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Grafton businesses bearing down, adjusting practices during crisis

In recent weeks, news related to the frightening COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives. We have also heard about people letting their fear become anger. The hoarding of, shaming and fighting over toilet paper is not something most of us ever imagined would happen in our country.

In response to the serious threat to our health that the virus poses, the Town of Grafton has had to make some difficult decisi... Read More

Hartford’s Haunted Railroad Bridge

By Thomas D’Agostino

Sometime between 2 and 3 in the morning on Saturday, September 5, 1887, Vermont’s worst railroad disaster took place a few miles from White River Junction as the Vermont Central Railroad express train from Montreal jumped its tracks and plummeted onto the frozen White River below. The engine was towing a baggage and express car, a mail car, two ordinary passenger cars, and two sleeper cars. Many were o... Read More

Aquarion’s safe and reliable water service will continue during COVID-19 Pandemic

Oxford, MA.  – March 20, 2020 – As COVID-19 continues to affect communities across its New England service area, Aquarion is committed to doing the essential work needed to ensure safe, reliable water service for customers during these challenging times, while also protecting the health and safety of its employees and customers.  Aquarion has implemented several measures to limit in-person employee interaction in its facilities,... Read More

Night Sweats and Howls

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

I’ve never been a fan of co-sleeping with my dog. I’m a small person with a surprisingly large wingspan. I need to shift from hot to cool sheet-scapes throughout the night, not to mention, I’m a light sleeper. Lincoln’s size, collar jingle, and high self esteem (he would irrefutably take over the King) wouldn’t work. That said, our family’s sleep habits have become somewhat peculiar as we age. Our n... Read More

Attorney Joe Cove and his generation are ʽredefining retirement’

By Rod Lee

Like many of today’s senior citizens, Uxbridge Attorney Joseph C. Cove is still working at the age of sixty-nine.

This is not to say he isn’t thinking about retiring. He looks forward to having more time for gardening and salmon fishing in Canada, which are two of his passions.

So too, however, is law, which he has practiced for forty-four years, dating back to the mid-1970’s.

Mr. Cove could... Read More

Senator Fattman announces passage of unemployment bill

BOSTON State Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) has announced that the Senate enacted – and Governor Baker signed –an unemployment insurance bill. The legislation waives the one-week waiting period claimants must follow when filing for unemployment benefits. This allows people affected by COVID-19 related layoffs to file for unemployment immediately, providing relief for individuals and families s... Read More

Sutton Garden Club cancellation: April 21 Meeting/Program

We are cancelling the April 21st Meeting/Program featuring Karen Bussolini talking about “Jazzing Up the Garden with Color, Contrast and Movement” due to the Coronavirus.
We hope to reschedule this program at a later date in conjunction with the Grafton Garden Club. Updates are posted on our website and our Facebook page.

Stay Safe: Simon Fairfield Public Library, Douglas


Effective immediately, the Library is closed to the public. If you have holds on the shelf or expressed an interest in an e-reader yesterday, we will be contacting you to arrange pickup. We will also pull holds one last time at 11:00am to capture holds placed up to that point. After that, all non-digital activity is suspended until further notice.
If you ha... Read More

Whitin Community Center Closing update

Dear Members, Guests, Parents, and Guardians,

Given that the Whitin Community Center suddenly had to close the fitness side of our organization yesterday, we have received some questions about what we are doing regarding crediting accounts, providing refunds, freezing memberships, and childcare payments. Please see below the decisions made by our team to support our community.

All memberships will be pla... Read More

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park: New date for 46th Annual Liquid Death Icebreaker Weekend

Thompson, CT. -- After conversations with all stakeholders, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announced on Tuesday the new date for the 46th annual Liquid Death Icebreaker weekend. The prestigious event is now tentatively set to take place May 15-16, including the headlining NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Death To Plastic 150.  

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the date is tentative, as the situation... Read More