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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

Two new shows added to Yuengling Summer Concert Series at Indian Ranch

Webster, MA - April 29, 2019 - Indian Ranch announced that Gavin DeGraw will perform as part of the Yuengling Summer Concert Series in Webster, MA on Saturday, August 10th and Yacht Rock Revue will perform on Saturday, September 14th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 3rd at 10:00 AM; an Insider's Club Presale will take place Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM at ... Read More

Thomas Palayoor: Exploring cultural changes through characters

by Christine Galeone

Thomas Palayoor describes Kerala, a state in the southern part of India, as a place with abundant natural beauty – including lakes, canals and coconut trees – that’s “carpeted by tea and coffee estates” and spice plantations. Growing up in a small village in Kerala, he was fascinated by many of his quirky neighbors and how their human nature was revealed in various types of social situations. “I have w... Read More

Food Truck & Craft Fair Festival rolls to Millbury High on May 19

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

The Millbury Redevelopment Authority, a group designed to create opportunities to attract development in the town of Millbury and help revitalize its economy and cultural growth, will host its 4th annual Food Truck & Craft Fair fundraiser on Sunday, May 19, rain or shine.

The event will include approximately twelve food trucks, a variety of craft vendors, local bands, and... Read More