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2016 Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge

Register now for Sept. 24 event.

Team registration has begun for the 16th Annual Greenway Challenge, the “Adventure Race Like No Other” in the Blackstone Valley.  The event is being held on Saturday, September 24 with a rain date of October 1.  As always, the Greenway Challenge will take place over a 55+ mile course through sections of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The Whitin Community Center, 60 Main Street, Whitinsville, is this year’s presenting sponsor. ... Read More

The Grand Prize winners hail from Sutton

Editor’s note: Sutton residents Bob and Laura MacKinnon and Cindy Charest came by The Yankee Xpress office last week to pick up their $1,000 check for finding the Grand Prize certificate and tell us their stories about the scavenger hunt. Bob had noticed The Grand Prize notice in the June issue of the Blackstone Valley Xpress and convinced his friends it could be a fun summer activity.

It was lightning, thundering, and raining... Read More

Hop, skip & jump to TLGV’s ʽWalktober’


By Rod Lee

There may be no better place in America than the 1,100 square miles of “irreplaceable historic natural resources”—the appropriately named “The Last Green Valley” of southcentral Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut—for an event like “Walktober.”

Talk to Marcy B. Dawley and Scott Benoit and you will certainly get the impression that they are of that mindset.

Ms. Dawley is project administrator and lead... Read More

Sept. 23, 2016 Blackstone Valley North

Sept. 16, 2016 Routes 12 & 20

Sept. 9, 2016 Blackstone Valley South