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Harrington continues to focus on safety with updated security measures

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Harrington HealthCare System continues to focus on the safety of its patients, staff and visitors following a June 14 incident where a Southbridge Emergency Room nurse was stabbed by a patient.
Since the attack, Harrington has implemented strict security guidelines within its Emergency D... Read More

Dudley Grange 9th Annual Apple Festival

October 7th 2017 from 11 am-4 pm--go to Center Rd near Nichols College and follow the signs to partake of apple crisp made with fresh apples and topped with vanilla ice-cream! (Sugar-free available upon request) Does it get better than that? Here’s rundown of the day’s events: Apple Pie Eating Contest for Adults and Kids, Tug--war for Adults and Kids, Games, Bounce House, vendors and more....

Entertainment will be provided... Read More

Mendon County Ramblers offer Willow Brook Restaurant a night of bluegrass and fun

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Thursday nights have gone a little bit country at Mendon’s Willow Brook Restaurant, thanks to a dedicated group of Bluegrass musicians whose monthly jams have led to nightly concerts, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and, moreover, have garnered a crowd that’s both loyal and hungry.

They are the talented Mendon County Ramblers, led by banjoist Phil Roettjer, an electrical engineer who... Read More

Grafton celebrates animals, art, apple pies and more

by Christine Galeone

Our world is made up of various types of communities. There are religious ones, artistic ones, athletic ones, political ones, etc. But although being part of global communities can be exciting and inspiring, it’s nice to also be part of our local communities. 

This month, some of those local communities are coming together in Grafton. At a myriad of events, they will celebrate animals, art, appl... Read More

Get fired up for networking

This fall, get back into the networking of things, and make that connection you have been hoping for. The meeting will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 5-7 pm at Firebrands Bar & Grill, 8 Airport Road in Dudley. Cost: Chamber members, $10; Non-members, $20. To register:

We hope to see you there--

OSV Militia Men – on the job to preserve a slice of American history

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Ever wonder what it would be like to go to work dressed up and ready to serve in the military?  

A stroll through Old Sturbridge Village during a sunny Labor Day Saturday had me curious.  What’s it like to wear an 1830’s Militia Man uniform and reenact a scene from our great nation’s history?  Are these stiff-armed, musket men reliving a stale childhood dream to carry a gun or are they volun... Read More

Auburn’s Chester P. Tuttle Post is for everyone to join

By Janet Stoica

The Auburn American Legion Post is dedicated to the memory of Chester P. Tuttle, an Auburn resident and Army Field Artilleryman from the 82nd Division who died in World War I, just a few days shy of his 23rd birthday.

“This local American Legion Post’s members want the public to know that we are ‘open to the public,’” said Mike Hobbs, Post Adjutant. “Our building is open seven days a week and has a n... Read More

Lamoureux Ford motto for 40 years: Respect and courtesy

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Vice President Marc Lamoureux is becoming more and more like his father, a quality he admits isn’t such a bad thing. His Ford dealership, located on 366 East Main Street, East Brookfield, and founded by his father, Lionel Lamoureux (in 1977), who first opened up at a small shop only minutes down the road from its current location, after he purchased the Ford franchise (then known as Varney’s Garage... Read More

New England’s first UFO sightings

By Thomas D’Agostino

I have not covered the subject of UFOs much in my writings, but this particular piece of New England history became of great interest to me. When I was a young lad I was into the UFO sightings and stories. I always carried a copy of Project Blue Book with me and had memorized every case within its pages. This account predates the cases scribed within the aforementioned book by over three hundr... Read More

Sturbridge Coffee Roasters supports Southbridge Police Association’s fundraising efforts to help Officer Reddick “Crush Cancer”

Southbridge/Dudley, Mass. – Sturbridge Coffee Roasters (SCR) will donate $1 for each single pot coffee package of our SCR House and Black Gold Blends purchased during the month of September to help Southbridge Police Department Officer Reddick as he battles cancer.

Each pot of these two house blends of our freshly roasted coffee makes 12-cups of coffee. For every $3.95 single pot package purchased, SCR will donate $1.00 to... Read More