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29th Annual Whitin Five Mile Road Race Thanksgiving morning

Join us at the Whitin Community Center Thanksgiving Morning November 23, 2017 in a race to promote family health and fitness, and support programs that help protect the environment. The start time is 8:10 in the morning. The race will include raffles, coffee, cash and merchandise awards (must be present to claim), race t-shirts and refreshments. Lockers, hot showers, and parking amenities provided by the Whitin Community Center,... Read More

Bay Path Regional Vocational Tech School stirs up talent in the kitchen

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Zachary Simons has always loved cars. He came to Bay Path Regional Vocational High School as a freshman thinking he’d be taking apart engines while enrolled in the school’s automotive program. He didn’t expect, instead, to be cooking a creamy Chicken Alfredo for a community of elders, seniors, and regulars. The Shop was his fourth choice out of nine exploratories.  Like most stude... Read More

The graves beneath The Worcester Common

By Thomas D’Agostino

Imagine having a splendid picnic on the grass of the town common. Daily life is rolling by and the usual wildlife is busy with their own affairs. Suddenly, a hand juts up from the earth, followed by another. Within moments, rotting corpses are emerging from the ground all around. Sounds like a scene from a zombie apocalypse movie but if it were to be, the best candidate for that scene would be the Worc... Read More

Upholstery work runs in the family for Clements brothers

By Rod Lee

The Clements brothers, Ken and Art, can be found in a plain building at the north end of Main St. in the town of Oxford that Rusmart Auto Upholstery has occupied for about five of the seventy years it has now been in existence.

They are old school from the top of their heads, which are coated in white hair, to the soles of their shoes. The sign along the road out front, identifying Rusmart, puts on no air... Read More

People First Pantry could use your help

Its that time of year again! Thanksgiving is almost here and we need your help! Each year our organization, in partnership with the wonderful staff at the Uxbridge Senior center, provide a hot Thanksgiving meal to local senior citizens. As we all know, preparing this holiday meal for our own families takes a lot of work and we are in need of volunteers to cook turkeys, mashed potatoes, stuffing, m... Read More

Captain Job Knapp Chapter honors Vietnam Era Veterans

On Sunday November 5th three Vietnam Era veterans were honored by the Captain Job Knapp Daughters of the American Revolution with the presentation of handmade Honor Quilts that were made by Louise Zygmuntowicz of Douglas. Pictured Louise Zygmuntowicz, Leon Sochia IV, USMC; Cecilia Stienstra, US Army Nurse Corps, and Roy Peters, US Army.  Mrs Zygmuntowicz was recently awarded the Massach... Read More

Auburn Legislative Breakfast

AUBURN - Join the Auburn Chamber of Commerce in a panel discussion with Town Manager Julie Jacobson, State Senator Micheal Moore, and State Representative Paul Frost as they sit down to discuss local town policy and local government trending issues for the Auburn area.

KAR Jewelers – A Putnam gem

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Kathleen Viens, owner of Putnam, Connecticut’s, KAR Jewelers, is an experienced small business owner who’s come to appreciate the little things that go a long way during her thirty-one-year stretch as a retail salesperson.

“I enjoy being here. My customers have a cup of tea or a soup with me. My husband comes in with repairs. My brother visited me for lunch. They know me,” the small business... Read More

Construction underway at Harrington’s new Child & Family Services building

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – In just a few weeks, Harrington HealthCare System will open the doors to its new Child and Family Services Center in Southbridge.

The healthcare system has leased the former CarQuest Auto Parts store at 139 South Street. After the renovation is complete, the facility will house mental health counseling and group sessions for children and adolescents, ages 4-24, and their families.

The move gives... Read More

WDO Chamber Expo at Indian Ranch a hit with vendors

By Rod Lee

If the “Son of Spam” set up as part of a display put together by representatives of Bay Path Vocational Technical School’s Robotics department could have talked, it would have deemed the Webster-Dudley-Oxford Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual Home and Business Expo at Indian Ranch on October 24th a success.

The same conclusion could have been drawn as well from the varied mix of presenters taking part—ma... Read More