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Chuck’s Steak House & Margarita Grill celebrate 40 years with price rollback

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Steve Londregan’s parents wanted a lawyer but had to settle for a bartender instead. Luckily, he and Chuck’s Steak House & Margarita Grill co-owner Tom Flynn made a love for making others happy turn into something magnificent. The Holy Cross graduates carry the school’s Jesuit belief to help and serve, and they’ve managed to share a partnership that began behind the bar and has... Read More

The Curse of Old Trickey

By Thomas D’Agostino

New England and curses seem to go hand in hand. Legends abound of cursed towns, objects and people. Such tales are what makes the region so fascinating. This next story takes place in York, Maine, where many regarded a man named William Trickey as a minion of the dark one.

Trickey, a retired sea captain arrived in York around 17... Read More

Sleeping Bag Ministry seeks supplies

Now that winter is over and Spring cleaning has begun, it is time to start gearing up again for next winter.  Last year, well over 100 sleeping bags and health kits were given out to people in need to help keep warm.  Whether they are homeless through circumstances, been displaced due to fire or weather or simply ran out of fuel or have a broken-down heater that will take time to get fixed, the “Golden Bees” are working hard to... Read More

Sutton High’s “2018” seniors embark on internships

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Ask any High School Senior what he or she thinks about a condition known as senioritis (a non-medical issue marked by extreme aversion to all things academic, often resulting in a cop-out attitude and homework-induced rash) and he or she will tell you this—the struggle is real.

Sutton Memorial High School students, having passed through twelve years of “academic excellence, social r... Read More

Some prescription medications hard to stop

By Jason Poquette RPh, BS Pharm
A widely read New York Times article published in April 2018 entitled “Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit” has caused concern among patients. Antidepressants, which include prescription medication like fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa), or paroxetine (Paxil) and many others, are frequently prescribed. In fact, as many as 1 in 9 Americans are reportedly taking a... Read More

Webster Town Democratic Committee kicks off 2018 candidate meeting at Point Breeze

Webster - The newly-reorganized Webster Town Democratic Committee held a very successful Meet the Candidates gathering at Point Breeze Restaurant on Sunday, April 29. Members of the Oxford and Dudley Democratic Town Committees were also in attendance.

“We were very pleased with the turnout of Webster, Oxford, and Dudley citizens to meet the Democratic candidates running for office this year,” said Tom Klebart, Cha... Read More

Woman in Business, Tantasqua High School Drama Club Hold Interactive Murder-Mystery Dinner

STURBRIDGE, MA – Woman in Business, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) that supports women by fostering networking, sharing information and experiences, and providing educational opportunities within its local communities, is holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, May 23rd to benefit its annual scholarship fund. Over the last 27 years, WIB has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships to over 100 graduating seniors and young women within its community fo... Read More

Worcester Regional Chamber and U.S. Small Business Administration host Third Annual Woostapreneurs Forum

Worcester, MA – On Wednesday, May 9, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host the third annual Woostapreneurs Forum at Worcester State University from 7:30 am – 12 noon.
The Woostapreneurs Forum intends to connect Greater Worcester to the entrepreneurship ecosystem and business resource providers in Central Massachusetts. The conference is designed for existing bu... Read More

Major arts festival planned for fall 2018

GRATON, MA, -- A new arts festival, the Small Stones Festival of the Arts, is scheduled for November 9-11 as a collaboration of three regional arts organizations to be held at the Grafton Town House, One Grafton Common in Grafton.  The Festival will combine juried exhibitions of photography and painting with an accompanying music program with the goal to elevate the practice and appreciation of fine art in the region.

Appl... Read More

Sutton luthier sets up shop to mentor students on guitar building essentials

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Forty is the new twenty for Chris Tetreault, owner of a small guitar building shop located on 25 Providence Road in Sutton.

The full-time firefighter paramedic had been in search of something completely unrelated to the profession for a number of years before he finally put his love for the guitar to use. Humble and patient, the middle-aged Luthier spent long hours educating himself on a ski... Read More