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BHC announces winners of 2020 Calendar Photo Contest

(Whitinsville, MA - September 16, 2019) Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) has announced the winners of its 2020 Calendar Photo Contest and plans for a calendar release party and gallery show at its offices at the Linwood Mill in Whitinsville, MA, on Thursday, November 7.

Judging of the photo submissions was done by volunteers of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Photography Ambassadors. With the theme... Read More

Puffin’s rebuilds from fire, will add Fridays and Saturdays for your “dinner out”

By Rod Lee

On a busy Monday morning when she hardly had time to catch a breath, Karen Benglian, owner with her husband John of Puffin’s, a breakfast and lunch place on Main St. in Millbury, paused to talk about “the restart.”

“We had a fire on July 14, 2018,” Ms. Benglian said. Attributed, she said, to something combustible in the walls of an old building. “It happened during off-hours. There was a lot of water and... Read More

First annual legislative breakfast set for November 1

All local legislators are scheduled to attend the Webster Dudley Oxford Chamber of Commerce’s first annual legislative breakfast on Friday, November 1, at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster.

Topics the legislators will address include “Education Reform and How it Relates to the Millionaire Tax” and “Family and Medical Leave Law Update.” A question and answer segment will follow.

State Senator Ryan C. Fattman represe... Read More

Blackstone Landscape Supply, Skip’s like their niche on Rt. 146

By Rod Lee

Ask Ryan Collette and Don Greenwood and they will tell you they appreciate their businesses’ location on the northbound side of the Worcester Providence Turnpike (Rt. 146) in Sutton between the exit for Central Turnpike and the traffic light at Boston Road.

One reason for this, Mr. Greenwood said on September 17th, is people who are driving south don’t mind swinging around in order to get to him. It is re... Read More

Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill shows its Appreciation to fan base

By Rod Lee

The success of the Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill restaurants could be measured by the number of locations the company boasts, in Westborough, Danvers, Natick, Holden, Spencer, Ware, Webster and Worcester in Massachusetts and South Windsor in Connecticut.

Or by the food everyone raves about: the street-style tacos, fajitas, combos, tamales, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas and more from an extensive menu for l... Read More

The Ashton Mill and Owens Corning Fiberglas

Nestled along the banks of the Blackstone River, Ashton Mill stands today as a reminder of the Blackstone River Valley’s industrial power. Built in 1867, a number of companies have operated within its walls, employing thousands of people over time who chose to call the valley their home.

On Sunday October 6th, Park Ranger Dave Lewis of Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park will be sharing some of the key moments... Read More

Grafton’s The Saddle Shed to celebrate 50th anniversary

By Magda Dakin

 “Shortly after we were married, he bought me a horse I really wanted and that’s what started it all,” says a beaming Margo as she playfully nudges Tom, her husband of 57 years. “We’ve been working together all these years in a business we both really like. Our daughter Leah has taken over the full time running of the business, but I still like to come in and greet our long- time customers, chat and catch up... Read More

Myrtle Avenue project complete in Webster

Starting at the end of March 2019, the Water Department started making improvements to the lines between Park and George Streets on Myrtle Avenue. Costing $571,425, and taking just under 4 months, the relining is complete. The first step to the project consisted of taking the water main off-line and running temporary lines for the residents in the area. Once off-line, the pipes were mechanically cleaned then lined with a cured-in... Read More

Webster Five announces purchase of new corporate headquarters

(September 23, 2019) Webster, MA – Webster Five is pleased to announce it has purchased the property located at 35 Millbury Street in Auburn, Massachusetts, which will be the future home of the bank’s corporate headquarters. The bank plans an extensive redesign and remodel of the building to allow for an exciting and collaborative workspace for its employees. Design and construction is expected to take 12 to 15 months wi... Read More

BVT to co-host a living history event at Daniels Farmstead

UPTON – Through a competitive grant provided by The New England School Development Council (NESDEC), BVT will co-host the Battle for Daniels Farm, a reenactment of The American Revolution, October 5th and 6th at Daniels Farmstead in Blackstone.

Mark your calendars and plan to take a stroll through time, back to the 18th-century when America was in the midst of a battle for freedom from British rule. Visitors will have the... Read More