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Dudley Needle Workers seek new members for charity work

By Janet Stoica

It’s an art for sure!  Knitting and crocheting might become a lost art, but not as long as the Dudley Needle Workers are fiercely working at their awesome craft.

The members of the Dudley Needle Workers meet twice weekly at the Dudley Senior Center, located in the municipal complex, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Their members are from Oxford, Southbridge, Webster, and Dudley. These... Read More

WCAC to honor 2019 Action Heroes on May 16

Worcester, Massachusetts - Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC) will host its 13th Annual Action Hero Awards on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester.
Established to honor exemplary individuals and organizations which have supported WCAC and its mission over the past year, 2019 Action Hero honorees will include: Fundacion MAPFRE/... Read More

Blackstone Valley Restaurant Week aims to build on Worcester model

By Rod Lee

The idea for a first-ever “Blackstone Valley Restaurant Week,” emulating one that has been a hit in Worcester for many years, is to introduce individuals who do not live in the immediate area to the many dining experiences available to them beyond the bounds of the city.

This is the word from Tom Merolli of Mendon, who is working with Paul Giorgio of Pagio Inc. in Worcester, the Blackstone Valley Chamber... Read More

In South County, optimism about the state of business in the nation

In South County, optimism about the state of business in the nation

By Rod Lee

Word from the website Wallet Hub just ahead of National Small Business Week that the nation’s current economic environment is a good one for persons looking to launch a company, or run one, comes as no surprise to Carl Kaliszewski of 511 Financial Group in Webster, Travis Blair of Graphics Unlimited in Dudley and... Read More

Gardner Lake's Ghostly Piano

By Thomas D'Agostino

New England is full of strange stories and people. There is always an interesting legend or tale of someone or something of the more eccentric type around every turn. This next account is no exception. It is a true story that resonates to this day, not only in the telling of the tale, but in the supernatural reverberations of music as... Read More

Harrington Hospital Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, May 2, 2019 — Harrington Hospital has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.

In 2015, Harrington launched its Early Lung Cancer Screen... Read More

Douglas Democratic Caucus, Saturday, May 18, 2019

Registered Democrats in Douglas will hold a caucus on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Douglas Municipal Center at 29 Depot Street in Douglas to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be held September 14th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss Part... Read More

West Hill Park day-use area parking change; will require mile-long walk

The US Army Corps of Engineers, which manages and operates the West Hill Reservoir and Dam Project in the towns Uxbridge, Northbridge, Upton, and Mendon, has announced a change in parking for the day-use area.

The West Hill Park day-use area will be open from May 18 to September 8. Operating hours for the park are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The park offers a variety of recreational facilities, including a swim beach, picnic shelters... Read More

First female selectman Alice Walker broke the glass ceiling in Oxford

Story and photo by Connie Reddy Dwyer

In 1983, Oxford native Alice Walker defeated all odds and was elected to become the Town’s female selectman; this was after losses in 1982 and 1981.                                                                

Ms. Walker continued as a member of the Board of Selectmen for 14 years (1983-1995), including serving as its chairman.

During an interview in her home on Main S... Read More

Democracy in Action at Webster Board of Selectman Candidate Forum

Democracy in Action at Webster Board of Selectman Candidate Forum

By Janet Stoica

Sponsored by the Bartlett High School National Honor Society and Webster Democratic and Republican Town Committees, the Webster Selectmen Candidate Forum kicked off right on time at 6:30 p.m. on April 25 at the new Gladys Kelly Library in downtown Webster.

Bartlett’s National Honor Society members in attendance were: Leighah Bea... Read More