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The Ashton Mill and Owens Corning Fiberglas

Nestled along the banks of the Blackstone River, Ashton Mill stands today as a reminder of the Blackstone River Valley’s industrial power. Built in 1867, a number of companies have operated within its walls, employing thousands of people over time who chose to call the valley their home.

On Sunday October 6th, Park Ranger Dave Lewis of Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park will be sharing some of the key moments... Read More

Grafton’s The Saddle Shed to celebrate 50th anniversary

By Magda Dakin

 “Shortly after we were married, he bought me a horse I really wanted and that’s what started it all,” says a beaming Margo as she playfully nudges Tom, her husband of 57 years. “We’ve been working together all these years in a business we both really like. Our daughter Leah has taken over the full time running of the business, but I still like to come in and greet our long- time customers, chat and catch up... Read More

Myrtle Avenue project complete in Webster

Starting at the end of March 2019, the Water Department started making improvements to the lines between Park and George Streets on Myrtle Avenue. Costing $571,425, and taking just under 4 months, the relining is complete. The first step to the project consisted of taking the water main off-line and running temporary lines for the residents in the area. Once off-line, the pipes were mechanically cleaned then lined with a cured-in... Read More

Webster Five announces purchase of new corporate headquarters

(September 23, 2019) Webster, MA – Webster Five is pleased to announce it has purchased the property located at 35 Millbury Street in Auburn, Massachusetts, which will be the future home of the bank’s corporate headquarters. The bank plans an extensive redesign and remodel of the building to allow for an exciting and collaborative workspace for its employees. Design and construction is expected to take 12 to 15 months wi... Read More

BVT to co-host a living history event at Daniels Farmstead

UPTON – Through a competitive grant provided by The New England School Development Council (NESDEC), BVT will co-host the Battle for Daniels Farm, a reenactment of The American Revolution, October 5th and 6th at Daniels Farmstead in Blackstone.

Mark your calendars and plan to take a stroll through time, back to the 18th-century when America was in the midst of a battle for freedom from British rule. Visitors will have the... Read More

Boys & Girls Club of Webster Dudley receives donation from The Central Mass. Auto Auction

On Thursday September 19, 2019, The Boys & Girls Club of Webster Dudley received a donation from The Central Mass. Auto Auction in Oxford, MA in the amount of $16,684. Pictured from L - R.   Joe Smalley (CMAA), Mark Marzeotti & Dr. Rock Jean-Guillaume (Board members of BGCWD), Matt Smalley & Luke Semmelrock (CMAA),  Rob Bouchard & John Lefebvre (Board members of BGCWD).

Douglas – Oktoberfest is upon us!

There was a time when they raced horses down Main St., Douglas. This year, on October 5th, we will once again be closing Main and Depot Streets to traffic-- and opening it up to our friends and neighbors!

From 9am to 4pm we will have live music, games, rides, food, car show, fundraisers, little dog races, and a Rib Cooking competition. This year we will feature hyper local Purgatory Brewing beer in our beer tent with music... Read More

Apple Tree Arts offers music programs in the fall

Grafton, MA--Apple Tree Arts is offering three choral programs, a new chamber music ensemble program, two levels of Jam Band, community chorus, Piano Immersion and private music lessons this fall. Registration is ongoing at

Treble Choir features elementary-school aged children in grades two to six under the direction of Kayla Cardin voice and early childhoo... Read More

Regional Drive-Through Recycling & Reuse Event Returns to Grafton on November 2

All towns invited: recycle electronics, textiles and more--

North Grafton, MA (September 16, 2019) -  A regional drive-through recycling and reuse event is returning to North Grafton, MA, on Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 200 Westboro Road. Items being collected include electronics, Styrofoam (white #6 only), textiles, books and more. All towns are welcome to participate. Fees (cash o... Read More

Lincoln goes boating

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

It’s a dog-person thing. Every time I visit a captivating place, I think about my dog. Then I find a way to include him. Regatta Point Community Sailing, of Lake Ave, Worcester, is no exception. If you’ve never been to the camp, here’s a debrief. Think laughter, freedom, boating, ice cream, and swimming. Got it? Then think war, politics, violence, and road rage. And think the opposi... Read More