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Son of Northborough resident killed in Afghanistan

September 4th, 2015

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Northborough – Richard “Dick” Paul McEvoy was killed by a suicide bomber on Friday, Aug. 22, 2015 at the age of 57. He was working as a program manager with defense contractor DynCorp International in Kabul, Afghanistan. Richard was the son of Charles “Pete”  McEvoy Sr., , who lives in Northborough, with his wife Linda. [...]

Corridor Nine to host 22nd annual Applefest 5k

September 1st, 2015

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Northborough – This year the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce will once again sponsor a 5k in conjunction with Northborough’s Applefest celebration. The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, starting and ending at the Marion E. Zeh School, 33 Howard St. Although the race will have many of the similarities of previous events, it will have many new exciting features, according to chamber officials.

Golf outing to support Northborough’s 250th at historic Juniper Hill course

September 1st, 2015

Northborough – Northborough’s 250th Anniversary Committee is gearing up for its golf outing Friday, Sept. 11, at Juniper Hill Golf Course. This is a fundraiser which will help to defray costs of upcoming events and activities being planned to celebrate Northborough’s milestone throughout 2016. The cost of the golf outing is $125 per person and the price includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, breakfast, dinner and various awards. The awards presentation, dinner and auction will be held directly after golf. Non-golfers are invited to attend the dinner for $30 per person.

Marijuana grower seeks approval for dispensary in Shrewsbury

August 27th, 2015

Shrewsbury – One year ago, in August 2014, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen were approached by John Glowik, who was seeking support for a proposed 41,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility to be located at 28 Bowditch Drive. That discussion continued at the board’s Aug. 25 meeting.

Council approves tax plan for LFB Corporation

August 25th, 2015

Marlborough-LFB Corporation (LFB), a leading pharmaceutical company, was granted a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement by the City Council at its Aug. 24 meeting, paving the way for the construction of a new 65,000-square-foot facility on Crowley Drive, which is currently vacant land.

Property development sites proposed by mayor

August 25th, 2015

Marlborough-Mayor Arthur Vigeant would like to expand the number of properties designated for economic development under the provisions of Chapter 43D, a little-known state law that provides grants and incentives for these properties. At the Aug. 24 City Council meeting he asked Councilors to approve the designation of four parcels of land to the list of applicable properties – 15, 17, and 25 East Main St. and 15 Sawin St. The proposal was referred to the Urban Affairs Committee for study.

Grafton selectmen choose fire protection consulting company

August 19th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Representatives of Jensen Hughes Engineering (headquartered in Baltimore, Md., with local offices in Framingham and Marlborough) attended the Grafton Board of Selectmen’s meeting Aug. 18. The board had chosen the company to assist with potential issues related to the new liquid propane gas (LPG) transfer station at the North Grafton switching yard of the Grafton and Upton Rail Road (GURR).

In memory of Michael Gelbwasser, 46

August 16th, 2015

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Shrewsbury/Rutland – On Aug. 13, Michael Gelbwasser, a freelancer for the Community Advocate for the last two years, as well as several other media organizations, lost his hard fought and valiant battle with colorectal cancer. Prior to joining the C.A., Mike was a local editor for several Patch online news sites. As such, he was well-known to many, covering everything from government meetings, community festivals, and school events, as well as profiling dozens of residents and groups.

Licenses delayed for proposed Hooters

August 12th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Marc Phaneuf, Jr. and Daniel Gadbois, representing Hooters Restaurant, were present at the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting Aug. 11 to continue a hearing that had first been held on July 28. The hearing had been called to address the request for food and liquor licenses for a proposed restaurant to be located at the site of the former Chili’s Restaurant at 291 Boston Turnpike Rd.

Phaneuf’s company, Phancon, Inc., operates eight other Hooters in New England and New York. Gadbois will serve as the Shrewsbury restaurant’s general manager. The Hooters team is hoping to open the new restaurant within three to four months.

Reshamwala named grand marshal for Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival

August 12th, 2015

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Submitted by Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Committee   Shrewsbury – The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Committee has announced that Mahesh Reshamwala will be the grand marshal for the 2015 Spirit of Shrewsbury parade. Mahesh and his wife Ketki have been married for 43 years.  During their 40-plus years in Shrewsbury, they have raised [...]

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