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Friends salute Alternatives’ Dennis Rice for a job well done

By Rod Lee

In considering the various ways they might pay tribute Dennis H. Rice as he moves on from his position as founder and executive director of Alternatives to “a new adventure,” colleagues decided an early-fall barbecue and reception seemed most fitting.

Indeed it was. As was the location.

With rainy skies having yielded just in time, some of Mr. Rice’s many associates and friends gathered on the outdoor plaza... Read More

Inclusion is aim of Uxbridge Cultural Fair

By Rod Lee

If enthusiasm counts for anything, organizers of the Uxbridge Cultural Fair may be well on their way to fostering a more tolerant atmosphere in town.

Cindy Scott, Marisol Azize, Erica Chick and their cohorts make up a group that is small in number but big in ambition. They launched the Uxbridge Cultural Fair with a pot-luck meal in the community house behind the Town Common last year as a reaction to some derogatory... Read More

Don Leitao leaves Don’s 89 Hair Salon, joins JTB Hair & Spa

On the Move

By Magda Dakin

When Don Leitao decided he wanted to change gears a little and have more fun with less stress, he found an interesting way to make it all happen. As owner and manager of Don’s 89 Hair Salon, Don spent the last 25 years building his business in downtown Whitinsville at 89 Church Street, creating lifelong friendships and being a part of making people smile.

“I’ was ready to give up the paperwork and business of... Read More


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