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Former Massachusetts Governor, Michael Dukakis, keynote speaker at Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce 40th Annual Meeting

Sutton, MA: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce 40th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Pleasant Valley Country Club, 95 Armsby Road, Sutton, MA on Friday, November 16th from 7:30am to 10:00am. 

This annual event presents a ‘year in review’, which showcases the Blackstone Valley Chamber’s achievements over the past... Read More

Church Street merchants ready for 5th year of Shop Small 01588

By Rod Lee

If a physician with a stethoscope was able to take the pulse of Church St. in Whitinsville these days, he or she would detect a strong and steady heartbeat. Merchants doing business on a thoroughfare that has seen its ups and downs in recent years don’t need such an instrument to know that Church St. is once again on the rebound. As proof, they would point to the arrival of new enterprises coupled with a full-fl... Read More

The Little Shoppe of Temptations opens in Uxbridge

By Melissa Dumont

Uxbridge has a brand-new antique and gift boutique: The Little Shoppe of Temptations made its debut on September 15. Owner and operator Joanna Robinson of Douglas opened the shop on Quaker Highway with the help and support of her boyfriend Brian, 16-year-old son Ethan, 13-year-old daughter Skyler, and many other friends.

The family-run business specializes in refinishing beautiful, well-made antiqu... Read More

Winter Wonderland at Southwick's Zoo

Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts is excited to announce their new Winter Wonderland event and community outreach program. We are eager to give back to our communities by offering visitors to our Winter Wonderland event a $5.00 discount on admission for bringing an unwrapped toy, canned good or non-perishable item. Your donations will be distributed to Toys for Tots and local food pantries. We are an appro... Read More

Muradian, Fattman and Moore announce Workforce Training Fund Program Grant to Riverdale Mills Corporation

BOSTON – Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), Senator Ryan C. Fattman (R-Sutton) and Senator Michel O. Moore (D-Millbury) are excited to announce that Riverdale Mills Corporation has been awarded a Workforce Training Fund Program grant.

This grant program is available to help companies improve productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to invest in the Massachusetts workforce. Th... Read More

20th Annual Millbury Chain of Lights

MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, NOVEMBER 5, 2018— It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Join in a festive, day-long celebration of holiday entertainment, unique gifts, and mouth-watering food, as the businesses and organizations of Millbury welcome you to the 20th annual Millbury Chain of Lights on Sunday, December 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bigger than e... Read More

Curious Epitaphs: Final Part

By Thomas D’Agostino

This is the final installment of curious and amusing epitaphs that are found about New England. It can be assured there are countless that are not so well known. Perhaps you may wander a local burial ground and find a stone that catches your eye and a bit of prose chiseled upon it that will make you think.

This turf has d... Read More

Vendors shine at WDO Chamber Expo

By Rod Lee

It would not have taken long for persons attending the Webster-Dudley-Oxford Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home & Business Expo at Indian Ranch on October 23rd to appreciate the assortment of vendors that the Chamber’s Organizing Committee had lined up for the event.

Of course, that is not taking into account the temptation to linger at the Empire Travel of Dudley table situated near the entrance to th... Read More

Uxbridge Quaker Meetinghouse to host Service of Thanksgiving November 22

There are few places better suited to quiet contemplation than the historic Quaker meetinghouse in Uxbridge.  It is the perfect spot to come together with family and friends on Thanksgiving morning to celebrate the real meaning of the holiday.  Join your neighbors at the traditional non-denominational service sponsored annually by the Quaker Meeting House Association.  It will be held this year on November 22 at 9:30 A.M. in the... Read More

CMRPC gets an earful at transportation planning summit

By Rod Lee

All the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) had to do was give Bill Perry a forum on the region’s transportation future during a public meeting at the offices of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce in the Linwood Mill in Whitinsville on October 30th. The outspoken Mr. Perry took it from there.

Todd M. Fontanella, who is transit manager for the CMRPC, had no sooner finished pre... Read More