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Harrington celebrates Go Red Day for Women on February 5

Harrington HealthCare will celebrate national Go Red for Women Day on Friday, February 5 by visiting three of our main locations. Each site will have free blood pressure screenings, health education and information on women and heart disease, and door prizes.

You can visit any of the sites below:

Harrington HealthCare at Spencer (118 W. Main Street, 2nd floor, Spencer)  from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Harrington Hosp... Read More

Bald eagles love The Last Green Valley

Fifty wide-eyed volunteers looked skyward during the early-morning hours of January 9 to record bald eagle sightings in The Last Green Valley as part of the Midwinter Eagle Survey.  The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has organized teams of volunteers for seven years, and this year, they scouted 24 different locations on the Quinebaug, Shetucket, Willimantic, and Natchaug Rivers, as well as 10 lakes and ponds where eagles have bee... Read More

McGovern upbeat about economy at BVCC breakfast

By Barbara Van Reed

Congressman Jim McGovern touched on a range of topics, from the omnibus federal spending bill passed last month to the importance of local tourist attractions, as the featured speaker at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast held on Thursday, January 14.

“We actually came together and did something,” he said, speaking of the massive bipartisan budget bill passed in Decem... Read More

A new year-- familiar names lead the way

By Rod Lee
The dawn of a new year is always a time for reflection, a setting of goals and objectives. The making of resolutions; true in the business community as in other spheres.

This surely must be a harder proposition for enterprises here in the Blackstone Valley that are not yet firmly established than it is for ones with a solid foothold.

It also must be more difficult for those ventures that are unable t... Read More

Northbridge courts QCC satellite campus

By Rod Lee

Northbridge Town Manager Theodore D. “Ted” Kozak prefers to think that the town’s glass is half-full rather than half-empty as the pages of the calendar turn from a relatively good year for the municipality to the uncertainty of the 2016-17 budget season.

He has every reason to feel that way.

On the one hand the gains seem relatively small.

There was the acquisition of a new ladder truck for... Read More

Harrington HealthCare System receives donation for Inpatient Psychiatric Unit from Webster First Federal Credit Union

WEBSTER – Harrington HealthCare System recently received a $20,000 donation from Webster First Federal Credit Union to help fund a new psychiatric unit at Harrington Healthcare at Webster.

 “We recognize how important it is to provide access to behavioral health services to the entire community,” said Michael Lussier, President and CEO of Webster First Federal Credit Union. “We are happy to extend our assistance to Harring... Read More

Inspired Arts Company

By Janet Stoica

Dudley – Whether you’re two or seventy-two, there is surely a dance style that will fit your character at Inspired Arts Company, located at the former Stevens Linen/Packard Mill Complex, at 137 Schofield Avenue in Dudley. The floorboards are wide and highly polished, the practice rooms are large and mirrored, and the instructors are proficient at their dancing and theater professions. The owner, Nikki Mead,... Read More

Northeast Pizza and Lobster Nook updates

By Janet Stoica

WEBSTER – Northeast Pizza is moving!   The popular Webster pizzeria will soon relocate to the former Peachtree Restaurant at 29 Main Street.  “We hope to open at the beginning of January,” says John Tekelis, owner of Northeast Pizza. “We will still offer our full line of delicious pizza, sandwiches, salads, and grinders and will have homemade baklava and brownies for our dessert choices.” ... Read More

The Celebrated Moll Pitcher

By Thomas D’Agostino

New England is full of tales regarding witches, wizards and other seers that made their living through the telling of fortunes, but none are so recognized and once revered as Marblehead’s own Moll Pitcher.

Moll Pitcher was the granddaughter of famed Marblehead wizard John Dimond who was known to summon ships to safety in storms from atop Burial Hill in the small village. Moll was born Mary “Moll... Read More

Fresh Air Floral has a new home

DOUGLAS - Jeff Sekscenski was extra busy during the holidays: he successfully moved his Fresh Air Floral & Gift Boutique from Main Street to 100 Davis Street, also the home of The Gift Authority.

Jeff and his partner John Paul opened the store in April of last year. However, the Main Street location proved problematic. “Have you seen what Main Street looks like after a snow storm?” said Jeff. “There’s no place to park.... Read More