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Grafton business leaders, grants, milestones

by Christine Galeone

What makes a good leader? With so many people trying to lead the way by attempting to squash their opponents’ opinions, it’s easy to forget. But our country’s sixth president knew the answer.  John Quincy Adams once said “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

By that definition, there are several good leaders in Grafton. Recently, s... Read More

2019 Free Summer Concert Series at the Whitin Mill

ValleyCAST is proud to announce the return of its Free Summer Concert Series featuring a wide variety of high quality music performed by some of Blackstone Valley’s best local talent. The concert series, now in its 10th year, is one of the most popular events at the Whitin Mill drawing crowds of all ages and walks of life.

The concert series kicks off this year on Wednesday, July 3 at 6:00.  Then... Read More

Mexicali Webster May 30 fundraiser will support Oxford scholarship

The Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill restaurant will donate 20 percent of purchases made on Thursday, May 30, to a scholarship fund for an Oxford High School graduate.

Mexicali’s Lizzette Hernandez said that an Oxford High School student has already been chosen as the recipient. The choice was made in consultation with school counselors and scholarship committees, and was based on contributions, achievement, and need of the studen... Read More

Bay Path Faculty earns doctorate from Quinnipiac University

Charlton, MA — Adelina Healy of Dudley completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Quinnipiac University. The Board of Trustees, President and faculty of Quinnipiac University announced Doctor Healy’s receipt of Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the Commencement Exercises held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Lender Court at the People’s United Center York Hill Campus. The Doctor of Nursing Practice is one of two doctorate... Read More

Vaillancourt marks 35th with flurry of events and Traditions tribute book

By Rod Lee

For the thirty-fifth anniversary of their unique store, Gary and Judi Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton could have been content to release a chalkware piece commemorating the milestone.

They have done exactly that with Judi’s creation of “Angel on Deer.” As with “Starlight Santa: Rocking Donkey,” for Valliancourt’s 30th, the newly introduced design is already grabbing attention.

But t... Read More

Community Science Project - Bat Colony Study continues for second year at Cormier Woods

Bats are mysterious creatures to most people.  Surrounded by myth and legend, we have come to fear their presence.  However, humans tend to fear that which they do not understand.  Bats are in fact a very unique mammal that play an important role in our ecosystem.  For example, just one bat can eat hundreds to thousands of insects in a night and they love mosquitoes, flies and mayflies. Unfortunately, populations in some species... Read More

King again

Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

The return home from college, for most parents, comes with a sense of peace, not to mention gratitude. He survived dorm life. She returned in one piece. He’s clean-shaven.  And though we must readjust to life with more wet towels, dishes, and grocery bills, we somehow manage to find the middle ground between old rules and those concurrent with adolescent birds flown from the nest—but not completely.... Read More

More Ghostly Pianos

By Thomas D'Agostino

After writing about the haunted piano of Gardner Lake, it came to me that there are many other cases in New England where phantom fingers tickle the ivory keys of the most venerable musical instrument.

Here are a few other famous places where concerts from the other side are quite frequent.

Jerusha Howe's ghost... Read More

Milford Federal celebrates National Police Week

MILFORD, MA (May, 2019) – In honor of National Police Week, celebrated May 12th to May 18th, employees from Milford Federal Bank visited local police departments in Milford, Northbridge and Woonsocket to deliver lunch and express their gratitude.

“We wanted to take time during this week of recognition to say thank you to all of our hardworking police officers,” said Milford Federal President & CEO, Paul Gilbody. “Deliv... Read More