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Monte Bianco Restaurant

By Janet Stoica

Just a short drive down Thompson Road in Webster and right over the Connecticut line is Monte Bianco Restaurant. The restaurant opened last month, not a moment too soon for local diners who like having more restaurant choices to pick from. 

Owner and head chef Manuel Campoverde is originally from Ecuador but spent decades in New York City preparing and serving his healthy and fresh international dish... Read More

Angelo’s Auto Sales and Service

Business Profile by Janet Stoica

If first impressions are lasting impressions, then Angelo Bifano, owner of Angelo’s Auto Sales in Auburn, makes the very best of impressions, on the phone and in person. His level of politeness and listening skills are second to none.

Angelo’s Auto has everything to do with your means of transportation: car, truck, or van. His mechanics provide repair services for every make and mode... Read More

Unibank coordinates holiday giving campaign

WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank recently announced that it will kick off its annual Holiday Giving campaign on November 27 to make the season brighter for individuals and families throughout the community. The campaign is part of the bank’s dedication to improving life for the communities it serves. Each UniBank branch has chosen an organization that fills a need in their community and employees support the program by making and purch... Read More

Holiday Inn Express ribbon cutting

The completion of a multi-million dollar makeover at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Auburn was formally celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 12.

Local politicians on hand to mark the occasion included State Representative Paul Frost, who read a citation for both Congressman Jim McGovern and the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and Auburn selectman Doreen Goodrich, representing  St... Read More

The Haunted Washburn Barn

By Thomas D’Agostino

Not too long ago sat in a lonely field, a decrepit barn: roof timbers sagging with age and neglect, the grass growing tall around its rotting frame, and on many occasions, the ethereal visage of four men hanging from its center beam.

The story starts in the 1820s when four men, Terrence Blunt, Andrew Marr, Calvin Longstreet and Frank “Fat Frank” Ballard all met in the small Vermont town of Water... Read More

True Impressions for sports safely

By Magda Dakin

It may not be one of the most exciting gifts to give or get and it may not be the flashiest or the most expensive, but it will get big smiles and keep them too, according to Cristin Sabatino, of True Impressions Inc., creators of custom-fitted mouth guards.

“Holiday gift giving is the perfect time to give your young athlete the best protection his or her teeth can have during sports play,” says Cristi... Read More

Oxford Class of 1965 donates $1000

The Oxford Class of 1965 Reunion Committee doanted $1000 to Hometown Bank's annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors program.

 

Millbury Savings Bank gives to Millbury and Sutton food pantries.

MILLBURY--In time for the holiday season, Millbury Savings has donated $3,000 to the food pantries in Millbury and Sutton.

Combined, these five food pantries—the Sutton Senior Center’s Michael A. Chizy Food Pantry, the Friends of the Millbury Seniors Food Pantry, the food pantry of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of the Catholic Parishes of Millbury at St. Brigid Church, the Sandra L. Fischer Food Pantry at Millbury Federat... Read More

Handcuff Hunger

The 2nd Annual Handcuff Hunger was held outside of Hannaford Supermarket yesterday. Through the efforts of the Uxbridge Police, BJ's Corporation, Uxbridge High School athletes and Hannaford Supermarket 1,841 lbs of donations and $984.74 were collected!!! What an amazing collaborative effort by our community! On behalf of the families we serve, thank you to all those who supported this event!!

Indian Summer in the Blackstone Valley

By Jeannie Hebert
President and CEO of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

Here we are into November and Daylight Saving time, when we normally have put away our short sleeves, have taken out our coats and scarves and have our boots and hats just waiting in the closet for “that” day, when the first snow flies.  But surprise! We are enjoying 70+ degree weather, no coats just a light sweater.  The leaves are on th... Read More

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