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Riverdale Mills at home in a world of wire

By Rod Lee

There may be few throwbacks left to the Blackstone Valley’s glory days as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. But one of them—Riverdale Mills Corp. in Northbridge—is a 21st Century powerhouse.

Situated on Riverdale St. next to a placid pond where two bald eagles nest, “Riverdale” (as the company is now known by its abbreviated name) is one of the largest manufacturers of galvanized and P... Read More

Marshall’s Jewelers adds Whitinsville store

By Magda Dakin

Marshall’s Jewelers opened a second jewelry showroom last fall, its first in the Blackstone Valley, locating it at 1223 Providence Road in Whitinsville, next to Jube’s Restaurant. Owner and Master Jeweler Richard Goldberg says customers are thrilled with having a jewelry store closer to where they shop, conveniently located, with plenty of parking. Marshall’s Jewelers has been serving the local community for... Read More

BiZ Imprints makes a big impression

By Janet Stoica

BiZ Imprints & Graphics in Dudley is certainly more than your usual digital printing shop. Owner Arvind Basil’s new retail store, which opened in January, offers watch repair and battery replacement, a notary service, a while-you-wait passport/green card photo service, and fine cigars.

The store also provides a clothing alterations service - an on-site tailor can do a simple slacks re-hemming to... Read More

Over The Hedge Landscaping – a business on fire

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

A March (14th) New England snowstorm came with a sinister air of triumph, stomping out hopes that a hurried spring would follow a rained-on winter. Perhaps no one was more disturbed, however, than Tim Henault, co-owner of Over The Hedge Landscaping and a Woonsocket firefighter, whose can’t-sit-still nature has had him itching for outdoor work. Thankfully, he and his newlywed wife, co-owner and mast... Read More

Dudley Selectman Fox — two decades of service

By Rod Lee

In deciding not to run for re-election this year, Dudley Selectman Peter Fox can look back on two decades of service to an adopted hometown for which he has deep affection.

Dudley residents are no doubt familiar with Mr. Fox’s contributions as a member of a board that he considers to be an “excellent” steward of the municipality’s well-being (“we don’t always agree, but we respect one another,” he says).... Read More

Easter Bunny photos and activities at Auburn Mall

Families are invited to visit with the Bunny during the Bunny Photo Experience, and take home a treasured snapshot of the festive fun! Photo packages and pricing will vary, and guests can learn more at the Bunny set.
The sponsors for the 2017 Bunny Photo Experience are The Gymboree... Read More

Veteran racer Sundeen seeking record Fifth Championship

THOMPSON, CT - Scott Sundeen began his racing career in 1998 at Seekonk Speedway.  The Sutton, MA driver began competing part-time at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in 2002 while building his first home, and managing his furniture business.  In his first start, Sundeen proved he would be a force to be reckoned with, registering his first win.  

With his house complete and the furniture business thriving, Sundeen began... Read More

Fels Family Foundation donates $150,000 to Harrington for echocardiogram machine

SOUTHBRIDGE, MAHarrington HealthCare has announced it has been awarded $150,000.00 from the Fels Family Foundation to purchase an echocardiography machine for the Harrington Hospital cardiology department.

Echocardiography, also called an echo test or heart ultrasound, is a test that takes “moving pictures” of the heart with soundwaves. According to Harrington’s cardiac manager, Scott MacLean, the “echo... Read More

Lee Knowlton Community Garden in Grafton

Despite our blanket of snow, it won’t be long before we can plant our tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. The Lee Knowlton Community Garden is accepting applications now from Grafton residents who would like to reserve their own garden plot (20’ x 20’). Located offEstabrook Road, the plots are large enough for a substantial garden. The entire garden is fenced to keep garden predators like deer out. Your responsibility is to gently... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene

by Christine Galeone

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” With that in mind, the children in Grafton should be well prepared. Lately, adults have been sharing their knowledge, talents and insights with them.  Classes and workshops in areas such as the performing arts, the fine arts, agriculture and STEM (science, technology, engineerin... Read More