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Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. and The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc. announce affiliation

(Worcester, MA – July 25, 2018) Two well-established Central Massachusetts human service providers have announced their affiliation effective July 1, 2018. Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. and The Bridge of Central Massachusetts both have long histories providing services in the region for people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Together, the two agencies will have a combined workforce of over 1200 staff... Read More

Harrington Black-Tie Fundraiser nets $220,000 for Southbridge Emergency Department

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, July 20, 2018 – Harrington HealthCare System is celebrating a successful black-tie fundraiser held July 14 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, which raised more than $200,000 toward the renovation of its Southbridge Emergency Department (ED).
The event featured tastings from more than a dozen local restaurants including Rovezzi’s, Porterhouse,  Baba Sushi, Mexicali, The Clambox, Metro Bistro... Read More

Bully Prevention Program at Boys and Girls of Webster-Dudley

Local businesses team-up to provide “Wizards and Knights: Bully Prevention Program” on Thursday, August 2  at 2 PM at the Boys and Girls Club of Webster-Dudley starring world- class ventriloquist Lesley Smith and her side-kick family favorite Sammy Snail. This performance was rescheduled from an early June time slot.

The Boys and Girls Club has been awarded a grant from the Dudley Cultural Council to bring Smith and her st... Read More

Hawthorne Hotel

By Thomas D’Agostino

The town of Salem, Massachusetts, is famous for the witch hysteria that took place there in 1692. Salem was also known as a major shipping port. It was the largest in the colonies for many years. Today people flock to Salem to see the attractions, and even more, to attend the annual “Haunted Happenings” that takes place during the mon... Read More

Life Storage answers call for climate-controlled units in Oxford

By Rod Lee

More than a few passing motorists’ attention having been caught by the sight of Oxford’s newest building taking shape on Main St., about one mile south of the traffic light in the town center, the inquiry naturally follows as to “what is going on?”

The answer will come as a somewhat of a surprise in at least one sense. While “Life Storage” signage is prominently displayed near the roof line of the buildin... Read More

Webster’s new recreation director hits the ground running

[Editor's note: The printed copy of July 20 issue of The Yankee Xpress has incorrect information about the date of the upcoming production of Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It. The correct date is August 16.]
By Janet Stoica

Carole Marchand, Webster’s new part-time recreation director, has a lot on her agenda for the benefit of Webster’s residents--not only for the summer but for all year round.

The... Read More

Mendon author’s latest book focuses on Cuban Missile Crisis

By Kevin Rudden

“October 25, 1962: Captain Jerry McIlmoyle sat in the cramped cockpit of his U-2 spy plane on the runway at McCoy Air Force Base in Orlando, Florida.”

With that opening line, Mendon author Michael Tougias and co-author Casey Sherman begin to focus on three men who played a key role in a situation that brought the United States and the Soviet Union – then deep in the Cold War – t... Read More

Deck stacked against Historic District Commission’s work?

By Rod Lee

Recent defeat of an article that would have expanded Uxbridge’s historic district leaves members of the commission that proposed the bylaw change pondering what their “next steps” should be even as they lick the wounds inflicted by the stinging setback.

Complicating the plight of Faye McCloskey, who chairs the Uxbridge Historic District Commission (UHDC), and those associates of hers who support a redefin... Read More