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Like Yogi, town of Oxford realizes importance of being a destination

By Rod Lee

It was no mere coincidence that a new Master Plan for the town of Oxford that took effect in September of 2017 contained a quote from Yogi Berra, legendary ballplayer and “renowned punster.” To wit, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up somewhere else.”

In signing off on the document a month earlier, members of the Oxford Planning Board—Richard A. Escolas Jr., chair; Jeffrey Stafford, vice chair;... Read More

Allstate Insurance of Auburn marks first anniversary


By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

There’s a good reason Aaron Tillberry of Allstate Insurance loves what he does.

The Allstate manager with a background in marketing and advertising was born and raised in the state of Indiana and, southern style, loves to tell others, “it’s going to be alright” during the worst of times.

He sells “piece of mind” in the insurance business and claims to approach situations with a positive outlook and... Read More

Auburn Chamber brings out the ʽBest’ of everything in town

By Rod Lee

As a living and breathing mecca for all kinds of commercial activity, the town of Auburn is a natural for biannual “Best of Auburn” business awards given out by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce—the latest edition of which was held the evening of October 11 at Chuck’s Steak House/Margarita Grille on Prospect St.

For Christopher Conant of TJX Companies and the T.J. Maxx store on Southbridge St., which won in the category... Read More

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