Skip to main content

Feature Articles

Putnam to celebrate the 8th Annual Fire & Ice Event on February 10th

Putnam, CT – In less than a month, downtown Putnam will once again host the largest single ice block competition in the United States – the 8th Annual Fire & Ice Festival. On Saturday, February 10 from 12 noon to 10 p.m., the public is invited to visit this community event, boasting more than four dozen ice carvings, ice photo opportunities, glowing fire torches, fire dancing performances, rose sales, a wedding cake decoratin... Read More

bankHometown CEO to retire

OXFORD- bankHometown has announced that Michael D. Hewitt, its President and Chief Executive Officer, has decided to retire on June 30, 2018. Sam S. Pappas, Chairman of the Board, stated that “We have been very fortunate to have Mike Hewitt as the leader of our Bank since 2013. His vast banking experience and strong leadership will be missed by us all. We wish Mike all the best in retirement.”

Mike Hewitt joined the Bank i... Read More

Businesses eager for Chamber’s fourth annual Career Fair

By Rod Lee

David Crouch of the digital solutions company “ten24”  in Worcester and Buddy Starr of Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) Greentech East in Auburn are of the same mindset as the Auburn Chamber of Commerce (and its parent, the Worcester Regional Chamber) when it comes to those organizations’ annual Career, Internship and Live Local Fair.

They can’t... Read More

Overview of Dementia for Caregivers

WHITINSVILLE, MA -- The St. Camillus Adult Day Health Center in conjunction with the St. Camillus Dementia Caregivers Support Group will offer caregivers a free educational program on Thursday evening, March 15th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Adult Day Health Center located at 670 Linwood Ave in Whitinsville.


Scott H. Gonzalez, M.D., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Community Healthlink, Inc.,... Read More

Annual Sutton Historical Society, Inc. Membership Drive

The 2018 Annual Membership Drive for the Sutton Historical Society has begun and seeks memberships (and/or donations to the Society by February 28, 2018.

Sutton Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization established to promote research and learning in the History of Sutton, Massachusetts; acquire, protect and preserve property, both real and personal, having historical significance; and promote the celebration of... Read More

Blackstone Heritage Corridor announces Board Appointments

WHITINSVILLE, MA Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. (BHC) announces appointments made to its Board of Directors. At its annual meeting in January held at Millbury Federal Credit Union, an election of officers and directors was held.  Directors re-elected for a 3- Year Term include: Joseph Barbato (MA), Robert Billington (RI), Michael D. Cassidy (RI), Allen Fletcher (MA) and Todd Helwig (MA).

Other member... Read More

Purgatory Beer Company - a cool new place for a cold one

By Magda Dakin

It’s cold outside, no question, but you’re tired of being snowbound in the house. Going out nearby for a few drinks, meet up with some friends, or perhaps make some new ones, sounds like a good idea. In Whitinsville, the newly-opened Purgatory Beer Company on Linwood Avenue is the place to go. Just opened in November, this fun place to hang out is fast becoming a “hot” spot.

Local entrepreneurs Brian... Read More

Science confirms the Man Flu

Jason Poquette RPh, BS Pharm

For years it seems men have been accused of exaggerating their cold symptoms. Recently I read a medical satire article about a new hospital “emergency wing” opened exclusively for treating cases of man flu. The comical journalist quipped “It is well known, that this group are particularly severely affected by colds, and therefore need intensive care in order to save their lives.”

... Read More

An era ends as Lynch’s becomes Brothers in Uxbridge

By Rod Lee

Fenil “Neil” Patel, whose family has owned what was formerly Lynch’s Riverview Wine & Spirits on Mendon Street in Uxbridge since mid-July, knows and is appreciative of the history of the business.

What Mr. Patel and several of his cousins, including Rushi Patel, may not realize is that with the departure of Charles A. “Chuck” Lynch and his son Jay from the scene, the town of Uxbridge has said goodbye... Read More

Hurts, habits, and hangups are welcomed here

by Christine Galeone

Sometimes, people strive to be as big and powerful as they can be, yet their lasting impact is often small. Other times, however, people work hard to be a small part of something so big that it can restore hope, heal wounds, mend broken marriages and save lives.

Pastor Howard DeVries and his wife, Marlene DeVries, have chosen the latter of the two paths.  Since January 15, 2015, they have devote... Read More