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Community Science Project - Bat Colony Study at Cormier Woods

Bats are mysterious creatures to most people.  Surrounded by myth and legend, we have come to fear their presence.  However, humans tend to fear that which they do not understand.  Bats are in fact a very unique mammal that play an important role in our ecosystem.  For example, just one bat can eat hundreds to thousands of insects in a night and they love mosquitoes, flies and mayflies. Unfortunately, populations in some species... Read More

Alzheimer's Partnership hosts free forum for caregivers

WHITINSVILLE, MA (May 16, 2018) -- The South Worcester County Alzheimer's Partnership, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will offer a free forum on Friday, June 15 beginning at 12:45 p.m., at the Northbridge COA, 20 Highland Street, Whitinsville.

The forum will Noreen Shea, CDP, PTA, AD, B.S. Independent Certified Positive Approach to Care Trainer (CPACT). Noreen is also a... Read More

Milford Federal President and CEO, Cynthia Casey, announces retirement, Paul Gilbody CFO/COO, appointed

MILFORD, MA (May 2018) – Cynthia Casey, President and CEO of Milford Federal, has announced her retirement effective June 29. Casey has served Milford Federal for over 37 years, with the last 15 years in the role of President and CEO. Prior to her appointment she held various roles at the bank including assistant controller, controller, and senior vice president treasurer.


The Board of Directors of Milford Federal... Read More

The Crafty Nest moves from its perch to street level

By Magda Dakin

It’s spring and creative nests show up all over the area, including downtown Whitinsville. The Crafty Nest is a unique, literally hands-on studio where Miranda Osterman and Lesley Woods and friends guide you through making the craft projects and home decor of your choice.

It’s great place if you’ve never done crafty things before and equally great if you’re handy yourself but just don’t want to drag o... Read More

Mendon Senior Center has Friends in high places

By Rod Lee

John Grisham was there; Alice Munro, Barbara Delinsky, Sue Grafton, Anita Shreve, Howard Fast, James Patterson, Tom Clancy, even Better Homes and Gardens with “Home Landscaping: Plants, Projects and Ideas for Your Yard.”

Not in person but definitely in spirit.

On an early-spring weekend dampened by the snowy last vestiges of winter, celebrated authors were in abundance (in name only) on the second... Read More

Mother’s Day perspectives

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

It would be impossible to write about Mother’s Day without honoring the unique qualities that make our Moms, undeniably, our Moms. Have you ever perused rows and rows of cards to find just the right words, only to choose a flowery blank one so that you can write your own message? Or, on the flipside, the first card you reach for seems to say it all.

Every relationship is as unique as the sele... Read More

Auto repair in full Bloem on N. Main in Uxbridge

By Rod Lee

Even he didn’t choose to wear his blue Bloem’s Auto Repair shirt (which is nevertheless standard attire), it would be obvious that Steve Bloem has “mechanic” written all over him.

Customers of Bloem’s Auto Repair, which is situated in a two-bay garage set in from the road at 194 N. Main St. in Uxbridge (just north of the Hannaford shopping plaza) know and appreciate this.

Mr. Bloem and his wife She... Read More

Polka, poker, pierogis: 3 day Polish festival

The annual St. Joseph’s festival is just a month away – it’s scheduled for June 15, 16 and 17, at the St. Joseph grounds at 47 Whitcomb Street in Webster. This marks the 45th anniversary of the popular festival, which brings people from surrounding communities to try Polish favorites such as pierogis, golabskis, kapusta, and kielbasa, as well as American favorites.

The festival features live music, games of chance, spirits... Read More

Drug Take Back in Dudley: the results

On Saturday, April 28th, the Dudley Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted another prescription drug "Take Back" event.  For the twelfth time in Dudley, the public had the opportunity to provide for safe disposal of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service was free, anonymous, and well attended.  Over 70 people dropped off a large quantity of prescription medications, enough... Read More