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Dear Abel and Sofi, I started my nonprofit that helps disadvantaged kids just over two years ago and it’s been a labor of love.

I am so excited at the progress we’re making. The first 6 months of running my business were incredible, as I watched my vision come to life.

Then, I was hit with a cancer diagnosis. I’ve been going through cancer treatment for more than a year. And I’m about to embark upon stronger chemotherapy over the next three to six months, hoping for remission, as I’ve been told I have a terminal condition.

I... Read More

Schedule a Blood Donation and get safety information with Alexa

MEDFORD, MA – April 16, 2019 — To make it easier for people to access its services and get critical safety information, the American Red Cross is expanding its reach with voice technology through Alexa, Amazon’s voice service.

By using Alexa-enabled devices, people can enable skills for Alexa to schedule a blood donation, get valuable first aid information, or receive notifications about an... Read More

Uxbridge High School earns Innovation Pathway Designations

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Tiano is proud to announce that Uxbridge High School has earned distinction for two additional Innovation Pathway programs, with programs in Biomedical Science and Digital Media/Information Science being recognized by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Launched last year, Innovation Pathways are designed to create strong partnerships with employers in order to expose s... Read More

Pre-Apprenticeship Program provides hands-on learning experience for BVT students

17 juniors in the Construction Technology program experience career opportunity as apprenticed laborers in the area of highway construction

UPTON – Having a well-trained workforce is an essential part of any construction project. Here at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT) our course offerings have been carefully developed to challenge all students to maximize their academic and vocational exp... Read More

ʽSweat equity’ places Grille 122 in line for opening by Mother’s Day

By Rod Lee

The heart of a community beat faster when signage for Grille 122 went up above and across the street from the new restaurant on Providence Road in the Linwood neighborhood of Northbridge a week or so ago.

Turns out, Grille 122, a bar and restaurant, which is taking over an address previously occupied by Brian’s-An Eating and Drinking Place and before that by Teddy’s II, isn’t quite ready to begin welcomin... Read More

Northbridge Senior Center needs volunteer medical drivers

This is a very unique program that is not offered by many Senior Centers. There are many seniors in Northbridge that do not drive and do not have transportation to go to out of town doctor’s appointments. This is a much needed and very popular program at the Center with an average of 75 rides a month. Volunteer drivers take the clients to appointments in Worcester, Milford, Millbury, Sutton, Framingham and yes, even Boston. Drive... Read More

Lawmakers unveil bill targeting illicit marijuana market

BOSTON – Two Worcester-area lawmakers have introduced a bill aimed at tackling the illicit market for marijuana in Massachusetts—recently estimated as nearly 75 percent of all marijuana sales across the Commonwealth—while creating new revenues to reinvest in meaningful social equity, youth consumption prevention, law enforcement training and drugged driving detection.

Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) and Representativ... Read More

Business Breakfast with Town Administrators

Webster Town Administrator Doug Willardson, Dudley Town Administrator Greg Balukonis, and Oxford Town Manager Jennifer Callahan will be the featured guests at a “Breakfast with Town Administrators” on May 15, from 8 to 10 a.m.

The Webster Dudley Oxford Chamber of Commerce is the event sponsor.

The town administrators will outline the state of business in their towns, update their local projects, provide grant inform... Read More

Blackstone Valley 2019 Expo pleases participants and visitors alike

By Magda Dakin

Truly fun for the whole family, the 21st Annual Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Home & Community Expo was a rousing success on a beautiful March 16 Saturday.

Jeannie Hebert and her competent staff put together all the elements to make coming out on a Saturday for a fun family day a thing to look forward to year after year.

With at least eighty different groups represented, there was m... Read More

The Curtis House

By Thomas D'Agostino

Woodbury, Connecticut, in Litchfield County is your average small New England town. Church spires rise up over the trees, old homes grace the landscape and even a cemetery or burial yard sitting next to the church completes the criteria that most small New England towns possess. It also has one thing that most towns have, and that is a haunted inn. In fact, The Curtis House is said to be the oldest inn... Read More