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Ann D. Carlsson retires after 29 years

Douglas Library director sees many changes

It was on a day nearly three decades ago that Ann Carlsson, reading on her couch in her Burrillville, Rhode Island, home, saw a small advertisement for a Library Director for the Simon Fairfield Public Library in Douglas.

At the time, Ann was working in a Providence bookstore, in charge of remainder books, and free-lanced as a potter. “Douglas was closer than Providence, so I applied for the job and got it,” she said. Ann still has the... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene – April 2015

The returns--and the renewals--of spring

by Christine Galeone

Spring is finally here. Although it’s not as obvious as some of us would like, there are indications that the season of birth and renewal has arrived. The days are growing longer. Birds have returned and are tweeting outside our windows early in the morning. And somewhere in Grafton, there must be a few rogue flowers trying their best to bloom. Likewise, there are signs of the season popping up in communities and... Read More

April 15, 2015 Blackstone Valley

Pictured is Cadette Girl Scout troop 30306 from Milford, Massachusetts, and Michael
Shain the president and founder of Thanks To Yanks. As the scouts
attended the Thanks To Yanks Charity fundraiser breakfast, to show their
support for our veterans and military. Troop 30306 delivered 64... Read More