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Sen. Moore recognizes Adele Gentry for years of service

BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) visited the Northbridge Senior Center to present Adele Gentry with an Official Senate Citation to recognize her service to the seniors of Northbridge.  For more than 18 years, Adele served as the Outreach Worker at the local Senior Center. 

“Adele has been making a difference in the lives of seniors in the Northbridge community,” said Senator Moore.  “She has instrumental play... Read More

Erich’s Cutting Edge, cohorts, tell cancer to Buzz Off

By Rod Lee

The motto “Don’t Tread on Me” having fallen into relative disuse, it was surprising to see it emblazoned on a plaque attached to a wall of Erich’s Cutting Edge Barbershop on Main St. in Oxford on August 8.

Some of those familiar with the phrase may also know that it harks to the days of the first Marines enlisting in Philadelphia; that they carried drums painted yellow with a coiled rattlesnake on them an... Read More

Weekend brunch is next big thing at J. Anthony’s

By Rod Lee

Even having grown up in the restaurant business, which has been good to his family, Jason Villatico admits he is uncertain about what the future holds for the industry—and for the introduction of “brunch” at J. Anthony’s Italian Grill in Auburn every Saturday and Sunday starting September 1st.

“I am setting my expectations low,” Mr. Villatico said from behind a desk in his office just beyond the dining ro... Read More

Chamber supports PawSox move to Worcester

Worcester, Mass.— The City of Worcester has signed a letter of intent with the Triple AAA baseball team, the Pawtucket Red Sox, to have the team begin their 2021 baseball season here in Worcester. The letter of intent will require City Council approval in the coming weeks. This is a significant milestone, in that the proposal will not only involve the construction of a new ballpark, but a major redevelopment of t... Read More

The ghost of the ship chandler

By Thomas D’Agostino

Samuel Bates of Cohasset, Massachusetts, owned a fleet of trade ships that sailed to ports all over the world. In the early 1750s, he built a ship chandlery to supply and outfit his vessels. The business passed down from generation to generation, finally ending with John Bates as its owner.

John Bates was a true businessman. Fr... Read More

Douglas Oktoberfest incorporates old favorites, new entertainment, website

On Saturday, October 6 from 9am to 4pm on Main Street, Douglas, Massachusetts will once again host one of the largest events in the Blackstone Valley. Douglas Oktoberfest is very excited to announce this year’s headlining act, Boombox: the '70s and '80s Experience. The DOUGLAS, Massachusetts, August 13, 2018 -- Oktoberfest Incorporates Old Favorites, As Well As New Entertainment, Website.

seven-member band consist... Read More

Tom Rush Concert at Great Hall, Grafton Common

Grafton, MA. .  . Apple Tree Arts presents one of America’s greatest singer-songwriters Tom Rush in Concert Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Great Hall, One Grafton Common. An acclaimed international folk artist, Tom Rush’s music has influenced generations of artists from the folk revival in the ‘60s to the renaissance of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Tom Rush in Concert is the inaugural concert of the Grafton Performing Arts Series presented in t... Read More

Lots of “hoopla” at the Uxbridge Library

Hoopla is the latest addition to the digital collection at the Uxbridge Free Public Library. Patrons now have the ability to download or stream materials free of charge through this new web and mobile platform. The service includes movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and even TV shows. All it takes is a library card and your own personal account to access over 600,000 titles through a desktop browser, mobile app or TV.

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Webster Fall Annual Town Meeting



The Town of Webster Board of Selectmen has called the Annual Town Meeting for Monday, October 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the Bartlett High School Auditorium, 52 Lake Parkway, Webster, MA, 01570.  At their regularly scheduled meeting on August 13, 2018, the Board of... Read More