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This decision is made by the local and state government in adherence to CDC guidelines.  Please note, at this time, all activities and programs are cancelled except for the Hannaford’s shopping on Tuesday mornings.  Although the Center is closed, our staff are working remotely.  If you are in need of assistance, please call the Center, leave a message, your call will be answered or you can email us at... Read More

Harrington HealthCare System now offering Telehealth Appointments for many services

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, April 15, 2020 – Harrington HealthCare System is now offering telehealth appointments for select services during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Telehealth appointments allow patients to meet with a doctor from home via videoconference or telephone, helping them to maintain social distancing and minimize the risk of infection with COVID-19.

Both existing and new patients can request a Telehealth app... Read More

Virtual Gallery Tour of "Beautiful Blackstone Valley"

Among the many events that were canceled due to social distancing restrictions was the closing reception at the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Gallery with artists from the Blackstone Valley Art Association.
But with some quick thinking by BVAA president Lisa Shea, she created a LIVE video event that now lives on YouTube. Lisa interviewed each artist who shared fascinating an... Read More

Are the parks open or closed?

We've been asked the question "Are parks open or closed?" and the answer depends on which state, Massachusetts or Rhode Island, and also who the parks are managed by. The answer also changes by the day.
As of now, all ... Read More

Senate passes bill to protect renters, homeowners and small businesses

(BOSTON – 04/09/2020) Yesterday, the Massachusetts State Senate passed An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 emergency to provide a critical safety net for renters, homeowners and small businesses grappling with the immediate economic fallout of the current public health pandemic.

“This legislation allows us to protect homeowners and tenants during these uncertain time... Read More

Fundación MAPFRE Donates $200,000 to Harrington HealthCare System for Purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE)

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, April 8, 2020, – Fundación MAPFRE, a global nonprofit foundation created by MAPFRE, has donated $200,000 to Harrington HealthCare System to support the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for HHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic, including medical masks, gloves, gowns, face shields and other personal protective equipment.


The donation i... Read More

The Last Green Valley is hiring

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is searching for a Financial Officer to handle all aspects of the non-profit’s financial activities. The Financial Officer will be responsible for accounting, payroll, grants, contract management, audit preparation and human resources, performing a variety of tasks essential to The Last Green Valley’s success.

“We are looking for one person who can efficiently and accurately handle day-to... Read More

Small business stricken by impact of COVID-19 digs in for the long haul

By Rod Lee

Stuart D. “Stu” Mulhane of Mulhane Home for Funerals on N. Main St. in Millbury was probably speaking for hundreds of other businesses in the Blackstone Valley when during a telephone conversation on March 18th he described the coronavirus pandemic as “no question, unprecedented.

“It is the same for us as all other funeral homes,” Mr. Mulhane said. “Services are limited, especially the size of the gatheri... Read More