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Douglas Democratic Caucus, Saturday, May 18, 2019

Registered Democrats in Douglas will hold a caucus on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Douglas Municipal Center at 29 Depot Street in Douglas to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be held September 14th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to discuss Part... Read More

West Hill Park day-use area parking change; will require mile-long walk

The US Army Corps of Engineers, which manages and operates the West Hill Reservoir and Dam Project in the towns Uxbridge, Northbridge, Upton, and Mendon, has announced a change in parking for the day-use area.

The West Hill Park day-use area will be open from May 18 to September 8. Operating hours for the park are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The park offers a variety of recreational facilities, including a swim beach, picnic shelters... Read More

First female selectman Alice Walker broke the glass ceiling in Oxford

Story and photo by Connie Reddy Dwyer

In 1983, Oxford native Alice Walker defeated all odds and was elected to become the Town’s female selectman; this was after losses in 1982 and 1981.                                                                

Ms. Walker continued as a member of the Board of Selectmen for 14 years (1983-1995), including serving as its chairman.

During an interview in her home on Main S... Read More

Democracy in Action at Webster Board of Selectman Candidate Forum

Democracy in Action at Webster Board of Selectman Candidate Forum

By Janet Stoica

Sponsored by the Bartlett High School National Honor Society and Webster Democratic and Republican Town Committees, the Webster Selectmen Candidate Forum kicked off right on time at 6:30 p.m. on April 25 at the new Gladys Kelly Library in downtown Webster.

Bartlett’s National Honor Society members in attendance were: Leighah Bea... Read More

Thomas Palayoor: Exploring cultural changes through characters

by Christine Galeone

Thomas Palayoor describes Kerala, a state in the southern part of India, as a place with abundant natural beauty – including lakes, canals and coconut trees – that’s “carpeted by tea and coffee estates” and spice plantations. Growing up in a small village in Kerala, he was fascinated by many of his quirky neighbors and how their human nature was revealed in various types of social situations. “I have w... Read More

Food Truck & Craft Fair Festival rolls to Millbury High on May 19

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

The Millbury Redevelopment Authority, a group designed to create opportunities to attract development in the town of Millbury and help revitalize its economy and cultural growth, will host its 4th annual Food Truck & Craft Fair fundraiser on Sunday, May 19, rain or shine.

The event will include approximately twelve food trucks, a variety of craft vendors, local bands, and... Read More

Voices will be lifted high for Chorus Director Deb Temple’s swan song

By Rod Lee

Infused by members from far and wide including a number of individuals from the Blackstone Valley, the Westborough Community Chorus (WCC) is the living embodiment of the truth of the expression “there is strength in numbers.”

With a cast of approximately one hundred, the WCC is one of the largest troupes of its kind in the state. Also one of the oldest continuously in operation—since 1971 (forty-eight yea... Read More

Breakfast at Stephanie’s Upton

After five years of successful breakfast service in South Grafton, Breakfast at Stephanie’s decided to move their well-loved breakfast feasts to larger accommodation, just a little further down the street to 3 Farm St. in Upton.

“We were just too cramped in the old place and there was always a fight for seats,” says owner Stephanie Miller. The new location is just off Rt. #140 near Upton Center, about 4.8 miles from the fo... Read More

Independent Massachusetts Hospital Systems launch Value Alliance

South Weymouth, Mass., April 11, 2019 – A coalition of ten independent Massachusetts health systems, including 14 community hospitals, have formed the Massachusetts Value Alliance (MVA) to enhance their efforts in delivering high quality, patient-centered and cost-effective care to their communities.

The member hospitals of the MVA collectively represent the largest collaboration of independent healthcare providers in the... Read More