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“Mountain of Fire” coming to Shepherd Hill High along with sharp new uniforms

By Janet Stoica

On Saturday, October 13, be prepared for a marching band show that will knock your socks off.

The Shepherd Hill Regional High School Marching Band, recipient of many awards, including most recently the 2017 USBands National Championship, under the leadership of Director David Macuga, will host a magnificent show of rousing musical inspiration at its football field located at 68 Dudley-Oxford Road in... Read More

At Echobrook Nursery, fall is for planting

By Magda Dakin

The summer might be coming to an end but work in the yard is still a very busy time. “Fall is for planting,” says Francine Shear, owner of Echobrook Nursery in Worcester. Francine and her husband, Howard Shear, have owned and run the nursery for twenty years. “Fall is one of the busiest times in the garden because it’s the best time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials and we’ve stocked up to meet the deman... Read More

Rita’s makes plans to close by year-end

By Magda Dakin

Pat Benoit, owner of Rita’s in downtown Uxbridge, says, “You have to change things up now and then just to keep life interesting!” And to prove it she’s decided to give up her highly successful new, used, dollar store and gift shop.

Now into her eight year at Rita’s, Pat has decided she wants to devote more of her time to the other things in life and have some serious “me” time.

“I’ve been bles... Read More

Sutton welcomes Brickstone Kitchen

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

The town of Sutton has been noted for numerous attractions, including (in no particular order) historical landmarks, a strong school system, competitive sports teams and lofty lake properties. Upscale restaurants, though seemingly suitable to a stylish town, have somehow eluded its offerings. 

Until August 16.  

Brickstone Kitchen - a family-owned restaurant whose head... Read More

ʽDucks in a row’ for revitalization of Millbury’s downtown

By Rod Lee

There may not yet be strong visible evidence that the heart of the town of Millbury’s business district is going to be the thriving destination proponents envision—but wait. More change to augment what has already occurred by way of banners, flags and potted plants is in the offing, Laurie Connors, director of planning and development, told the BV Xpress on September 18th.

This past spring, Ms. Connors sa... Read More

Douglas Oktoberfest and fun on Main Street October 6

There was a time when they raced horses down Main Street, Douglas. This year, on October 6, we will once again be closing Main Street (and Depot Street) to traffic and opening it up to our friends and neighbors.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. we will have live music, a magician, petting zoo, games, rides, food, car show, and fundraisers. This year we will feature Berkshire Brewing beer in our beer tent, along with Ricker Hill Cider... Read More

New tool brings clarity to finances in town of Auburn

By Rod Lee

The same inclination toward transparency that motivated Chris Bullock to launch ClearGov recently compelled the town of Auburn to sign up for services provided by Mr. Bullock’s company, which touts itself as having gathered financial data “on nearly every city, town and village across the U.S. to create the world’s most comprehensive municipal financial database.”

Among these are the city of Framingham, t... Read More

Fuller Automotive sustains old values amid modern services

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

“Regardless of what happens to the car it will always be about servicing the customer.”  Chris Fuller, owner

A century may have passed since Fuller Automotive and Tire Center was founded (1914) but the family business, driven by trust and a personal touch, still upholds traditional values while moving forward.

Highly trained and certified, Fuller is one of onl... Read More

Webster pushes economic development to the forefront

By Rod Lee

In no time at all word of the town of Webster’s new “Economic Development Incentive Program” is reaching the business community, and engendering positive reaction and warm embraces.

Already, Town Administrator Doug Willardson said, three businesses have tapped into funds being made available through the program, which can be used for a variety of purposes. Among these are relocation costs to move a busine... Read More

Ribbon cutting heralds arrival of BV Education Hub

By Rod Lee

It would be hard to imagine a more impressive grouping of power players gathered under one roof than was the case the afternoon of September 18, when a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Blackstone Valley Education Hub at the Linwood Mill in the Whitinsville section of the town of Northbridge.

Dozens of people jammed into the ground floor of the building on Linwood Ave. included (but was certain... Read More