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Vigeant to seek re-election to third term

April 14th, 2015

Mayor Arthur Vigeant 

Marlborough – Arthur G. Vigeant has announced that he will run for a third term as the city’s mayor. Vigeant was first elected as mayor in 2011 after serving on the Marlborough City Council for 18 years.

Otis Street Bridge, fire truck top capital budget requests

April 14th, 2015

Northborough—Voters at Town Meeting later this month will be asked to approve $4.19 million in capital projects for the coming fiscal year, as the town takes the next step in its rolling, six-year capital improvement plan.

Algonquin prevails over Nashoba with big inning

April 14th, 2015

Algonquin shortstop Ryan Solomon runs to first as he singles in the sixth inning.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks baseball team defeated the Nashoba Regional High School Chieftains by a score of 5-1 in a game played April 13, under the lights on the artificial turf fields at the New England Baseball Complex.

Algonquin baseball tops Shepherd Hill

April 10th, 2015

Algonquin senior Eric Hart bats in the first inning the game. against Shepherd Hill.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks baseball team defeated the Shepherd Hill Regional High School Rams by a score of 6-2 in a game played April 9, under the lights on the artificial turf fields at the New England Baseball Complex.

Shrewsbury High School student an inspiration for other students with IEPs

April 9th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School sophomore James Canzano, 16, reached a significant milestone this year when he graduated out of his special education program. James, who dropped his Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in October, was asked to speak during a School Committee meeting in January.

Westborough girls lacrosse tops Algonquin in season opener

April 9th, 2015

Algonquin’s Christen Foley races upfield with the ball as Westborough’s Olivia Harwood tries to catch her.

Westborough – The Westborough High School Rangers girls lacrosse team defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 10-7 in a game played April 7. The game was the season opener for both teams.

Grafton officials disagree over Pulte settlement

April 9th, 2015

Grafton – A settlement between Pulte Builders and the town of Grafton was the subject of a disagreement between town officials during the Board of Selectmen’s April 7 meeting.

On Jan. 9, town officials announced they had had reached a $1.3 million settlement with Pulte Homes over the profit dispute for the Hilltop Farms Chapter 40B development in South Grafton. Of the $1.3 million total amount, the town said it would retain $900,000 and the rest would cover legal expenses.

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

April 9th, 2015

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

By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer Region – Not one but two 53-foot trucks full of food donations arrived at the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) on Route 9 in Shrewsbury April 9, as part of Ocean State Job Lot’s “Three Square Meals” charitable campaign. The WCFB was one of 15 food banks throughout New England, [...]

Your Home – April 10, 2015

April 9th, 2015

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Here is the special “Your Home” supplement that was included in the April 10, 2015 issue of the Community Advocate.

Marlborough senior to take her softball talents to Assumption College

April 8th, 2015


Marlborough – This spring season will mark the final chapter of Victoria Petrie’s athletic career at Marlborough High School (MHS). As her senior year comes to a close, Petrie’s consistent work ethic has left a deep impression on each of the season’s sports teams she has taken part in – field hockey, basketball and, particularly, softball.

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