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Chris Ouimet keeps tradition of excellence alive at Fitzy’s

By Rod Lee

As his good fortune in the business world would have it, Brian Fitzgerald latched onto exactly the right person to assume proprietorship of Fitzy’s Car and Pet Wash on Worcester St. in North Grafton just under three years ago.

Christopher J. Ouimet of Shrewsbury has carried forward in sterling fashion Mr. Fitzgerald’s vision of what a top-of-the-line car wash with all of the bells and whistles should be.... Read More

Advanced Wheels expands mobility vehicles business to Oxford

By Janet Stoica

There’s a new business in the area that specializes in transportation needs for those who are temporarily or permanently disabled and in need of mobile highway transportation.

Advanced Wheels of North Oxford sells and rents newly modified vans for those who require accessible vehicles with adaptive equipment such as wheelchair ramps, lifts, power doors, hand controls, tie-down equipment, scooter lift... Read More

Fattman announces Shared Streets and Spaces program funding total increased to $10 million

BOSTON – State Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) announced that the Baker-Polito Administration was increasing the total funding for the Shared Streets and Spaces Emergency Grant Program to $10 million. The award of $3.9 million is the largest round of funding to date.

The program was launched on June 10, and it provides technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts cities and towns conceive, design, and implement t... Read More

Harvesting hope in the fight against hunger

by Christine Galeone

According to Feeding America, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unemployment to soar and food insecurity to rise. The national nonprofit and authority on food insecurity stated on its website that in 2020 in the United States, “more than 54 million people may face hunger because of coronavirus.” It’s a startling thought.

But\, thankfully, many of this country’s nonprofits are doing everything the... Read More

Soter Announces extension of Administrative Tax Relief for Local Businesses

BOSTON – On September 15th, 2020 Governor Charlie Baker and other state leaders announced an extension of the administrative tax relief measures for local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. These tax relief measures are especially aimed to assist those in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. 

This announcement includes the extension of the deferral of regular sales tax, meals tax, and r... Read More

UXBRIDGE: Free Flu Shot Clinic

The Uxbridge Senior Center located at 36 South Main Street in Uxbridge is proud to sponsor a Free Flu Shot Clinic. This is an annual program which will be provided this year by the Uxbridge Hannaford’s Pharmacy. The clinic will take place on Wednesday, October 14th from 9am-12pm at the Senior Center. All Uxbridge residents 6 months or older are welcome. Please bring your insurance cards with you, no copays required and remember t... Read More

Sutton Historical Society to host Annual Meeting

The Sutton Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 3, at 2 pm at the First Congregational Church, Sutton Center, on the lawn outside.  Members are encouraged to bring a mask and a chair.  The Annual Meeting is required by our by-laws.  This year, we will be electing/re-electing six Board of Director positions.  These positions are for a 2-year term.  The six current Board members are willing to rema... Read More

Charlton Hazardous Waste Collection

CHARLTON: The Town of Charlton will hold its next Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection day on Saturday, September 26, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Casella Waste Services Facility on 165 Barefoot Road, Southbridge.

Acceptable materials include oil-based paint; pesticides/herbicides; cleaning products; household batteries; thinners/strippers/removers/solvents; acids/bases; automotive oil/antifreeze/gasol... Read More

Harrington HealthCare expands access to Rapid COVID-19 Testing across the Health System

WEBSTER, MA, September 14, 2020 – Today Harrington HealthCare System opened its second COVID-19 Rapid Testing Site to the public. The new site is located on the Harrington HealthCare at Webster campus, at 340 Thompson Road in Webster. Patients can now schedule an appointment on a user-friendly online check-in form. A doctor’s order is NOT required to be tested, however an appointment is required and patients must... Read More

Best Business Scarecrow Contest

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce invites all local businesses to enter to help bring some cheer to the Auburn Community.

    Scarecrows will be displayed at Goddard Park behind the Fire Headquarters. Businesses will be able to set up their displays between October 16-19 (and required to take down their displays between November 2-5). All participants will be expected to follow social distancing protocols and regulations.

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