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Unibank names Sam S. Pepper, Jr, president and CEO

WHITINSVILLE, MA – Timothy P. Wickstrom, Chairman of UniBank’s Board of Directors recently announced that Sam S. Pepper, Jr. has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UniBank and the bank’s holding company, UFS Bancorp.

“Following a comprehensive search process that was conducted by a team of UniBank board members, corporators, and employees, we are confident that Sam Pepper has the knowledge and experi... Read More

Millbury basks in glow of ʽHistoric U.S. Route 20’ status

By Rod Lee

Bryan Farr likes to say that there are “a lot of wow moments” along “Historic U.S. Route 20.” He should know. Mr. Farr is founder, president and CEO of the Association formed to promote the road—America’s longest at 3,365 miles.

Another such wow moment came when Mr. Farr appeared as guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Millbury Historical Society on June 11th at the Asa Waters Mansion. In what Socie... Read More

Summer bounty to begin in Grafton

by Christine Galeone

Gardeners know the thrill of seeing their gardens grow. When their dedication turns seeds into produce, they get excited about the summer ahead. Likewise, the Grafton Farmers Market volunteers, vendors and shoppers have a lot to be excited about. 

With more local vendors offering produce, hand-crafted items and handmade treats, syrups, snacks and beverages, the Grafton Farmers M... Read More

BVAA open call for multi media art show

The BVAA will host an open call for a multi media art show during the months of August and September.  All area artists are invited to participate, regardless of skill level. This is an excellent opportunity for beginners to get their feet wet and begin to share their creative styles.  More advanced artists are encouraged to participate as well to help inspire the emerging new artists in the area.  The show will be judged for pri... Read More


The Uxbridge 4th of July Celebration Committee and Premeer Real Estate are excited to announce the return of fireworks to Uxbridge.  Operation: Bigger Boom is in effect.  The event this year will be held on July 8th at the McCloskey Middle School Field from 4:00pm – 9:00pm (Rain date July 9th).  Fireworks will begin at 9:00pm.  Bring a chair or a blanket and plan for and evening of fun, entertainment, food and fireworks! ... Read More

Bible school registration

The ecumenical Vacation Bible School will be July 17-21 at the Village Congregational, Church St., Whitinsville. The VBS is sponsored by the Northbridge Association of Churches. The time is 9:00 am to 12 noon, followed by swimming.
All children who are age 4 through Grade 6 are welcome. Youth are invited to be helpers. 
Our program consists of Bible stories, worship, singing, craf... Read More

Millbury Savings Bank promotes five employees

MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, June, 2017 — Millbury Savings Bank has promoted five of its employees.

Jason M. Faber is now executive vice president and senior loan officer. He joined Millbury Savings Bank in 2014 as senior vice president and senior commercial loan officer. Mr. Faber holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Virginia Tech. He and his family live in Auburn.

Kevin S. Higginbottom... Read More

bankHometown joins push for new Webster library

By Rod Lee

The atmosphere as town of Webster residents await the new Chester C. Corbin Public Library, now under construction and scheduled to open next spring, is probably no different than it was when its predecessor began operations nearly a century ago—in July of 1921.

There was undoubtedly much fanfare then in anticipation of a building designed by the New York architectural firm Titan & Githens. The same e... Read More

Stark Strong; for Marion, for Nathan, for cancer research

By Rod Lee

The imprint that Marion J. Stark left on her community and her family goes much deeper than the town seal she designed for Boylston, Massachusetts and the affection with which she was held by her grandson Nathan.

Marion died at the age of seventy-six on March 1st, 2016 after a ten-year struggle with endometrial cancer. Her life of accomplishment as a wife, mother, grandmother, artist, Sunday school teache... Read More

Still striking at 96

That would be Grace Burns, who at age 96 still hits the bowling alley several times a week. For Grace, bowling has long been a way of life, so why not continue?

She was born and raised in Millville and still lives in the same house. At 18, she started working at Capron’s boarding house (now home of Cove Insurance Company) in the center of Uxbridge.

Grace’s job was to prepare lunch and dinner for boarders, and when s... Read More