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Microenterprise Assistance Funding Available to Leicester, Brookfield, Dudley, Millbury, North Brookfield and West Brookfield Businesses

Grants up to $10,000 will soon be available to qualified microenterprises in six Central Massachusetts communities to help offset losses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On October 16, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) will start accepting applications from eligible microenterprises located in Leicester (lead community), Brookfield, Dudley, Millbury, North Brookfield and West Brookfield.

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Tour de Quiet Corner: Virtual Fun Ride

October 9, 2020, Danielson, CT… … The Quiet Corner Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (QC NEMBA) is holding its annual fundraiser as a virtual guided tour of six different riding locations in northeast CT from October 15 to November 15. After downloading the Trailforks app, anyone can follow 13 different planned routes with a smartphone. Routes range from a 6-mile novice loop at Mansfield Hollow to a 22-mile exp... Read More

WGC: No. 2 nine-holer in the world! No. 1 in members’ hearts

By Rod Lee

Appearances can be deceiving, which explains why a glimpse of Whitinsville Golf Club from Fletcher Street in the town of Northbridge would prompt some motorists passing by on the rolling, twisting road to say “this is just another little neighborhood course.”

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Long celebrated as one of Architect Donald Ross’s most masterful creations, “Whitinsville” was recen... Read More

Public Forum for Dudley’s Jericho-Brandon Infrastructure Plan

The Town of Dudley will hold a public forum for the Town's ongoing Jericho-Brandon Infrastructure Plan project on Thursday, October 22 at 5:30PM at the Dudley Municipal Complex, 71 West Main Street, in the Veteran’s Memorial Hall (Room 321A). Socially distanced seating will be available. Persons interested in attending the forum in-person must notify Michelle Jervis in the Board of Selectmen’s office by October 20 at... Read More

Shop Small 01588 is on-- as a week-long event

By Barbara Van Reed

Every year for six years, Whitinsville’s Shop Small 01588 added participants for the annual Shop Small Saturday event, the day after Black Friday, when small businesses get their turn to highlight specials for local shoppers.

This year, however, Christine Guanipa and Jessie Schotanus, co-organizers of Shop Small 01588, had to rethink the plans.

They did not want to lose the momentum built... Read More

Expo Management postpones all shows until 2022

Worcester, MA October 1, 2020 – Expo Management Group, producers of the Worcester RV & Camping Show, Worcester Home Show and the Worcester Boat Show  announced the postponement of all events until 2022 due to uncertainties about COVID-19 protocols.
 
Currently, the state of MA is in “Phase 3” which does not allow large public events to be held. Phase 4 (which would allow public events and bars to open)... Read More

Grafton embracing the fall season

Although life, these days, seems more uncertain than ever, the crisp breezes that will soon weave through the bright New England foliage have arrived right on time. They reassure us that there will be pumpkins sitting in patches, apples adorning branches and scents of cinnamon and nutmeg perfuming the air. Fall is here.

Fortunately, Grafton businesses have embraced the season. And they’re helping their customers to embrace... Read More

bankHometown earns recognition for quality, community commitment

OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, September 25, 2020bankHometown is pleased to announce that it was recently honored for overall quality and commitment to the community.

The bank earned several distinctions in the 2020 New England Banking Choice Awards, earning a spot among the top three banks in Massachusetts and top five banks in central/eastern Connecticut in Overall Quality, as well as among the top three bank... Read More

Congressman McGovern Visits Webster Fire Department, announces $1,320,000 SAFER Grant from FEMA

WEBSTER, MA – Yesterday, September 28, 2020, Congressman Jim McGovern and State Representative Joe McKenna visited the Webster Fire Department to announce a major new investment from the federal government to help cover the costs of critically-needed staff positions. Currently, the department employees 3 full-time and 34 part-time firefighters to protect a population of 17,000 an... Read More

WDBA Annual Meeting October 21 will be in-person and via Zoom

The WDBA is forging ahead with its 14th annual meeting and elections to be held on Wednesday, October 21, at 6 p.m. at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster. 

All local business representatives are welcome to attend either in person or remotely via a live feed stream on Zoom. Dinner will be served and all safety protocols will be followed. 

To RSVP, please email cont... Read More

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