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Blackstone Valley Shelter has opened its doors to those in need

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

“God has been tapping me on the shoulder for the past ten years,” says Leslie Reichert, member of the United Presbyterian Church in Whitinsville.

Situations and certain people kept dropping into her vision, as though calling her to take action.  The only problem was, the situations were a lot easier to ignore, and caused a few arguments with the Big Guy, especially when she drove down Hill S... Read More

Riverdale Mills at home in a world of wire

By Rod Lee

There may be few throwbacks left to the Blackstone Valley’s glory days as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. But one of them—Riverdale Mills Corp. in Northbridge—is a 21st Century powerhouse.

Situated on Riverdale St. next to a placid pond where two bald eagles nest, “Riverdale” (as the company is now known by its abbreviated name) is one of the largest manufacturers of galvanized and P... Read More

Marshall’s Jewelers adds Whitinsville store

By Magda Dakin

Marshall’s Jewelers opened a second jewelry showroom last fall, its first in the Blackstone Valley, locating it at 1223 Providence Road in Whitinsville, next to Jube’s Restaurant. Owner and Master Jeweler Richard Goldberg says customers are thrilled with having a jewelry store closer to where they shop, conveniently located, with plenty of parking. Marshall’s Jewelers has been serving the local community for... Read More

BiZ Imprints makes a big impression

By Janet Stoica

BiZ Imprints & Graphics in Dudley is certainly more than your usual digital printing shop. Owner Arvind Basil’s new retail store, which opened in January, offers watch repair and battery replacement, a notary service, a while-you-wait passport/green card photo service, and fine cigars.

The store also provides a clothing alterations service - an on-site tailor can do a simple slacks re-hemming to... Read More

Over The Hedge Landscaping – a business on fire

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

A March (14th) New England snowstorm came with a sinister air of triumph, stomping out hopes that a hurried spring would follow a rained-on winter. Perhaps no one was more disturbed, however, than Tim Henault, co-owner of Over The Hedge Landscaping and a Woonsocket firefighter, whose can’t-sit-still nature has had him itching for outdoor work. Thankfully, he and his newlywed wife, co-owner and mast... Read More

Dudley Selectman Fox — two decades of service

By Rod Lee

In deciding not to run for re-election this year, Dudley Selectman Peter Fox can look back on two decades of service to an adopted hometown for which he has deep affection.

Dudley residents are no doubt familiar with Mr. Fox’s contributions as a member of a board that he considers to be an “excellent” steward of the municipality’s well-being (“we don’t always agree, but we respect one another,” he says).... Read More

Webster salvage operation is key link in LKQ chain

By Rod Lee

Sprawled on eighteen acres at the intersection of Old Douglas Road and Rt. 16 in Webster, LKQ New England’s auto-recycling facility looks like most any other salvage operation—at first glance.

It isn’t, and the specter of forklift and back-loader trucks scurrying about the grounds all morning and afternoon, an 80,000-square-foot warehousing component and remnants of totaled vehicles stacked on a large ste... Read More

Easter Bunny photos and activities at Auburn Mall

Families are invited to visit with the Bunny during the Bunny Photo Experience, and take home a treasured snapshot of the festive fun! Photo packages and pricing will vary, and guests can learn more at the Bunny set.
The sponsors for the 2017 Bunny Photo Experience are The Gymboree... Read More

Veteran racer Sundeen seeking record Fifth Championship

THOMPSON, CT - Scott Sundeen began his racing career in 1998 at Seekonk Speedway.  The Sutton, MA driver began competing part-time at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in 2002 while building his first home, and managing his furniture business.  In his first start, Sundeen proved he would be a force to be reckoned with, registering his first win.  

With his house complete and the furniture business thriving, Sundeen began... Read More

Fels Family Foundation donates $150,000 to Harrington for echocardiogram machine

SOUTHBRIDGE, MAHarrington HealthCare has announced it has been awarded $150,000.00 from the Fels Family Foundation to purchase an echocardiography machine for the Harrington Hospital cardiology department.

Echocardiography, also called an echo test or heart ultrasound, is a test that takes “moving pictures” of the heart with soundwaves. According to Harrington’s cardiac manager, Scott MacLean, the “echo... Read More