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Lost World Redefined with Bistro Eighty Ates

by Janet Stoica

WEBSTER – Dinner theater in Webster has now been realized.  At last, a perfect fall evening out in a cozy atmosphere, not too many distractions, a great play, and a delicious buffet.  Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, promises to be a nice venue for a refined version of Ed Humphries’ Lost World play last seen on stage a year ago at Webster’s Town Hall Auditorium.  Indian Ranch’s banquet... Read More

The Vampire of Manchester, Vermont

by Thomas D’Agostino

An excerpt from the book, A History Of Vampires in New England by Thomas D’Agostino and Arlene Nicholson.

It seems vampires ran rampant among the New England people in the 18th and 19th centuries. Scores of families exhumed their loved ones in search of the ghoul that was taking their families from the grave. These people in many cases were well-educated citizens, some holding public po... Read More

Celebrate Halloween at Annie’s Book Stop

WORCESTER – On Saturday, October 25, Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester on 65 James Street will be hosting their annual Spoooooky Storytime event for Halloween!  And this year, even more haunting happenings are planned to make it a fun day for all ages.

11 AM–2 PM: Staff and friends of ABSW will read out loud their favorite Halloween stories for children ages 3 and up.

2–3 PM: A special reading by kids for kids, appropr... Read More

Grevy's Zebra Born at Southwick's Zoo

The staff at Southwick’s Zoo had a pleasant surprise Friday morning. After a long pregnancy, zebras have a gestation period of 13 months, the zoo’s female Grevy’s Zebra gave birth on October 2nd. The foal is believed to be a female, but it is difficult to get too close due to the mother’s protectiveness. This is the first zebra born at Southwick’s Zoo in many years, so everyone is very excited. The mother is very attentive, and b... Read More

On the move: Braman Termite & Pest Elimination

by Barbara Van Reed

AUBURN – Local politicians and their representatives welcomed Braman Termite & Pest Control to Auburn at a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 11. The company moved its local office from 1023 Main Street in Worcester to a purchased and beautifully renovated building at 275 Washington Street in Auburn.

Braman Termite & Pest Control is a third-generation family-owned business. Owner and pr... Read More

Milestones: The Gift Authority Turns 3

DOUGLAS – The Gift Authority opened its doors three years ago in September along a woodsy stretch of Davis Street, Rt. 16, in Douglas. Today it has a loyal following of customers who've made it their destination for jewelry and gift items, coming from all over the Blackstone Valley, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

“At first people in town were a bit skeptical,” said Merritt “Pete” Tetreault, who along with his wife Veronica... Read More

Terry Burke DOTSON Announces 'Meet Your Candidate' Hours

AUBURN Public Library:                 Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  and  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

CHARLTON Public Library:            Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

OXFORD Public Library:                  Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

MILLBURY Public Library:... Read More

Two charged with attempting to cash fraudulent checks

Two individuals were charged by Dudley Police with attempting to cash fraudulent checks.  On Wednesday, September 25th, two male subjects entered the Webster Five Cents Savings Bank on West Main Street.  They attempted to cash checks that bank personnel determined to be fraudulent.  Both subjects left the location when police were called.  One party, later identified as Tequan Vail age 24 of Hartford, Ct, was located in the parki... Read More

Grafton Town Committee’s to Host Candidate Forum October 27th

GRAFTON – The Grafton Democratic and Republican Town Committees are excited to announce that they have scheduled a candidate forum between State Representative candidates David Muradian and Martin Green. This candidate forum has been scheduled to take place on Monday, October 27th, from 8:45 - 9:45 at Grafton High School, with members of the student government classes asking questions to the candidates.

“I... Read More

Second Uniquely Uxbridge Day brings out residents and vendors

by Melissa Dumont

UXBRIDGE - Saturday, September 6, was a marvelous, mild late-summer day. A perfect day for the town of Uxbridge to show itself off to hundreds who came to see the sights. Besides historic Uxbridge itself, attendees could enjoy the goods and services of dozens of vendors who came to display their wares. We visited with some of them.

 Kellee Bertram has been selling Mary Kay cosmetics for 23 years. S... Read More