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Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce joins local Chamber Solar Challenge

WHITINSVILLE, MA. – The Blackstone Valley Chamber announced that it has joined the new Chamber Solar Challenge to help local businesses save on energy costs and encourage economic development through solar energy. 

“The Chamber Solar Challenge provides a great opportunity to help our members cut costs and take advantage of the growing economic opportunities of solar energy,” said Chris Cooney, CCE, President and CEO of Met... Read More

Lyme Disease Lecture at the Grafton Public Library

Meet Michele Miller of the Central Mass Lyme Foundation at the Grafton Public Library on Monday, June 20 at 7:00 pm and learn what you can do to prevent Lyme disease and support those who suffer from it.  The Central Mass Lyme Foundation is an all-volunteer organization working to raise awareness, educate, teach prevention and provide support. The foundation has monthly meetings with guest speakers on not only how to prevent Lyme... Read More

Trash Talk

The Webster Dudley Business Alliance  has reported the final numbers for its Earth Day Cleanup project on May 14: 6.28 tons of trash and 1.25 tons of recyclables were collected between Webster and Dudley by 275 volunteers including individuals, local businesses and organizations, student council members, Girl & Boy Scout Troops and families of all ages. In addition, 65 tires were collected by... Read More

Wooed by the Food begins today at 11

The second Annual Wooed By The Food event promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event, when 2500 attendees spent the day sampling a wide variety of food from popular food truck vendors. Most of them will be back for this year’s event on June 11, along with many more.

The Whitin Community Center’s food truck festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the center’s beautiful 7.5 acre Whitin Park... Read More

Ted and Terek Mroczkowski are a team at Ted’s Package Store

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Back in the 70s, Ted Mroczkowski decided that if was going to put in one hundred hours per week driving tractor-trailer trucks (for CK Worcester) he might as well just work for himself. 

In 1978, a brother-business team gave him his wish, selling the former Charlton City Package Store, and kindly handing over the first month’s mortgage to help him get started.  Mroczkowski and his wife Sue,... Read More

Harrington Earns Ninth Consecutive “A” Grade from Leapfrog for Patient Safety

SOUTHBRIDGE—Harrington HealthCare System recently joined an elite list of hospitals across the nation to earn nine consecutive “A” grades–the highest letter grade available–from The Leapfrog Group, a national healthcare rating organization.

The score reflects more than two dozen safety measures, including how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries, and infections. The measures are then combined to... Read More

What is a Naloxone Rescue Kit?

Currently hundreds of pharmacies across Massachusetts carry something known as a Naloxone Rescue Kit.  At many locations these can be obtained without a prescription due to something known as a “standing order.”  The pharmacy that I personally manage has these kits available for any patients who request one.  They save lives, as attested to by many news stories like the one a few days ago about a New York City police off... Read More

Fridays at Indian Ranch continue June 10 with Jimmy Dunn

Celebrating 70 years, Indian Ranch in Webster, MA announced a new weekly series, Fridays at Indian Ranch, to take place in their banquet hall starting in June and running through September. On June 10th, Indian Ranch hosts a night of comedy with Jimmy Dunn and special guests Graig Murphy and Mike Whitman. Tickets are on-sale now at, or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849).... Read More

A drum roll as Indian Ranch celebrates a 70th

By Rod Lee

The Mychael David Project will help kick off Indian Ranch’s 70th-anniversary season on June 3rd with a brand-new “every Friday” feature that draws on the ingredient on which the venue built its reputation as an entertainment force in the region in the first place: country music.

But 2016’s Indian Ranch is about much more than the name artists from that medium who have graced its stage over the years; perf... Read More

AAA Self Storage

By Magda Dakin

There’s a great new place to store your valuables in the Millbury area: the large sprawling red brick buildings that used to house NE High Carbon Wire years ago. The buildings, located at 54 Howe Ave, have been beautifully maintained and the AAA Self Storage units inside are newly constructed, safe, secure, temperature-controlled and extremely convenient places to bring your “stuff.” 

If your house is... Read More