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Oxford Column, August 5, 2016

By Becky Harvey

Not everyone agrees about whether or not climate change is real.  People have been arguing both sides now for decades. Both sides may remain steadfast in their beliefs for decades to come. One thing that nobody can dispute is that no matter the global temperatures, honeybees have been disappearing at an alarming rate, around the globe.  This phenomenon is called “Catastrophic Colony... Read More

Couet Farm & Fromagerie

WDO Spotlight: Cheese-making grounded in old-world expertise

By Magda Dakin

What happens when a highly motivated, recent, college graduate with a masters in Environmental Studies realizes the job market isn’t what she hoped it would be? In Marie-Laure Couet’s case she looked around to find something she might actually love to do, not just a job.  So in 2010, while volunteering at a goat dairy in Rehoboth, Mass., she was inspired by a fellow goat and cheese lover to create her own fromagerie/... Read More

Alert Driving Academy Passes the “Parent” Test

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Seven years ago Alert Driving Academy of Main Street, Webster, began with a vision, a vehicle, and a business partnership.  Since then, the driving school, owned by Eric Marcoux and Jason Emanuelson, has doubled in size, while impacting 3,000 students with expert instruction, education, and friendship.

“I don’t have kids of my own.  My students are like my kids,” said Marcoux, who - during the 4th of... Read More

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