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Historical Society anxious for relocation to new home

By Rod Lee

These are heady days for Nancy Therrien and the rest of the rank and file of the Grafton Historical Society which is saying a lot because the organization has realized many proud moments since its formation way back in 1964.

Another such highlight is on the horizon with a move from the lower level of the Grafton Town House at One Grafton Common to the long-in-disuse South Grafton Library at 71 Main St. Th... Read More

Millbury Federal Credit Union offers assistance to homebuyers through FHLB Boston program

MILLBURY, MA March 22, 2018 — Millbury Federal Credit Union has been selected to participate in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Equity Builder Program, which assists local homebuyers with down-payment and closing costs as well as homebuyer counseling and rehabilitation assistance.

The $3.1 million program provides grants to financial institutions to assist households at or below 80 percent of the ar... Read More

Tri-Valley, Inc. Joins National Network Connecting Seniors to Benefits Programs

­­­­Dudley, MA (March 2018) – Tri-Valley, Inc. is now part of the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) network dedicated to helping people with Medicare improve their financial outlook by enrolling in programs to help them afford health care, prescriptions, food, and more.

Nationally, half of all people with Medicare live on incomes less than $26,200 per year, and they often lack th... Read More

Auburn High School’s Mary Poppins – timeless, honored, and flying high

By Amy Polumbo-LeClaire

Mary Poppins - a timeless favorite that has captivated audiences for years - has flown in and settled on the Auburn High front stage under the direction of theater guru, Nicholas LaPete, a UMass Amherst graduate who has choreographed numerous plays, which include 12 Angry Jurors, Legally Blonde, Footloose and, his 2017 debut Auburn High show - as Director - Le... Read More

Jeanne’s Hair Loft marks 30 years on Main Street

By Janet Stoica

The main goal of Jeanne Makara and her coworker, Sharon Whalen, is to get the word out to all current and prospective clients that Jeanne’s Hair Loft strives to be a true family hair-care shop. No drama here, but a well-kept and nicely put together hair cuttery that is celebrating its 30-year anniversary in the same location on Webster’s Main Street for all those years. They are a clean-cut (no pun intended... Read More

TMS Aerial Solutions flying high over the landscape

By Barbara Van Reed

Call it a drone or an UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), Matt Staten’s aerial photography system gives his customers a birds-eye perspective of their landscape, business, or event.

“It’s better than Google Earth,” says Matt. “I can get higher resolution and don’t have to wait for the satellite to come around again to get an up-to-date picture.”

Thomas “Matt” Staten’s TMS Aerial Solutions compa... Read More

New Photographer-in-Residence Program at the Westborough Public Library

Westborough, MA – Attention all photographers: the Westborough Public Library announces a new Photographer-in-Residence program that is open to anyone high school age and up.

Westborough has a strong photographic history. Many photographers maintained studios in Westborough over the years, and they used their cameras to capture significant events in the community, which is partly why the documentation of Westborough’s hist... Read More

The environment comes first for Mass Auto Recycling

By Janet Stoica

WORCESTER – You’re surely off the beaten path finding your way to Larry Boswell’s retail emporium of used cars and trucks---or are you?  As I found my way to Webster Court in Worcester, which is off Webster Street, which is off Webster Square, I wondered what type of business could possibly be found in this part of the city. I was in for a substantial surprise as I came upon a fenced-in lot of cars and truc... Read More

Prestige Nail Salon relocates to Webster after Dudley building water break

By Janet Stoica

The first thing you notice when you walk into Prestige Nail Salon is the fresh air!  No harsh nail polish or acetone smells – just clear clean air. Salon owner Lorri Ducharme has always been on the cutting edge of health and sterility guidelines - her shop uses advanced air filtration vacuums at each nail station and a high-capacity hepa-filter air cleaner to cleanse the air in the entire shop.

Nothi... Read More