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Gator’s Pub celebrates 30 years with food and volleyball

By Magda Dakin

When a restaurant makes the 30-year milestone and is still owned and operated by the same family you know they’ve figured out what makes the patrons happy and have mastered the art of providing it.

For the past 17 years, Gator’s Pub at 1402 Victory Highway in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, has been operated by Kerry McGee. “I started working here 26 years ago, when there were three partners, one of them was my... Read More

South County restaurateurs feeling pinch of $12 minimum wage

By Rod Lee

Some of South County’s leading restaurateurs would probably not be surprised to hear one reason that Durgin-Park, a renowned eatery in Boston’s Faneuil Hall marketplace, is closing up shop after two centuries in business.

Famous for such New England staples as chowder, shepherd’s pie, prime rib, pot roast and Boston cream pie, Durgin-Park opened its doors when John Quincy Adams was president.

Massachusetts’... Read More

Charlton Optical voted best optical shop in Worcester County

By Janet Stoica

Where is the best optical shop in Worcester County?  Did you say Charlton?  Yes, Charlton…and because of their loyal base of satisfied and happy customers, Peter Maly and his capable staff have captured the Best Optical Shop Award in the Worcester Telegram’s 2018 Annual Best of Central Mass. Awards. “There must be over 200 optical shops in this area,” said Mr. Maly, “and we are very proud that our customers voted us ‘... Read More

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