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Open House Planned for Webster Emergency Department

WEBSTER- Members of the Webster-area community
are invited to tour the new Remillard Family Emergency Department at
Harrington HealthCare at Webster on Saturday, November 22. A public open
house is being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on site at 340 Thompson Road.
Construction is nearly complete on the $8 million, state-of-the-art
facility, which features nine private exam rooms, a separate ambulance... Read More

Business Profile: Benoit’s Lighting


by Magda Dakin

LEICESTER - Benoit’s Lighting, conveniently located at the corner of Routes 9 and 56 in Leicester center, should be easy to find, but is hiding in plain sight. The quaint New England building housing the lighting showroom was actually a church in the 1800s and except for the missing church steeple, it still looks like one on the outside.

In keeping with the rules for historical buildings, the... Read More

How many pieces of pie can you eat?

Still time to donate to these worthy efforts! The Sunday School children at the Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville have been busy this Fall.  The children have been conducting their Fall Fundraiser to benefit a local animal shelter.  During the months of October and November the children have collected  donations of pet food, toys and supplies along with monetary donations to benefit a local animal shelter.

The... Read More

Hometown Bank: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”

OXFORDHometown Bank launched its 11th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign on November 1st with a challenge to local residents to help support local food pantries. Each year, customers and community members are invited to be a Hometown Hero for a $1 donation or a Hometown Superhero for a $5 donation. Hometown Bank then matches donations dollar for dollar and splits the... Read More

Best of Auburn Winners 2014

by Barbara Van Reed

AUBURN – More than a thousand people voted for their favorite Auburn restaurant, retail store, car dealer, bank, and a host of other businesses in 27 different categories in the Fifth Annual Best of Auburn Business Contest, which was held during July and August. The winners were officially announced on October 8 at a breakfast meeting at the Pakachoag Church. The contest, sponsored by the Auburn Chamber... Read More

Prestige Salon purchases autoclave sterilization unit to ensure safe nail care

by Janet Stoica

DUDLEY – “Why didn’t you become a surgical nurse?” I asked Lorri Ducharme, owner of Prestige Salon, the hair and nail salon located at 137 Schofield Avenue.  She had just described her efforts to maintain the cleanest and most hygienic conditions possible for nail and foot care, including the purchase of an autoclave sterilization unit.

“My passion is what I do here,” Lorri said. “My energies are foc... Read More

Local author at Grafton Country Store

Uxbridge author Donna Mae will be at the Grafton Country Store for a story telling and   book signing November 9th, Sunday   from 1-3.   The  "sweet"  childrens book, Marshmallows Galore is appropriate for ages 2-6 and tells a whimsicle story of a young boy and his reaction when the  fluffy white treasure  falls from the sky. He will amaze you with his compassion and delight you with his need to share with those around him.   A b... Read More

The Floating Coffin

by Thomas D’Agostino

Here is a wonderful little account for the Halloween season. This story has appeared in several publications over the centuries, including Haunted Rhode Island.

If you happen to be passing through the little hamlet of Hope Village in Coventry, you might cross over the Jackson Bridge. This small cement span runs over the Pawtuxet River. It is at that point you could actually observe a mo... Read More

Mobile Audio strives for customer happiness

by Janet Stoica

Southbridge – “I have no illusions about becoming a millionaire with my business,” says Jay Morse, owner of Mobile Audio. “You treat your customers like a friend and people tell their friends and they come back to you.”  Jay has been in the mobile audio business for the past 12 years in the same location of 405 East Main Street in Southbridge, tucked neatly next to Globe Transmission & Auto Repair in th... Read More

B’s Heating Service marks its first anniversary

by Magda Dakin

As summer winds down and fall begins, thoughts turn to the upcoming winter and inevitably the need to take care of the house, getting it ready for winter. One of the main things you want to check is that the heating system in your house is working right, and it’s best to do that before you need to turn on the heat.

“Fall is the perfect time to have your oil heating system tuned up,” says Brian Bellero... Read More