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Ghost returns on 100th anniversary

By Thomas D’Agostino

This account came to me in a rather strange way. My wife Arlene and I lived in Burrillville, Rhode Island in 2004. We were very active in the history of the town and knew a lot of prominent citizens. It was in May of that year I received a phone call from someone on the fire department asking for the phone number of Historical Society... Read More

On to the town of Millis for Douglas TA Mike Guzinksi

By Rod Lee

It is fair to say that Douglas Town Administrator Michael J. Guzinski’s career in public service is far different today than it was at the beginning back in the seacoast town of Hampton, New Hampshire where he grew up.

In discussing his imminent departure from Douglas later this month to become town administrator in Millis, Mr. Guzinski said he actually got his start in the profession (although he didn’t... Read More

BVT Student Transportation Van

The Millbury Federal Credit Union (MCU) is pleased to announce its support of a student transportation van for Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School. 
This van provides much needed transportation of students to and from job sites within the 13-town school district.

Under the leadership of instructor Thomas Lamont, students in the Painting and Design Technologies program, Abbigayle Stratton and He... Read More

Suzanne Purtee named organist and choir director

The Congregational Church of Grafton, UCC is pleased to announce that Suzanne Purtee has been hired as the new Organist and Choir Director. She began on February 10, and was welcomed by all with a celebration after church services.

Suzanne served for ten years as the Music Director of the 1500 member Church of the Nativity (Episcopal) in Huntsville, Alabama. She... Read More

Slice of Heaven: New name, new owner for former Pizza Post

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Randy Bergeron, owner of Oxford’s brand new Slice Of Heaven, smiled easily when asked about his new restaurant, which is located in the former Pizza Post house on Main Street.  “I grew up in the industry. My family owned Riverside Pizza in Thompson, Connecticut. I started doing dishes at the age of fifteen, then worked my way up to grill, kitchen duties, and menu preparations. I became a m... Read More

At 22 years, Booklovers’ Gourmet has much to celebrate

By Rod Lee

It is a Wednesday in late February with a touch of spring in the air. Debra Horan is talking about the milestone she has reached with twenty-two years in business as owner of Booklovers’ Gourmet on East Main St. in Webster.

  A celebration to mark Booklovers’ Gourmet’s latest anniversary and to thank the public for its ongoing support will take place all day Saturday, March 4th with special discounts, giv... Read More

Gayle Suzanne ‘moving forward’ with cable show

Gayle Suzanne’s list of work aspects include writer, life coach, teacher, and motivator; now she’s added another: cable talk show host.

Gayle is maybe best known locally for her book “It’s In The Little things,” published in 2013. The book is a series of 50 short stories on how to cope with life’s frustrations and press through difficult times. She’s now working on a second one, this one dealing specifically with merging s... Read More

Sweet dreams: Insomnia options appear elusive

By Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

William Shakespeare appears to have understood the discomfort of chronic insomnia when he wrote “O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee that thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down?” But you don’t need to be a poet to appreciate the value of a good night’s sleep. According to information provided by the National Institute of Health, depending on your definitio... Read More

A shout-out to the volunteers in Millbury

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Volunteering time to help others is not only a common ethical practice; it’s also medically sound.

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the health benefits for volunteering one’s time are substantial. On a mission to measure its precise benefits, researchers over the past two decades have found that “in addition to the positive feelings known as a helper’s hig... Read More