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Community Science Project - Bat Colony Study continues for second year at Cormier Woods

Bats are mysterious creatures to most people.  Surrounded by myth and legend, we have come to fear their presence.  However, humans tend to fear that which they do not understand.  Bats are in fact a very unique mammal that play an important role in our ecosystem.  For example, just one bat can eat hundreds to thousands of insects in a night and they love mosquitoes, flies and mayflies. Unfortunately, populations in some species... Read More

King again

Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

The return home from college, for most parents, comes with a sense of peace, not to mention gratitude. He survived dorm life. She returned in one piece. He’s clean-shaven.  And though we must readjust to life with more wet towels, dishes, and grocery bills, we somehow manage to find the middle ground between old rules and those concurrent with adolescent birds flown from the nest—but not completely.... Read More

More Ghostly Pianos

By Thomas D'Agostino

After writing about the haunted piano of Gardner Lake, it came to me that there are many other cases in New England where phantom fingers tickle the ivory keys of the most venerable musical instrument.

Here are a few other famous places where concerts from the other side are quite frequent.

Jerusha Howe's ghost... Read More

Milford Federal celebrates National Police Week

MILFORD, MA (May, 2019) – In honor of National Police Week, celebrated May 12th to May 18th, employees from Milford Federal Bank visited local police departments in Milford, Northbridge and Woonsocket to deliver lunch and express their gratitude.

“We wanted to take time during this week of recognition to say thank you to all of our hardworking police officers,” said Milford Federal President & CEO, Paul Gilbody. “Deliv... Read More

Metacomet Land Trust to host program on Indigenous Ceremonial Stone Structures

Metacomet Land Trust will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 19, 2019, with a business meeting and silent auction starting at 1 pm and a program starting at 2 pm. The event will be held at Nipmuc Regional High School, 90 Pleasant Street in Upton at the school’s Professional Development Center on the 2nd Floor.

Let the Landscape Speak will delve into the characteristics and possible meanings behind the... Read More

Auburn Community Players Youth Summer Theater

AUBURN, MA (May 14, 2019) – The Auburn Community Players Summer Youth Theater is now registering students for its 2019 production, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.

This year’s theater workshop will be held from July 8 – July 19, 2019. Daily sessions run from 9am to 2pm at Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. Performances will be held Friday, July 19 at 7pm and Saturday, July 20 at 2pm.

The program is geared t... Read More

Rain, rain go away is mood at garden centers, landscape stores

By Rod Lee

If Bob Dylan is to be believed, “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Similarly, garden-center proprietors and landscape-material merchants in South County who are just starting to see business start to pick up this spring can do without a meteorologist telling them how much rain the Commonwealth has received so far in 2019.

Officially, Massachusetts is on track to surpass 2018 a... Read More

Douglas Orchard & Farm readies for 2019 season

Yoga, a bonfire, the Douglas Farmers Market and the summer concert series are all in the line-up of events at the Douglas Orchard & Farm this summer.

Yoga is coming to the farm on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. The outdoor classes will be given by registered yoga instructor Sharley Hillgardner-RYT200. $10 per class; rain or shine, no need to pre-register.

A bonfire fundraiser to benefit th... Read More

Heather Sienel, PA, joins The Wound Care Center at Charlton

CHARLTON, MA, May 13, 2019 – Heather Sienel, PA, has joined The Wound Care Center at Charlton, located at 10 North Main Street.

Sienel has over nine years of experience in clinical settings, including Urgent Care, orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and Wound Care.

She previously worked at the Novikov Wellness and Skin Care Surgical Center in Northborough, where she managed patient care... Read More

Workshop speaker Darek Chojnacki eager to tout importance of a business plan

By Rod Lee

Getting into, running or growing a business will become a little less formidable a proposition for those who avail themselves of an upcoming workshop dedicated to just that endeavor, if Darek Chojnacki’s goal for the evening is realized.

Mr. Chojnacki is owner of Green Tree Insurance on E. Main St. in Webster. He is also a director of the Webster Dudley Business Alliance (WDBA) and a mentor with SCORE, th... Read More