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Employee charged with alleged theft from Grafton Post Office

September 24th, 2015

Grafton – Police Chief Normand A. Crepeau Jr. released this statement this evening: On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, officers from Grafton Police Department, working with Special Agents from the United States Postal Service – Office of the Inspector General, participated in a joint investigation into the reported theft of United States mail by a postal [...]

Special Olympics tournament to launch in Marlborough area

September 24th, 2015

Marybeth McMahon, president of Special Olympics Massachusetts, is joined by athletes of Greater Marlborough Programs, Inc., for an announcement at the Yawkey Sports Training Center. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Marlborough – On Sept. 16, athlete Gregg Gallant of Shrewsbury delivered a special message at the Yawkey Sports Training Center in Marlborough, headquarters for Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA), where he works as a receptionist.

Algonquin Field Hockey Tops Groton-Dunstable

September 24th, 2015

Algonquin’s Taylor Long juggles the ball as she brings it down field in a game against Groton-Dunstable

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks field hockey team defeated the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Crusaders by a score of 6-0 in a game played on September 21.

St. Mary School holds Family Festival

September 23rd, 2015

Drew Vincequere, 7,  of Shrewsbury breaks a board with his fist.

  Shrewsbury – St. Mary School held its annual Family Festival the weekend of Sept. 18-20.Photos/Dawn O’Connor

Heritage Weekend Festival plans announced

September 23rd, 2015

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By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Please Note: Due to the weather forecast, the Heritage Weekend has been re-scheduled for Oct. 23-25. Marlborough – The public is invited to attend the 20th annual Heritage Weekend Festival to be held Friday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 4, in downtown Marlborough. Patrons may sample ethnic foods, listen [...]

Grafton’s new recreation director hopes to encourage community involvement

September 23rd, 2015

Jen Andersen, Grafton’s new director of recreation (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Grafton resident Jen Andersen has been named the town’s new director of recreation, replacing Betty Wright who recently retired. “I started working in this office in 2014 when Betty Wright, the former director, asked me to help,” Andersen said. She was appointed interim director in May, taking over as permanent director this month. [...]

Grafton selectmen review fall Town Meeting warrant

September 23rd, 2015

Grafton – At its Sept. 15 meeting, the Grafton Board of Selectmen reviewed 35 proposed articles for presentation at the Oct. 19 fall Town Meeting, and deleted six of them. Town Meeting warrant articles are proposed by the town government or through a petition submitted by voters.

‘Super Park’ again discussed by Grafton selectmen

September 23rd, 2015

Grafton – A Town Meeting article regarding Super Park – a recreation and improvement of the park destroyed when the new high school was built – was a topic of discussion at the Sept. 15 meeting of the Grafton Board of Selectmen. Voters had rejected funding the park at the spring Town Meeting. Two articles on the warrant sought a total of $243,000 for the first phase of the Super Park’s land acquisition. The committee secured $100,000 from Community Preservation funds but did not, however, secure the $143,000 requested from leftover funds from building the Grafton Fire Station.

UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital hosts educational lectures

September 22nd, 2015

Marlborough – UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital will be presenting three educational lectures during the month of October. All programs are free and open to the public to help educate the local community about cancer recovery and behavioral health issues. The first program, “Your Breast Cancer Treatment is Over … Now What? – What You Need to [...]

Peaslee celebrates new playground

September 22nd, 2015

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Northborough – Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School celebrated the opening of its new playground and basketball court at a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 8. Families, staff and town officials, including members of the Northborough School Committee and Northborough Board of Selectmen, attended to commemorate the achievement.

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