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Milford Federal President and CEO, Cynthia Casey, announces retirement, Paul Gilbody CFO/COO, appointed

MILFORD, MA (May 2018) – Cynthia Casey, President and CEO of Milford Federal, has announced her retirement effective June 29. Casey has served Milford Federal for over 37 years, with the last 15 years in the role of President and CEO. Prior to her appointment she held various roles at the bank including assistant controller, controller, and senior vice president treasurer.


The Board of Directors of Milford Federal... Read More

The Crafty Nest moves from its perch to street level

By Magda Dakin

It’s spring and creative nests show up all over the area, including downtown Whitinsville. The Crafty Nest is a unique, literally hands-on studio where Miranda Osterman and Lesley Woods and friends guide you through making the craft projects and home decor of your choice.

It’s great place if you’ve never done crafty things before and equally great if you’re handy yourself but just don’t want to drag o... Read More

Mendon Senior Center has Friends in high places

By Rod Lee

John Grisham was there; Alice Munro, Barbara Delinsky, Sue Grafton, Anita Shreve, Howard Fast, James Patterson, Tom Clancy, even Better Homes and Gardens with “Home Landscaping: Plants, Projects and Ideas for Your Yard.”

Not in person but definitely in spirit.

On an early-spring weekend dampened by the snowy last vestiges of winter, celebrated authors were in abundance (in name only) on the second... Read More

Mother’s Day perspectives

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

It would be impossible to write about Mother’s Day without honoring the unique qualities that make our Moms, undeniably, our Moms. Have you ever perused rows and rows of cards to find just the right words, only to choose a flowery blank one so that you can write your own message? Or, on the flipside, the first card you reach for seems to say it all.

Every relationship is as unique as the sele... Read More

Auto repair in full Bloem on N. Main in Uxbridge

By Rod Lee

Even he didn’t choose to wear his blue Bloem’s Auto Repair shirt (which is nevertheless standard attire), it would be obvious that Steve Bloem has “mechanic” written all over him.

Customers of Bloem’s Auto Repair, which is situated in a two-bay garage set in from the road at 194 N. Main St. in Uxbridge (just north of the Hannaford shopping plaza) know and appreciate this.

Mr. Bloem and his wife She... Read More

Polka, poker, pierogis: 3 day Polish festival

The annual St. Joseph’s festival is just a month away – it’s scheduled for June 15, 16 and 17, at the St. Joseph grounds at 47 Whitcomb Street in Webster. This marks the 45th anniversary of the popular festival, which brings people from surrounding communities to try Polish favorites such as pierogis, golabskis, kapusta, and kielbasa, as well as American favorites.

The festival features live music, games of chance, spirits... Read More

Webster’s Andrew Jolda has secrets for leaders

By Janet Stoica

When Andrew Jolda’s company seminar leader challenged attendees to write their own book he meant it—literally. Mr. Jolda took him up on the challenge and became one of the few employees to follow through. His new book Twelve Secrets of Successful Leaders is exclusively listed on and made its on-line debut the week of April 16.

Mr. Jolda is perhaps best known and m... Read More

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Massachusetts

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Massachusetts! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout your area.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s
most valuable antiques. They are a... Read More

Tri-Valley’s very first Health & Wellness Fair

Tri-Valley, Inc. will host its first ever Health & Wellness Fair at their Dudley offices on Thursday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“A number of our staff have been discussing this over the past year or so,” says Lisa Price, Tri-Valley’s executive director. “One of our missions is to perform outreach to the communities we serve, and we attend of lot of health fairs in the area, but our clients have a... Read More

Ford cars, new bright space celebrate 95 years of Place

By Rod Lee

Ninety-five continuous years in business is a story the Place family of Place Motor Inc. in Webster loves to tell; and has, in words and pictures that are contained in a booklet that “Aunt Pat” put together to commemorate one of company’s milestone anniversaries.

Now it is time to celebrate “the oldest family-owned Ford dealership in Massachusetts” once again.

In recognition of its 95th anniversary... Read More