual rite of spring is a trip to somewhere warm and sunny, soaking up the

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    Hudson High gymnast returns to the sport she loves

    Hudson/Marlborough - At Hudson High School, freshman Ava Sandford is one of the leading gymnasts on her varsity team. Over the years,

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Neighbors helping neighbors

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    Blood drive to be held in honor of Gibbons School student

    Westborough - In March, Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School eighth-grader Corinne Sciarappa, 14, was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. A form of cancer

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  • Worcester County Food Bank Executive Director Jean G. McMurray and Ocean State Job Lot Westborough Store Manager Bill Thayer (right) with the truck driver who delivered the donations
Photo/Valerie Franchi

    Ocean State Job Lot donates truckloads of food to Worcester County Food Bank

    By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer Region – Not one but two 53-foot trucks full of food donations arrived at the Worcester County

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  • (l to r) Employment Options COO Darrell Young, LCI Paper Owner and CEO Larry Chase, and Kristine Shifrin, Employment Options workforce manager

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    Employment Options celebrates 15 years with partner

    Marlborough - Marlborough-based companies Employment Options and LCI Paper recently recognized the 15th anniversary of working together. Employment Options is a

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    Get in Shape for Women donates to Abby’s House

    Northborough – Jody Chaffee, the owner of Get in Shape for Women in Northborough, recently sponsored a clothing drive for Abby’s House

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    Shrewsbury High student spreads ‘enchantment’ to local girls

    Shrewsbury – Madeline Dolan is currently a junior at Shrewsbury High School. Thanks to a project she started several years ago, One

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  • (l to r) Matthew Simoneau, Evening of Giving committee member; Susan Gentili, director of continuum of care and services, SMOC; Bob Kays, Evening of Giving committee chair; and Ivette Mesmar, Evening of Giving food committee chair  
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    Evening of Giving raises $32,500 for Marlborough shelter

    Marlborough - Friends of Roland’s House, a group that supports the Marlborough-Hudson emergency homeless shelter, recently announced that $32,500 was raised at

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  • Vinoo, a father of three girls, needs a bone marrow/blood stem cell transplant from a donor of South Asian descent.

    Westborough man hopes to find match at bone marrow drive

    Region – The South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters (SAMAR) will be holding a bone marrow drive at the India Center, 152

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  • Central One Federal Credit Union employees wear red to support the American Heart Association.
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    Central One donates to American Heart Association

    Shrewsbury- Central One Federal Credit Union employees joined the National Wear Red Day Feb. 6 to show their support for women’s heart

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  • Gathered at the Southborough Community Fund (SCF) grant presentation are (l to r), Judy Salerno, executive director of the Foundation for MetroWest, with SCF board members Robin Martin, Betsy Crowley, Tom Crotty, Cathy Kea, Mary McGuinness and Michael Spataro. Not pictured is SCF board member Noreen Reilly Harrington.

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    Southborough Community Fund awards $30,000 in grants

    Southborough – Founded in 2014, the Southborough Community Fund (SCF) awarded 10 grants totaling $30,000 in its first year. SCF is one

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    Hudson marathoner raising funds for disadvantaged youth

    Hudson – Dan Milton of Hudson links some of his favorite memories with his first running experiences. Only a few days after

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