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“Revolution is in the Air” Winter Lecture Series 2020

Whitinsville, MA— Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park is pleased to offer the second presentation in our winter lecture series discussing the Blackstone Valley’s role as an incubator for revolutionary thought and action. On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Heather Olson, Archaeology Laboratory Manager at The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., will discuss the Providence Cove Lands Project; a large-scal... Read More

Hopes high though push for Charlton public safety complex faces hurdles

By Rod Lee

Housed under glass at the entrance to the Charlton Police Department are symbols of days of old: boxes for Barney Miller, Dick Tracy, Kojak and CSI board games—hearkening back to once-popular crime-themed television shows.

The display carries special significance these days, as Chief Graham Maxfield, Lt. Daniel “Danny” Dowd, Officer Derek Gaylord and the remaining members of a force of about twenty wait t... Read More

Webster Five donates $1,500 to the Joy of Music Program

Webster, MA – The Webster Five Foundation has announced that as part of the Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will donate $1,500 to the Joy of Music Program. The donation will help support their Financial Aid Program for students throughout the greater Worcester area, regardless of income, to receive high quality music instruction.

Joy of Music’s purpose of giving people of all ages a joyful... Read More

Art Heals: Get Creative for a Cause

UPTON – Calling All Artists… let your art speak for those who can't find their voice and help build awareness and support for teen suicide prevention.

As an artist, you intuitively know that creating a visual image through any medium can produce physical; and emotional benefits for you, the creator, as well as those who view it. This healing power of art is what the Art Heals: Chalk Festival is all about. On Saturday, May... Read More

Independent bookstore in Webster, MA celebrates 25th anniversary with expansion move

February 7, 2020 – Booklovers' Gourmet in Webster, MA is marking 25 years in business this March with big plans for an expansion move just a few blocks down the street to 72 East Main Street. In addition to a larger space, the new location will offer plenty of off-street parking as well as be fully handicap-accessible. The move is planned for early April 2020.

The store will also be celebrating its 25th anniversar... Read More

13th Annual Webster Lake Ice-Out Contest

Einstein is back! The Webster Lake Association is sponsoring its 13th annual Ice-Out contest. Proceeds will benefit the Webster Lake Association, Webster Fire and Rescue, and the Reconciliation House of Webster.

Einstein is expected to be placed on the ice within Lakeview Marine Cove during the weekend of February 15th. There is a forty-pound weight attached to him. When the ice melts enough for the weight to drop into the... Read More

A new way to explore the Blackstone Canal

by Christine Galeone

Like the rest of Massachusetts, the Blackstone Valley is rich in history. Its communities have played pivotal roles in the Underground Railroad, America’s Industrial Revolution and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Subsequently, it has helped shape our nation into the country it is today.

While vast numbers of people have visited the Valley’s various historic sites, many of them don’t realize that... Read More

Studio 20/20 offers eyeglass perfection

By Janet Stoica

Her brochure says it all:  “If you want to look good, feel good, and see well with your next pair of glasses, stop in and see Erica O’Brien at Studio 20/20. Many of her frame and lens choices are from independent, quality conscious companies, just like hers. Simply bring in a current prescription from the eye doctor of your choice, and she will help you create your next pair of eyeglasses.”

Located a... Read More

Indian Ranch adds Justin Moore to 2020 summer concert season

Webster, MA - Justin Moore will perform as part of the Summer Concert Series on Saturday, August 8th at 1:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now. 

Chart-topping powerhouse Justin Moore proves that, through all the fame and success, he’s still just the same country boy he’s always been on his stellar new album, ‘Late Nights and Longnecks.’ Tipping its cap to Alan Jackson and George Strait, the reco... Read More

Fattman, McKenna, and Dabrowski Family announce legislation to close loophole affecting victims of domestic abuse

BOSTON – State Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) and Representative Joseph McKenna (R- Webster) filed legislation on behalf of the Dabrowski family of Webster to close a loophole that allows contract work agencies to terminate employees who miss work due to injuries sustained from episodes of domestic violence.

In April of 2019, Amanda Dabrowski was brutally attacked in her home by a man whom... Read More