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New Photographer-in-Residence Program at the Westborough Public Library

Westborough, MA – Attention all photographers: the Westborough Public Library announces a new Photographer-in-Residence program that is open to anyone high school age and up.

Westborough has a strong photographic history. Many photographers maintained studios in Westborough over the years, and they used their cameras to capture significant events in the community, which is partly why the documentation of Westborough’s hist... Read More

The environment comes first for Mass Auto Recycling

By Janet Stoica

WORCESTER – You’re surely off the beaten path finding your way to Larry Boswell’s retail emporium of used cars and trucks---or are you?  As I found my way to Webster Court in Worcester, which is off Webster Street, which is off Webster Square, I wondered what type of business could possibly be found in this part of the city. I was in for a substantial surprise as I came upon a fenced-in lot of cars and truc... Read More

Prestige Nail Salon relocates to Webster after Dudley building water break

By Janet Stoica

The first thing you notice when you walk into Prestige Nail Salon is the fresh air!  No harsh nail polish or acetone smells – just clear clean air. Salon owner Lorri Ducharme has always been on the cutting edge of health and sterility guidelines - her shop uses advanced air filtration vacuums at each nail station and a high-capacity hepa-filter air cleaner to cleanse the air in the entire shop.

Nothi... Read More

Got Weeds?

DOUGLAS, MA. The Metacomet Land Trust will host guest speaker Michael Bald, owner and founder of Got Weeds? of Royalton, Vermont at its annual meeting to be held on Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at the Douglas Municipal Center at 29 Depot Street in Douglas
Struggling with the inexorable march of invasive plant species invadi... Read More

NHS Students “Walk Out” to Support Parkland School

Over 2500 schools across the nation, including Northbridge High School, took part in a walk-out on March 14th in honor of the 17 victims of the school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High Schools, as well as to support the students who are still attending the school.   

The NHS walk-out was organized by Isabelle Croteau and Madison Ireland who kicked off the somber event by reading brief but powerful biographies abou... Read More

Shared living information sessions

If so, find out about the personal and financial benefits of being a Shared Living Provider with Alternatives’ Shared Living Program. Learn how providing a home for an individual with disabilities can change their life and yours.

Alternatives will present three Shared Living Information Sessions, as follows:  

Thursday, March 27, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Millbury Public Library, 128 Elm St, Millbury.      

Thur... Read More

Eileen McAnneny discusses ballot initiatives at legislative breakfast

Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, was the guest speaker at the annual legislative breakfast sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, held on February 16.

Ms. McAnneny prefaced her presentation with a note that the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan fiscal watchdog.

Commenting on the Baker Administration’s FY 2019 budget, she said that a... Read More

Fontana Kitchens: custom cabinets and baths with a woman’s touch

By Magda Dakin

Food aficionados everywhere crave a beautiful, functional kitchen space to work in. It all seems to come together better when everything is in place and the kitchen is set up just the way you like it. Wendy Beltramini of Fontana Kitchens gets to make that dream come true for many residents in the Blackstone Valley. Located in downtown Mendon just across from the Town Hall and next to Country Bumpkin, Fontana... Read More

Hoopla builds for Blackstone Valley Education Hub

By Rod Lee

The long road to establishing a satellite campus of Quinsigamond Community College in the Blackstone Valley has seen its share of twists and turns; seemingly getting no closer to its destination.

Now, however, a new plan—an alternate route—is in place. Not for an extension of QCC in the region per se but rather for a “Blackstone Valley Education Hub” the mission of which will be essentially the same as be... Read More