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Muradian, Fattman and Moore announce Workforce Training Fund Program Grant to Riverdale Mills Corporation

BOSTON – Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), Senator Ryan C. Fattman (R-Sutton) and Senator Michel O. Moore (D-Millbury) are excited to announce that Riverdale Mills Corporation has been awarded a Workforce Training Fund Program grant.

This grant program is available to help companies improve productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to invest in the Massachusetts workforce. Th... Read More

20th Annual Millbury Chain of Lights

MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, NOVEMBER 5, 2018— It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Join in a festive, day-long celebration of holiday entertainment, unique gifts, and mouth-watering food, as the businesses and organizations of Millbury welcome you to the 20th annual Millbury Chain of Lights on Sunday, December 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bigger than e... Read More

Curious Epitaphs: Final Part

By Thomas D’Agostino

This is the final installment of curious and amusing epitaphs that are found about New England. It can be assured there are countless that are not so well known. Perhaps you may wander a local burial ground and find a stone that catches your eye and a bit of prose chiseled upon it that will make you think.

This turf has d... Read More

Vendors shine at WDO Chamber Expo

By Rod Lee

It would not have taken long for persons attending the Webster-Dudley-Oxford Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home & Business Expo at Indian Ranch on October 23rd to appreciate the assortment of vendors that the Chamber’s Organizing Committee had lined up for the event.

Of course, that is not taking into account the temptation to linger at the Empire Travel of Dudley table situated near the entrance to th... Read More

Uxbridge Quaker Meetinghouse to host Service of Thanksgiving November 22

There are few places better suited to quiet contemplation than the historic Quaker meetinghouse in Uxbridge.  It is the perfect spot to come together with family and friends on Thanksgiving morning to celebrate the real meaning of the holiday.  Join your neighbors at the traditional non-denominational service sponsored annually by the Quaker Meeting House Association.  It will be held this year on November 22 at 9:30 A.M. in the... Read More

CMRPC gets an earful at transportation planning summit

By Rod Lee

All the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) had to do was give Bill Perry a forum on the region’s transportation future during a public meeting at the offices of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce in the Linwood Mill in Whitinsville on October 30th. The outspoken Mr. Perry took it from there.

Todd M. Fontanella, who is transit manager for the CMRPC, had no sooner finished pre... Read More

Marie Chabot: sharing her life and faith from Nashville to Northbridge

by Christine Galeone

Life is filled with joy and sorrow and a myriad of emotions between them. There’s also music.  And for some, music is woven into their lives as intricately as the joy and sorrow. Marie Chabot is one of those people.

“There was always music playing in our house while I was growing up in North Attleboro,” recalled Chabot. “I started becoming serious about singing and writing songs while I was in c... Read More

Grafton's Business Scene

Pumpkins have been picked from their patches. Leaves have been changing from green to gold.  And crisp cool breezes are mingling with the aromas of hot cider, baked apples and spiced lattes.  Autumn is finally here.

But while the fall weather arrived fashionably late, Grafton businesses and nonprofits have already embraced the season. Some will be hosting new events that are sure to be as colorful and captivating as fall f... Read More

Millbury Savings Bank gives $3000 to Meals on Wheels

MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, November 1, 2018Millbury Savings Bank has donated $3,000 to cover transportation costs for the local Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers more than 18,000 meals a year to homebound seniors. This is the 13th year that Millbury Savings has been the program’s primary private contributor, bringing the bank’s total cont... Read More

Samuel Slater’s Restaurant opens for lakeside dining

By Rod Lee

With the launch of Samuel Slater’s Restaurant, which opened to the public on Monday, October 29th, the ownership and management team at Indian Ranch is proving once again that the possibilities for an already-frequented venue nestled next to the edge of Webster Lake are endless.

Samuel Slater’s Restaurant builds on the components—camping, concerts, functions (including business gatherings) and the Indian... Read More