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Youngest team ever will compete in Greenway Challenge

Woonsocket, RI (September 16, 2015) --Six young men are competing for their first time in the Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge after years of volunteering with the Mohegan Council Boy Scouts Troop 155. Now that they are 16 years old, the minimum age to participate in the Challenge, they are excited about the experience that awaits them on September 26th. Entering their team as “Ski with Charlie,” they a... Read More

Got Paper? Shred It!

Having reached the five ton goal set earlier this year in May, the Uxbridge Lions Club has set its new goal at ten tons.  On Saturday,November 7, the Lions will hold its Shred It event from 9 am to 12 noon at the VFW parking lot on Route 16 W in Uxbridge.  Shredding those old documents that you want safely disposed of can be a nuisance.  At the shredding event, a copy paper sized box can be disposed of for a donation of $5.00 and... Read More

PVCC: Back from the brink

By Rod Lee

Driving up to Pleasant Valley Country Club on Armsby Road in Sutton on one of those goldenhued summer mornings the Chamber of Commerce likes to brag about, I didn’t know what to expect.

I hadn’t been on the grounds of the onetime 350-acre apple orchard-turned-annual tournament home of professional greats Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Paul Azinger and a host of other elites of the game... Read More

Charlton Orchards Farm open for picking

By Barbara Van Reed

Charlton Orchards Farm is open for business: blackberries and blueberries will be available for picking until near the end of September. Peach picking is still good, and apple picking will continue until Halloween.

Despite news headlines after the August 2 fire, which destroyed the winery and shed, the 100-acre farm is totally operational, and open five days a week. Not that the fire didn’t damag... Read More

Open House and Grand Opening of UrgentCare Express in Charlton

CHARLTON, CT. –- Harrington HealthCare System has announced that UrgentCare Express at Harrington will open its doors to patients on Thursday, September 17, 2015.  UrgentCare Express will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The opening will follow an open house for the public from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16.  Members of the community... Read More

Aubuchon Hardware officially open in Webster

A sizable delegation of Aubuchon Hardware’s top management came to Webster to officially open the new store at 112 East Main Street in the former Price Chopper Plaza, among them William Aubuchon IV, the 4th generation family member who recently became the company’s CEO.

Mr. Aubuchon was the official ribbon cutter at the ceremony, which was held both inside and outside the store. “This ribbon cutting demonstrates our commit... Read More

Oxford Fall Festival: A day for fun and food

Oxford’s Annual Fall Festival will be a kid’s dream come true, with opportunities to meet Cinderella or Darth Vader and the Storm Trooper, clown around with Lisa, be awed by Mr. Magic, and laugh with the puppets.

The Home Depot will be back this year with a no-charge workshop for kids - last year store personnel brought 400 hundred kits for kids to make small items like cars and birdhouses, and every one of them was built.... Read More

Pete’s Tire keeps rolling along

By Janet Stoica

Pete Bannister is a tire expert. He’s been installing, aligning, balancing, and selling them at his 471 South Main Street location in Webster for 27 years. And after speaking with several of the customers who stopped in the day I was there, it’s plain to see why he’s been such a success.  Pete is personable, listens to his customers’ needs, and then recommends the type of tire or service that will suit them... Read More

The Ghostly Fog Horn of Baker’s Island

By Thomas D’Agostino

The many islands off the coast of New England have been the setting for some of the most intriguing tales. From buried treasure to ghosts of pirates and beyond, the stories are endless. Baker’s Island, located about six miles from the shores of Salem, Massachusetts, has several stories relating to ghosts and the like. Here is one of them. 

The Baker’s Island Light has a foghorn that seems to hav... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene

by Christine Galeone

Helen Keller once wrote “Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadow.”  While there are many opportunities to literally do so this month, many Grafton businesses are also spreading sunshine in different ways. From North Grafton to South Grafton, businesses have been preparing for some great sales and giving back to the community.

One of those businesses is Perreault Nur... Read More