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As VSO, Fletcher is keeper of the flame in Mendon and Upton

By Rod Lee

Not all persons who hold the position of veterans’ services officer (VSO) are created equal. Some take their duties more seriously than others.

A visit with Robin L. Fletcher, VSO for the towns of Mendon and Upton, confirms that he is that rare individual who will go beyond in assisting and advising vets and their dependents in their attempts to obtain benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs... Read More

Artist shares transformative power of nature through her work

by Christine Galeone

“Raised by scientific and philosophical parents, I always knew that I would be an artist,” said Allison Coelho Picone. “My desire to unite aesthetics, science and spirituality inspires my painting.”

The Grafton resident, who’s represented by L’Attitude Gallery in Boston, has had her fine art included in exhibitions at places such as Arts Worcester’s Hadley Gallery, True Grit... Read More

BV North towns in Memorial Day mode

By Rod Lee

They are older now of course and the turnout for parades isn’t what it used to be but members of Upton VFW Post 5594 will continue an important tradition by conducting Memorial Day observances next Monday (May 29th).

So too will veterans in other Blackstone Valley towns including Grafton, Millbury and Sutton.

“We had to shorten the parade route,” David Kennedy, quartermaster of Upton VFW Post 5594... Read More

May 26, 2017 Blackstone Valley North

May 12, 2017 Blackstone Valley South