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Spirit runs high for Blanchard School rebuild

By Rod Lee

Renovation of the former Virginia A. Blanchard School on East Hartford Ave. in Uxbridge—now well along—is one way to appreciate seeing the historic structure being turned into one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Another is the enthusiasm of those involved in the work, led by Sugrue & Associates, a commercial construction and civil engineering company located in North Scituate, Rhode Island.

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Eaglestar Security services the Blackstone Valley with unmatched expertise and a personal touch

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Chris Yacino hasn’t forgotten what it feels like to be the victim of a burglary. He remembers the trail of muddy footsteps stamped across his bed that led to the window. The incident not only made a bold impression on the fourteen-year-old, it also marked a change in career plans. He was supposed to be a veterinarian but, instead, ended up keeping others safe from home burglaries.

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Tagliaferri officially on Ballot

Bellingham. Democrat Kevin Tagliaferri candidate for State Representative of the 8th Worcester District delivered his certified signatures to the Secretary of State’s office last Friday and announced that he is officially on the ballot for the September 4, 2018 primary.
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In memory of Jeremy, because golf was a passion

By Rod Lee

It did not take Norman L. “Skip” Blood Jr., his wife Jayne and the rest of the family long to decide how best to honor their son Jeremy J. Blood after the U.S. Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom died at the age of thirty-two in August of 2014.

Taking into account one of Jeremy’s favorite activities, they established the Jeremy J. Blood Memorial Golf Tournament. Their purpose was twofold. First, to ho... Read More

More than 130 Attend Woman in Business, Inc.’s Annual Fundraiser

STURBRIDGE, MA, JUNE 1, 2018: More than 130 local residents, parents and community members attended Woman in Business’ (WIB) annual fundraiser at the Sturbridge Host Hotel on May 23.

Each spring, WIB holds an event to support its scholarship fund, which offers three to four scholarships each June to area graduating students pursuing their career and education after high school.

Over the last 27 years, WIB has given... Read More

New chronic migraine medication approved

Jason Poquette,
BPharm, R.Ph

It was Ben Franklin who quipped that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Thanks to advances in medical science, prevention can now be measured in milligrams rather than ounces. This is the case with a newly approved medication to prevent migraine headaches, a 70mg once-monthly injection which patients can administer themselves.

Millions of migraine s... Read More

The Janet Malser Humanities Trust announces 2018 Grant Award Recipients

The Janet Malser Humanities Trust recently awarded their eighth annual distribution of grants to various local non-profit organizations totaling nearly $205,000.
The following are this year’s grant recipients: Bartlett High School Art Department, Webster; The Black Tavern Historical Society, Dudley; Capt. J. Knapp-Daughters of the American Revolution, Dudley Chapter; Chester C. Corbin Library, Webster; D... Read More

Hair’s To You full service salon opens in South Grafton

By Magda Dakin

Michigan native Kim Norton came to the area 13 years ago with a friend, her daughter, and a dream to eventually own her own beauty salon. It’s been a few years in the making and after the arrival of a son, but Kim has made her dream a reality: her shop, Hair’s To You, is now open at the former site of Tony’s Barber Shop at 299 Providence Road in South Grafton.

She and her helper Brad have been redecor... Read More

Bully Prevention Program at Boys & Girls of Webster-Dudley June 1

Local businesses team-up to provide “Wizards and Knights: Bully Prevention Program” on June 1 at the Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley, starring world- class ventriloquist Lesley Smith and her side-kick, family favorite Sammy Snail.

The Boys & Girls Club has been awarded a grant from the Dudley Cultural Council to bring Smith and her stage show to teach bully prevention to Club members on Club Member Appreciation... Read More