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Webster pushes economic development to the forefront

By Rod Lee

In no time at all word of the town of Webster’s new “Economic Development Incentive Program” is reaching the business community, and engendering positive reaction and warm embraces.

Already, Town Administrator Doug Willardson said, three businesses have tapped into funds being made available through the program, which can be used for a variety of purposes. Among these are relocation costs to move a busine... Read More

Ribbon cutting heralds arrival of BV Education Hub

By Rod Lee

It would be hard to imagine a more impressive grouping of power players gathered under one roof than was the case the afternoon of September 18, when a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Blackstone Valley Education Hub at the Linwood Mill in the Whitinsville section of the town of Northbridge.

Dozens of people jammed into the ground floor of the building on Linwood Ave. included (but was certain... Read More

Scrap It receives warm welcome in Worcester

by Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Scrap It, Inc. (Minichiello Bros. Inc) of 100 Fremont Street, Worcester, opened its doors to the public eight months ago with a mission—to help customers “turn their metal into money.”

Since then, according to General Manager Tracy McAvoy, “Everyone has taken a shine to the place.” Scrap It comprises two scrap yards, a ferrous (metal) and non-ferrous (non-magnetic) area, and... Read More

Whitinsville’s new Yatco Food Mart a boon to the neighborhood

By Rod Lee

Most people taking in the sight of the Yatco Food Mart coming together at the intersection of Main, No. Main and Arcade streets in the Whitinsville neighborhood of the town of Northbridge would probably agree that the pace of the construction work occurring there has been nothing short of remarkable.

  Some motorists even turned in the morning of September 4th, thinking that the Gulf pumping stations or t... Read More

Historic paint restoration of The Gardeners’ Shed

WHITINSVILLE - The Whitin Community Center (WCC) is pleased to announce that the paint restoration is complete! The building referred to as the “Tennis Shack” originally known as the Gardeners’ Shed, located in Whitin Park, has undergone an extensive historic paint restoration over the past few weeks. The project was donated and completed by the skillful and expert hands of Gadoury Homes, LLC. Its architecture recalls an earlier... Read More

Lincoln’s final swim at Lake Singletary

by Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

The day wasn’t ideal for swimming, despite a humid cling to the air. A typical New Englander, September finds me with a nudge and gentle reminder to lose the flip-flops and lure in routines that have escaped me while stopping to smell the roses all summer long.

Amongst many of their superior qualities, dogs have an advantage that we, the humans (especially New Englanders) don’t seem to posses... Read More

Mendon plans Restaurant Week, “Open for Business” Breakfast

By Kevin Rudden

Mendon’s Economic Development Committee is planning two events next month to help the town’s small business community.

First up is an “Open for Business” breakfast being held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, in Mendon Town Hall, located at 20 Main Street. Tom Merolli, chairman of the Economic Development Committee, says various state agencies will have represe... Read More

The Humor on Gravestones: Part II

By Thomas D’Agostino

The Puritans certainly loved to write epitaphs. What they did not say in their daily life became the poetry upon the stones of their loved ones. Many took on an amusing tone, versed nicely while telling a short story or limerick of the person buried beneath the stone. These small witty verses often served as a diversion to the darkness... Read More

Douglas earns Insurance Premium Credits through MIIA Rewards Program

(September 11, 2018) – Douglas has received $15270 back on its workers compensation and property casualty insurance costs – applicable toward premiums for the next fiscal year—thanks to an incentive program offered by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), its insurance provider. Douglas earned the credits through proactive and voluntary participation in loss prevention and risk management activities throughou... Read More

Elderly can continue to live at home with care by Fallon’s PACE

By Janet Stoica

“Many people are just not aware of our services and what we provide,” said Dr. Robert Schreiber, vice president and medical director of Fallon Health’s Summit ElderCare PACE program, “and now that we have this beautiful new building in Webster that’s centrally located to so many local towns, we hope all that we provide for the health and welfare of our local aging population will become better known.” 

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