Skip to main content

Recent Articles

People First Pantry could use your help

Its that time of year again! Thanksgiving is almost here and we need your help! Each year our organization, in partnership with the wonderful staff at the Uxbridge Senior center, provide a hot Thanksgiving meal to local senior citizens. As we all know, preparing this holiday meal for our own families takes a lot of work and we are in need of volunteers to cook turkeys, mashed potatoes, stuffing, m... Read More

Captain Job Knapp Chapter honors Vietnam Era Veterans

On Sunday November 5th three Vietnam Era veterans were honored by the Captain Job Knapp Daughters of the American Revolution with the presentation of handmade Honor Quilts that were made by Louise Zygmuntowicz of Douglas. Pictured Louise Zygmuntowicz, Leon Sochia IV, USMC; Cecilia Stienstra, US Army Nurse Corps, and Roy Peters, US Army.  Mrs Zygmuntowicz was recently awarded the Massach... Read More

Auburn Legislative Breakfast

AUBURN - Join the Auburn Chamber of Commerce in a panel discussion with Town Manager Julie Jacobson, State Senator Micheal Moore, and State Representative Paul Frost as they sit down to discuss local town policy and local government trending issues for the Auburn area.

KAR Jewelers – A Putnam gem

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Kathleen Viens, owner of Putnam, Connecticut’s, KAR Jewelers, is an experienced small business owner who’s come to appreciate the little things that go a long way during her thirty-one-year stretch as a retail salesperson.

“I enjoy being here. My customers have a cup of tea or a soup with me. My husband comes in with repairs. My brother visited me for lunch. They know me,” the small business... Read More

Construction underway at Harrington’s new Child & Family Services building

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – In just a few weeks, Harrington HealthCare System will open the doors to its new Child and Family Services Center in Southbridge.

The healthcare system has leased the former CarQuest Auto Parts store at 139 South Street. After the renovation is complete, the facility will house mental health counseling and group sessions for children and adolescents, ages 4-24, and their families.

The move gives... Read More

WDO Chamber Expo at Indian Ranch a hit with vendors

By Rod Lee

If the “Son of Spam” set up as part of a display put together by representatives of Bay Path Vocational Technical School’s Robotics department could have talked, it would have deemed the Webster-Dudley-Oxford Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual Home and Business Expo at Indian Ranch on October 24th a success.

The same conclusion could have been drawn as well from the varied mix of presenters taking part—ma... Read More

Alzheimer's Partnership hosts free forum for caregivers

BELLINGHAM, MA (October 12, 2016) -- The South Worcester County Alzheimer's Partnership, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will offer caregivers a free forum on Friday, November 17 beginning at 12:45 p.m., at the Bellingham Senior Center 40 Blackstone Street, Bellingham.

Scott H. Gonzalez, M.D., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Community Healthlink, Inc., and Assistant Professor, U... Read More

At CareOne, a next step to getting back home

By Rod Lee

The urge that brought Kristine A. Binette back to CareOne at Millbury as senior administrator after a brief time away is the same one that prompted her to readily agree to talk about the facility’s “Next Step Home” program, last Wednesday afternoon.

“I have one o’clock today available,” Ms. Binette said in response to a morning telephone call. There was in her voice a noticeable eagerness to accept the ch... Read More

Hometown pride and beauty blooms in artist’s studio

by Christine Galeone

When Bonnie Frederico was growing up in Grafton, she always wanted to be a painter.  However, despite her talent for art, she chose the more practical profession of teaching math. It helped her realize she had a gift for teaching.

But without a passion for the subject, that career ended after she got married. Fortunately, as she and her husband started a family, her love for art drove her to lea... Read More