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Goodwin Auto Detail

By Magda Dakin

“I love my job, I love the people, and I get to make my own hours!” Mike Goodwin of Goodwin Auto Detail smiles as he describes an average day in the life of a mobile auto detail specialist.

“It’s great to be outside most of the time and I’m not stuck inside at a 9-to-5 job. Now that it’s warming up people are thinking about deep cleaning their cars, sprucing them up for spring and I get to go all over... Read More

Capitol Siding makes the grade

By Janet Stoica

AUBURN – If you’re the customer, you are definitely Number One in the eyes of the employees of Capitol Siding & Home Improvement Company.  “Our dad, who founded the company, Mark (Moses) Sarkisian, Sr., instilled in us the value of our customers always being Number One,” said Mark Sarkisian, Jr., co-owner of Capitol along with his brother, Dale Sarkisian. “We’ve been in business for 63 years and recentl... Read More

Volunteers needed

By Janet Stoica

DUDLEY – If you are looking for a wonderful and very satisfying way to serve the elders in our local community, Tri-Valley, Inc. of Dudley is waiting to hear from you.  The Dudley office packs and delivers more than 100 hot meals daily to the senior citizen population in the Webster and Dudley area.  Kitchen and driver volunteers are greatly needed to assist with the meal packing and delivery.

“If yo... Read More

Summer Fest call for vendors

WEBSTER - The Webster Dudley Business Alliance invites all local businesses, organizations, crafters, artists, food vendors and entertainers to participate in a free and open-to-the public Summer Fest to be held on Saturday, June 27th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the French River Park, located on Davis Street, behind downtown Webster. This family friendly event will be a kick-off celebration of the season and highlight the abundance of... Read More

Wound Care at Harrington receives Center of Distinction Award

CHARLTON, MA – The Wound Care Center at Harrington recently received the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. 

The center, located at 10 North Main Street inside the Harrington HealthCare at Charlton building, not only achieved, but exceeded all clinical and quality benchmarks... Read More

Monroe Street Industrial Park rezoning question on town warrant

DOUGLAS – Selectmen will let voters decide whether a parcel of land on Monroe Street should retain its industrial designation or be rezoned to residential.

The 42-acre parcel, situated squarely in a residential area and landlocked by homeowners, was zoned as industrial in 1978 when zoning was first introduced in Douglas. At the time, zoning committee member Leon Mosczynski recounts, the goal was to delineate industrially-z... Read More

Ann D. Carlsson retires after 29 years

It was on a day nearly three decades ago that Ann Carlsson, reading on her couch in her Burrillville, Rhode Island, home, saw a small advertisement for a Library Director for the Simon Fairfield Public Library in Douglas.

At the time, Ann was working in a Providence bookstore, in charge of remainder books, and free-lanced as a potter. “Douglas was closer than Providence, so I applied for the job and got it,” she said. Ann... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene – April 2015

by Christine Galeone

Spring is finally here. Although it’s not as obvious as some of us would like, there are indications that the season of birth and renewal has arrived. The days are growing longer. Birds have returned and are tweeting outside our windows early in the morning. And somewhere in Grafton, there must be a few rogue flowers trying their best to bloom. Likewise, there are signs of the season popping up in comm... Read More

2015 Webster Lake Ice-Out Contest

Spring has arrived on Webster Lake and once again, Einstein took his spring swim.

Winning Time: April 7th at 05:09 PM

The Eighth  annual Ice-Out Einstein was a great success and we want to thank everyone for their support. We are pleased to report that we sold 1544 tickets and collected $14,920 including sponsorships.
For the first time in this contest’s history we have a three... Read More

Bradley Playhouse auditions

The Complex Performing Arts Centre in Putnam announces open auditions for the summer smash hit musical, PIPPI LONGSTOCKINGS.  Ages 7 to 19. Auditions are April 28 from 6-8pm and April 29 from 6-7pm. hPrepare a short monologue and 16 measures of music.  Performance dates July 10, 11, 12 at The Bradley Playhouse, Putnam CT

In addition... Read More