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Young businessman surprises himself with sales, smiles, and success at Yankee Flea Market

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Mike Walker had “zero intention” to be a flea-marketer. Yet he’s taken over a business originally run by his father that he “absolutely loves” and has caught on like a contagious bargain.   Nearly one hundred sixty vendor spaces stretch across 10,000 square feet at the Yankee Flea Market, located on 1311 Park Street in Palmer.

“The business began in December of 2010. We started with only... Read More

Auburn aglow over the new Pakachoag

By Rod Lee

Any doubts about whether the town of Auburn is serious in turning Pakachoag Golf Course into “a valuable municipal asset” upon taking over all operations, management and maintenance of the 54-acre complex on January 1st are swept away with one visit.

The place looks that good. Business is brisk. Golfers are singing Pakachoag’s praises. Spirits were effusive at a grand reopening and ribbon-cutting for the new Pakachaog... Read More

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Charlton’s Soap Box Derby on Labor Day

By Rod Lee

The 120th edition of Charlton’s wildly popular Old Home Day may be more than three months away but the early buzz for the many components of the celebration, including the Soap Box Derby, is stronger than ever.

“It’s a big event, the highlight of our year,” Kathleen Walker, who chairs the Old Home Day Committee, said.

Already loaded with such staple features as a road race, a parade, fireworks, a concert,... Read More

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