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At CareOne, a next step to getting back home

By Rod Lee

The urge that brought Kristine A. Binette back to CareOne at Millbury as senior administrator after a brief time away is the same one that prompted her to readily agree to talk about the facility’s “Next Step Home” program, last Wednesday afternoon.

“I have one o’clock today available,” Ms. Binette said in response to a morning telephone call. There was in her voice a noticeable eagerness to accept the ch... Read More

Hometown pride and beauty blooms in artist’s studio

by Christine Galeone

When Bonnie Frederico was growing up in Grafton, she always wanted to be a painter.  However, despite her talent for art, she chose the more practical profession of teaching math. It helped her realize she had a gift for teaching.

But without a passion for the subject, that career ended after she got married. Fortunately, as she and her husband started a family, her love for art drove her to lea... Read More

Park Ranger to present on local artist’s wartime service on Aleutian Islands

The Drapers were one of the most powerful and wealthy families in Massachusetts. Their company sold looms to textile mills around the world, and various family members served as generals, Ambassador to Italy, Governor of Massachusetts - even an Italian Princess. It’s easy to imagine what the family expected of their children. Sometimes the children had other plans.
November 8th, join Joshua Bell, Park Ra... Read More

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce awarded Skills Capital Grant

BOSTON Representatives David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), Joseph D. McKenna (R-Webster) and Kevin J. Kuros (R-Uxbridge), along with Senators Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) and Ryan C. Fattman (R-Webster) are excited to announce that the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Central Massachusetts Center for Business and Enterprise has been awarded a Massachusetts Skills Capital Program Grant.... Read More

Bright future ʽon tap’ for KBC Brewery & Beer Garden

By Rod Lee

Brian Kretchman began home-brewing beer more than twenty years ago, never imagining at the time that what essentially started as a hobby would lead to the launch of a small brewery with go-to sales by growler only on Thompson Road in Webster in 2012.

Things have taken off from there, as they have for so many craft brewers who have capitalized on the public’s fervor for beer manufactured by hand in small b... Read More

Wong’s Restaurant offers full service Chinese dining

By Magda Dakin

Most Chinese restaurants are known for convenient pick-up and delivery services, but few offer an inviting place to sit down, get served and enjoy a meal inside the restaurant. In Grafton, Wong’s Restaurant is that exception. The popular, intimate, free standing restaurant offers the full range of services you expect from a good place to eat. Located just a short distance from Grafton Center (east on Route 1... Read More

Harrington’s Behavioral Health Team reports on healthcare delivery success

Southbridge, MA – When the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission convened its October 16 conference in Boxborough to showcase healthcare delivery transformations achieved through its Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, & Transformation (CHART) investment program, Harrington HealthCare’s CHART Program Coordinator Maria Waterhouse and her team were present to explain how they achieved a 34% reduction in the number... Read More

Sen. Moore to host annual ‘Turkey Dinner’ in Northbridge

 Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury), Jeannie Hebert, President & CEO, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
 Stop by for the annual ‘Turkey Dinner’ for area seniors, sponsored by Senator Moore and the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The event is free and open to local senior residents.   
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 12pm – 1pm at the Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland Street, Whitins... Read More