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Oxford ecumenical food pantry satisfies every appetite

By Rod Lee

It must give volunteers from eight different churches in Oxford and the clientele they serve enormous satisfaction to know that unlike Mother Hubbard’s cupboard the town’s ecumenical food shelf is never bare.

“Last month 139 families came through,” Chris St. Martin, vice chair of the pantry, which is housed in the lower level of the Oxford Community Center on Maple Road, said on a typically bustling Thursday evening.... Read More

Frozen Alive

By Thomas D’Agostino

This strange tale took place in 1850 and was recorded thus. The characters led a normal life until this moment and the ending of the account will surely be a true-to-the-word example of New England’s strange occasions.

Richard Ingraham and his fiancé Lydia Dyer held up safely on their schooner accompanied by a seaman named Roger Elliott. It was December 22 and a storm suddenly struck the Maine coast. Bitter... Read More

It’s time for PYO blueberries

By Magda Dakin

Anticipation is building for summer’s fresh, juicy fruit. Strawberry season came late and ended way too soon. But now it’s time for blueberries, yeah! Most local growers say the blueberries should be available now. Bill and Debbie Baisley of Sunburst Blueberries at 44 Rawson Road in Uxbridge are diligently watching the crop, spotting more and more blue in the early varieties every day. Targeting an early-to-mid-month... Read More

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