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Fattman announces $280,000 for district police departments

BOSTON – State Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) announced that five law enforcement agencies in his district will receive around $280,000 in federal grant funding made possible through the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These grants will provide access to equipment and strengthen training, crime prevention and enforcem... Read More

Nichols College conference celebrates (virtually) 10 years of empowering women, Validation Project founder to keynote anniversary event

DUDLEY, Mass. – The 2020 Empowering Women in Business Conference (EWIB), postponed from its original date of April 3, 2020, has been rescheduled to Friday, December 10, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., on Zoom, with its originally scheduled keynote speaker, Valerie Weisler, the founding CEO of the Validation Project.

The cost is $20 per person; $10 for Nichols faculty, staff and alumni; and $5 for students. To register, visit... Read More

Finding Gratitude Amidst a Tumultuous 2020

Amy LeClaire

Deborah Army, a former Special Needs teacher at Worcester Vocational Technical School, and a woman known for high energy and optimism, sees herself seventy years “young.” This year, despite ongoing 2020 hardships, she feels blessed. Her younger brother, Bryan Ivory, diagnosed with a kidney disease known as Nephrosis at the age of five (1965) wasn’t supposed to live passed the age of 21. Yet the avid sports fan... Read More

Thanksgiving Meal Distribution Project a success

The Uxbridge Senior Center wishes to thank all the volunteers, contributors and donors who helped make the Thanksgiving Meal Distribution Project a success.  The Senior Center packaged and delivered over 230 turkey dinners to seniors throughout the Town of Uxbridge on Monday, November 23rd.  This year, the senior center partnered with the Mendon Street Kitchen to cook the luncheon.  The Town is truly blessed to h... Read More

Is Chamber’s business scarecrow contest the start of a tradition?

By Rod Lee

A little nudge from the Auburn Chamber of Commerce was all that the Chamber’s member companies and organizations needed to jump aboard for an extra-special version of Halloween, this year.

Move over, Salem. Auburn’s business community, in collaboration with the Chamber, can “do Halloween” with characters and costumes that are just as irresistible as yours. Auburn’s may not be quite as ghoulish, but there... Read More

WCS Welcomes new Director of the Arts

Whitinsville Christian School (WCS) has named Heather Hannon Rufo as their new Director of the Arts. In this role, Heather will provide leadership and coordination of the many arts programs at WCS in order to achieve the school’s goal of delivering quality music, drama, and visual arts that foster student potential and God-given talent.

“I am so thrilled to be back at WCS! After directing the high school theater at WCS fro... Read More

Webster’s New England Home Cabinetry works for builders and homeowners

By Janet Stoica

With many years of solid planning, design, and construction experience under their belts, Joe and Sue Bugan of New England Home Cabinetry have proven that their products and services can, indeed, be successful for the local area. They specialize in kitchen and bath remodeling. Best of all, their cabinetry is USA-made and built to last with pricing just as competitive as the big-box stores. Supporting your l... Read More

Ephriam Gray

By Thomas D’Agostino

The secret of immortality. So many people have attempted to concoct a potion, spell, or some other way to live throughout eternity unscathed by the ravages of time. Impossible you say? Well, one man may have actually cheated the reaper and to this day, lives among the masses unchanged by the passing of the years. That man is Ephriam Gray.

Ephriam lived as a recluse in a large house in the center... Read More

Diamonds, jewelry in Newton, nifty finds on W. Hartford Ave.

By Rod Lee

Among the titles David Alpert of Milford is most proud of may be that of “acquirer.” He is by his own definition a collector. A possessor of things.

It has been this way for a long time, Mr. Alpert said on October 20 as he continued setting up an as-yet-unnamed gift shop featuring collectibles and memorabilia in space behind the Uxlocale restaurant and adjacent to The Mane Place at 510 W. Hartford Ave. in... Read More

Living with Coyotes

Westborough Public Library will be hosting a special presentation via Zoom called Living With Coyotes on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

Please join us and enjoy some great photography while learning all about the most misunderstood and remarkable animal in North America.  This Zoom presentation by John Maguranis will include topics such as th... Read More