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Lean, Green and supreme

It must seem like an optical illusion, all of those “Marty Green Properties” for-sale signs in front of or on the sides of buildings throughout the Blackstone Valley—and beyond.

Surely there are those who have asked themselves, in seeing this blitz of red, white and blue advertising placards, “how on earth can one man, one company, seemingly have such a grip on the business of marketing commercial, industrial and residenti... Read More

Caissie named Elected Woman of Excellence

BOSTON – Governor’s Councillor and Former Oxford Selectwoman Jennie Caissie has been named an Elected Woman of Excellence by the National Foundation for Women Legislators, announced Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge. Moore nominated Caissie for the national accolade.

“I was pleased to nominate Councillor Caissie for the Elected Woman of Excellence award because of her efforts in state and local government,” said Moore. “Wh... Read More

House of Wheels is Rock 'n Road-ing

AUBURN – House of Wheels has changed it's name to Rock 'n Road Outfitters to better reflect all the vehicle accessories and performance products it offers in addition to wheels and tires.

Manager Nancy Pratt tells us the name change came about because “our customers brought to our attention that the House of Wheels name didn't give them any idea of all we did, that we just sold wheels and tires. That was true at one time –... Read More

Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists open office

CHARLTON – Mass Lung & Allergy, PC, a medical group dedicated to comprehensive pulmonary care, is now available to see patients at Harrington HealthCare at Charlton, located at 10 North Main Street.

The group has been seeing patients at Harrington’s Webster campus for more than a year; Mass Lung & Allergy recently expanded office locations to include appointments in Charlton for surrounding communities.

“We... Read More

Free lectures on complementary therapy for breast cancer patients

PinkHippy.Org is sponsoring two speakers on Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 AM.  This event is open to the public and will be held at the Northbridge Public Library, 17 Church Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588. 

Megan Belanger, a certified lymphedema and oncology massage therapist, will be speaking about the signs and symptoms of lymphedema, trea... Read More

Annual Pound Auction Benefit

The Dudley Grange #163 would like to invite you to share in their Annual Pound Auction. 

Where:   The Black Tavern, 135 Center RD, Dudley, Ma

When:    February 11, Tuesday at 7:30 PM

What:     A pound of anything gift wrapped  - you can donate an obj... Read More

16th Annual Blackstone Valley Home & Business Expo

WHITINSVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS -- The 16th Annual Valley Home & Business Expo hosted by The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and presented by UniBank and Gaudette Insurance will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 10:00am – 3:00pmPM at Northbridge High School Field House, Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville.

The Expo showcases the best the Valley has to offer and is the perfect opportunity to highlight businesses, pr... Read More

Young at Heart trips scheduled

An overnight trip to Colonial Williamsburg, VA. is being offered  by the Young at Heart group in the spring.  From April 27 to May 1 there will be a 5 day trip  to Williamsburg.  The trip includes a guided tour of Fredericksburg, time in Jamestown, Yorktown, Monticello, and a full day at Colonial Williamsburg.    There are 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners, a tour of a plantation on the James River, and many sight-seeing opportunities incl... Read More

The saga of supermarkets, as Shaw’s closes

It seems there’s some truth to the old adage what goes around, comes around this week in Webster and Dudley.

If you can remember grocery shopping in the 1960s and 70s at the former Big D, Park n’ Shop and Thrifty Markets in Webster and the A & P in Dudley, then you can remember life in the Webster, Dudley and Oxford areas before Price Chopper, Market Basket and Walmart.

The Big D Supermarket was located at the s... Read More

View From the Sidelines


Photos by Steev Riccardo

WEBSTER – Greetings sports fans! There is something truly special about high school sports that puts them on another level than say, watching professional sports or even college sports. High school sports may be competitive, but it’s mostly about kids having fun.

The way I see it, I have been very lucky to be in the position to cover and report on high school sports the las... Read More