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Uxbridge and the Underground Railroad

by Christine Galeone

Nancy Adams was a wife, a mother and a courageous, strong abolitionist. Although she had the grave misfortune of being born in Maryland in the 1700s, the African American woman was fortunate to be able to escape slavery via the Underground Railroad. The secret, intricate network that abolitionists established to rescue slaves and bring them to either Free states or Canada helped Adams to finally find t... Read More

Spirit Meets Science

By Thomas D’Agostino

The first Spiritualist movement in the 19th century opened many pathways for communication with the dead. The idea was not new, but with the advent of the movement, many new ideas and ways to speak to the other side were born. Inventors such as Thomas Edison and John Hays Hammond tried to create machines where we could better communicate with the spirits in real time as they spoke. By the middle of the... Read More

Jamey Johnson to return to Indian Ranch August 2nd

Webster, MA - February 24 -  Indian Ranch announced that Jamey Johnson will return for the Summer Concert Series in Webster, MA on Sunday, August 2nd at 1:00 PM. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, February 28 at 10:00 AM and the Insiders Club Presale will take place Tuesday, February 25 at 10:00 AM. 

Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the... Read More

Charlton Historical Society feels the loss of Bill Hultgren

By Rod Lee

Life goes on for members of the Charlton Historical Society, but much more somberly these days with the death of the CHS’s vice president, William O. “Bill” Hultgren at the age of seventy-seven, last June, still fresh on everyone’s mind.

“Bill was singly most responsible for saving the Rider Tavern,” Frank J. Morrill said during a conversation by telephone on February 6th.

“He was selfless” on the... Read More

bankHometown pledges $10,000 to Millbury Parents Club


OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, February 24, 2020 —bankHometown recently pledged to donate an additional $10,000 to the Millbury Parents Club. The bank’s commitment, which will be funded over three years, supports the club’s mission to fund educational activities and cultural experiences for students in Millbury Public Schools. With the recent merger of bankHometown... Read More

New Domino’s store in Auburn gives patrons a theater experience

By Rod Lee

Introduction of a “pizza theater” concept as part of the recent opening of the Domino’s store on Southbridge St. in Auburn should come as no surprise to longtime fans of the restaurant’s creative approach to doing business.

Domino’s is, after all, proud of its heritage of innovation, going all the way back to the company’s founding by Tom Monaghan and his brother James in 1960.

After two weeks, the... Read More

Warren Rose, M.D., joins Harrington Physician Services General Surgery

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, February 19, 2020 –   Harrington Physician Services is pleased to welcome Dr. Warren Rose to its general surgery practice in Southbridge.

Dr. Warren Rose will join Drs. Stephen Hilborn, Thomas Johnson and Evan Provisor in Suite 108 of the Medical Arts building in Southbridge. Dr. Rose will provide routine, diagnostic and complex surgical services including hernia repair, gallbladder remova... Read More

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Gallery celebrates the “Beautiful Blackstone Valley” with BVAA Artists

Whitinsville, MA  – Following the success of its first gallery show in November for its 2020 Calendar Release Party, Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) invited artists from Blackstone Valley Art Association (BVAA) to celebrate the “Beautiful Blackstone Valley” with a show featuring different art mediums. A call for artists was sent out by BVAA president Lisa Shea and on January 18, several B... Read More

Guns, ammo—and chocolate—drive business at Mike’s

By Rod Lee

Anyone entering Mike’s Gun Shop in Whitinsville on a Saturday morning would probably encounter the same kind of chatter as could be heard at other places where people congregate to talk shop, to talk the weather, to talk politics or to talk sports.

Except at Mike’s its guns and ammo which when you get a roomful of enthusiasts together is likely to produce such remarks as “I’d much rather have a tight gun... Read More

Los Lobos to perform at Indian Ranch on September 12

Webster, MA - February 17 -  Indian Ranch announced that Los Lobos will perform as part of the Indian Ranch Summer Concert Series in Webster, MA on Saturday, September 12th at 1:00 PM. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM and the Insiders Club Presale will take place Thursday, February 20 at 10:00 AM. 

The journey of Los Lobos began in 1973, when David Hidalgo (vocals, g... Read More