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Lucas Douglass

By Thomas D’Agostino www.tomdagostino.com

This story is as it appears in our upcoming book on New England folk.

On December 5, 1895, seventy-two-year old Lucas Douglass was found dead in a snow-laden street in Ashford, Connecticut. He apparently died alone, cold and penniless, having never married and few relatives to share time with. He is buried in the Westford Hill Cemetery, a small... Read More

Do you know of a father-daughter business?

The Yankee Xpress and Blackstone Valley Xpress are preparing a Father's Day story highlighting father-daughter business teams. It could a business the dad passed on to his daughter, or one in which they work together, or both.We are looking for suggestions, preferably in southern Worcester County towns, including the Blackstone Valley. Please send suggestions to [email protected] to... Read More

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

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