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“Sneakerama Fun Run” to celebrate 40 years in business

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

A forty-year anniversary party means a lot of things to Vanessa Whalen, store manager of Sneakerama, a family-owned business that received a head start in 1978, when her grandfather, “Lou the Shoe,” founded what he thought would be a fun summer gig.  It means finishing three out of five miles around Lake Park during one of numerous local races sponsored by Sneakerama. It means joking around with her... Read More

Camp Whitin welcomes new director, Michelle Benoit

After fourteen years with Northbridge Public Schools, we are excited to welcome Michelle as the New Camp Whitin Director! Michelle has been with Camp Whitin for seven years as a camp coordinator. 
Michelle's ability to implement curriculum while keeping the campers interested is exceptional which is why she has also been appointed the school age administrator for the Blackstone Valley Childre... Read More

Who will be our next Rhubarb Champion?

The Douglas Farmers Market opens on June 30th with its annual RHUBARB CHALLENGE, an event that pays homage to this amazing indigenous plant. Rhubarb is found in many gardens but also woven into the memories and traditions of many New England family trees. This event encourages folks to come forth with their favorite Rhubarb recipes. We welcome tra... Read More

Milford Federal is rated 5-Stars for Strength and Stability by Bauer Financial

June 2018: BauerFinancial, Coral Gables, Florida, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, is proud to announce that Milford Federal Bank, Milford, Massachusetts has once again secured its highest, 5-Star rating. (A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) In fact, Milford Federal Bank has earned and maintained this top 5-Star rating for 3... Read More

Farmers markets line-up for summer

Local farmers markets have posted their opening dates.

Grafton’s weekly farmers market begins June 20, on the Grafton Common from 2 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday, except for July 4.

Auburn begins its monthly farmers and cultural market on Sunday, June 24, and on the fourth Sunday of every month thereafter, until October 28.  It’s held at the Riley-Pappas Performance Pavilion at the Papp... Read More

Spirit runs high for Blanchard School rebuild

By Rod Lee

Renovation of the former Virginia A. Blanchard School on East Hartford Ave. in Uxbridge—now well along—is one way to appreciate seeing the historic structure being turned into one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Another is the enthusiasm of those involved in the work, led by Sugrue & Associates, a commercial construction and civil engineering company located in North Scituate, Rhode Island.

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Eaglestar Security services the Blackstone Valley with unmatched expertise and a personal touch

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Chris Yacino hasn’t forgotten what it feels like to be the victim of a burglary. He remembers the trail of muddy footsteps stamped across his bed that led to the window. The incident not only made a bold impression on the fourteen-year-old, it also marked a change in career plans. He was supposed to be a veterinarian but, instead, ended up keeping others safe from home burglaries.

Eaglestar... Read More

Tagliaferri officially on Ballot

Bellingham. Democrat Kevin Tagliaferri candidate for State Representative of the 8th Worcester District delivered his certified signatures to the Secretary of State’s office last Friday and announced that he is officially on the ballot for the September 4, 2018 primary.
“Vol... Read More

In memory of Jeremy, because golf was a passion

By Rod Lee

It did not take Norman L. “Skip” Blood Jr., his wife Jayne and the rest of the family long to decide how best to honor their son Jeremy J. Blood after the U.S. Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom died at the age of thirty-two in August of 2014.

Taking into account one of Jeremy’s favorite activities, they established the Jeremy J. Blood Memorial Golf Tournament. Their purpose was twofold. First, to ho... Read More