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New 911 service available to Webster/Dudley Residents

The South Worcester County Communications Center is pleased to announce a new service being offered to the residents and others in Webster and Dudley that will help to decrease the time to reach the local Communications Center during an emergency.

Effective December 11, 2017, the South Worcester County Communications Center began receiving 911 calls from callers on cellular devices directly. Previously all 911 calls origin... Read More

Seven Trail Projects Completed by BSTRA in 2017

Thanks to donations made by friends -- both individual and businesses -- of Bay State Trail Riders Association, Inc. (BSTRA), there were a number of significant improvements made to trails in Massachusetts’ state forests and parks this year.  BSTRA completed the following projects, enhancing local trails used for recreation and fitness by a variety of non-motorized users.

SNETT Improvements (Bellingham/Franklin, MA... Read More

New chef, new season at Galliford’s

By Magda Dakin

Mendon’s Southwick’s Zoo has a new baby! You’ve seen that reported before when the Spring baby animals arrive, ready for naming. But according to the new Executive Chef Michael Lombardi, the new Galliford’s Restaurant and Tavern, “is like a baby, taking steps to become the perfect place for delicious dining. We’ve been ironing out the kinks and asking our customers for input to create a unique, fresh f... Read More

Announcing Dudley Woman’s Club’s 2018 Scholastic Awards for female residents of Dudley, Webster & Charlton

Three scholarships will be offered to graduating female senior students residing in the towns of Dudley, Webster, or Charlton. One scholarship will be awarded to a Dudley resident, and two more will be selected from of three towns. One scholarship will also be offered to a non- traditional adult woman student returning to college or accredited training program residing in the towns of Dudley, Webster, Charlton, or a curre... Read More

Dudley Police Goods for Guns Buyback Program

In an effort to prevent injury or death from unwanted or unsafe guns in local homes, the Dudley Police Department is pleased to announce that for the second time it will be participating in the 16th Annual Goods for Guns Buyback Program from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017. This program is sponsored by the UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Center and the Worcester County District Attorn... Read More

Winner of 2017 "Top Clam" Award

Webster, MA. — The Webster Dudley Oxford Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Home and Business Show at Indian Ranch on October 24, 2017, where the organization recognized the 2017 Top Clam, i.e. The winner of the best clam chowder - with an award. This year, Samuel Slater’s Restaurant took home the prize, with Chef Michael Winslett at the helm. Three other contenders vied to be “Top Clam,” they were: Christopher... Read More

Flea items, books, gifts and Roaring 20’s for the holidays

By Rod Lee

At businesses up and down the main roads between Webster and Dudley a week before Shop Small Saturday, signs that the holidays were near at hand were very much in evidence.

Even the multi-colored lights that blinked brightly at the end of the lanes at Mohegan Bowl on Thompson Road in Webster seemed indicative of the season, although they were illuminated for a different reason. “We’ve got thirty birthday... Read More

Marines to honor Dr. Parvis at Toys for Tots 2017

Dr. Antoinette Parvis has been the official host and sponsor of Toys for Tots in Oxford for 36 years and this year Marine Local Detachment 1094 will join the festivities to recognize Dr. Parvis for those many years of service.

Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at Parvis Optical at 216 Main Street from now until Saturday, December 9.

The 2017 toy drive will conclude with Dr. Parvis’s annual Toys for... Read More

Calling All Singers!

Do you love to sing? Do you sing along with every song that you hear on the radio?  Or, were you in the high school chorus or church choir and have thought of singing in a chorus again? Then come join us and share your love of singing. Rehearsals will be held every Wednesday from 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the Memorial Hall Cultural Center, 30 School Street, Milford. We will be accepting new members January 3, January 10th and Jan... Read More