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Samuel Slater Museum in Webster Part 6:

History of the cotton mills

By Richard Cazeault

1785: A convention of some of the future states was held in Annapolis, Maryland. The meeting concerned the rights of navigation that eventually led to a general discussion on interstate commerce.  Attending this meeting, along with James Madison, was Trench Coxe, who was familiar with growing cotton in his back yard and the nature of cotton cultivation in India. He was a political and economic visionary on the... Read More

Woman in Business Inc. kicks off year with ʽnew energyʼ

By Rod Lee

The sunshine-like glow on the face of Laurie Nelson is the same whether she is talking about her place of employment—Christopher Heights of Webster—or Woman in Business Inc. (WIB) as that organization’s new president.

WIB was very much on Ms. Nelson’s mind early last Thursday morning, as well it should be. She was fresh off the previous day’s WIB Board of Directors first meeting of the fall and so still bubbling with... Read More

Manhattan Short Film Festival comes to Central Mass

By Magda Dakin

Calling all armchair movie critics! Do you watch those movie award shows and say to yourself, “Who voted for that?” Thanks to the hard work of Harry Albert of Preservation Worcester, Central Mass will now be part of a worldwide movie experience called Manhattan Short Film Festival. Now in its 20th year, this film festival invites you, the viewers, to vote on the best film as well as the best actor.

With more than... Read More

Sept. 22, 2017 Blackstone Valley North

Sept. 15, 2017 Routes 12 & 20

Sept. 8, 2017 Blackstone Valley South