Jan. 18, 2017
By Rod Lee
It is hard to imagine 2017 starting much better than it has, business-wise, for Tracy DeRienzo of Trendz Consignment Boutique on Providence Road in Northbridge.
There is her second-place showing to New To You in Holden for “Best Clothing” and “Best Consignment” in the T&G’s annual contest; this, coupled with a first as “Best Consignment Boutique” in the recent Readers Choice Awards.
“It’s an honor even to... Read More
Jan. 15, 2017
By Rod Lee
Downtown Whitinsville merchants working hard to breathe new life into Church St. are surely going to welcome the news that a move is afoot to create a “local historic district” to be integrated into the Blackstone Valley’s recently earned status as a national park.
While the “boundaries” for such a district as defined by bylaws now being formulated by a five-person committee headed by Kenneth M. Warchol are focusing... Read More
Jan. 12, 2017
By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire
Ray Belsito Jr. knew he wanted to be involved with cars “in some way, shape, or form” at an early age. The second generation auto mechanic who still recalls mixing bondo at his father’s shop in Webster (Ray’s Auto Restoration) may have taken a few career turns, but when it comes to reaching that goal, his hands have remained steady at the wheel.
“My grandfather is seventy-six and still does restoration... Read More