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Annual Kid’s Fair provides information and resources for families

This FREE outreach event is open to all Northbridge and Uxbridge area families. Beginning Bridges and the Blackstone Valley Children’s Place partner to provide this fun, interactive and cost-free event for families with young children- nothing can be sold. A major objective of the Fair is to promote healthy lifestyles as well as provide access to information and community resources. In 2017 we will continue the theme of “Passport... Read More

Ray Belsito Jr. shifts Arnie’s Auto Body into high gear

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Ray Belsito Jr. knew he wanted to be involved with cars “in some way, shape, or form” at an early age.  The second generation auto mechanic who still recalls mixing bondo at his father’s shop in Webster (Ray’s Auto Restoration) may have taken a few career turns, but when it comes to reaching that goal, his hands have remained steady at the wheel. 

“My grandfather is seventy-six and still doe... Read More

Improv Asylum to headline WDO Chamber meeting

By Barbara Van Reed

Members of Boston’s comedy theater Improv Asylum will bring their unique presentation style to the Webster Dudley Oxford Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting in a keynote feature called “Train your Head to Think on its Feet.”

The group will show how the tools and techniques of improv can lead to better teambuilding and a more effective workplace.

The Chamber’s annual meeting will be held fro... Read More

Weight loss help from the pharmacy?

By Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

So how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along?  If you are like millions of other Americans you have included some sort of weight loss goal on your list.  This isn’t surprising.  According to statistics from the National Institute of Health, nearly two-thirds of adults are overweight and one-third qualify as obese based on BMI (body mass index). This results in numerous health-related... Read More

A Chronicle of the next generation of skilled workers

UPTON – An upcoming episode of WCVB-TV’s “Chronicle” will highlight Blackstone Valley Tech’s mission to develop the next generation of skilled workers in Massachusetts.

The nightly news magazine was inspired by the spotlight the recent election placed on the working class in the United States. Their inspiration led them to research and report on the standing of the working class in Massachusetts – one of the most expensive... Read More

Millbury Savings Bank pledges $10,000 to Millbury Parents Club

MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, January 3, 2017 Millbury Savings Bank has pledged to donate $10,000 over three years to the Millbury Parents Club, to help support the club’s mission of funding educational activities and cultural experiences for all students of the Millbury Public Schools.

“Our town’s schoolchildren benefit directly from the programs that Millbury Parents Club helps fund,” said Robert J. Morton,... Read More

Oxford citizen volunteers – are you there?

By Janet Stoica

OXFORD – Ben Franklin, one of our country’s founders, and Lucille Ball, a brilliant comedic actress from days gone by, have used an appropriate phrase for finding people who are the doers of our society: “When you want something done, ask a busy person.”  The Town of Oxford is definitely looking for busy people who can volunteer on several Town committees. The volunteering aspect is perhaps the most difficu... Read More

Town appetite for Indian Ranch restaurant?

By Rod Lee

Early indications are that no hackles will be raised by Indian Ranch ownership’s plans to add a restaurant to the venerable entertainment/recreational venue on Gore Road in Webster. No hue and cry, no as-yet fierce resistance, no battle lines like the ones drawn for the long confrontation that preceded the launch of the paddleboat Indian Princess.

So it proceeds for the Robert/Raun family in its continuin... Read More

Sen. Moore Announces 78th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar

BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) announced that the 78th Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this spring on Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22nd at the Massachusetts State House.

CLS is a citizen seminar that aims to better educate the public on the Commonwealth’s legislative process. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Mas... Read More