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CodeRED notifications, grants from Tufts, promotions, in Grafton

by Christine Galeone

Along with arctic breezes, 2018 has arrived. A new year provides us with a chance for a new exciting start in some part of our lives. It could be something as simple as acquiring a new healthy habit (like eating more dark chocolate). Or it could be something as monumental as buying a new home. Whatever it may be, one of the first steps is embracing the opportunities needed to make it happen.

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Change, progress are name of the game in Sutton

By Rod Lee

Jen Hager used to hear the words “traffic is backed up at the light at Boston Road on Rt. 146” most every morning on the radio during her commute from Sturbridge, where she lives, to Sutton, where she works as the town’s planning director.

The inference being “it’s all Sutton’s fault,” she laughed in noting that this is no longer the case.

The recently reconfigured intersection with a “no-left-turn... Read More

ʽThe Journey’ readied Willardson for his role in Webster

By Rod Lee

One subject that comes up early in any conversation with Webster Town Administrator Doug Willardson is the startling contrasts he has noticed in the communities in which he has spent his first years in municipal government.

Such was the case shortly after four o’clock on January 10th when Mr. Willardson, who exudes an animated, youthful, restive energy, welcomed a visitor to his small office on the first... Read More

Indian Ranch announces Wynonna & The Big Noise to play July 29

WEBSTER, MA - January 26, 2018 - Indian Ranch announced that Wynonna & The Big Noise has been added to their 2018 Summer Concert Series for Sunday, July 29, 2018. Tickets go on-sale Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00AM at

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-mi... Read More

Putnam to celebrate the 8th Annual Fire & Ice Event on February 10th

Putnam, CT – In less than a month, downtown Putnam will once again host the largest single ice block competition in the United States – the 8th Annual Fire & Ice Festival. On Saturday, February 10 from 12 noon to 10 p.m., the public is invited to visit this community event, boasting more than four dozen ice carvings, ice photo opportunities, glowing fire torches, fire dancing performances, rose sales, a wedding cake decoratin... Read More

bankHometown CEO to retire

OXFORD- bankHometown has announced that Michael D. Hewitt, its President and Chief Executive Officer, has decided to retire on June 30, 2018. Sam S. Pappas, Chairman of the Board, stated that “We have been very fortunate to have Mike Hewitt as the leader of our Bank since 2013. His vast banking experience and strong leadership will be missed by us all. We wish Mike all the best in retirement.”

Mike Hewitt joined the Bank i... Read More

Businesses eager for Chamber’s fourth annual Career Fair

By Rod Lee

David Crouch of the digital solutions company “ten24”  in Worcester and Buddy Starr of Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) Greentech East in Auburn are of the same mindset as the Auburn Chamber of Commerce (and its parent, the Worcester Regional Chamber) when it comes to those organizations’ annual Career, Internship and Live Local Fair.

They can’t... Read More

Overview of Dementia for Caregivers

WHITINSVILLE, MA -- The St. Camillus Adult Day Health Center in conjunction with the St. Camillus Dementia Caregivers Support Group will offer caregivers a free educational program on Thursday evening, March 15th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Adult Day Health Center located at 670 Linwood Ave in Whitinsville.


Scott H. Gonzalez, M.D., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Community Healthlink, Inc.,... Read More

Annual Sutton Historical Society, Inc. Membership Drive

The 2018 Annual Membership Drive for the Sutton Historical Society has begun and seeks memberships (and/or donations to the Society by February 28, 2018.

Sutton Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization established to promote research and learning in the History of Sutton, Massachusetts; acquire, protect and preserve property, both real and personal, having historical significance; and promote the celebration of... Read More