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Genetic Counseling now offered at Cancer Center at Harrington

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – Harrington recently added a genetic counselor to its cancer center staff, further enhancing the advanced oncology services offered to the community.

Asma Rashid is a licensed and board-certified genetics counselor, who has specialized as a cancer genetic counselor for more than 10 years. Rashid attended Mount Holyoke College for her undergraduate degree and the University of Arizona for a master’s in gene... Read More

Be a library "friend" in Oxford

The Friends of the Oxford Free Public Library group is holding their annual “Be a Friend” drive.  Your paid yearly donation helps to sponsor/fund the children’s programs and many of the museum/park passes available at the library.  We also provide much needed supplies for the library and staff that are not covered by town funding.  Donations start at $10 but any contribution is greatly appreciated.   Becoming a Friend is not an o... Read More

Especially for your Valentine

By Barbara Hickson

All professional florists take pride in giving you that personal touch and will hand deliver your floral arrangement, making sure they receive it safe and sound. Be sure to order early, sometimes waiting till the last minute it's hard to find exactly what you would like to send. Valentine's Day is an extremely busy day for florists and we all have ideas on what we will have for specials now.

Looki... Read More

After nine years, Webster’s Thai Cuisine will close March 29

By Barbara Van Reed

WEBSTER – This story will start with the ending: Thai Cuisine owner Alec Emsiranunt plans to close his restaurant at the end of March, though not without first thanking his many loyal customers for their nearly nine years of steadfast support.

Without question, customers will miss Alec’s quiet good nature and sincere approach to Thai dining – treating customers like family. Alec was in a quandary... Read More

Roy’s Auto Glass

By Janet Stoica

Who would’ve thought that a neighbor’s influence would lead to a great career in resolving customer needs in the auto glass business?  For Robert Roy, owner of Roy’s Auto Glass, that’s exactly what happened.  He used to care for his neighbor’s children and the father of those children worked for a glass installer. There must’ve been many stories told about the glass industry.

At the same time, more t... Read More

Webster Emergency Department opens for patient care

WEBSTER – January 29, 2015 – The new Remillard Family Emergency Department officially opened its doors on Thursday, January 29 to see patients at the Harrington HealthCare at Webster campus at 340 Thompson Road.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health gave its approval last week. Harrington staff, including nursing and administration, has been working for several weeks to transition patient care to the new area.

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Hometown Bank Announces Appointments and Promotions

OXFORD, MA – Hometown Bank has announced the following promotions and appointments, according to Vice President of Human Resources Norma Collins:

Vice President of Retail Kathryn Latour, who has managed the Bank’s Sturbridge branch off... Read More

Bradley Theater auditions announced


Sunday, February 8th, 6:00 - 8:00PM

Monday, February 9th, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Roles available for 5 multitalented actresses and singers ages 18 and older

Sister Mary Regina - Mother Superior

Sister Mary Hubert - Mistress of the Novices

Sister Robert Anne - streetwise tough nun from Brooklyn

Sister Mary Amnesia - very sweet nun, lost her memory

Sister Mary Leo - Young novi... Read More

Quinebaug Valley Singers begin spring season

All enthusiastic singers, whether new to QVS or QVS veterans, are encouraged to participate in this gala season.  This year QVS celebrates the beginning of their second decade under the direction of Nym Cooke.   The repertory for this concert  was chosen by the singers in a process of online voting from among the 130+ pieces performed at the spring concerts over the past ten years.  These “choice” selections wil... Read More

Call for grant applications

The Janet Malser Humanities Trust is accepting applications for the 2015 grant cycle. Ms. Malser set up the charitable Trust in order to support the arts and humanities, community service and conservation in the towns of Dudley, Oxford, and Webster, MA.

The causes for which funding will be considered include: “the restoration and preservation of historic sites; the furtherance of art and music in the schools, both public a... Read More