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A river, a Corridor, and DiPrete make for a winning combination

By Rod Lee

As subdued in personality as the muddy-banked river that flows quietly and unobtrusively (except when it floods) south from Worcester before emptying into Narragansett Bay, Megan DiPrete is well aware of the challenges she faces as the newly appointed executive director of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Inc. (BHC).

On the other hand Ms. DiPrete’s elevation from deputy director to replace the articulate and forward-... Read More

Lake Manchaug campground: Another day in paradise

By Rod Lee

Bill Staruk with his quaint sense of humor and a smile on his face says “I like to think people are coming here to see me, but it’s the lake.”

He understands the compulsion. Lake Manchaug Camping LLC, as the family’s property on Oak St. in Douglas is known, sits astride one of the most picturesque bodies of water in New England.

With just under two hundred sites available from May 1st to October 1st, including... Read More

Debi Kennedy brings A Touch of Magick to Uxbridge

Open for business

By Magda Dakin

There’s a touch of Magick in the air when you step over the sparkled front-door step into the newest consignment shop in the Uxbridge area. Opening less than two months ago, Debi and her staff have already doubled their space to make room for all the magick-producing that Debi Kennedy, owner of the shop, has in mind.

Just like any good consignment shop, A Touch of Magick has racks of newly arriving clothes, shoes... Read More

May 26, 2017 Blackstone Valley North

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