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Possible bear sightings in Dudley

There have been several reports over the last two days of possible bears sighted in various parts of the Town.  Reports were received in the Flaxfield Road, Charlton Road, Dudley Oxford Road and Airport Road areas.  There are no reports of any threats to people or pets at this time.  The Massachusetts Environmental Police have been notified about their presence in our area.  The Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmenta... Read More

Sound Healing Concert to raise money for local breast cancer patient services

What better way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month than with an afternoon of soothing and healing music, time with family or friends, and a chance to ‘just be’ and enjoy.     PinkHippy.org is hosting a Sound Healing Concert / Workshop on Sunday, September 27th at 1:00 pm.  The event will feature didgeridoo musician and sound therapist Joseph Carringer;  Native American drumming and rattling, singing bowls and guided imager... Read More

PuroClean: Paramedic of property damage

By Magda Dakin

AUBURN - Most of us know how to handle little emergencies, like putting out a grease fire in a pan on the stove or forgetting to open the flue when we start a fire, but what do you do when it turns into a more major problem? When the flames from the fireplace lick the mantle and causes smoke damage all over the living room ceiling or the water heater leaks and makes the whole basement wet, it’s time to call... Read More

King Cadillac and GMC going on 80 strong

By Janet Stoica

PUTNAM -- What does Gulden’s Spicy Brown Mustard have to do with King Cadillac of Putnam, Connecticut?  Well, it turns out that Mr. Charles Gulden, owner of the mustard company, lived in the local community and was a very satisfied and loyal customer of Greg King, owner of King Cadillac and GMC.

“After seeing Mr. Gulden drive up at several local events with the vehicle brands we sell, I asked him if... Read More

North American Annual Alpaca Shearing competition

THOMPSON, CT--Morning Beckons Farm of 353 Sand Dam Rd will host the North American Annual Alpaca Shearing competition on  Saturday June 20, 2015 featuring shearing masters competing from all over the US and Canada.  Julie and Vern Butler, owners of the largest Alpaca Farm in the Northeast, will be hosting the event and joined by many of the smaller alpaca owners around the area.  The farm was very busy for one week in May when th... Read More

Indian Princess launched on Webster Lake

(June 13 – Webster, MA) The Indian Princess, a modern day replica of the passenger riverboats that traveled the Mississippi River in the late 19th century, was launched this morning on Webster Lake. The boat, owned by Webster Ventures, will undergo standard inspections and then be ready to take on passengers later this summer.

“We’re thrilled that this has finally come to fruition,” said Chris Robert, president of... Read More

Rossi’s Cleaners: the ins and outs of dry cleaning

By Janet Stoica

OXFORD -- Do you want your jeans to last longer?  Then don’t wash them!  That’s the advice of Arthur Rossi, owner of Rossi’s Cleaners.  “You can dry clean jeans for 20 years and not notice any fading as dry cleaning is not as harsh as laundry detergents,” said Mr. Rossi of Rossi’s Cleaners, a well-established, local dry cleaner located on Route 12 in North Oxford. 

“The recycled-chemical cleaning sys... Read More

What you don’t know can really hurt you

By Keith Carpenter

When it comes to your website, the information you are not looking at can hurt you when it comes to turning your website into a lead producing machine. In this column, I want to help you understand why you need to have some type of analytics in place on your website, even if you’re not interested in keeping an eye on it right now. It will come in handy later…trust me.

So, if you have a website now... Read More

It’s Time For Ticks

By Dr. Kelly Wolfensen Guay

As you enjoy the warmth of spring, don’t forget that others are enjoying it too… Unfortunately, the onset of warm weather also means outdoor pests are emerging after a long New England winter.  Read on if you don’t mind a little spring bad news, and learn to keep your pets healthier.  Ticks are found in all corners of the world, none more harmfully than Southern New England.  Ticks can carry ill... Read More

June is for Strawberries

By Becky Harvey

Though the ability to find pick-your-own strawberries seems to be dying out here in the Bay State, the strawberries themselves are beginning to ripen on their stems in mouthwatering fashion.  It seems like such an old-time thing to do: gathering the family and heading out to the local farm to fill buckets and baskets with red, ripe berries.  It may be old-fashioned, but it can be fun and rewarding: the succ... Read More

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