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Announcing Dudley Woman’s Club’s 2018 Scholastic Awards for female residents of Dudley, Webster & Charlton

Three scholarships will be offered to graduating female senior students residing in the towns of Dudley, Webster, or Charlton. One scholarship will be awarded to a Dudley resident, and two more will be selected from of three towns. One scholarship will also be offered to a non- traditional adult woman student returning to college or accredited training program residing in the towns of Dudley, Webster, Charlton, or a curre... Read More

Dudley Police Goods for Guns Buyback Program

In an effort to prevent injury or death from unwanted or unsafe guns in local homes, the Dudley Police Department is pleased to announce that for the second time it will be participating in the 16th Annual Goods for Guns Buyback Program from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017. This program is sponsored by the UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Center and the Worcester County District Attorn... Read More

Winner of 2017 "Top Clam" Award

Webster, MA. — The Webster Dudley Oxford Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Home and Business Show at Indian Ranch on October 24, 2017, where the organization recognized the 2017 Top Clam, i.e. The winner of the best clam chowder - with an award. This year, Samuel Slater’s Restaurant took home the prize, with Chef Michael Winslett at the helm. Three other contenders vied to be “Top Clam,” they were: Christopher... Read More

Flea items, books, gifts and Roaring 20’s for the holidays

By Rod Lee

At businesses up and down the main roads between Webster and Dudley a week before Shop Small Saturday, signs that the holidays were near at hand were very much in evidence.

Even the multi-colored lights that blinked brightly at the end of the lanes at Mohegan Bowl on Thompson Road in Webster seemed indicative of the season, although they were illuminated for a different reason. “We’ve got thirty birthday... Read More

Marines to honor Dr. Parvis at Toys for Tots 2017

Dr. Antoinette Parvis has been the official host and sponsor of Toys for Tots in Oxford for 36 years and this year Marine Local Detachment 1094 will join the festivities to recognize Dr. Parvis for those many years of service.

Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at Parvis Optical at 216 Main Street from now until Saturday, December 9.

The 2017 toy drive will conclude with Dr. Parvis’s annual Toys for... Read More

Calling All Singers!

Do you love to sing? Do you sing along with every song that you hear on the radio?  Or, were you in the high school chorus or church choir and have thought of singing in a chorus again? Then come join us and share your love of singing. Rehearsals will be held every Wednesday from 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the Memorial Hall Cultural Center, 30 School Street, Milford. We will be accepting new members January 3, January 10th and Jan... Read More

SHOP LOCAL – Your Sanity Depends On It

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

I’ve had some issues lately.  Big businesses are on my chopping block.  It’s not that I don’t understand or appreciate the sweat and toll that the top dogs and empowered women have sacrificed to provide job opportunities to support a small country.  They’ve worked hard, made the crucial decisions, and taken on the hefty stresses that coincide with a profit-based (capitalistic) approach.  I get that... Read More

A Bounty of Books to Fill Your Holiday Stockings!

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s a wonderful treat to sit down and relax with a good book. Whether your interests include an insightful biography, taut mystery or fanciful romance, you don’t have to look far to please the reader on your holiday list (or yourself!) Here are just a few titles to get you going.

Let’s start with the littlest readers. Big Words for Little Geniuses is a... Read More

Christmas trees and holiday spirit abound at Jim’s

By Rod Lee

Jim Gagne is a broad-shouldered, affable, middle-aged and mustachioed man whose affection for Christmas Day rivals that of a certain better-known character, even without the adornment of a beard and a red suit.

Mr. Gagne has loved the holiday “all my life,” ever since his parents began taking he and his sister around to look at Christmas lights when they were young, he said on November 18th in a Santa’s w... Read More

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