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Edgar Allan Poe’s ghost In Providence

By Thomas D’Agostino

 Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. His travels in his short 40-year lifespan took him to many places, including those that resided in his mind. Poe was the child of two actors. His father left when he was very young and his mother died a year later. John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia, took him in. Here... Read More

Kozak leaves indelible mark as town manager in Northbridge

By Rod Lee

Theodore D. “Ted” Kozak did not walk into retirement after thirty-four years in public service including the last ten-plus as town manager in Northbridge without maintaining a dry sense of humor, one of his most redeeming qualities.

Asked in his office at Memorial Square on one of his last days on the job, on June 19th, what he expects to happen now that he no longer has to work, Mr. Kozak said “I’ll find... Read More

Explore the Buzz about Bees

The Uxbridge Quaker Meetinghouse (at the corner of Quaker Highway and Aldrich St.) will hold an Open House on Sunday, August 13th, and it’s going to Bee a Happening Event!

Join local beekeepers and their see-through hive from 2 to 4 PM as they answer questions about the lives and importance of these tiny creatures.   Children will be especially captivated when they learn to identify the queen bee and understand the special... Read More

Google Seminar hosted by The Webster Dudley Business Alliance & SCORE

Get Found on Google Search and Maps. Google Maps is the most widely used application for finding places and directions from a smartphone or other device. Businesses that are properly listed with Google reap the benefits of having potential customers directed to their door at the time when they are ready to buy. This workshop will show attendees how to claim their Google Business Page and learn how to use... Read More

VOLUNTARY RECALL: Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets, deli department store packed egg salad

(Schenectady, N.Y.) – Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets are issuing a voluntary recall on Store-Packed (as opposed to pre-packed) Deli Department Egg Salad, with scale code beginning with 267074. This product is being recalled because the bread crumb ingredient contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not listed on the ingredient label. There is no health risk for customers wit... Read More

Black Tavern is Historical Society’s pride and joy

By Rod Lee

Good fortune has followed the Black Tavern for almost all of the more than two hundred years the venerable property has existed opposite the First Congregational Church, the Grange and the Town Common and in close proximity to the grounds of Nichols College in Old Dudley Center.

That is still true today, but it might not have been if a dedicated group of preservation-minded area residents had not stepped... Read More

Avoiding Mistakes When Taking Medications

By Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

It was Albert Einstein who once said “a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” This may be true. But some mistakes are more costly and dangerous than others. And according to research recently published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, mistakes made by patients at home while taking medication are becoming more common. In fact, the researchers noticed... Read More

Samantha Chase, Orthopedic Surgeon, joins Harrington Physician Services

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – Samantha Chase, M.D., has joined Harrington Physician Services Orthopedic Surgery Department.

Dr. Chase received her medical degree from the University of Buffalo SUNY, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

She completed an internship and residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program (HCORP), which includes four Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals: Boston Children’s Hospit... Read More

The improbable story of Phineas Gage

By Thomas D’Agostino,

On September 13, 1848, an event stunned the medical field when the improbable happened in Cavendish, Vermont. 25-year-old Phineas Gage, a blasting foreman for the Rutland & Burlington Railroad, was using his three-foot tamping iron to set explosive charges for blasting when it prematurely exploded, sending the iron through his skull. S... Read More

UXLocale of Uxbridge promises locals “La Dolce Vita”

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Elaine Cowan, owner of UX Locale, may be more tired than she’s ever been, but she’s never been happier. Her restaurant, known for “slow, peasant food with an Italian twist” reflects a desire to do something she’s wanted to do her entire life. Her recipes and cooking style come from fond memories of watching her family, friends, and “Grafton Hill” neighbors cook with love, affection, and a yearning t... Read More