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Massachusetts Passes the CARE Act

August 31 was International Overdose Awareness Day, an annual remembrance of the terrible toll that addiction and drug abuse currently impose on our nation and beyond. In Massachusetts, nearly 1900 individuals died of a drug overdose in 2017, most involving an opioid, heroin, fentanyl or combination of addictive drugs. Preliminary data from 2018 shows no significant improvement in the sad story that these statistics tell.

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Douglas Cultural Council now accepting grant applications

The Douglas Cultural Council is currently accepting grant proposals from Massachusetts musicians, artists, and performers.  Organizations, schools, and individuals are urged to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. The deadline for grant applications is Monday, October 15.  This year, all applications must be completed online, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council website.

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Daniels Farmstead Apple Festival

Located at 286 Mendon Street, Blackstone, MA, the historic Daniels Farmstead is celebrating the arrival of fall in New England with its second annual Apple Festival on Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine).  Daniels Farmstead is known to have played a pivotal role in the growing of apples and the production of apple cider and vinegar at the largest surviving cider house in the Blackstone River Vall... Read More

Harrington awarded $440,000 to better manage chronic disease populations

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, August 30, 20128 – Harrington HealthCare System has been awarded a $440,000 grant from the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to fund a comprehensive approach to managing chronic disease.

The funding falls under the Alternative Payment Methods (APM) Preparation Fund of HHS’ Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, which builds and strengthens the statewide healthcare workforce and... Read More

Sutton Cultural Council announces grant opportunity: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Organizations, schools, and individuals may apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. According to Council spokesperson Paige Thayer, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Sutton-- including exhibits, festivals, field trips, performances in schools, workshops and concerts.

The Sutton Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving al... Read More

Whitin Community Center celebrates selection as beneficiary of “fresh Cookbook” Fundraiser at Uxbridge Hannaford

WHITINSVILLE– The Whitin Community Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and families and to building a strong community in the Blackstone Valley, has been selected as a benefiting non-profit of the “fresh Cookbook” fundraiser at Uxbridge Hannaford for the month of September.

The fresh Cookbook was released in July 2018 and cont... Read More

On a Clearview day you can see a golf course that pleases

By Rod Lee

What becomes immediately apparent on a first visit to Clearview Country Club in Millbury in a number of years is how much the place has changed—for the better.

Set on one hundred twenty acres at the top of Park Hill Avenue (off Route 20) with scenic views that rival those of Boston attributed in television commercials to the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy (or those of Worcester from the high points of... Read More

Registration now open for 2018 Unibank Greenway Challenge

WHITINSVILLE - The Whitin Community Center is pleased to announce that registration is open and underway for the 2018 UniBank Greenway Challenge, the popular multi-segment competition now in its 18th year. The event will be held on Saturday, September 29 and will feature eight challenging segments which will take participants from the start line at Lincoln Woods State Park, North Parking Lot in Lincoln, RI through the Blackstone... Read More

The Seer of Rutland

By Thomas D’Agostino

The Eddy family of Chittenden found fame in their well-publicized acts of mediumship and séances in their family home. Only five miles south of the Eddys, another man, Solomon W. Jewett, was making waves of his own. By the end of the nineteenth century, both parties had put the otherwise sleepy state of Vermont on the spiritualist m... Read More