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Stowe Farm K-9 Kids Camp Prepares for summer dog training

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Maura O’Connor, a sixth-generation Stowe family descendent, wasn’t about to leave behind her American bulldog, Leo, the rescue dog assigned her at Star Academy for Professional Dog Trainers in Texas, where she became certified with a new diploma -- K-9 Training Specialist -- in March of 2017, following three months of school. Nor did she plan to return to the family farm with Tim Cohen, head... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene


by Christine Galeone

Although Memorial Day is a solemn occasion to honor and remember the many brave men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedom, it’s also a time for family, friends and neighbors to come together to gratefully celebrate that freedom. The holiday also signifies the unofficial start of summer. And with it, comes a more relaxed season.

Several Grafton businesses have embraced that summery feeling.... Read More

Say No More? Hank says it all, at WIB gathering

By Rod Lee

What irony! Hank Phillippi Ryan expounding on her new book “Say No More” (about “what happens when silence becomes your power”) when all that members of Woman in Business Inc. wanted was for her to keep talking.

  In an enthralling approximately forty five-minute address as guest speaker at WIB’s annual motivational gathering in the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village the evening of May 10th, Ms. Ryan traced... Read More

May 26, 2017 Blackstone Valley North

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