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Bartlett High School’s Tyler Adolfo wins DECA State Finals

By Janet Stoica

DECA, formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a non-profit career and technical student organization for colleges and high schools. The organization’s roots go back to 1946. The U.S. Department of Education authorizes DECA programs, which prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

Tyler Adolfo, Bartlett High School senior,... Read More

Upton State Forest targeted for work by BSTRA

The Upton State Forest, a Department of Conservation & Recreation property, is a popular destination for individuals and families who come out to enjoy nature.  Whether it is for recreational or fitness purposes, the community enjoys accessing multi-use trails running through this 2,660-acre forest.  Some of the primary trails have major erosion and have become difficult to use for the various user groups.

That’s why B... Read More

“Rising Towards Unity ... when not all voices were equal”

“Rising Towards Unity ... when not all voices were equal” presents the Life of Frederick Douglass on Sunday, April 28th at 2:00 at the South Grafton Community House, 25 Main St., South Grafton.

Edward T. O’Donnell, Chair, Dept. of History at Holy Cross College, will present a lecture followed by a discussion.  Learn about this extraordinary social justice activist and why his words and work still matter today.

Frede... Read More

Chester P. Tuttle Post of Auburn hopes for “bigger and better” after fire

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

A fire broke out at Auburn’s Tuttle Post on Friday, March 15, between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m., the cause of which is under investigation and to be considered for insurance purposes. A packed group of town residents and friends had been reveling in a Lenten Fish & Chips “dinner and dance” when the manager and head bartender, Steve Conway, escorted every person from the building in an orderly fashion.... Read More

BioCharger helps Detox Shop customers realize cell health

By Rod Lee

Chances are few people in South County or Central Massachusetts have heard of Royal Raymond Rife. Or Jim Girard for that matter.

Mr. Rife (1888-1971) was an American inventor and an early exponent of high-magnification time-lapse cine-micrography. Mr. Girard is a member of the team at Advanced Biotechnologies LLC in South Dennis and introducer of the original BioCharger concept in 1993. He joined the comp... Read More

Lincoln’s Cognitive Knowledge

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

A dog’s vocabulary is impressive. Sit. Stay. Paw. Wait. Come. Heel. The generic list is endless. Classic dog phrases become terms of endearment to the pet owner. Go for a ride? A dog’s expression upon learning he’s about to head out for the beloved car ride is epic—the cocked head, the stiff ears, the freeze-frame face that says, “Really? I was thinking the same thing!” The more subtle phrases, thou... Read More

The Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc. announces special events and Farmers Markets: 2019

Located on the Mendon/Blackstone town line at 286 Mendon Street, Blackstone, MA, the Daniels Farmstead will open the season with a “Birds & Blooms” theme on Sunday, May 19, 2019.  At 11:00am, naturalist Kathy Barton will lead a wildlife walk through the trails at Daniels.  At 1:00pm, Landscaper and Naturalist, John Root with present a 90-minute presentation titled “Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping” in the 1850 barn.... Read More

Riverdale Mills, Jim Knott Jr. recognized for "Visionary Leadership"


Riverdale Mills Corporation, a global manufacturer of premium-quality welded wire mesh based in Northbridge, has earned a 2019 Manufacturing Leadership Award from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

In announcing the news, Jane Meehan Lanzillo, director of corporate communications for Riverdale Mills, said the Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC) of NA... Read More

Harrington holds ribbon cutting for new Webster Physical Therapy Clinic

Webster, MA, March 29, 2019 –  Harrington held a ribbon cutting on March 26 to officially unveil its new Physical and Occupational Therapy (PT/OT) clinic in Webster.

After more than a decade at its outpatient location on Cudworth Road, the healthcare system wanted to improve seamless care for patients and decided to move PT... Read More

Douglas Boy Scout Troop 316 awards first Eagle Scout rank

Douglas, MA -- March 27, 2019 -- Massimo Fontaine of Boy Scout Troop 316 in Douglas, Massachusetts was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony held March 23 at St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug Street.

Douglas Boy Scout Troop 316 was formed in 2014 and Massimo, age 16, is the first scout from his troop to achieve the Eagle Scout rank, which is scouting's highest honor.

Massachusetts State Represen... Read More