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Sen. MoorehHighlights opportunities to serve on statewide commission

BOSTON – After learning of several vacancies, Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) is highlighting opportunities to serve on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW).  The Commission was created in 1998 and is tasked to review the status of women and girls in Massachusetts, and to offer policy recommendations to improve equality and access to opportunities for all women throughout the Commonwealth  

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“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Grafton, MA, Oct. 7, 2019.  . Apple Tree Arts welcomes adults and teens 16 years and older to participate in open auditions for the musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at One Grafton Common in Grafton. Interested actors are invited to email Matt Mariner, creative dramatics manager at... Read More

At 80 years, Koopman Lumber is still about honesty, integrity and hard work

(First of two articles on Koopman Lumber & Hardware’s 80th anniversary)

By Rod Lee

Surely the symbolism of a claw hammer is not lost on those who are presented with Dirk Koopman’s business card.

Any of a number of objects representing Koopman Lumber & Hardware could have been chosen as appropriate window dressing by way of introducing the owner of a company that is now in its 80th year: a 2x4... Read More

TLGV awards $12,000 in Historic Preservation Grants

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) recently awarded $12,000 in grants to four local organizations to preserve, protect, interpret, promote or market historic and cultural resources. Since TLGV began awarding historic and cultural grants in 2003, more than $1 million has been disseminated to local organizations. For many the funding is the necessary step toward completion of their projects.

“These four projects are importan... Read More

Harrington announces Emergency Departments now staffed by Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, October 8, 2019 -- Harrington HealthCare System has announced its Emergency Departments (ED) in Southbridge and Webster are now staffed by Associated Physicians of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (APHMFP) of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).

The collaboration brings seasoned physicians, nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) to Harrington’s Emergency Care Cente... Read More

Webster Five’s Don Doyle: ʽWe will never forget our roots’

By Rod Lee

Like so many other businesses of every sort imaginable, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank recognizes what fertile ground the town of Auburn is for commercial activity and investment.

As evidence of this, Webster Five recently announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Thompson Road in Webster to Millbury St. in Auburn. The bank’s acquisition of a property at 35 Millbury St. for $2.75 million makes th... Read More

Taste of Webster library fundraiser a sold-out success

By Janet Stoica

It was sold out weeks ahead of time and the Gladys E. Kelly Public Library’s event Taste of Webster proved to be a truly resounding success. If you missed it this year, you can only hope to snag a ticket for next year’s event before they sell out again.

“We hope that this event will continue for years to come,” said Library Director Amanda Grenier. “Despite the rain, it was very well attende... Read More

Annie Cronin Romano: going full steam ahead

by Christine Galeone

Although Annie Cronin Romano has been an avid reader and writer since she was a little girl, she didn’t pursue becoming a published author until she was in her early 30s. And she discovered, like many of today’s most successful authors, that the road to publication is littered with rejection. But after 12 years of querying publishers about her children’s picture book manuscripts and after receiving mor... Read More

Harrington Cancer Center opens office in Webster

WEBSTER, MA, October 2, 2019 – The Cancer Center at Harrington is now offering patient appointments at 336 Thompson Road in Webster.

Patients can book consultations and follow-up appointments with Jeffrey Gordon, MD, board-certified oncologist and hematologist, at the We... Read More

BHC announces winners of 2020 Calendar Photo Contest

(Whitinsville, MA - September 16, 2019) Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) has announced the winners of its 2020 Calendar Photo Contest and plans for a calendar release party and gallery show at its offices at the Linwood Mill in Whitinsville, MA, on Thursday, November 7.

Judging of the photo submissions was done by volunteers of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Photography Ambassadors. With the theme... Read More