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Monroe Street Industrial Park rezoning question on town warrant

DOUGLAS – Selectmen will let voters decide whether a parcel of land on Monroe Street should retain its industrial designation or be rezoned to residential.

The 42-acre parcel, situated squarely in a residential area and landlocked by homeowners, was zoned as industrial in 1978 when zoning was first introduced in Douglas. At the time, zoning committee member Leon Mosczynski recounts, the goal was to delineate industrially-zoned areas on... Read More

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

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