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Capitol Siding makes the grade

By Janet Stoica

AUBURN – If you’re the customer, you are definitely Number One in the eyes of the employees of Capitol Siding & Home Improvement Company.  “Our dad, who founded the company, Mark (Moses) Sarkisian, Sr., instilled in us the value of our customers always being Number One,” said Mark Sarkisian, Jr., co-owner of Capitol along with his brother, Dale Sarkisian. “We’ve been in business for 63 years and recentl... Read More

Volunteers needed

By Janet Stoica

DUDLEY – If you are looking for a wonderful and very satisfying way to serve the elders in our local community, Tri-Valley, Inc. of Dudley is waiting to hear from you.  The Dudley office packs and delivers more than 100 hot meals daily to the senior citizen population in the Webster and Dudley area.  Kitchen and driver volunteers are greatly needed to assist with the meal packing and delivery.

“If yo... Read More

Summer Fest call for vendors

WEBSTER - The Webster Dudley Business Alliance invites all local businesses, organizations, crafters, artists, food vendors and entertainers to participate in a free and open-to-the public Summer Fest to be held on Saturday, June 27th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the French River Park, located on Davis Street, behind downtown Webster. This family friendly event will be a kick-off celebration of the season and highlight the abundance of... Read More

Wound Care at Harrington receives Center of Distinction Award

CHARLTON, MA – The Wound Care Center at Harrington recently received the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. 

The center, located at 10 North Main Street inside the Harrington HealthCare at Charlton building, not only achieved, but exceeded all clinical and quality benchmarks... Read More

Expo promotes natural living ideas

By Magda Dakin

Another gloomy winter day loomed as the Second Annual Blackstone Valley Natural Living Expo got underway in Uxbridge at the Community House in downtown Uxbridge on March 28.  But the falling white flakes did not dampen the spirits of the hall filled with happy vendors and interested attendees.  In addition to featured speakers and demonstrators, the rooms were filled with opportunities to learn about and int... Read More

Makens Bemont House

By Thomas D’Agostino

The Makens Bemont House, also known as the Huguenot House, is nestled among two other historic buildings owned by the Historical Society of East Hartford in Martin Park. It is bounded on one side by the Burnham Blacksmith Shop (c. 1850) and flanked on the other side by the one room Goodwin Schoolhouse (c. 1820). Of the three structures, the Bemont dwelling is the one of particular interest.

Edmo... Read More

Monroe Street Industrial Park rezoning question on town warrant

DOUGLAS – Selectmen will let voters decide whether a parcel of land on Monroe Street should retain its industrial designation or be rezoned to residential.

The 42-acre parcel, situated squarely in a residential area and landlocked by homeowners, was zoned as industrial in 1978 when zoning was first introduced in Douglas. At the time, zoning committee member Leon Mosczynski recounts, the goal was to delineate industrially-z... Read More

Ann D. Carlsson retires after 29 years

It was on a day nearly three decades ago that Ann Carlsson, reading on her couch in her Burrillville, Rhode Island, home, saw a small advertisement for a Library Director for the Simon Fairfield Public Library in Douglas.

At the time, Ann was working in a Providence bookstore, in charge of remainder books, and free-lanced as a potter. “Douglas was closer than Providence, so I applied for the job and got it,” she said. Ann... Read More

Are generic drugs really the same?

By Jason Paquette, BPharm, R.Ph

Aristotle is credited with having said that “the worst form of inequality is to make unequal things equal.”  What about generic drugs?  Are they equal to their brand-name counterparts?  The answer, as you will see, might be yes and no.

We have all come to know and love the price of generic prescription drugs.  Healthcare is expensive. Generics are cheap. For four bucks (or le... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene – April 2015

by Christine Galeone

Spring is finally here. Although it’s not as obvious as some of us would like, there are indications that the season of birth and renewal has arrived. The days are growing longer. Birds have returned and are tweeting outside our windows early in the morning. And somewhere in Grafton, there must be a few rogue flowers trying their best to bloom. Likewise, there are signs of the season popping up in comm... Read More

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