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Baseball is the name of the game at DJ’s Sportscards

By Rod Lee

The man, a lifelong fan of the National Pastime, entered the card and memorabilia-collecting shop in Oxford Center on a summery Tuesday afternoon. He was still riding a high from the evening before, having watched Vlad Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays and Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers slug it out head-to-head in the semifinals of the Home Run Derby in Cleveland, on TV. Their duel, each launching missile after... Read More

Strange New England Superstitions Part 2

By Thomas D'Agostino

In the first part of this series I spoke of certain superstitions pertaining to cats, witches, and apples. This part may delve a bit deeper into the macabre or arcane. New England folk were, and in some cases, still are a very superstitious lot. Whole books could be written on the number of different superstitions and how they vary from state to state and town to town.

One of the more familiar of these old... Read More

Jediah finds radiance in music and life again

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

When Jediah Jarvais of the former band “Jediah” tells his story, dates and events blur and waver like the flame of a candle held beneath a darkened sky. The jazz musician is an utter talent, a big name with a history that’s both messy and magnificent. Sober for six months now, he struggles to best convey the broken pieces of a musical life scored by a drug and alcohol addiction that nearly cost him his life, and... Read More

July 12, 2019 Blackstone Valley South

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