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WWI soldiers to be honored via special presentation at Manchaug Mills

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

If we don’t remember the past, we are destined to repeat it, says Christine Watkins of Sutton, whose love for history and research has led the former CPA and current Historical Society secretary to advocate for the honor and remembrance of our nation’s soldiers. “The Centennial Anniversary of World War I, Local Soldiers who fought in the Great War” will take place on November 6 on 9... Read More

Friends salute Alternatives’ Dennis Rice for a job well done

By Rod Lee

In considering the various ways they might pay tribute Dennis H. Rice as he moves on from his position as founder and executive director of Alternatives to “a new adventure,” colleagues decided an early-fall barbecue and reception seemed most fitting.

Indeed it was. As was the location.

With rainy skies having yielded just in time, some of Mr. Rice’s many associates and friends gathered on the outd... Read More

Inclusion is aim of Uxbridge Cultural Fair

By Rod Lee

If enthusiasm counts for anything, organizers of the Uxbridge Cultural Fair may be well on their way to fostering a more tolerant atmosphere in town.

Cindy Scott, Marisol Azize, Erica Chick and their cohorts make up a group that is small in number but big in ambition. They launched the Uxbridge Cultural Fair with a pot-luck meal in the community house behind the Town Common last year as a reaction to some... Read More

Don Leitao leaves Don’s 89 Hair Salon, joins JTB Hair & Spa

By Magda Dakin

When Don Leitao decided he wanted to change gears a little and have more fun with less stress, he found an interesting way to make it all happen. As owner and manager of Don’s 89 Hair Salon, Don spent the last 25 years building his business in downtown Whitinsville at 89 Church Street, creating lifelong friendships and being a part of making people smile.

“I’ was ready to give up the paperwork and bus... Read More

Grand Opening at Webster’s new Gladys E. Kelly Public Library

By Janet Stoica

The bright and crisp fall date brought more than 100 well-wishers to the front lawn of the new Gladys E. Kelly Public Library on September 29. The grand opening ceremony’s speakers included former and current state representatives as well as a representative from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Bartlett High School’s choir led off the festivities with their singing of the national anthem a... Read More

Renee’s Working Girl Catering Service has grown to serve everyone

By Janet Stoica

From well-known casino restaurants to area catering companies, Renee Berube, owner of Working Girl Catering Service, has been there and done that.

“When I was 15 years old, I began working for a local catering service,” said Renee. “Since then I’ve worked for many restaurants, from famous high-end eateries to pizza parlors but there’s one thing I’ve learned---and that’s to focus on one thing and to d... Read More

Solar, marijuana, farming, Stevens Mill top of mind in Dudley

By Rod Lee

No one would blame Dudley Town Planner Donald T. Johnson if he felt like the clock was being rolled back as Fall Town Meeting approaches.

Mr. Johnson’s Master’s thesis at Iowa State University was entitled “The Potential for Solar Energy Development in Housing: Use of Ames, Iowa as a Case Study.” All these years later, Dudley voters are being asked to weigh in, yes or no, on creation of an overlay distric... Read More

Fidelity Bank partners with Nichols College for employee learning

By Janet Stoica

In a partnership that is a first in our area, Fidelity Bank collaborated with Dudley’s Nichols College to bring a unique learning experience to employees in its home office in Leominster. Personnel growth and retention is one of the bank’s main goals. 

Bank President Christopher McCarthy, a member of the Nichols College Business Advisory Board as well as a graduate of the school, attended a board mee... Read More

FREE Surplus Equipment Day at the Webster Town Hall

Tuesday, 10/16/18, 9 AM—3 PM
Webster Town Hall, 1st Floor, Auditorium
350 Main Street, Webster, MA 01570

The Auditorium has been emptied and remaining items are free to the public for one day: chairs, shelving, file cabinets, moni-tors and more! Items not available include anything on the stage or beyond, items labeled, roped off, or blocked with Police tape. Items you want must be out by 3 PM on... Read More

Fall Festival reflects Oxford Lions’ dedication to the mission

By Rod Lee

Since its founding in 1916 by thirty-eight year-old Chicago businessman Melvin Jones, the Lions Club has grown into a global organization with a vast reach.

Lions Club members’ work—involving such worldwide service initiatives as building classrooms and water wells in Cambodia, empowering youth through an annual Peace Poster Contest, safeguarding Botswana against measles and saving children’s sight in Ind... Read More